COVID-19 Response

West Virginia University will extend alternative delivery of classes through the rest of the semester in response to the continued threat of the novel coronavirus COVID-19. 

Please monitor for updated information, paying particular attention to the student section. Also, continue to monitor your WVU email and social media - @WestVirginiaU, @WVUsafety and @WorkatWVU.

If you have a specific question regarding general University procedures moving forward, please direct it to

Lists of tips to help students keep momentum with online classes are available via WVU Online - Student Services and CPASS - Online Success.  

If you have questions about CPASS classes, contact a related faculty member.

Students previously enrolled in courses that were fully online at the beginning of the semester should continue to follow the original syllabus. 

With limited exceptions, all campus buildings will be locked and closed to the public at the close of business Friday, March 20. 


A Message from the Dean

As we approach the upcoming week, I hope that everyone is healthy and safe. On Monday, March 30 we begin our transition to online learning as we all face new realities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please know that this transition will involve a learning curve for us all and that there will likely be issues that we encounter along the way. Let us all work together to deal effectively with this transition and be especially open-minded as meet these new challenges to finish this semester strong. We are all in this together.   

As a college and University, we strive to present you with a quality educational experience this semester. Remember to refer to the information at for updates and details concerning the University’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak. If I can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out to me. - Jack C. Watson, II, Interim Dean and Professor

May Commencement

On May 16, 2020 West Virginia University will hold Mountaineer Graduation Day – an online commencement experience for the Class of 2020 May graduates. 

This online commencement will include ways for graduates to share their celebration with their classmates, family and friends, as well as special online moments to connect them with the University they love. More information will be shared soon with candidates and their families. 

In addition, the University will hold a special commencement ceremony for all May graduates on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020 to recognize and celebrate the graduates’ accomplishments. Details regarding next steps to participate in the virtual ceremony will be forthcoming to your Mix e-mail account within the next two weeks.

Student Workers

For the latest information concerning internships, graduate student workers and student employees, visit Students section

General Notes

  •   Lists of tips to help students keep momentum with online classes are available via WVU Online - Student Services and CPASS - Online Success.
  • CPASS will continue to schedule and conduct graduate student defenses and special meetings. These meetings/defenses will now need to occur online. Work with your advisor to determine how best to move forward. 
  • Online tutoring is available. Visit WVU Online Tutoring for more information and support.