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OGEL Summer 2022 Events

New Graduate Student Orientation 2022

If you are making plans to attend WVU in August, you’re invited to attend the virtual New Graduate Student Orientation (NGSO) on Monday, August 15, from 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. via Zoom offered by the Office of Graduate Education & Life (OGEL). Please click here to register for this event.

During NGSO, you will learn about library resources, receive Title IX training, and hear from the President and Vice-President of the Graduate and Professional Student Senate (GPSS). Even though this orientation is not required, we strongly encourage you to attend as you will find the topics covered beneficial to your academic and personal success at WVU. This orientation is optional to the students who are already attending orientation sessions offered by their graduate programs. If your program-specific orientation conflicts with the OGEL orientation schedule, we recommend that you attend the one offered by your academic program. Please watch Module 1 here before attending our New Graduate Student Orientation on August 15. Thank you and we look forward to welcoming our new Mountaineers.

Welcome Picnic
Friday, August 19, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. | Mountainlair Green or rain location: Mountainlair Ballrooms
All graduate students and their families are invited to attend the Graduate Student Welcome Picnic at the Mountainlair Plaza for food, giveaways, and a fun time. Come out to meet WVU administrators, faculty, and fellow graduate students. Bring your student ID.

Graduate Student Resources

Carruth Center 

Self-Care 101
Thursdays, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. | Carruth Center
How do you take care of yourself? Do you think that self-care is too time-consuming, too expensive, or too indulgent? Self-care is more than just bubble baths and Netflix binges. If you find yourself struggling to find meaningful ways to manage stress and burnout, meet your needs, and care for yourself, then this group is for you. We will explore how we can use self-care, mindfulness, and self-compassion to be our best selves. We will focus on building effective and sustainable daily self-care routines and holding each other accountable. Email with questions or to register.
Sponsor: Carruth Center

Graduate Student Support Group
Wednesdays, 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. | Zoom
A graduate student support group will be hosted at the Carruth Center this fall. We are looking for students to join and who want a safe place to discuss common experiences of graduate school. If interested, please call (304) 293-4431 or email or

West Virginia University and Talkspace are working together to bring WVU students convenient, personal, and professional online messaging and support from a dedicated licensed mental health therapist, anytime, anywhere. Any WVU student, regardless of modality, can visit and use their MIX email address to register for an account. Students will receive a confirmation email with the next steps in their MIX accounts and will have immediate access to Talkspace. Students will then answer a few short questions and be matched with a Talkspace licensed counselor. WVU students will receive these services at no cost. You will have access to two video sessions per month, and you can regularly send text, audio and video messages to your therapist. All you need to do is enter your MIX email below to verify eligibility. You do NOT need to contact Carruth Center prior to using Talkspace services. Talkspace is confidential and secure.
Sponsor: Carruth Center for Counseling

Social Events

Refresh WVU Student Activities

Various dates and times
WVU's Adventure West Virginia and the Carruth Center have teamed up to share a host of events for students to partake in this fall. From virtual wellness and group fitness to disc golf and rock climbing there are events for everyone. Be sure to check out the Refresh website for all the dates and times and details.

Adventure Activities

Various Dates and Times | Virtual and in-person
Exploration, biking, paddling, hiking, and mountain climbing are just a few of the opportunities Adventure WV has prepared for you this fall. There are a lot of events scheduled, so check out what's available and be sure to register through the website listed below.
Sponsor: WVU Adventure WV

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