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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

WVU Tech has moved New Student Orientation (NSO) to an in person program for this coming Fall. The safety and health of our incoming students and their families is always our first priority and we feel we can deliver this program in person while also keeping all those whom attend safe.

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Am I required to complete NSO?

All new students at WVU Tech are expected to attend the 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.

Will the Spring NSO session be virtual or in person?

In Person. We understand that students enjoy meeting and learning new things in person. We feel we can do this in both a safe and healthy way for students this summer.  Therefore, students will be able to attend the NSO program either in person.

Is there a parents and families program associated with NSO?

Yes, the Spring NSO has a parent/family orientation that runs concurrent to the student orientation.  During this program, we give parents and families the information they need to help their students be successful. In addition, we encourage new students and families to join the WVU Tech Class of 2025 Facebook group.

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.  Details about the program will be sent to the student after they register for classes and then in the days leading up to the NSO dates.

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.

I previously signed up for an NSO. Do I need to re-register?

All students are automatically registered for New Student Orientation after they register for classes. If you are a transfer student or returning to campus after time away, it is still encouraged for you to attend New Student Orientation.  This is because our campus may have different ways of accessing services from your old school or things may have changed since you were with us last.

When can I get my student ID?

Students should visit the Office of Student Accounts for instructions on how to obtain their student ID.