Welcome Families!

Thanks MomWe at Marshall University want you to know that we understand the time and energy (and most importantly love) that you have poured into your child’s life from the start and we will not leave you out of the life-changing step that is your child’s college career.
We want to give you the peace of mind you deserve and allow you to be a part of the university your child can call home. Here you will see stories from across campus, learn about the programs that will keep your child safe and enjoy contests and photos. Our “Have You Herd…” articles focus on topics ranging from featured schools and programs of Marshall University to when and how to file your child’s FAFSA. If you are a fan of The Thundering Herd or are just an excited parent, send us pics of you and your child or MU gear for your chance to have your own story written here.
We look forward to helping you help your student to make the  Best. Decision. Ever.




Have You Herd…why you should visit campus?

Campus“Seeing is believing.” It is an old adage that carries a lot of weight with students (and parents) who are looking for the perfect college fit. For many, seeing the campus of Marshall University is all it takes to believe it is the right place for them to earn their degree. With 53 buildings that include a brand new state-of-the-art Applied Engineering Complex, all within a one square-mile radius of Huntington, West Virginia, Marshall offers a large college campus with a small college feel.

Marshall’s campus size is one of the greatest factors in the choice to study here. Many students who take our tour agree that the small classes (average 21 students per class) and the short time it takes to navigate the grounds are the biggest reasons to choose to be a part of the Thundering Herd. If the size is not enough, seeing the story behind the school first hand just might be.

As shown in the We Are…Marshall movie, Marshall University’s culture is best experienced in person. Take a stroll through Buskirk field and see the students enjoying the weather, throwing a football or stretching out a hammock between trees. Visit our Memorial Student Center and see the iconic fountain representing the 75 people lost in the plane crash of November 14, 1970. Step into Old Main, the oldest building on campus, and see the history of Marshall from its foundation in 1837 to its most current accomplishments.

“The campus visit may be the single most important part of the college selection process,” explains Dr. Beth Wolfe, Marshall’s Director of Recruitment. “Websites and brochures will provide you with great information, but the culture and personality of a school can really only be assessed through a visit.”

Wolfe recommends taking the time to visit each of a student’s top three schools and offers this special tip: “If you have the time, eat at a restaurant off campus and ask your server about the school. You’ll get a fresh viewpoint you may not get in the campus tour.”

Finally, by setting foot on campus, you can receive the true welcoming nature of our students, faculty and staff. When you schedule a visit to Marshall University, you get a fun, interactive look at what makes MU great. Tours are given every weekday and some Saturdays. If you are looking for a more in-depth experience, our four annual Green and White Days offer the tour as well as a look into the college program of your choice and lunch on us at one of our two dining halls. You can even tour the residence halls.

Visit our webpage, to schedule a tour, register for Green and White Days and meet our smiling staff. We are here to help you make the Best. Decision. Ever. We Are…Marshall!




Have You Herd . . .

…about our new HYH series? Topics in these articles range from Financial Aid to Campus Living. Check out the latest HYH above and look here for older articles.

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Parent Resources

Parents need answers. Visit our resources page for important links to admissions, financial aid and some cool stories on higher ed in the country.

Insider Tips

We have the inside scoop on how to get the most out of your Marshall University experience.


If you need help finding something or just have a general question, email Michael Circle, Parent Outreach Coordinator at or call (304) 696-6833! We are…happy to help!

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