Morgantown is the home of West Virginia University (WVU), one of two land-grant institutions in the state of West Virginia. Through 13 colleges and schools, WVU offers 168 bachelor's, master's, doctoral and professional degree programs.
Older adults are welcome additions to WVU, which has both formal and information education opportunities available to West Virginia residents 65 and older. During each academic year, older adults are able to audit regular undergraduate classes through the University's Tuition Reduction Program, or participate in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), an informal education program for people who believe learning is fun! OLLI offers classes and activities year-round for a nominal fee.
Older adults can also take advantage of classes with the Community Education program through Monongalia County Schools. Community Education provides vocational and recreational activities for all citizens of Monongalia County from high school to senior citizens. Classes are established throughout the county in schools, churches, community buildings, and parks. The goal of Community Education is to provide a variety of educational activities for all age groups. Community resources are linked to community needs to help improve the quality of life for local citizens.
For those individuals interested in classes and seminars in the arts, the Monongalia Arts Center (MAC) offers year-round classes and activities for beginners and professionals in their historic building, located in downtown Morgantown.
Activities are available through the Morgantown Public Library System which consists of the main facility in downtown Morgantown as well as three branches located in the Cheat Lake area, Clinton District, and Blacksville. One library card can be used throughout the entire system.
The West Virginia University Library, the largest and most comprehensive library system in the State, is available to local residents. The University libraries include nine facilities containing 1.6 million volumes and 2.6 million microforms and microfilms, and over 10,000 subscriptions.
Various classes and seminars are also offered through the Morgantown Senior Center and the Senior Monongalians, as well as other local organizations and agencies.
One of West Virginia's two land grant institutions.
As unique as WVU itself, the WVU Visitors Resource Center provides an experience unlike anything you have ever seen before. The combination of cutting-edge video and digital technology, campus tours with friendly, knowledgeable guides, and traditional West Virginia hospitality can enhance your visit to our community.