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Spring 2023 New Resident Information

We are excited for your arrival to campus--welcome to your new home! Living on campus is the best way for you to make connections with your classmates, make life-long friends, and easily access all of your Tech resources.  

Residence Life employs Resident Assistants (RA), Residential Peer Mentors (RPM), and Area Coordinators/Assistant Area Coordinators (AC/AAC) to help you with your transition to Tech and to support you throughout your time here. 

New Student Housing Selection: Important Information

  • Submitting a Housing Application: The Spring Only housing application opens Oct. 17 and requires you to log-in with your WVU credentials ( login.wvu.edu). In addition, a $225 advance payment is required. This $225 payment is credited to your spring bill. You can return to this webpage after Oct. 17 to apply for housing.
  • Selecting a Meal Plan: Meal plans may be selected only after a new student is registered for classes. This section of the housing application does not need to be completed when applying for housing. Once registered for classes, new students can visit https://dining.wvutech.edu/meal-plans to select their meal plan. 
  • Housing Assignments: Starting Dec. 1, housing applications will be assigned a room and roommates. Assignments will continue until the start of the spring semester.
  • Housing Options: New students are assigned to Hogan Hall. Visit the Hogan Hall website to view photos and floor plans. New transfer students with more than 1 year of credits are assigned to University Hall, pending availability. 

Move-In and Orientation: Fri. Jan. 6 

New Resident Move-In is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 6 (9am-12noon). Following move-in is the required New Student Orientation scheduled for 1-4:30pm

Shuttles 

Shuttles from the Charleston, WV airport, Beckley, WV airport and the Princeton train station will be available. More information coming soon.

Linen Program

WVU Tech has partnered with OCM Linens for an easy way to purchase your room bedding and supplies.  Learn more on our Linen Program website

Mail and Package Information

Each residential student is assigned a mailbox by Residence Life. At check-in, each student will receive their mailbox assignment and a mailbox key. A mailroom is located in each residence hall, with package pick-up service available daily. 

All mail and packages should be sent to students using the following mailing address:

Student Name
Residence Hall Name
410 Neville St. Box XXX
Beckley, WV 25801

Laundry Information

Laundry rooms are available in each residence hall for student use. To use laundry machines, students must load money onto their Mountie Bounty accounts by visiting   MyMountaineerCard.wvu.edu. This website also features the following laundry features:
  • Check machine availability
  • Find and reserve machines
  • Check hold/wait times for machines
  • Set Notification Preferences (reminders for when your laundry is done, when machines are available, etc.)

Online Alcohol and Violence Prevention Training

As part of our comprehensive alcohol and violence prevention program, and in compliance with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act and the Campus SaVE Act, WVU Tech expects new students to complete "Voices for Change" by Get Inclusive: an online, non-opinionated, science-based wellness course. Emails to complete these two trainings will be sent to your MIX email account. Please make sure you complete both trainings when they are emailed to you; failure to complete the trainings will result in a $50 charge to your student account for each missed deadline. For complete information and log-in instructions, visit the WVU Wellness website.

Local Services and Stores

Our Tech campus is a few blocks from the uptown area of Beckley, home to a theatre, restaurants, and entertainment options. The closest banks to campus include City National Bank and United Bank. CVS and Walgreens are located in Beckley and Beckley Pharmacy delivers to campus. Many businesses offer discounts to students--visit our discount website to learn about all of them! A Walmart Wednesday shuttle bus also operates every Wednesday evening to provide students an easy way to pick up items without needing a car.

Wifi, Printing, and Technology

Our residence halls have wireless internet connections only and have community printers available. You must connect your laptops, desktops, tablets and phones to the  WVU.Encrypted  network. If you are bringing a desktop computer to campus, you will need a  5Ghz dual-band wireless card  to connect to our WiFi.  Gaming consoles and video-streaming devices must connect to  WVU.Play . Go to  mydevices.wvu.edu  and enter your login credentials, then enter the MAC address of your device.  

Complete details about our technology, how to print on campus, and free software available to students can be found on our ITS website.

New Student Checklist
Before your arrival, make sure you have completed everything found on our New Student Checklist. You will want to make sure you check this list twice to make sure you are ready for your arrival!

Questions

We look forward to welcoming you to campus! If you have any questions, please reach out to us at 304.929.1238 or  TechStudentLife@mail.wvu.edu.

What To Bring and What To Leave at Home

As you prepare to move onto campus, refer to this list of items you should bring to campus, what we provide, and items you should plan on leaving at home.  

We provide each student with: 
You should bring: 
Bed and Mattress (extra long twin) 
Desk and Desk Chair 
Mini Blinds 
Closet/Wardrobe and Drawer Space 
Cable Jack (1 per room) 
Wireless Internet Connection 
MicroFridge (1 per room)  
Trash Can/Recycling Bin
Outdoor Bike Racks
Sheets (XL twin), blankets, pillows
Broom/Swiffer and mop
Cleaning supplies, disinfecting wipes, and dish soap
First-Aid Kit (Tylenol, Ibuprofen, thermometer)    
Surge Protector and/or surge protector extension cords
Desk Lamp
Floor/Area Rugs
Plunger, shower caddy, towels, shower shoes,
Soap, shampoo, and other personal hygiene items
Television and gaming system
Moveable storage furniture
Blue Painters Tape (this is the only approved way to hang items on walls)
Insurance Card and insurance information
Classroom supplies, laptop/computer
Clothing, umbrella, jackets, hangers
Laundry cleaning supplies, clothes basket
Reusable water bottle, plates, cups
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/Instant Pots  
Weapons 
Waterbeds
Pets (except for one 10 gallon tank with fish) 
LED Strip lights
Command Strips or other 'removable' hooks/tape
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 or open coils
Subwoofers 
Candles 
Drums and amplified equipment 
Air conditioners 
Gasoline or any combustible or flammable liquid
Portable clothes washer/dishwasher
Hookahs
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.