New Glenville State University Students Completing Orientation
Fri Aug 12, 2022
A family wheels a cart of items down the sidewalk in front of Goodwin Hall at Glenville State University as a new student prepares to move in on Monday, August 8. (GSU Photo/Kristen Cosner)


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GLENVILLE, WV - New Glenville State University (GSU) students have been acclimating to college life this week as they take part in the orientation process for incoming freshmen.

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Incoming Glenville State University pre-nursing students attend a meeting during New Pioneer Orientation. (GSU Photo/Kristen Cosner)

New Pioneer Orientation is designed to help new students create meaningful connections, become familiar with policies and procedures at Glenville State, connect with the caring and dedicated professionals across campus, and become informed of the services GSU provides.

The orientation process began on Monday, August 8 with new students arriving and moving into campus housing. Throughout the week they have also met with their fellow students, attended a community and organization fair to find ways to get involved, and took part in several student activity events. New Pioneer Orientation is part of the GSU 100 course. That course, also known as “The First-Year Experience,” is taken by all degree seeking students during their first semester at Glenville State University. It is designed to provide students with the skills necessary to make a smooth transition to the diverse academic, intellectual, and social culture of college life. Orientation continues through Sunday, August 14.

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Glenville State University students during one of the events during New Pioneer Orientation. (GSU Photo/Kristen Cosner)

“Glenville State University is excited to greet this incoming Class of 2026! I believe that they will find the tools and skills here to take their next steps to success,” said Glenville State University President, Dr. Mark A. Manchin. “Glenville State University is a special institution made a bit more special by each new Pioneer we welcome to campus, and I thank the students and their families for choosing to attend Glenville State.”

As part of New Pioneer Orientation, GSU welcomes new students to campus with a formal ceremony known as Convocation. The ceremony will take place on Friday, August 12 and will include welcome messages from faculty, staff, the University’s Board of Governors, and the Mayor of Glenville. Students will also commit themselves to the Glenville State University Oath of Academic Excellence as part of the ceremony. Consistent with its mission, the University expects all members of the campus community to conduct themselves in a professional, ethical, and lawful manner. As such, new students pledge to abide by the principles contained in the Oath of Excellence which include Freedom of Speech, Civil and Human Rights, Cultivation of Character, Academic Integrity, Diversity, Social Responsibility, and Consideration of Others.

Fall 2022 semester classes begin Monday, August 15.

For more information about becoming a Glenville State University Pioneer, contact the Office of Admissions at or call (800) 924-2010.