West Virginia University offers many specific programs and opportunities for the veteran who chooses to enroll on our campus. These have been established and continue to be enhanced in recognition of the contributions that veterans have made in service to our country and that they continue to make as members of the WVU Mountaineer family.
Adventure WV Veterans
Since 2010, Adventure has been serving WVU’s student veteran community through outdoor and adventure based programs. The activities and programs vary, but the goal is to offer fun, engaging opportunities that promote connection with fellow veterans and other members of the WVU community. Almost all programs offered to veterans are free or heavily subsidized by generous donors. WVU has a commitment to helping our veteran students succeed.
This is a work program available to any educational benefit recipient who is attending college or university at three-quarter time (16 week term = 9 credits) or more. Students may obtain employment at WVU, the VA Medical Facility, VA Regional Office or at other approved state employment facilities. Students are paid at federal or state minimum wage whichever is higher and these payments are non-taxable. Interested individuals should contact the Veterans Affairs Office at 304-293-8825.
Veterans Upward Bound
The Veterans Upward Bound Program provides instruction and advising to veterans beginning or returning to college or pursuing a GED. The program provides services to all low income or first generation college-bound veterans. The program offers day and evening classes and operates on an open entry system. To qualify a veteran must have served more than 180 consecutive days on active duty with at least a portion of this service falling after January 31, 1955. Discharge status can be anything but dishonorable in order to participate. Courses offered include English/Reading, Writing/Literature, Math, Basic Computers, Spanish, and Science. For more information please contact Jim Baxter, Veterans Upward Bound Academic Advisor for Morgantown, Fairmont & Clarksburg Areas at www.vubwv.org or at 304-906-8492.