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Students may tour West Virginia State

By From staff reports

West Virginia State University will have an open house for all area high school seniors beginning at 9 a.m. Monday on the school's campus at Institute.

The day-long program is designed for prospective West Virginia State students and their parents. It will feature presentations on financial aid and choosing a major. It will also feature a tour of the campus.

The open house is taking place on Veterans Day because most high school students are out of school and many of their parents are also off work. Event check-in is at 9 a.m. at the Wilson University Union, with a 9:30 a.m. welcome and overview.

At 10 a.m. students and parents will learn the basics of navigating student financial assistance, and at 10:30 a.m. move on to a workshop on choosing a major.

Running concurrently with the programs, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., will be an academic and student life fair, featuring student activities and student organizations from around West Virginia State's campus.

From 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. students will get to spend time with the academic college of their choice and hear from both faculty members and current students about life on campus.

Participants will have lunch in the Student Union from 12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m., followed by a tour of campus, which will conclude by 2:15 p.m.

Pre-registration for the open house is encouraged, but not required. Parents and students may register online at For more information about the open house, contact the Office of Admissions at 304-204-4345 or 1-800-987-2112.


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