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Update from the President

Dear Wheeling Community,

It has been an exciting week around the University, as those participating in the annual Rudy Mumley OVAC Football Camp were welcomed to our campus. We had more than 250 football players, coaches, and band members staying in our residence halls and practicing on our fields and facilities all in preparation for Saturday’s All-Star game. I enjoyed hearing the sounds of the band while they practiced at various places around campus. This evening’s pep rally was the culmination of the week-long series of events that highlight the annual football classic. Wheeling University is pleased to host the camp again this year, and we wish all of those participating in the game – players, coaches, band members, cheerleaders, and Queens of Queen candidates – the best of luck!

The Admissions and Student Services teams are busy preparing for our July 29th New Student Orientation. We have 21 students registered for this final event, which helps our incoming students prepare for the launch of their academic careers at Wheeling University. A number of sessions are planned to assist the students and their families make an easy transition to the University. The Financial Aid Office will talk about the ins and outs of our various scholarships and loans. The IT Department will show the students how to log into the Self Service Portal, use our new online learning system – Canvas, as well as issue each student a Cardinal ID Card. Faculty will be on hand to answer questions and review class schedules, and Residence Life will take care of any housing needs. We cannot wait to welcome these new Cardinals to the Wheeling family next weekend!

The free Healthcare Camp, set for August 15-16, is just around the corner! This is a great opportunity for students in grades 8 – 12 to learn more about various health science fields to see if they would like to pursue a career in one of these areas. This camp will be held each day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will give those attending training in CPR, wound care, diagnostic assessments, and IV/EKY training. The campers will get the chance to learn in Wheeling’s state-of-the-art simulation lab, which includes a 3D virtual anatomy table. Community partner Healthnet will bring its simulation truck and the students will learn the inner workings of a medical helicopter, which will be on campus one of the days. This camp is free and open to any students in the Ohio Valley, thanks to a grant from the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission. Anyone interested in attending should email Jill Emery, Director of Nursing Programs at

I would like to remind all of our alumni that official transcripts can be ordered online through Parchment, a company we have contracted with to provide this service. To request a transcript through Parchment, click this link and follow the steps provided. If additional paperwork or documents are needed in addition to the official transcript, alumni must submit those requests to the Registrar’s Office via email. If you have any questions, please email

Wheeling University has been nominated as one of the Best of the Best colleges/universities by The Herald Star (Steubenville, Ohio) and the Weirton (WV) Daily Times newspapers as part of the paper’s annual Reader’s Choice Awards. In order to win this distinction, I ask our alumni, students, and employees to submit an online vote each day until July 30th. The list of colleges and universities can be found under the Kids and Education tab. Click this link to register and vote daily.

This Summer is certainly flying by! It is hard to believe that in a little over two weeks, students will begin returning to campus, with the new academic year beginning on August 28th.  Students, enjoy these final days – the start of an exciting academic year is on the horizon!

Have a wonderful weekend!