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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.


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

Our spring High School Visitation date is set for Saturday, April 7, 2018.

The April 7th visitation has reached capacity. If you would like to schedule another visit type, you can contact the Visitor's Resource Center at 304-293-3489. If you're an admitted student, you may also register for one of the two Decide WVU dates on March 24 or April 14

Our fall 2018 date will be Saturday, October 20. Request notification for opening of registration.

Details for Day of Event, April 7

Directions to Statler College (We do not recommend using GPS).
You can park in any lot near the building, with the closest ones being lot 40 and lot 44.

Schedule of Events:


9:30 - 10:30 — Check-in in the lobby of the Engineering Sciences Building 

10:30 - 10:45 — Welcome and introduction by College Administration

10:45 - 11:45 — Statler College Overview with Freshman Engineering Faculty

11:45 - 12:50 — Lunch and Optional Sessions (WVU Parent's Club, SWE Women in Engineering Panel, Student Organization Info Fair)

1:00 - 3:00 — Department programs (each student will visit 2 departments)

3:00 - 4:00 — Optional activities (Walking tour to Braxton Tower and Lincoln Hall to see sample dorm room, walking tour through Evansdale Crossing and Student Rec Center, Q&A session with current engineering students, Ambassador assistance with Academic Deposit payment)

Each department program will last approximately 50 minutes. The programs will showcase student work from each department including senior design projects, undergraduate research and student organizational activities. Some departmental demonstrations include computer aided design and manufacturing, alternative fuels vehicle, Solar Decathlon, concrete canoe competition, hand recognition device, lunabotics robot, 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.


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 have already visited West Virginia University through the Visitor's Resource Center, meeting with an engineering advisor or a Statler Ambassador and 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 or even shadow one of our current students for a day.

To schedule an individual visit with the Statler College you can  email us or call (304) 293-0399.

*Please note, if you do not schedule with the WVU Visitor's Resource Center, you will need to obtain a parking pass at the Statler College prior to your meeting.


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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.