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Resources for Parents and Families of International Students

Welcome to the Mountaineer Family

We're glad to have you! The Office of Global Affairs is here to be a central point of contact between you and your student and the WVU community. WVU is home to nearly 1,500 international students from 105 countries and we’re grateful to have you and your student as part of our diverse community.

WVU works diligently to ensure that all students have a positive and inclusive experience -- we understand that it is a huge decision to send your child or loved one overseas for their education. We strive to make the process as easy as possible, ensuring they receive the highest quality education, as well as enriching social and cultural learning.

Mountaineer Parents Club

All families of WVU students are encouraged to join the Mountaineer Parents Club. The Mountaineer Parents Club will help keep you informed on WVU events and important dates and deadlines. The Mountaineer Parents Club also arranges shuttles and transportation for students during University breaks, and helps to ensure that families of WVU students are aware and informed. Visit the Mountaineer Parents Club website to join at


WVU prides itself on its safe and welcoming campus community. WVU employs a large number of safety measures to ensure the wellness of our students, faculty, and staff. To learn more about WVU’s safety resources, visit


WVU has take great measures to ensure the safety of our students during the COVID-19 pandemic. To learn more about WVU’s efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, visit

Health and Wellness

WVU offers students on-campus access to physicians, as well as a pharmacy in times of illness. Additionally, the Carruth Center offers counseling and wellness services for students who may be experiencing emotional challenges, or just need additional support. Learn more about the Carruth Center by visiting

WVU's Campus Recreation program offers students outdoor experiences and activities that promote physical and emotional wellbeing. With programs like club and intramural sports, a craft center, and outdoor recreation activities, there are options for everyone. To learn more, visit

Student Events

Having a robust campus culture is an integral part of the WVU experience. WVU provides activities and events for students to socialize, meet new people, and relax and enjoy their free time while not studying. To learn more about student events, visit

Student Support Services

Does your student need extra support? WVU offers tutoring and academic coaching services through our Student Success services. Learn more about student support and tutoring services by visiting