Visit WVWC

The Office of Admissions is accepting three visitors per day. During this time we will be accepting visits for 2022 and 2023 high school graduates and college transfers at 9:00am, 10:00am and 1:00pm.

The Office of Admission encourages you to schedule your visit at least five business days prior to your desired visit date to allow for adequate time to tailor your visit to meet your needs.

Below are guidelines and protocols that West Virginia Wesleyan will be following regarding campus visitors. Please be sure to review these items before scheduling your visit.

  • COVID Guidelines

    +  Masks will be required of all non-vaccinated guests (3 years of age or older) & WVWC Staff once you arrive on campus & must be worn during your entire visit. If you do not have your own, a mask will be provided to you.

    +  Guests & staff will be required to practice social distancing. Capacity measures will be in place to ensure everyone’s safety. Only one prospective student will visit WVWC at a time & that student is allowed a maximum of 3 guests. Should more guests arrive to campus, they should remain in the vehicle until the visit is over.

    +  If you have traveled outside the United States within the last 14 days, we ask that you not schedule a visit at this time.

    +  Increased focus on cleanliness in all visitor spaces as well as limited contact will be exercised.

    +  After registering for a campus visit, a Guest Waiver Form is required to be completed in order to visit WVWC. Please have someone in your visiting party (18 years old or older) complete the form and submit it prior to your arrival on campus. Please enter “Admissions Office” at the bottom of the form when asked “I have been invited upon the WVWC campus by the following person who is associated with WVWC”. You can access the waiver by clicking here.

    +  We also ask that if you or a member of your family isn’t feeling well the day of your visit that you contact the Office of Admissions at 304-473-8510 and reschedule for another time.

Schedule Your Visit

The Office of Admissions looks forward to welcoming you to our picturesque campus to learn more about what it's like to be a student at West Virginia Wesleyan.

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Prospective Athlete Day

The Office of Admissions and the Department of Athletics would like to invite all high school prospective student-athletes to our Bobcat Prospective Athlete Day on January 22, 2022 to learn about West Virginia Wesleyan. Your Saturday will consist of an admission presentation about West Virginia Wesleyan, an academic and student life panel, a break-out session with coaches from each of our athletic programs, a tour of our picturesque campus, and lunch in our dining center. If you have questions, please contact the Office of Admissions at 800-722-9933.

Prospective Athlete Day Schedule

9:00am Check-In
9:45am Admission Presentation
10:30am Academic & Student Life Panel
11:00am Breakout Session with Coaches
12:00pm Campus Tour
1:00pm Lunch

*Men’s and Women’s Track & Cross Country and Women’s Basketball will be unable to attend due to away contests.

Orange & Black Day

The Office of Admissions invites accepted students for the fall 2022 semester to attend Orange & Black Day on Saturday, February 26th. Orange & Black Day is an opportunity for you and your family to be honored for your success. It’s also a time to learn how your achievements can be nurtured and enhanced at Wesleyan.

Orange & Black Day Schedule

11:30am-12:00pm Honors Program Overview (by invitation)
11:30am-1:15pm Registration/Student Life Fair
12:00pm & 12:30pm Campus Tours (optional)
12:45pm-1:30pm Entertainment
1:30pm Welcome
2:00pm Student Session: Academic/Student Life Overview
Parent Session: Academic/Financial Aid Overview
3:00pm Student Panel
Parent Panel
3:45pm Academic Department Overviews
5:00pm Award Banquet

 

Campus Map and Virtual Tour

Can’t make it for an in person campus visit? Explore the Wesleyan campus virtually by checking out the campus map and virtual tour.

Directions to WVWC

West Virginia Wesleyan is located in Buckhannon, a college town of 7,500. The town offers a wide range of locally-owned and fast food restaurants, a number of unique shopping opportunities, and a Super Wal-Mart. The town is a popular destination each May for the annual West Virginia Straw- berry Festival and during the summer months because of the many flowers that are displayed throughout its streets. Buckhannon was recently featured in The Smithsonian Magazine and is included in Norman Cramp- ton’s 100 Best Small Towns in America. The West Virginia Wildlife Center is located 15 miles south of Buckhannon and the Meadowbrook Mall in Bridgeport is 25 minutes from the campus.

