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Family Weekend | Oct. 28th - 29th

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WVU Tech faculty and staff are excited to welcome the families and friends of our students for the Fall 2022 Family Weekend!

This is a special time for the entire campus where we welcome our extended Golden Bear family to campus. Every year we look forward to hosting the families and friends of our students to show them our campus and guide them through all of the activities WVU Tech and the surrounding community have to offer. Whether you are from Southern West Virginia, a different part of the United States or even a different part of the world, everyone is welcome to visit their student and experience everything the WVU Tech campus has to offer.

CLICK HERE FOR EVENT REGISTRATION

The registration deadline for this event is October 14th

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FAMILY WEEKEND SCHEDULE

Friday, October 28

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Visit the WVU Tech Bookstore
 
Robert C. Byrd Learning Resource Center – Learning Commons 
Pick up WVU Tech gear to show your Golden Bear pride all weekend long. Specials and deals throughout the day.

7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Visit the Tech Spot
 
Robert C. Byrd Learning Resource Center – First Floor 
Need a cup of coffee or latte? Pick up something to drink and a quick bite at this student spot.

5:00p.m.  – 7:00 p.m.   
Golden Bear Family Weekend Welcome and Check-in 
Student Life House 
Kickoff Family Weekend with a warm welcome to Beckley and an overview of the activities planned. This event will be attended by top WVU Tech officials such as the President and Deans.  Light refreshments will be provided.

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. 
Trunk or Treat 
E-Lab Parking Lot
Available for kids of families, walk around the parking lot and receive candy from our student organizations.  Costumes are optional but recommended!

7:00 p.m.
WVU Tech Volleyball vs Point Park University
Van Meter Gym
Join us for as our Volleyball team takes on Point Park University

7:00 p.m.   10:00 p.m.
Student Activities Board Haunted House

506 S. Kanawha St

The Student Activities Board will be hosting a haunted house for students, families, and the local community. Free for students but $10 per person for non-students.

Saturday, October 29

10:30 a.m. 
Guided Hike at Grandview (tentative)

Grandview is a part of the newly formed New River Gorge National Park. We will hike through rock formations on rolling terrain for about one mile to the overlook for the New River Gorge from about '1000 above the river and take in the amazing view.  Address for parking is: 4700 Grandview Rd, Beaver, WV 25813.

11:30 a.m.   1:30 p.m.
Weekend Brunch
Bear's Den
Grab a bite to eat at the Bears Den for brunch.  Cost to eat is $9.22 for all you can eat!

12:00 p.m. 
Volleyball vs Carlow University (Senior Day)
Van Meter Gym

Join us for as our Volleyball team takes on Carlow University. It’s Senior Day so make sure you come cheer extra loud.

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Soccer Games at Paul Cline YMCA Soccer Complex
Join our Men and Women’s Soccer teams as they play Indiana University East.  Games and food are available.

  • 1:00 p.m. 
    Women’s Soccer vs Indiana University East (Senior Day)

    Paul Cline YMCA Soccer Complex
    YMCA Dr. Beckley, WV 25801

  • 3:00 p.m. Men's Soccer vs. Indiana University East (Senior Day)
    Paul Cline YMCA Soccer Complex
    YMCA Dr. Beckley, WV 25801
  • 3:30 p.m.
    Guided Hike to Piney Point

    A short (1.3 mile each way) rolling hill hike from the YMCA soccer complex. We will leave from the parking lot near the soccer fields and hike through the forest over to an astounding view of the Piney Creek Gorge far above the creek you get 180 degree views. We will hang out and enjoy the view and then head back. Should only take about 90 minutes to two hours.

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Family Game Night

Robert C Byrd Learning Resource Center Learning Commons
Join our Gaming at Tech and E-Sports teams to play video and board games with your students.  Games provided by organizations.

7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Student Activities Board Haunted House

506 S. Kanawha St

The Student Activities Board will be hosting a haunted house for students, families, and community members. Free for students but $10 per person for non-students.

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