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Student Schedule: Fall 2024 
Mon. Aug. 19 - Tues. Aug. 20

Welcome Golden Bears! Your orientation is scheduled for Mon. Aug. 19 through Tues. Aug. 20; mark your calendars now!  Students who have registered for classes are automatically registered for New Student Orientation.  Will you be living on campus? Make sure you visit our New Resident website to learn more about move-in and your new home.

For a PDF version of the student schedule, click here.

Sat. Aug. 17: Move-In Weekend
New Residential Students

12 – 5pm

New Resident Check-In 
New residents may check into their residence hall by appointment during this time.   

12 – 1pm

Lunch
Bears Den will be open for residential students to eat, using their meal plan.

4 – 6pm

Dinner
Bears Den will be open for residential students to eat, using their meal plan.

7pm

New Resident Progressive Ice Cream Float Party
Hogan Hall

New residents who checked in today should plan on joining us in Hogan Hall! This is your first opportunity to meet your fellow classmates and our Residence Life staff.

Sun. Aug. 18: Move-In Weekend
New Residential Students

8am – 1pm

New Resident Check-In
New residents may check into their residence hall by appointment during this time.

9am – 10am

Breakfast
Bears Den will be open for residential students to eat, using their meal plan.

10am – 1pm

Offices Open: Take Care of Business
New residents can visit The Beckley Hub, Student Health Services, the Bookstore, TRIO Student Support Services, the Library, and Student Success Center during this time.

11:30am – 1pm

Lunch
Bears Den will be open for residential students to eat, using their meal plan.

1:30 – 4pm

Free Afternoon for Residential Students
Choose from any of our afternoon activities or take some time to relax!

1:30 – 2:45pm Walking Tour of Uptown Beckley: Meet outside Hogan Hall at 1:30pm
Join your Orientation Leaders as we walk to uptown Beckley to visit all that uptown offers.

3 – 4pm Dorm Room Bingo: Learning Resource Center – Library
Join your RAs for Bingo and win some fabulous prizes for your new room.

Open Office Hours in Hogan Hall
Do you have questions or need assistance? Stop by the Hogan Hall Office!  We can help with all of your questions.

4:30 – 6pm

Dinner
Bears Den will be open for residential students to eat, using their meal plan.

7 – 9pm

Required New Resident Meeting and N8 the Adventure Magician
Carter Hall Auditorium
All new residents must attend our New Resident Meeting in Carter Hall. Following our meeting, you will want to stick around for N8 the Adventure Magician.

Mon. Aug. 19: New Student Orientation: DAY 1
All New Students

8 – 9:30am

Breakfast
Bears Den will be open for residential students to eat, using their meal plan. All other students may purchase breakfast at a cost of $8.63.


9:30 – 10am

Orientation Day 1 Check-In
Carter Hall Front Lawn
All new students should plan on checking-in between 9:30-10am. During this time, you will also meet your orientation group, begin meeting new students, and learn more about your 2-day orientation.



10am

Convocation
Van Meter Gym
Your formal welcome and introduction to WVU Tech. Join your new classmates as President Stuart welcomes you. After Convocation, find your Orientation Group on the Carter Hall Lawn.

10:45 – 11:25am

The Bear Necessities: Session 1

Groups 1-5: Get Your BEARings: Carter Hall Auditorium
Groups 6-9: Bears Breaking the Ice
Groups 10-13: Lunch: Bears Den


11:35am – 12:15pm

The Bear Necessities: Session 2

Groups 1-5: Lunch: Bears Den
Groups 6-9: Get Your BEARings: Carter Hall Auditorium
Groups 10-13: Bears Breaking the Ice (Meet in front of Carter Hall on the lawn)


12:25 – 1:05pm

The Bear Necessities: Session 3

Groups 1-5: Bears Breaking the Ice
Groups 6-9: Lunch: Bears Den 
Groups 10-13: Get Your BEARings: Carter Hall Auditorium


1:15 – 1:45pm

Tech Talks 1 (Select one of the below sessions to attend)

Faculty Spotlight 1 with Dr. Andi Kent
Stupid Question Safe Zone: Life Science 200
Do I really need the textbook? Do I have to go to class—every day? What the almighty heck are office hours? What if I’m really bad at it*? (whatever “it” may be)

First-Generation Student FAQs: Innovation 208
If your parents did not graduate from college – you are a first-generation college student.  This session is for you! Let us answer your questions, give tips for success, and introduce resources.

Commuter Students on Campus: Innovation 204
Will be you commuting to campus? Join us to get the scoop on commuter life and learn about our Commuter Student Association.  As a commuter, we want you to be involved in your campus – so join us to learn how you can do that!

Exploring Southern West Virginia: Innovation 110
Beckley and our surrounding area have something for everyone.  Learn about it all—from outdoor activities to local dining and entertainment.  Make the most of your time at Tech and get involved in our community.


2 – 2:30pm

Tech Talks 2 (Select one of the below sessions to attend)

Faculty Spotlight 2 with Dr. Patrick Brown
Medieval Times – Medieval Battles: Life Science 200

Pick up a sword, shield, or axe and join us for a discussion of the evolution of medieval battle tactics, weaponry, and swordsmanship, with demonstrations and instruction by WVU Tech’s award-winning Historical European Martial Arts club.

