Frequently Asked Questions
WVU Tech has moved New Student Orientation to an online experience, replacing the on-campus experience typically held in August. The decision to develop a virtual experience was made due to the evolving novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. The safety and health of our incoming students and their families is always our first priority.
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Am I required to complete Virtual NSO?
All new students at WVU Tech are expected to attend one Virtual NSO session. 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.
Why was NSO (New Student Orientation) changed to a virtual event?
NSO creates interactions with more than 500 individuals per day consisting of incoming students, their families, WVU Tech staff members and student workers. The decision to develop a virtual experience was made due to the evolving novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. The safety and health of our incoming students and their families is always our first priority.
Are the NSO Kick-off and Parent’s events canceled?
Yes, all on-campus programming associated with NSO is currently canceled. We plan to offer virtual experiences where students can meet their peers. In addition, we encourage new students and families to join the WVU Tech Class of 2024 Facebook group.
Can parents participate in Virtual NSO?
Yes, our virtual NSO sessions are held via Zoom, and parents/guests have to access the sessions. Please note that there is no specific program for parents and families.
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 the virtual event?
Students must register for a session using our online registration form.
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 be assigned to a student group that will be led by an Orientation Leader. Your Orientation Leader will be hosting virtual hang outs so that you can get to know other new students. You can also meet future Golden Bears by joining the WVU Tech Class of 2024 Facebook group.
I previously signed up for an NSO. Do I need to re-register?
Yes, you will need to re-register to select a specific NSO session.
When can I get my student ID?
Students should visit the Office of Student Accounts for instructions on how to obtain their student ID.