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WVU ‘Veteran and Military Family Support Headquarters’ opens today in Mountainlair

The Mountaineer mascot statues with an American flag in the background.

As a reminder, the WVU Center for Veteran, Military and Family Programs will host a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for its “Veteran and Military Family Support Headquarters” today (Dec. 7) at 11:30 a.m. in  the Vandalia Lounge at the Mountainlair.

Following the ceremony, an open house will take place from noon until 2 p.m. at the Veteran and Military Family Support Headquarters, which is located on the second floor of the Mountainlair. Students, faculty, staff and visitors are welcome to attend the events.

The 2,500 square-foot facility will serve as a welcoming space and resource center for student veterans, armed forces personnel and dependents of current and former military service members.

The facility will offer a variety of programs and services for veterans and military families focused on ensuring academic success, career development, promoting overall well-being and supporting their transition from military life into college life.

The Veteran and Military Family Support Headquarters will operate Monday through Friday, from 8:15 a.m.- 4:45 p.m. and offer:

  • Veterans certification services, success coaching and on-site counseling;

  • Dedicated tutoring and study areas; and

  • A lounge area with video games, snack/coffee bar and more.

For more information, visit the WVU Center for Veteran, Military and Family Programs website. You also may contact Steve Riffon at 304.293.8825 or