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
Purchase the Highland Mint West Virginia Mountaineers 150th Anniversary Gold Coin
Celebrate 150 years of the West Virginia University with this limited edition West Virginia Mountaineers gold mint coin.
It's a birthday party 150 years in the making — and you're invited.
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Viewers celebrated 150 years at WVU by voting for their favorite shirt from April 3-10. 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.
What things do you think will change in these next 150 years?
Share your reasons with us by using #WVU150.
Compare photos of historical landmarks over time.
Learn about the people and events that shaped our first 150 years.