Earlier this month, the highly anticipated return of West Virginia University’s FallFest concert series faced backlash from students on social media, with several expressing their disappointment in the lineup.
Students flooded social media Friday after WVU announced this year's FallFest lineup, which features Polo G, Dustin Lynch, Dirty Heads and Tay Money.
Welcome Week is just around the corner with over 50+ activities for new and returning students in the following weeks.Here are some of the most exciting events and opportunities taking place during this year’s Welcome Week:
Students anticipate returning to campus now that West Virginia University plans to fully reopen for the fall semester, but the transition may be easier for some students than others.
Welcome Week at West Virginia University has traditionally served as a way to welcome new students to campus, but freshman last year were unable to fully take part in this tradition due to COVID-19 restrictions.
West Virginia University President E. Gordon Gee spoke to the Daily Athenaeum on Friday over video conference, discussing various concerns related to COVID-19 and the University's current plans on operating once students return to campus in the fall.
In 2016, Vanessa Bishop, a multidisciplinary studies student at WVU, underwent a major surgery to remove a brain tumor.
WVU is paying FallFest 2019 performers a combined $350,000, a $45,000 increase from the 2018 performance.
Jon Bellion, Gucci Mane and Louis The Child will be performing acts at FallFest 2019, WVU Arts and Entertainment announced on Friday afternoon.
WVU students weren’t the only ones having fun on the night of FallFest 2018.
Before 1995, massive block parties on Grant Street welcomed students back to the college-environment and city of Morgantown each fall. Mountaineers packed porches and drained kegs to celebrate their return.
Each semester West Virginia University organizes Arts and Entertainment events on campus for students, faculty and residents to enjoy. Events may vary between musical acts, entertainers and theatre performances.
FoodFest for our Mountaineer community has been a platform for many local restaurants to participate in an event that brings our community closer together, debuts these local stops to new students, and allows for these restaurants to compete to see who comes out of the exhibition on top.
While these two items aren’t exactly mutually related, one of the biggest stories of this year’s FallFest was its location. Due to structural concerns and damages, the University pushed FallFest from the beautiful greens of the Mountain Lair to the relatively distant Evansdale campus in a pa…
The Chainsmokers will take the stage at 8 p.m. at Stage AE in Pittsburgh. Members Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall will be a huge draw not only for Pittsburgh, but also for neighboring communities like Morgantown.
If University Police catch someone flying within three miles of any WVU event or higher than 400 feet, officers will seize the drone and contact the Federal Aviation Administration, according to Chief of UPD Bob Roberts.
Moving the date of FallFest from the first Monday of classes to a day earlier was met with much criticism at the end of last school year. Arguments against the change ranged from increased traffic disruption to decreased class attendance the following day, which was noted to potentially star…
At the beginning of every fall semester, West Virginia University hosts an outdoor concert called FallFest.FallFest is a fun way to kick off the school year and listen to some great performers live.
Less violent crimes occurred during West Virginia Unviersity’s move-in weekend, this which authorities attributed to FallFest changing times and to other University sanctioned changes.
Finding new food and friends was no challenge for those who attended this year’s FallFest. The traditional event underwent some serious changes as the date was moved from the first day of classes to the Sunday before the start of the semester.
The festivities kicked off early yesterday at the 21st Annual FallFest celebration. The traditional Welcome Weekend event rocked a new date and time from its usual Monday night slot.
Each year, as summer comes to a close and students prepare, perhaps begrudgingly, for the new semester, there is always anticipation for FallFest. FallFest, which began in 1994, is an annual free concert held by West Virginia University as a way to welcome students.
Usually the concert is held during the first week of classes, with both University and city police patrolling all day to keep rowdy students under control, but Schafer announced Monday at the monthly Faculty Senate meeting that FallFest will move to an unspecified time in the first semester.
Someone once said, “Life isn’t the amount of breaths you take, it’s the moments that take your breath away.” If you’re graduating from West Virginia University, you’ve experienced more of these moments than you can count. From the countless riots, to the off the wall concerts and parties, Mo…
On Wednesday, West Virginia University President E. Gordon Gee visited The Daily Athenaeum’s newsroom to sit down with members of the DA Editorial Board. Gee discussed a variety of topics revolving around campus life, including the recent attention placed on WVU’s Greek life.
In my three and a half years at West Virginia University, there have been more changes than I can keep track of. My school went from the Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism to the Reed College of Media, Grant Street as I knew it was completely knocked down and 700 numbers became 800 numbe…
Many of us develop bad habits in college. These range anywhere from drinking too much to taking drugs, or even smaller but nonetheless detrimental habits, like not sleeping enough or not eating nutritiously. We are stressed out, overwhelmed and for the first time we are making decisions that…
It ends where it began, wasted on the Mountainlair Green, rapping along with one of my favorite rappers, blithely dancing and meeting new friends. Yes, this last FallFest was, probably, my last drunken hurrah on that square turf assembly ground.
The West Virginia University Police said last weekend was busy, but there was nothing out of the ordinary.
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