A walking and biking river trail sits adjacent to the Wesleyan campus and Buckhannon is home to two nine-hole golf courses—Buckhannon Country Club and Riverbend Golf Course. Several West Virginia State Parks, ski resorts, and biking trails are located within 1 1⁄2 hours of Wesleyan.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO BUCKHANNON AND WESLEYAN

West Virginia Wesleyan is located 2 1⁄4 hours south of Pittsburgh, 4 1⁄2 hours west of Baltimore, MD and Washington, DC, 3 3⁄4 hours east of Columbus, OH, and 1 3⁄4 hours north of Charleston, the state capital of West Virginia.

BY CAR FROM I-79 EXIT 99 (PREFERRED ACCESS FROM IN- TERSTATE 79)

+  Exit 99 onto US -33 East to Buckhannon (12 miles from I-79 to Buckhannon)

+  Exit US-33 at Main St Exit (exit on right)

+  Make a right off exit and drive 1⁄2 mile (entering downtown Buckhannon)

+  Continue straight through first stop light.

+  Follow Main Street until the third stop sign and turn right onto S

Florida St.

+  Follow S Florida St 1⁄2 mile to College Ave

+  Turn left at stop sign onto College Ave

+  Continue straight through the first stop sign and the Office of Admis

sions is located in the O’Roark Nordstrom Welcome Center on the Left.

ALTERNATE ROUTE FROM THE EAST

+  Exit 33 East at Route 20. Turn left at exit onto Route 20 North. Follow Route 20 North 1⁄2 mile to second stoplight (downtown Buckhannon).

+  Make a left hand turn at stoplight onto Main Street.

+  Follow Main Street through three stop signs.

+  Main Street will become East Main Street.

+  Follow East Main Street to stop sign and make a right hand turn onto College Avenue.

+  The Office of Admissions is located in the O’Roark Nordstrom Welcome Center on the right.

BY AIR

North Central West Virginia Regional Airport (CKB): flyckb.com Upshur County Regional Airport: flyw22.com
Yeager Airport (CRW): yeagerairport.com
Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT): flypittsburgh.com

  • FROM BALTIMORE, MD (4 1⁄2 HOURS)

    Follow I-70 West to I-68 West (Hancock, MD) to I-79 South (Morgan- town, WV). Follow I-79 South to Exit #99 (Weston-Buckhannon exit). See Directions from Exit 99.

  • FROM CHARLESTON, WV (1 3⁄4 HOURS)

    Follow I-70 West to I-68 West (Hancock, MD) to I-79 South (Morgan- town, WV). Follow I-79 South to Exit #99 (Weston-Buckhannon exit). See Directions from Exit 99.

  • FROM CHARLOTTE, NC (5 3⁄4 HOURS)

    Follow I-70 West to I-68 West (Hancock, MD) to I-79 South (Morgan- town, WV). Follow I-79 South to Exit #99 (Weston-Buckhannon exit). See Directions from Exit 99.

  • FROM COLUMBUS, OH (3 3⁄4 HOURS)

    Follow I-70 West to I-68 West (Hancock, MD) to I-79 South (Morgan- town, WV). Follow I-79 South to Exit #99 (Weston-Buckhannon exit). See Directions from Exit 99.

  • FROM ELKINS, WV (20 MINUTES)

    Follow I-70 West to I-68 West (Hancock, MD) to I-79 South (Morgan- town, WV). Follow I-79 South to Exit #99 (Weston-Buckhannon exit). See Directions from Exit 99.

  • FROM HARRISBURG, PA (4 1⁄2 HOURS)

    Follow I-70 West to I-68 West (Hancock, MD) to I-79 South (Morgan- town, WV). Follow I-79 South to Exit #99 (Weston-Buckhannon exit). See Directions from Exit 99.

  • FROM PITTSBURGH, PA (2 1⁄4 HOURS)

    Follow I-70 West to I-68 West (Hancock, MD) to I-79 South (Morgan- town, WV). Follow I-79 South to Exit #99 (Weston-Buckhannon exit). See Directions from Exit 99.

  • FROM ROANOKE, VA (4 1⁄4 HOURS)

    Follow I-70 West to I-68 West (Hancock, MD) to I-79 South (Morgan- town, WV). Follow I-79 South to Exit #99 (Weston-Buckhannon exit). See Directions from Exit 99.

  • FROM WASHINGTON, DC (4 1⁄2 HOURS)

    Follow I-70 West to I-68 West (Hancock, MD) to I-79 South (Morgan- town, WV). Follow I-79 South to Exit #99 (Weston-Buckhannon exit). See Directions from Exit 99.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL OR WRITE:

West Virginia Wesleyan College
59 College Avenue
Buckhannon, WV 26201-2998

Office of Admissions
304.473.8510
800.722.9933