West Virginia University moves majority of undergraduate classes online

MORGANTOWN, WV (WOAY) – West Virginia University has made the decision to move most of their undergraduate courses online.

This is just a temporary move to online, with in-person classes expected to restart on September 25th. University officials say the decision was made in response to recent increases in positive cases, as well as reports of large gatherings at places where groups of students should have been quarantining.

One WVU Student, Joshua Dwire, says it’s disappointing to see classes moved online.

“I’m a little nervous. I think it’s something that all of us kind of expected, that we were gonna shut down. And this is all in response to all of the parties and everything going on, so it’s just a little bit disappointing to think that this probably could have been stopped and prevented,” Dwire said.

All undergraduate courses, except for health sciences courses with students already engaged in clinical rotation, will transition to online learning starting Wednesday, September 9. Graduate and professional courses will still be offered in person.

Only the Morgantown campus is affected by the online transition. The WVU Tech Campus is unaffected by the change and will continue in person classes.