WVU System Campus Names
- The University’s Name
- WVU System Campus Names
- College, School, Office, Department and Program Names
- Abbreviations and Acronyms
- Academic and Professional Titles
- Building Names
- Style and Punctuation
- Common Words and Expressions
The West Virginia University System has campuses in Morgantown, Beckley and Keyser. The WVU Health Sciences Center has divisions in Charleston and Martinsburg.
In the first reference, use either WVU Keyser Campus or WVU Beckley Campus, and also use these names when referring to the campuses as a geographic location.
After the first reference, you can use “Potomac State College” or “WVU Tech” – these names should also be used when referring to the campuses as an academic entity.
WVU Keyser Campus is located in Keyser, WV, 90 minutes east of Morgantown. A student-centered campus, Potomac State College is known for its small class sizes and entrepreneurial spirit.
Include “West Virginia University” or “WVU” with the name of the campus or division, as shown below.
WVU Morgantown Campus
WVU Keyser Campus
WVU Potomac State College
Potomac State College (only after using one of the previous forms)
Potomac State (only after using one of the first three forms)
never Pot State
WVU Beckley Campus
Tech (only after using one of the previous forms)
WVU Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center, Charleston Division
WVU Charleston Division
Charleston Division (only after using one of the first two forms)
WVU Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center, Eastern Division
WVU Eastern Division
Eastern Division (only after using one of the first two forms)
Do not refer to WVU Morgantown as the only WVU, as in:
WVU Tech students may switch to WVU.
Morgantown campus areas
Refer to the Evansdale, Downtown and Health Sciences areas of the Morgantown campus by Evansdale, Downtown or Health Sciences only (not “Evansdale campus”). If further explanation is required — especially to distinguish the Downtown area of WVU from Downtown Morgantown — use “area” or “area of campus.”
The PRT connects the three areas of the Morgantown campus: Downtown, Evansdale and Health Sciences.
Lincoln Hall is one of the Evansdale residence halls.
Ride the bus to the Downtown area of campus.