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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I required to complete NSO?

All new students at WVU Tech are expected to attend NSO. At NSO, you will learn about important resources, services and policies at WVU Tech. You will also have an opportunity to meet the Student Life and Orientation Leader teams.

Is there a parents and families program associated with NSO?

Yes, NSO has a parent/family orientation that runs the day before the student orientation.  During this program, we give parents and families the information they need to help their students be successful. In addition, parents can attend a Golden Bear Welcome Day over the summer months. They will receive information while their student registers for classes.

Does NSO have a fee associated with it?

Yes, WVU Tech charges a one-time fee of $100 to all new students. This fee is assessed on the student’s first tuition bill. This fee is used to cover all operational costs associated with NSO.

How do I ensure that I can register for NSO and receive details regarding event?

All registered students are automatically registered for New Student Orientation.  All new and transfer students should plan on attending. Details about the program will be posted on this website and be emailed to students in the days leading up to NSO.

How do I submit proof of health insurance and immunizations?

WVU Tech students are required to have health insurance and will be automatically enrolled in the WVU Aetna student health insurance plan. If you already have health insurance that meets the minimum requirements, you can opt out of the WVU Aetna plan by completing the online student health insurance waiver at the Student Insurance Office website. You’ll be asked to confirm that you’ve received the required immunizations as part of the waiver. If you won’t be opting out of the WVU Aetna plan, complete the separate immunization questionnaire available on the Student Insurance Office website.

How will I learn about moving into my residence hall?

Watch your email for information from Housing and Residence Life. They will have detailed information available on their website in early summer.

How will I meet other students?

During your NSO session, you will meet with other students throughout our afternoon. You can also meet future Golden Bears by joining the WVU Tech Class of 2025 Facebook group.

When can I get my student ID?

Students can submit their photo online over the summer to get their ID when they arrive. They may also get their photo taken when they attend a Golden Bear Welcome Day.