This page is designed to help graduate students find information relevant to them about WVU’s policies and procedures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Much of this information is available at the links provided below under General Campus Information Resources.
Topics and items of particular concern to graduate students are highlighted below, along with guidance on where to find information, full texts of previously distributed announcements, and links to additional resources. A list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) is also provided. Please note that information provided here is accurate at the time of posting, but that changes may occur at any time. We encourage students to carefully monitor campus announcements, OGEL Weekly Updates, and any other information sent by colleges, schools, programs, and other campus offices.
Please send any corrections of information on this page, requests to add information to this page, or questions that are specific to graduate students or graduate education to GradEd@mail.wvu.edu. Questions about general University policies and procedures related to WVU’s response to COVID-19 and the return to campus should be sent to email@example.com.
General Campus Information Resources:
- WVU’s Coronavirus website (see especially section on What is Coronavirus? Other information previously on this site has been moved to the Return to Campus website)
- WVU’s Return to Campus website (includes Return to Campus conversations and answers to common questions)
- COVID-19 Guidance for WVU Researchers website (includes information and guidance on conducting research in the summer and fall)
Resources for Graduate Students:
Graduate Student Communications:
Message to graduate students (3/19/20) – addresses issues related to completion of spring semester, including the closing of campus, remote work for graduate assistants, and transitioning defenses and other meetings to a remote format.
Response to 4/24/20 letter from graduate students (5/19/20) – addresses concerns about graduate student funding and employment, international graduate students, and graduate student health care and insurance.
Message to graduate students about extensions and exceptions (6/2/20) – addresses procedures for requesting changes in deadlines and requirements.
Message to graduate assistants about accommodations (6/23/20) – addresses procedures for requesting accommodations or modifications in graduate assistants’ work activities.
Return to Campus Conversation: Graduate and Professional Students