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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

WVU Tech has moved New Student Orientation to a hybrid in person or virtual experience option. The decision to develop a hybrid option 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.

If you have any questions not answered here, feel free to email us at techstudentlife@mail.wvu.edu.

Am I required to complete Spring NSO?

All new students at WVU Tech are expected to attend the Spring 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?

Both. We understand that students enjoy meeting and learning new things in person. However, we are also aware due to the current COVID-19 climate, new students may be unable or nervous about doing so.  Therefore, students will be able to attend the Spring NSO program either in person or virtually.

Is there a parents and families program associated with NSO?

No, there is not a parents or families session built into the NSO schedule.  If the student is attending NSO via the virtual option, parents and families may sit in with them while the sessions are going on. In addition, we encourage new students and families to join the WVU Tech Class of 2024 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 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.