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Life at 51׻

Your week has 168 hours. We make the hours that you’re not in class just as full of discovery, growth and fun.

Two students relax in a dorm room


Our residence halls and apartment complexes are much more than a place to sleep. You will study, relax, create and dream with like-minded friends.

Student fills a plate at the salad bar


A good meal is always nearby. Choose from four residential dining centers and retail locations like Chick-fil-A, Panda Express, I Love Juice Bar and Which Wich. Looking for low calorie or allergen-free options? We have those, too.

Gold and blue Personal Rapid Transit car travels on elevated guideway

Transportation and Parking

Our electric people mover, the PRT, is the best ride in town. Where else can you glide above traffic in computer-driven cars while studying for your next class? Your student ID gives you free access to the PRT and Morgantown’s Mountain Line buses.

Female student blows bubbles at an event on Mountainlair Plaza

Division of Student Life

We support 51׻'s student-centered learning environment. From fun activities and service projects to resources that help you navigate college life, we’ve got you covered.

Exterior of Downtown Campus Library


Pioneers have crossed continents in pursuit of humankind’s great discoveries. With our libraries, you’ll barely have to cross the street for yours.

Student uses a laptop computer at the Health Sciences Library


Wherever you go, we'll keep you connected to the University resources and services you need.

Get Involved

Adventure WV students take a break from climbing at the 51׻ Challenge Course

Adventure WV

With Mother Nature dishing out the lessons, Adventure WV will teach you more about yourself than any book will.

High school students practice dance steps as part of the 2017 Summer Dance Camp

The Arts

As a regional hub for the visual and performing arts, we offer a year-round slate of recitals, concerts, plays, musicals, exhibitions, lectures and classes.

Students cheer in the Coliseum student section


Mountaineers compete in 18 varsity sports. Join the Mountaineer Maniacs for perks like priority seating. Or get in on the competition yourself by playing intramurals or club sports.

Disinfecting playground equipment

Center for Community Engagement

With 200+ community partners needing volunteers, finding new ways to serve (and learn) is never a problem.

Student looks at a notebook computer while taking a break at an outdoor table on the Health Sciences part of campus.

Project 168

What you learn outside of the classroom is just as important as what you learn in class. Project 168 is a way to formally recognize this and provide a credential for extracurricular effort.

A Purpose Center staff member leads a session on strengths.

Purpose Center

The Purpose Center is a place for exploration and connection. Once you know your strengths and what drives you, you can apply those insights into everything you do.

51׻ Quidditch player in gold and blue team shirt

Student Organizations

Among our 500+ clubs and organizations, there’s a Quidditch Club and a Tax Law Society. So as long as your interests fall somewhere in between, we’ve got you covered.

Student navigates handholds to ascend the Student Rec climbing wall

Student Recreation Center

What kind of Mountaineers would we be if we didn’t have a massive climbing wall? You’ll find it, plus fitness equipment, free weights, pools, courts and an elevated track, at the Student Recreation Center.