Week of Welcome (WOW)

Save the Date: August 16-21, 2021

Welcome Class of 2026!

Week of Welcome (WOW) is part of the First Year Experience at Marshall University. WOW serves as more than a class or program; it is an experience that is essential to the success of first-year students at Marshall. It is a collaborative, introductory effort to welcome, educate and socialize new, first-year students to the Marshall University campus, academic expectations, personnel, resources and traditions during the first few weeks of the fall semester.

Please take a minute to watch the Class of 2026 Freshman Convocation: https://www.marshall.edu/livestream/livestream/freshman-convocation/ 

Through Week of Welcome and UNI 100 students will

  • Understand what it means to be an accountable member of the Marshall Family.
  • Identify and understand important academic and campus resources, procedures and policies to create a successful Marshall experience.
  • Explore essential technology that will aid in student success.
  • Develop positive and influential relationships with university officials and peers.

Marshall’s Week of Welcome is an opportunity for students to ease the transition into college and so much more! It’s a time to find out what it means to be a son or daughter of Marshall University and to get acquainted with campus before upperclassmen return. It’s a time to learn how to take advantage of the academic and support services provided, meet new friends and HAVE FUN!

So…  Let’s get ready for WOW!

Visit the WOW checklist and plan to check in for WOW on Tuesday, August 16.

Students attending WOW on the Huntington Campus have personal WOW schedules available to view in the MU Mobile App — just log in and select the My WOW Schedule button on the main page of the app. Students without mobile devices can request a personal schedule by emailing wow@marshall.edu.  Schedules can also be printed upon request at WOW Check-In.

View the WOW and UNI 100 required sessions and descriptions.  The  links to the required virtual programs are on the sessions page.

In addition to the required sessions during WOW, please attend as many optional activities as possible.  There are opportunities for free food, games and prizes, fun, and opportunities to meet your new classmates!

View information about meals and dining opportunities during WOW on the Huntington Campus.

View the WOW schedule for the MOVC campus.

Additional Resources

Many campus offices offer extended hours for our students during Week of Welcome. We’ve also compiled a list of frequently used phone numbers and university websites to assist students in finding additional assistance as needed. Our interactive map of the Huntington campus is available to help students locate campus buildings, parking and more.

See you at WOW!

Questions? Contact us by calling 304-696-3169 or emailing wow@marshall.edu.

Need IT help? Check out our new IT Student Guide!


WOW Activities