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Week of Engagement 2017

The Week of Engagement takes place every April during National Volunteer Week and is designed to showcase service and engagement on campus. During the week, students participate in large scale service projects to benefit the community. The Engagement Celebration recognizes individuals and organizations across campus that have shown a strong commitment to service and civic engagement.

For 2017, we are featuring two incredible projects -- Rise Against Hunger and the Falling Run Trail Construction. There will be various volunteer projects posted by our partner organizations for Earth Day. Check out the schedule of events below for more information and details on how to sign up!


Schedule of Events

 Saturday, April 22nd 

  • Rise Against Hunger is the kickoff event for WOE!  A partnership with local rotary groups, students faculty and staff can fight global hunger right here in Morgantown.  To learn more or to sign-up visit this link.

  • Main Street Morgantown is hosting its 17th Annual Chocolate Lovers’ Day on April 22, 2017. Chocolate Lovers’ Day will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Downtown and Historic Wharf Downtown of Morgantown, WV.


Tuesday, April 25th 

  • City of Morgantown Municipal Elections  

  • Human 150 Event at Woodburn Circle. All Students are invited to join us as the University Relations Drone will be filming this fun event at Noon. 

  • "Communicating Across Differences" discussion panel, room 1909 HSC Learning Center, 12-1. All are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Dr. Kristi Wood-Turner. 

  • Welcome Week Experience Leader Orientation 1A, Shenandoah Room Mountainlair, 230-430. (tentative) Students, faculty, and staff are welcome to learn more about how you can help welcome first-year students in August.   

  • Service Learning TA Presentation, 330-430 Ag Sciences 1007. For more information contact Lindsey Rinehart.

  • Book Release and Conversation - When the Levees Break: Re-Visioning Regulations for the Securities Markets by Professors Jena Martin (College of Law) and Karen Kunz (Dept. of Public Administration). 4-5pm - Greenbrier Room, Mountainlair with a reception immediately following the event. 


Wednesday, April 26th 

  • Community Partner Development Workshop with Sharon Martin, Vice President at WVU University Relations, "Engaging Generation Z" (for more information, contact Catherine Whitworth) . 1 PM - 3 PM, Morgantown Public Library

  • Service Learning TA Presentation, 1130-1230 Blackwater Room, Mountain Lair. For more information contact Lindsey Rinehart.

  • Welcome Week Experience Leader Orientation 1B, Rhododendron Room Mountainlair, 6-8. (tentative) Students, faculty, and staff are welcome to learn more about how you can help welcome first-year students in August.   


Thursday, April 27th 

  • Annual Engagement Celebration at Hotel Morgan (invite only) 

  • Week of Engagement Keynote Speaker, WVU Alumni & former SGA President Jason Zuccari-- 1:00-3:00pm, Gluck Theatre.  For more information or to RSVP click here.

  • Mountaineer Talks. A fun TED Talk style forum, open to all WVU students, faculty and staff. Come here current student talk about a wide variety of topics as part of the WVU 150th Birthday Celebration. Mountainlair Blue Ballroom 4 PM.


Friday, April 28th

  • Brothers of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. -Alpha Alpha Alpha Chapter - will be hosting a community beautification project in and around Hazel Ruby McQuain Park in coordination with the Center for Service and Learning. 


Saturday, April 29th 

  • Wishmakers on Campus 5k (partner event)


Have an event, program, or initiative that you’d like us to highlight for Week of Engagement?

Email us and we’ll add it to the calendar!