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150 Reasons to Love WVU

From eating Flying WV cookies to conducting world-changing research, there are so many reasons to love WVU. Tell us why YOU love WVU by tagging #WVU150 on Twitter. Our favorites will be added to the list! 

  1. 150 years of history … and the potential for 150 more!

    What things do you think will change in these next 150 years?

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  2. WVU Student Health.

    Always there to keep our students happy and healthy! 

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  3. LSB's hidden treasures.

    Providing stunning views of Woodburn with plants galore!

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  4. Spring days at Monongalia County Ballpark.

    Home to WVU Baseball, it’s the perfect location to spend a spring evening.

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  5. Hogwarts – oops, we meant Stewart Hall!

    The home of the one and only President Gee … and to a few ghost stories, too.

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  6. Old Mountaineer Field.

    What is the Life Sciences Building was once the scene of many monumental football victories.

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  7. Media Innovation Center.

    Our Reed College of Media students are using the best technology around.

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  8. The Craft Center at Towers.

    If you need a break from studying, there’s a unique surprise in the basement of Towers. 

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  9. Grabbing Starbucks at Barnes & Noble before class.

    We’d like a venti whatever-will-keep-me-awake-through-this-next-class, please. 

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  10. Our soil judging team.

    We judge soil better than any other school … and we’re proud of it! 

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  11. The people.

    No matter where we go, there’s always Mountaineer pride. 

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  12. Our students are working toward a million hours of service!

    A million?! Seriously?! That’s just how much we care about our community.

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  13. Rocking out to U92.

    One of the best student-run radio stations in the country. 

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  14. Reading the DA.

    A staple for more than 100 years on this campus and still bringing you the news three times a week.

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  15. The Blue and Gold Mine Sale.

    You just might find that piece of furniture to complete that room of yours. 

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  16. Knowing you can yell “Let’s go” anywhere in the world, and you’ll probably hear a “Mountaineers!” right back.

    Seriously, try it right now ……… Did it work? 

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  17. WVU flags flying all over the world.

    If you look around, you’ll probably see a “Let’s go” flag somewhere near you on vacation. 

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  18. Selections from WVU Press.

    We’re honored to have such a historic academic press on our campus.

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  19. Nathan Adrian's headbands.

    Seriously, that guy’s hair is amazing.

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  20. Our award-winning WVU News.

    Each semester, a group of Reed College of Media students get real-world experience in front of the camera. 

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  21. Tasty food from our Dining Services.

    We've got just about every type of cuisine you can think of ... and it's all yummy! 

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  22. WVU buttons!

    Gotta collect 'em all! 

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  23. Dana Holgorsen.

    How could you not love that guy? 

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  24. Free T-shirts galore!

    Just saying, you probably won't have to go shopping for clothes for a while.     

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  25. Cool ideas in the LaunchLab.

    Have an idea for a company or the newest, collect product? The LaunchLab can help with that. 

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  26. 11 Mountaineers competed in the 2016 Summer Olympics.

    We not only competed ... we won medals! 

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  27. Visiting Jackson's Mill.

    Check this spot out if you're looking for fun summer weekend get-away. 

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  28. The pumpkin drop.

    One day each fall, kids from around the area travel to WVU to drop pumpkins off the top of the Engineering Sciences Building. Seriously, it's cool. 

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  29. The Homecoming Parade!

    Set up on High Street and watch the fun! 

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  30. Cook-Hayman Pharmacy Museum at the School of Pharmacy.

    The museum, founded in 1962, is made from fixtures and supplies collected from West Virginia drugstores dating back to the 1800s.  

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  31. Pausing by the USS WV Mast and memorial.

    Right in the heart of campus you'll find the mast of the historic U.S.S. West Virginia. 

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  32. The PRT.

    We couldn't forget the PRT! It's our one-of-a-kind transportation system. 

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  33. Our stellar planetarium

    Free shows and stargazing? Count us in.

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  34. Rolling out the carpet at the Coliseum.

    “Now, let’s roll out the carpet and bring on the Mountaineers!”

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  35. Our award-winning medical center.

    WVU Medicine is ranked the sixth top academic medical center in the country!

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  36. Our beautiful greenhouse.

    Each spring, the WVU Greenhouse opens and gives you the chance to purchase herbs, vegetable plants and beautiful flowers.  

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  37. Kiddie Days at the WVU Farm.

    Bring the whole family and check out the animals on our gigantic farm right near campus. 

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  38. Jerry West.

    Can any other school say a former player is the NBA logo?

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  39. More than 100 faculty members researching energy issues.

    Enhancing the way the world is fueled for the future.

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  40. Amazing works in the Art Museum.

    WVU’s brand new Art Museum is home to thought-provoking and beautiful art in the state!

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  41. The Green Bank Observatory.

    Searching for signs of life in the universe? WVU has the perfect partnership for you.

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  42. Fall Family Weekend.

    Bring the fam down to experience a weekend in the life of a college student.

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  43. In spring 2016, our students were awarded 30 global prestigious scholarships and fellowships – the most ever.

    WVU is not only competing with, but is producing, some of the nation’s most elite scholars! 

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  44. Being a member of the Big 12.

    The nation’s most thrilling sports all in one conference.

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  45. Having the FBI as an academic partner.

    Building partnerships to enhance our student’s futures is the WVU way! 

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  46. Leading in biometric technology research.

    We're setting the trends in this growing industry. 

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  47. Global partnerships.

    We're not only making an impact in West Virginia ... we're all around the world, too! 

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  48. Our welcoming Visitors Center.

    Have a question about WVU? The Visitors Center surely has the answer.

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  49. We have had 19 faculty members named Carnegie Foundation Professors of the Year.

    Proud to be home of the best professors in the world!

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  50. Morgantown is one of the best small cities in the nation.

    We can definitely verify that!

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