College to offer virtual ‘Discover Potomac State’ event

No matter where you want to go or who you want to become, finding the right path to your passion and your future can begin within the West Virginia University system during the virtual Discover Potomac State event on Sept. 26.

Discover Potomac State Day may look different this year; however, participants will still be able to explore the possibilities of college life while envisioning their future.

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Devlin takes a different path to college

Brooke Devlin, a recent graduate of WVU Potomac State College, is following her passion by completing a degree in geology on the Morgantown campus.

Brooke Devlin, a recent graduate of WVU Potomac State College, is following her passion by completing a degree in geology on the Morgantown campus.  Devlin realized her love for geology while hiking in Yosemite Valley, shown here, located in Yosemite National Park in the western Sierra Nevada Mountains of California.

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Potomac State College Continues As Planned

The announcement released earlier this morning from the Morgantown campus regarding the move of courses to online delivery does not impact the Keyser campus. WVU Potomac State courses and operations will continue as scheduled on Tuesday, September 8.

Students, faculty and staff are reminded to complete the daily wellness survey. 

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WVU Potomac State College Students Return to a Different Campus for Fall 2020

West Virginia University Potomac State College kicked off its 118th fall semester with its first day of classes Wednesday, Aug. 19. However, unlike any other fall semester in the College’s history, faculty, staff and students are navigating the global COVID-19 pandemic. The campus community is dealing with a different environment including mitigating classroom, dining and study area capacities; rerouting foot traffic in buildings and implementing new protocols such as wearing masks – both inside and outside – and physically distancing, among other precautionary measures.

“It is wonderful to see students, faculty and staff on campus again. It is the people who make the campus so vibrant and exciting and we want to be able to stay on campus,” President Jennifer Orlikoff said. “To do this, we have implemented many measures and protocols for this fall that are intended to keep everyone as safe as possible.”

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WVU Potomac State College Provides Additional Details for Return to Campus

As we approach the beginning of classes this fall, we want to provide you with the following additional information and reminders. If you have additional questions, visit the Return to Campus website or send your questions to

The COVID-19 pandemic is always evolving. Policies, procedures and information are likely to change as we go through the fall. For that reason, it is important you know the latest information. This is part of your personal responsibility for your safety.

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WVU Potomac State College's Return-to-Campus Plans Remain Unchanged

Dear WVU Potomac State College Campus Community, 

Earlier this afternoon you received a letter from WVU President Gordon Gee announcing an update to the Morgantown campus’ plans regarding students returning for the fall semester. It is important to note, however, that these updates are specific to the Morgantown campus and do not apply to either the Potomac State College campus or the WVU Tech campus in Beckley, W.Va. 

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