One hundred and fifty years — and what a ride it’s been. From humble beginnings as an agricultural college in 1867, West Virginia University has become a premier research institution with a focus on world-changing innovations that are making a lasting impact in the fields that matter most.Explore Our History
It's a birthday party 150 years in the making — and you're invited.
Viewers celebrated 150 years at WVU by voting for their favorite shirt from April 3 - April 10. We have a winner! "Take Me Home" will be available at your local WVU retailer and online this May.View the Winning Shirt
You’ve been sharing your reasons with us. Now it’s time to compile the list. We will unveil a new reason each day.
Right in the heart of campus you'll find the mast of the historic U.S.S. West Virginia.
Share your reasons with us by using #WVU150.
Compare photos of historical landmarks over time.