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Scenes from Welcome Week 2018

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Scenes from Welcome Week 2018


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West Virginia University has rolled out the gold-and-blue carpet for 6,650 new students at its Morgantown, Beckley and Keyser campuses for the 2018-19 academic year. Here are snapshots from the beginning of those students' new journeys. Perhaps it'll rekindle some of your own memories of coming to WVU.

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WHAT A FINE LOOKING STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA. THE CLASS OF 2022 POSES FOR A CLASS PHOTO DURING MONDAY NIGHT LIGHTS. ( BRIAN PERSINGER PHOTO)   
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IT'S NOT WELCOME WEEK WITHOUT FALLFEST. AND IT'S NOT FALLFEST WITHOUT GUYS LIKE THIS ON THE RIGHT. (M.G. ELLIS PHOTOS)    
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 (LEFT) IT'S TIME TO LOAD THE DONUTS AT A STUDENT ORGANIZATION EVENT (JENNIFER SHEPHARD PHOTO). MOVING INTO YOUR RESIDENCE HALL GETS A THUMBS UP (ALEX KING PHOTO). LYNETTE VOGEL (RIGHT) AND HER MOTHER MARIA VOGEL TAKE A SELFIE. (JENNIFER SHEPHARD PHOTO)   
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CLASS OF 2022 MEMBERS JADAH JOSE (LEFT) AND SYDNEY BELITZ ENJOY TIME ON MOUNTAINEER FIELD DURING MONDAY NIGHT LIGHTS. (JENNIFER SHEPHARD PHOTO)    
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UMM, THERE'S A SHARK AT WELCOME WEEK. (ALEX KING PHOTO). (RIGHT) WELCOME WEEK WAS NOT LIMITED TO MORGANTOWN. IN BECKLEY, MORE THAN 250 STUDENTS AND EMPLOYEES PARTICIPATED IN SERVICE PROJECTS FOR THE GOLDEN BEARS GIVE BACK DAY OF SERVICE. FOR ONE PROJECT, VOLUNTEERS PAINTED AND SPRUCED UP A CITY PARK. (VINICIUS KAWAMUKAI RIOS PHOTO)    
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SHERI AND PAUL MOORE POSE WITH AN EMPTY NESTER SIGN AT THE PHOTO BOOTH AT THE ANNUAL 'I SURVIVED MOVE-IN.' THE MOORES MOVED THEIR SON INTO HIS RESIDENCE HALL FOR HIS FRESHMAN YEAR. WHAT WILL THEY CONVERT HIS BEDROOM INTO? (JENNIFER SHEPHARD PHOTO)    
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VOLUNTEER DERON JACKSON CATCHES MULTIPLE BEAN BAGS AS HE WORKS THE CORN HOLE STATION AT A STUDENT ORGANIZATION EVENT PRIOR TO MOUNTAINEER MOVIEFEST. (RIGHT) WE LIKE COOOOOKIE! KENDYL BERRY (LEFT) AND ROOMMATE GERRIE LEWIS SMILE AS THEY SELECT COOKIES AT THE WELCOME WEEK PICNIC AT THE STUDENT REC CENTER. (JENNIFER SHEPHARD PHOTOS) 
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KHATIA KILANAVA, A COMPUTER SCIENCE MAJOR, PLAYS BASKETBALL WITH FRIENDS AT THE INTERNATIONAL PICNIC AT THE MOUNTAINLAIR GREEN ( BRIAN PERSINGER PHOTO).
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TIME TO GET DOWN TO BUSINESS. CRIMINOLOGY MAJOR ABBY WILLMANN COPIES PROFESSOR INFO INTO HER BULLET JOURNAL DURING THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS ON THE DOWNTOWN CAMPUS. (RIGHT) LET'S GO! STUDENTS BOARD A MOUNTAINLINE BUS ON THE DOWNTOWN CAMPUS DURING THE FIRST DAY OF THE 2018 FALL SEMESTER (BRIAN PERSINGER PHOTOS).