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Dear Adventure WV and WVU Community--

At West Virginia University, our highest priority is safeguarding the health, well-being and academic success of all Mountaineers. As the novel coronavirus continues to spread, we are taking advice from public health experts and enacting precautionary measures to protect students, faculty, staff and our community.

The most up-to-date information about WVU’s response to COVID-19 can be found at

As we enter the summer and start to move towards Fall, WVU had also released a website and a series of webinars regarding return to campus. We encourage you to visit for the best and most accurate information about Fall of 2020.

When searching for information, we ask that all students, faculty, staff, and others in our community refer only to official University communications (MIX email,,, WVUToday, official University social media accounts like @WestVirginiaU, @WVUsafety and @WVUStudentLife).

Adventure WV will be updating this site with information on how WVU’s procedures have affected and will affect our programming. We will be working to update the site regularly, although note the situation is fluid and may undergo many changes even within the span of a day.

Please feel free to reach out to us at with questions.


Marion Holmes, Adventure WV Director

June 19, 2020--The Latest
Regarding First Year Trips

Due to a number of unexpected and extenuating circumstances, all Adventure WV Summer 2020 First-Year Trips will be offered in a virtual format. If your registration was for an in-person trip, it has been changed to a virtual experience.

What happened? What changed?

Since March, Adventure WV has been working closely with WVU administration and health and safety officials to plan for summer operations. Many programming changes were made, and the plans for in-person operations were approved.

Unfortunately, within the last week, many key partners and locations have either closed or limited operations and access. Adventure WV has sought other options; however, we have been unsuccessful, and are unable to ensure you will have a high-quality in-person experience.

I'm registered for an in-person trip: What happens now? What do I have to do?

Your in-person trip registration will be automatically converted to a virtual trip registration, which will take place when your in-person trip was scheduled. Adventure’s virtual experiences will allow you to connect with other students and transition to WVU. You can read about virtual trips on our website:

There is no charge for Virtual First-Year Trips. The $95 processing/commitment fee will not post to, or will be removed from, your student account.

Credit is not awarded for Virtual First-Year Trips. Courses offering WVUe188 credit will be canceled for fall 2020, and the course will be removed from your schedule. If removing the 1-credit WVUe188 course from your schedule drops you below 12-credit hours (full-time student status), please contact your adviser. Advisers will be notified of the course cancellation.

How can I still have an Adventure WV experience?

Adventure WV is committed to ensuring fall 2020 first-year students will have an Adventure WV experience.

We are working with Housing and Residence Life to develop experiences during the move-in period.

We are building a full slate of Fall Adventure activities specifically for incoming students. These FREE experiences will connect you with other students in a fun environment, while you learn about on-campus and local resources. We are building our Fall calendar now — check and in early August for more information.

Our May 2021 offerings will be expanded to a full slate of trips for students unable to have an in-person First-Year Trip. Details will be available this Fall.

Regarding all other in-person operations (Outdoor Education Center, Canopy Tour, Rental Center, Guided Trips, Climbing Wall): All in-person operations continue to be suspended until further notice. Our team is working closely with WVU and with the Student Recreation Center to consider the best timelines and procedures for re-opening.

We are still offering Free Virtual Adventures--Facilitated Programming for WVU Groups--see below!

Virtual Adventures

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