Additional Programs and Benefits

Additional Programs and Benefits

Athletic and Cultural Events
Discounted tickets are offered to employees for some athletic and cultural events.

Car Rental Discounts
Employees are eligible for a 10 percent discount from Enterprise Rent-A-Car and National Car Rental for vehicles rented for personal use. Use the code WVUPERS when booking your personal use rental.

Craft Center
This work/play craft studio is located in the Braxton Tower basement of the Evansdale Residential Complex. It is open fall and spring semesters, from 12 pm – 9 pm, Sunday through Thursday and 12 pm – 6 pm on Friday. For more information, visit Craft Center or call 304.293.3614.

Credit Union
Membership is open to all employees of WVU and affiliated organizations (listed on Credit Union web site). Employees’ relatives can also be members. Services include savings and checking accounts, Christmas Club, CD’s, and loans. For more information, visit WVU Employees’ Federal Credit Union or call 1.877.476.3790.

Down Payment Program
West Virginia University has teamed with the Fairmont-Morgantown Housing Authority (FMHA) to offer an employee down payment assistance program to its faculty and staff wishing to purchase a home in targeted Morgantown neighborhoods. Click here for more information.

Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP)
The FSAP is a confidential problem-solving resource for faculty and staff and their family members. This program provides professional staff who offer a safe place to sort through problems and determine the best resources available. FSAP services are free to WVU faculty and staff and their dependents. For more information visit the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program or call 304.293.5590.

In case of life-threatening emergency
Go to the nearest Emergency Room or Call 911

Suicide Prevention Hotline
(800) 273-8255

University Police
(304) 293-3136

Lactation Network
Specific lactation rooms have been designated on WVU’s Downtown, Evansdale, Health Sciences and Potomac State campuses that are private, safe, and accessible. Please find the list of dedicated Lactation Rooms and the network of individuals whom a nursing mom may contact directly, to request the use of their private space to pump. For more information, please visit the WVU ADVANCE Lactation Network.
WVU Lactation Support Program

Library Privileges
Students, faculty, & staff of WVU and retired faculty and staff may borrow materials from the WVU Libraries by presenting a valid Mountaineer Card or Retiree ID Card to borrow materials. Libraries are located on each campus: Downtown, Evansdale, and Health Sciences. For more information, visit WVU Libraries or call 304.293.4040.

Lifetime Activities Program
The Lifetime Activities Program is a community-based, service-oriented program operated by the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences. Classes are offered for all ages and include: aquatics, martial arts, dance, fitness and wellness, and more. Employee discounts are available for some offerings. For more information, visit Lifetime Activities Program or call 304.293.0859.

Mountain Line
Employees can ride the Mountain Line buses for free by swiping their WVU employee ID. The bus routes run throughout Morgantown, covering all WVU campuses. Visit Mountain Line’s web site at for fare information, route maps and Mountain Line announcements. Current schedules are available for you to browse through online or print. Tickets for the Grey Line can also be purchased through the web site.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at WVU
This membership organization is open to anyone age 50 or older regardless of educational background. The goal is to provide intellectually stimulating classes and discussions with peers along with opportunities for social and recreational activities, such as field trips to environmental and historic sites and for appreciation and study of the arts. For more information, visit Osher Lifelong Learning Institute or call 304.293.3614.

Outdoor Recreation Center (ORC)
The ORC is located in the free zone of the Student Recreation Center on the Evansdale campus. It offers a variety of information, including books, maps, and brochures about their programs as well as outdoor recreation opportunities throughout the state. Employees may rent outdoor equipment including ski equipment, tents, etc. For more information, visit Outdoor Recreation Center or call 304.293.2203.

For current information on parking, please contact the Parking Management office at 304.293.5504 or visit WVU Transportation & Parking.

Personal Rapid Transit (PRT)
The PRT connects WVU’s Downtown, Evansdale, and Health Sciences Center campuses. This amenity is free to WVU employees by swiping their WVU ID card. For more information, visit WVU Transportation & Parking or call 304.293.5011.

Student Recreation Center
The Student Recreation Center on the Evansdale Campus offers a multitude of activities, including a 50-foot climbing wall, 17,000 square feet of weight and fitness equipment, leisure pool, fitness pool, basketball and racquetball courts, an elevated jogging track, and more. Employees are welcome to join the Student Rec Center. For more information, call 304.293.PLAY or visit Student Recreation Center.

Undergraduate Tuition Assistance and Graduate Tuition Waivers
Benefits-eligible employees may qualify for tuition assistance for undergraduate courses or for graduate waivers. For more information, the employees should contact their department.

Graduate Tuition Waivers
Staff Council Tuition Assistance Program

US Cellular Phone Service
As part of a renegotiation of its contract with the University, U.S. Cellular has been named a preferred provider for cell phone service. As such, WVU employees can receive a 25 percent discount on phones and service as well as other incentives for switching from other cell phone providers.

As part of the renegotiation, the current employment-related stipend program was revised effective Jan. 1, 2016; contact your Expert Business Office for specifics.

WVU Bookstore Discounts
The WVU Bookstores offer all WVU Faculty and Staff a 10% discount within our stores everyday! Simply identify yourself to the cashiers BEFORE they ring you up, and flash your University ID. Morgantown stores are Mountainlair, NEW Evansdale Crossing location, Health Science, and Law. Discount is also good at WVU Tech, Parkersburg, and Potomac State stores.

The Mountainlair, NEW Evansdale Crossing store, and Law School store have Cafes which proudly serve Starbucks beverages. Your discount is good off anything served at our Cafes.

Exclusions are: Coursebooks, Electronics, and Convenience (sodas, gum, snack items, etc.). The discount cannot be combined with seasonal promotions.

West Virginia Healthy Kids Club
The West Virginia Healthy Kids Club offers programs for infants, babies, toddlers, preschool, and school age children and is designed to promote active learning and healthy living. Classes provide socialization opportunities, and playful learning in a safe, developmentally appropriate environment. These programs are designed and supervised by health and child development professionals, and conducted with the help of students from a variety of academic disciplines at WVU. For more information call 304.293.0857 or email Michelle Jeffery.

WVU Nursery School
Also known as The Nursery School, this unit is designed to provide observational opportunities and practicum experience for WVU students majoring in Child Development and Family Studies, Curriculum and Instruction and other related areas. A before and after-school program is available to parents who need this service. In addition, a summer exploratory program is also offered in May and June. For more information, please visit WVU Nursery School or call 304.293.2110.

WVU Child Learning Center
This center is designed to provide care to 184 children ages 6 weeks to school age. It includes classroom spaces, a large indoor playroom and a fenced outdoor play space. It meets all licensing requirements of the state of West Virginia. For more information, visit WVU Child Learning Center or call 304.293.4846.

WVU Community Arts Program
The WVU Community Arts Program provides high quality, affordable instruction in music, theatre, dance, and art. Classes in the arts are available for all ages. Participants can explore their creative abilities, develop new social and motor skills, and enjoy many more benefits the arts provide. For more information, visit WVU Community Arts Program or call 304.293.4841×3168.

WVU Retirees Association
The West Virginia University Retirees Association is a new organization to promote the interests and welfare of retired faculty and staff members and to benefit the University and greater community.

The Association will be a great way for WVU faculty and staff retirees to keep in touch with each other and to stay connected to the University through social events, special interest groups, educational and cultural programs, organized trips, health and financial seminars, and volunteer activities.

It is free and simple to join. The membership application and more information is available online at