History of West Virginia University
From a Morgantown school with a college enrollment of six, to today’s university with more than 35,000 students at campuses around the state, West Virginia University has undergone an amazing transformation since opening its doors in 1867.
Throughout its history, WVU has encouraged scholarship, offered high-quality academic programs, and served the state and nation.
This site provides an overview of WVU’s past. You will also find links to other sources for further reading. If you would like to visit campus and see the University’s historical buildings in person, please consider scheduling a campus tour.