West Virginia University Graduation Weekend Activities

What to see and do with your family during WVU graduation weekend

WVU graduates – congratulations on your accomplishments! While your family is in town for the May 11-13 graduation weekend, make sure to take advantage of your remaining time in the city and visit Greater Morgantown’s signature sights! Bond with your loved ones while sharing classic “college” experiences with them.

Moments to Share with Family

A PRT ride: Hop on WVU’s kid-friendly Personal Rapid Transit system with your family and show them the way WVU students travel. With five stations, you can pick a location and start your Morgantown adventure! Anyone can ride the PRT for 50 cents per ride.


Walk down High Street: Morgantown’s High Street offers a variety of shops, restaurants, and theatres. Take a sidewalk stroll to explore all of the Morgantown history located on this street, and maybe stop for a milkshake or a burger!

Tour Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium: Seating 60,000 fans, this stadium is the home of WVU Mountaineer Football. Memories of singing Country Roads will fill your heart as you walk past the front gates. Teach your family some game-day chants as you visit this Morgantown landmark!

Enjoy the natural beauty of the Rail Trail: This partially-paved trail calls for its visitors to walk or bike while enjoying the lovely view of the Monongahela River. Various restaurants are located along the trail, offering outdoor patio dining options for hungry walkers/bikers. There’s also a fun playground area along the trail for the kids in the family!

(image via @artmuseumofwvu)

Take in the culture of the Art Museum of WVU: Showcasing numerous exhibits, sculptures, ceramics, and paintings, this free museum is a wonderful way to explore the arts during graduation weekend. The pieces within and outside of the museum will provide a fun experience for the art-loving family. Museum employees lead guided tours of the exhibits on Sundays from 2 to 3 p.m.

Get lunch at Mario’s Fishbowl: Voted one of WV’s 101 Unique Places to Dine, this historic Morgantown restaurant is best known for their chicken wings, sandwiches, and cold fishbowl beers. Looking for a place to bring the family for lunch or dinner? Mario’s offers both a downtown and Evansdale location for your family to enjoy!

(image via @padlz)

Hit the water with Padlz Canoe & Kayak Rental: Take your family to the lake to spend your free time during graduation weekend. Padlz Canoe & Kayak Rentals will have their opening Fun with your Mother Weekend this weekend. Your family can laugh while spending time on the Bruceton Mills Lake.

Mother’s Day Brunch in Greater Morgantown: Will your family still be in town on Sunday? Why not celebrate Mom! Check out these wonderful Mother’s Day brunch and restaurant opportunities in Greater Morgantown.

Perfect Cap and Gown Photo Locations

Capturing pictures to commemorate your graduation is essential, but where are the best places to visit to catch the ultimate cap and gown shot? Grab your parents and camera, and check out some of these special WVU spots for the perfect poses.

(image via @wvumountaineers)
  • On the Woodburn Circle
  • With the Mountaineer Statue beside the Mountainlair
  • Elizabeth Moore Hall (E. Moore Hall)
  • On the bridge that connects the College of Business and Economics and Oglebay Hall
  • In front of Milan Puskar Stadium gates
  • In front of the WVU Mountainlair Go First mural
  • Shaking President Gee’s hand when you get your diploma!

Interested in attending more than one event this weekend? Stay overnight at one of the many hotels and lodgings in Morgantown. Click to reserve your stay.

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