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Move-in

Fall 2020 Move In Information

We are excited for you to join us on campus in August for the Fall 2020 semester. I know that things are going to look a little different and I know that we are going to have to do things a little bit different. I appreciate your willingness to work with us as we strive to keep our community safe.

One of the ways that we plan to help keep our community safe is through a phased move-in plan. This plan involves different groups of students moving in over a seven-day period as well as utilizing specific sign up times for students.

The schedule for move in is:

  • August 6-8: All International Students and students from US Territories (Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands)
  • August 8: Fall Athletes
  • August 9-11: All other students, both new and returning

Beginning July 6, 2020, all students will be able to select a time slot for move-in. These time slots are spaced so that we can help ensure that we are practicing good social distancing. Students will need to go to myhousing.wvu.edu and log into their housing portal to sign up for their time slot.

In addition, there are some additional policies in place for move in this year:

  • Students will only be allowed to bring two (2) additional people to assist them with move in.
    • These additional people will need to bring and wear a face mask for the duration of their time at WVU Tech.
  • Students will be required to wear a mask while in all public areas of the campus.
  • International students and those from the US territories will be required to isolate in their assigned rooms for 72 hours prior to testing and after testing, until the test results are received. Housing staff will work with the student on obtaining meals.

WVU Tech encourages you to check our return to campus plans regularly throughout the rest of the summer for the most up to date information. 


New students are required to attend Orientation. Please visit the Orientation site for more information at to register. 

What to Bring

The WVU Tech Residence Life Office has compiled a list of items which we feel would enable you to make your stay at WVU Tech an enjoyable and comfortable one. 

We provide each student with: 
You should provide: 
Bed and Mattress (x-long twin) 
Drawer Space 
Student Chair 
Student Desk 
Mini Blinds 
Closet/Wardrobe Space 
Cable Jack (1 per room) 
Wireless Internet Connection 
MicroFridge (1 per room) 
Individual Mailboxes 
Recreation Area with TV 
Washer/dryer services 
Vending Machines 
Trash Can/Recycling Bin
Sheets (XL twin) (regular flat sheets will work) 
Pillows and pillow cases
First-Aid Kit (Tylenol, Ibuprofen, thermometer)    
Surge Protector/Heavy Duty Extension Cord 
Blankets 
Desk Lamp
Stereo 
Bath Robe, shower shoes 
Shower bucket, towels, washcloths 
Alarm clock 
Cleaning supplies (broom/dustpan, etc.) 
Sewing kit, scissors 
Television (1 per room) 
Any necessary supplies for classes
ITEMS NOT PERMITTED
Toasters 
Microwave ovens 
Refrigerators 
Electric ovens 
Alcohol containers (full or empty) 
Waffle irons 
Small extension cords/multi-receptacle outlets 
Sandwich makers 
Motor bikes 
Crockpots 
Weapons 
Waterbeds
Pets (except for one 10 gallon tank with fish) 
Portable Heaters (electric, kerosene, etc.) 
Free weights over 20 pounds 
Electric or charcoal grills 
Paintball guns 
Incense 
Halogen lights 
Any appliance/item with an open flame 
Subwoofers 
Candles 
Drums and amplified equipment 
Air conditioners 
Gasoline or any combustible or flammable liquid
Portable clothes washer
Portable dishwasher
This list is not comprehensive. The Residence Life office reserves the right to ask students to remove items that are considered unsafe. 

At this time, the only cooking appliance that a student may have in their room is a MicroFridge microwave. These refrigerator/freezer/microwave units are more functional and efficient than individual units. All residents are provided a MicroFridge per room. 

The college assumes no responsibility for theft, damage or loss of money, valuables or personal items. It is essential that you protect your valuables. Please check with your family concerning the extent of coverage under existing insurance policies. You may also want to consider renter’s insurance from a private agent. If you have any questions, please feel free to call the Residence Life Office at 304.929.1232.