City: Morgantown, WV
Student Population: 22,000-30,000
The historic Woodburn Hall is located at the heart of WVU’s downtown campus and is West Virginia’s most iconic building boasting some of the oldest and boldest architecture around.
The home of the Mountaineers, Milan Puskar Stadium, has a capacity of over 60,000 and is the place to be on game day!
The Personal Rapid Transit system (PRT) is a major form of transportation throughout WVU’s massive campus with four locations, Beechurst (downtown campus), Walnut (downtown), Engineering (Evansdale Campus), and the Medical campus. *Note it is not the most reliable form of transportation, as many students will tell you.
West Virginia’s Mountain Lair is located on the downtown campus and is the center for student gathering. Inside, the mountain lair has plenty of food options including, Chick fil A, Sbarro, Burger King, and Quiznos. Also included, a full size movie theater, bowling ally, and pool tables.
WVU’s Evansdale campus is home to the Creative Arts Center, Engineering, Agricultural Sciences, Student Housing and Rec. Center just to name a few.
The WVU Rec. Center is located on the Evansdale campus and would blow any planet fitness out of the water. Included in this massive $34 million building is, a full size pool and hot tub, rock climbing wall, two large lifting/fitness areas, an indoor track, volley ball, basketball, and badminton courts, as well as glass squash and racquet ball courts. WVU leaves you with no excuse for missing the gym.
As far as the bar scene goes, High St. is the place to be. Morgantown offers both 21 and 18 and over bar/clubs ranging in themes to capture every crowd.
A quick run down of the top five bars and clubs as they currently stand:
- Joe Mama’s 21+
- Fat Daddy’s 21+
- Cellar 18+
- Whisper 18/21+
- Gibbie’s Pub 21+
For an epic meal, Morgantown has plenty to offer. From a classy dine in meal with the family, to your drunken pit stops, Morgantown has it all.
Have a case of the drunk munchies? Here are the top 5 spots you need to hit as you stumble back from the bar:
- Sandwich U
- Casa D’Amici
- Any food truck in the street (ask for a taco in a bag)
- Jimmy John’s
- Drunk breakfast (free to students in the mountain lair)
Now for the top 5 restaurants you’d want to take your parents to:
- Atomic Grill (though it is a little out of the way it’s worth it)
- Varsity Club
- Mountain State Brewing Co.
- Black Bear Burritos