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From Down the Hall: April 2022

As we excitedly welcome the spring season in Morgantown, I'm thrilled to share a few upcoming events that will remind Mountaineers of the gold and blue spirit. We will soon celebrate graduating students and welcome alumni back to Morgantown as they connect with each other and their alma mater. I hope you'll consider attending or spreading the word about some of the especially exciting spring and summer events:

In just a few weeks, the WVU Black Alumni Association will celebrate their Spring Alumni Weekend on April 22-24. The three-day reunion will include themed social and networking events, a tailgate, the Gold-Blue Spring Football Game and a brunch. If you're able to visit Morgantown to be a part of these events, I can't wait to welcome you home to The Erickson Alumni Center and to hear some of the stories from your time at WVU. Alumni and friends interested in attending can purchase tickets and learn more about the event at WVU Black Alumni Weekend.

Later this month, the campus community will honor our graduating students during GradFest, a week-long celebration of their time on campus and upcoming graduation. As we welcome students to the alumni family, we will celebrate with the WVU community to commemorate this important milestone. They'll meet entrepreneur and New York Times best-selling author Marco Greenberg, learn about financial literacy and career readiness, receive their very first alumni-branded keepsakes, decorate their mortar boards, and wear their gameday gold and blue one last time as students for a Spring Football Game tailgate at The Erickson Alumni Center. Watch our webpage and social media channels for additional information.

In June, we will welcome alumni from the classes of '70, '71 and '72 back to campus for the Graduate Emeritus Weekend. This 50-year reunion celebration honors the accomplishments of our graduates through induction into a special society of alumni. Emeritus Graduates will head "back to class" with WVU experts and researchers, enjoy time with University Leadership, take behind-the-scenes tours of campus facilities, and reconnect with friends and classmates from the last 50 years. This is one event that I'm always looking forward to, and after two years of postponement due to COVID-19, I especially can't wait to welcome these Mountaineers back to WVU. If you haven't registered for the Graduate Emeritus reunion yet or would like to learn more about the weekend's activities, you can visit Graduate Emeritus.

If you haven't already, I hope you'll also contact your local chapter for information about events in your area during the spring and summer months. Our chapters around the country are gathering in gold and blue for networking socials, golf outings, scholarship fundraisers, community service events and nights with local sports teams. To learn more about your local chapter and our alumni interest groups, you can visit: Chapters.

Whether it's for an event or because you are just passing through, we are always overjoyed to welcome our graduates back to campus! If it's been a while since you've visited, stop by to see what's changed, visit your favorite restaurants and special campus spots, and be sure to stop by The Erickson Alumni Center to say hello. I look forward to seeing you soon!

Let's Go!

Kevin Berry ('94, '95)
WVU Vice President of Alumni Relations
CEO of the WVU Alumni Association, Inc.