Student Athlete Academic Success: Life Science 208
Will you be a student athlete this year? Then this session is for you.  Join us as we discuss how you can succeed academically and athletically and what it takes to balance your time at Tech.

Student Government Association & Student Activities Board: Innovation 204
Student leaders will be on hand for you to learn more about these important campus groups, what they do, and how you can get involved. Get involved – make sure you don’t miss out!

Exploring Southern West Virginia: Innovation 110
Beckley and our surrounding area have something for everyone.  Learn about it all—from outdoor activities to local dining and entertainment.  Make the most of your time at Tech and get involved in our community.


2:45 – 3:15pm

Tech Talks 3 (Select one of the below sessions to attend)

Faculty Spotlight 3 with Dr. Hasan El-Rifai
Chemistry Magic Show: Life Science 200
Is it magic or is it chemistry? Find out with Dr. El-Rifai as he demonstrates some amazing magic (or chemistry?).

TRIO Student Support Services: Life Science 208
TRIO SSS is a program for first-generation students that provides students with free services to succeed in college. Many students in the program will be the first in their families to earn a college degree. Learn more and see if you qualify by attending. Note: international students are not eligible for SSS.

Student Government Association & Student Activities Board: Innovation 204
Student leaders will be on hand for you to learn more about these important campus groups, what they do, and how you can get involved. Get involved – make sure you don’t miss out!

Do You Meet the Koalafications? Working on Campus: Innovation 110
Join the Office of Career and Professional Development to review the qualifications for working on campus, how to find campus jobs, and what opportunities are available right now! Have a copy of a resume? Bring it with you, and we’ll do an on-site review.


3:30 – 4pm

Orientation Group Meetings
Meet your OL in the ELab Parking Lot (near Innovation & Life Sciences)
Join your OL for an important final group meeting of the day.  They will take time to answer questions and preview Day 2 of Orientation.


4:30 – 7pm

Dinner
Bears Den will be open for residential students to eat, using their meal plan. All other students may purchase dinner at a cost of $12.39.


7pm

Movie: The Fall Guy
Carter Hall Auditorium
As your first day of Orientation winds down, make sure you join us for The Fall Guy starring Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt. We will have free popcorn, snacks, and drinks. Enjoy an evening with your new classmates and our Orientation Leaders as your wrap-up your orientation day.

Tues. Aug. 20: New Student Orientation: DAY 2
All New Students

7:30 – 9am

Breakfast
Bears Den will be open for residential students to eat, using their meal plan. All other students may purchase breakfast at a cost of $8.63.


9 – 9:30am

Orientation Day 2 Check-In
Carter Hall Lawn

All new students should plan on checking-in between 9-9:30am for Day 2 of Orientation. Once you are checked-in, you will re-join your Orientation Group and talk about the day.


9:45am – 10:30am

Clawing Your Way to Academic Success

Groups 1-5: Carter Hall Auditorium
Groups 6-9: Life Sciences 200
Groups 10-13: Life Sciences 208


10:45am

Golden Bear Goose Chase
This isn’t just a goose chase.  This is your opportunity to find your way around campus, figure out where your classes are the first day, and compete to be the winner of our Golden Bear Goose Chase 2024! Goose Chases will be by Orientation Group immediately following our Academic Success sessions.


12 – 1:30pm

President’s Cookout
Bears Den & Bears Den Parking Lot
President Stuart invites you to the President’s Cookout as the official close of our Orientation program. Enjoy lunch while having some fun outside of Bears Den. Make sure you have your ID with you so you can eat!


1:30 – 4pm

Afternoon Activities
Join us for any of the below optional activities this afternoon!

3 – 4 pm: Mindful Meditation: Carter Hall Auditorium
Get a sneak peak of our Mindful Meditation sessions we hold on campus during the year. Learn more about these sessions and start your year off right with a little meditation.

IT Helpdesk Open: LRC 319
Do you need help connecting to the Wifi? Have questions about DUO? Maybe you need your gaming device on our network?  Visit the IT Helpdesk and get the help you need to start your year off strong.

Walmart Shuttle
Need a few more items for your dorm room? Jump on our Walmart shuttle departing from Hogan Hall parking lot at 1:30pm, 2pm, and 2:30pm.

Get Your Free YMCA Membership: 121 E. Main St.
Do you know Tech students get free access to the Beckley YMCA? Visit them this afternoon to sign-up and see all that they offer. To sign-up, bring a copy of your class schedule and your Student ID with you. Learn more online: https://www.ymcaswv.com

Offices Open: Take Care of Business
Visit any office you may need. The Beckley Hub, TRIO, Student Health Services, Student Success Center, Student Life, the bookstore, and more will be open.


4:30 – 6pm

Dinner
Bears Den will be open for residential students to eat, using their meal plan. All other students may purchase dinner at a cost of $12.39.


5:30 – 6:30pm

City of Beckley Welcome Celebration
WVU Tech Administration & Extension Building (410 Neville St)
Join the City of Beckley and local community partners as they welcome all WVU Tech students, faculty, and staff as we start a new academic year. We will have live music by Matt Deal, free samples from local restaurants, prizes, and more. Need a ride? Jump on our shuttle at 5:30pm from the Hogan Hall parking lot.