Campus Life

As the capital of West Virginia, Charleston offers something for everyone. Here, you’ll discover one-of-a-kind opportunities to live, work and play. Located just a few minutes away from the WVSU campus, the city offers a wide variety of dining options, recreational opportunities, performance and music venues, and more. Feel at home in a city known for its small-town friendliness and world-class amenities.

Institute, West Virginia, is located just eight miles away from Charleston, in Kanawha County. The county features historic buildings, a minor league baseball team, several theaters and plentiful natural beauty. Because Institute is a college town, everywhere you go here feels like your home away from home.

Housing Information

Dawson Hall
(per semester)
(per semester)
Keith Scholars Hall
2, 3, or 4 BR
(per semester)

*Estimated 2016-2017 academic year pricing; based on availability.

Residence Hall Amenities

All on-campus housing includes the following:

  • Bed
  • Extra-long or regular twin mattress
  • Window covering
  • Desk and chair
  • Closet
  • Television cable connection
  • Trash and recycling bins
  • Free wireless internet

Campus Life

When you study at WVSU, the most memorable parts of your experience often happen outside the classroom. You’ll find them when you eat new food, try new activities and make new friends. Participate in one of more than 50 student organizations that focus on everything from academic excellence to the arts to community service, and all that’s in between. Take advantage of our comprehensive career services and social programming for new and continuing students. Our flexible meal plans cater to multiple types of dietary preferences, including vegetarian. We also offer academic and health services to all students.

Religious and Cultural Institutions