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Visit Statler College

One of the best ways to learn more about the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources and West Virginia University is to plan a visit. After all, there's no better way to see if WVU is the right choice for you, than to experience everything the University has to offer, first-hand.

Schedule a Virtual Visit

Due to current events, we know traveling to campus is not an option, but we know that choosing where to go to college is important. If you would like to have a virtual meeting with a Statler College staff member or student ambassador, please complete our request form, and we will reach out to you as soon as possible.


Held once per semester, our visitation day is set up to give you a more in-depth look at the Statler College.

Our fall open house will on Saturday, October 31. You can sign up on our interest form now, and we will notify you when registration opens in September.

If this option does not work for you, and you would like to schedule another visit type, you can contact the Visitor's Resource Center at 304-293-3489. 

Financial Aid Presentation From March 7, 2020

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Tentative Schedule of Events:

9:00 - 9:30 — Check-in in the lobby of the Engineering Sciences Building 

9:30 - 9:55 — Welcome and introduction by the Dean of the Statler College

10:00 - 10:55 — Statler College Overview with Freshman Engineering Faculty

11:00 – 12:00   Young Alumni Panel and Financial Aid Presentation

12:00 - 12:50 — Lunch and Optional Sessions (Meet with WVU Parents' Club, Student Organization Fair, Honors College Discussion)

1:00 - 3:15 — Departmental programs (each student will visit 2 departments - see below for list)

3:15 - 4:00 — Optional activities (Visit Braxton Tower to see sample dorm room and visit Student Recreation Center, Student guided campus tour via PRT Tour)

Each department program will last approximately 45 minutes and will showcase work done by the students in each department including senior design projects, undergraduate research, and student organizational activities. Some of the departmental demonstrations will include computer aided design and manufacturing, EcoCar, concrete canoe competition, hand recognition device, nanotechnology and much more!

If you cannot attend this date, WVU will be hosting other open house style events. You can find information about other visit dates here.

Engineering Sessions

Chemical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering

Biometric Systems, Computer Science, and Cybersecurity

Industrial and Management Systems Engineering

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Mining Engineering

Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering


The  WVU Visitors Resource Center provides campus tours unlike anything you've experienced before. Our tours combine cutting-edge digital technology and campus tours, led by friendly and knowledgeable guides, allowing you to gain a better understanding of how West Virginia University can start you down the path to greatness.

In addition to a campus-wide tour, we encourage you to join us for a  personalized meeting/tour of the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources where you will have the opportunity to meet with a student ambassador. This tour will not only allow you to explore our facilities, it will give you a better understanding of the many majors our College has to offer, the services we provide to ensure academic success, and the groundbreaking research that is conducted here from the perspective of a current student.

You can register for campus tours  online, or by calling (304) 293-3489. If you want to an an engineering appointment to your main university tour, be sure to ask for an academic appointment.


If you have already visited West Virginia University through the Visitor's Resource Center, meeting with a Statler Ambassador and taking a tour of the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources is another great way to experience what you could be a part of at WVU.

If you are interested in experiencing life as a WVU student, arrangements can be made, as a part of these visits, for you to have the opportunity to  sit in on an engineering class.

To schedule an individual visit with the Statler College you can  email us or call (304) 293-0399.  Currently we are not scheduling any visits before April 30, 2020. 

*Please note, if you do not schedule with the WVU Visitor's Resource Center, you will need to obtain a free parking pass at the Statler College when you arrive. You can get this pass at the main reception window in the Engineering Sciences Building lobby.


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Directions to our facilities

Located in Morgantown, WV, West Virginia University is about 70 miles south of Pittsburgh, PA. Morgantown is a vibrant community that was named the "#1 Small City in America" and the "Best Small City in the East" by leading publications. This is a great place to live, offering miles of trails for cycling, jogging, or strolling along the river, and a lively downtown with shopping and restaurants.

Morgantown is easily accessible from Interstate 68 and 79 making it a convenient location to travel to major metropolitan areas such as Washington DC, Pittsburgh, and Cleveland. Close-by scenic and recreational areas such as Coopers Rock State Forest and Deep Creek Lake allow students to relax and experience the great outdoors within an hour's drive.

The College is located on the Evansdale Campus overlooking Morgantown and the Monongahela River. The College encompasses three buildings providing modern facilities for classrooms, computer labs, and engineering labs.