WVU wasn't the only area school welcoming students back to campus Friday.
Faculty and staff at Glenville State College opened their doors to freshman and transfer students in the morning.
GSC's incoming freshman class includes about 350 students who were collecting their IDs, finding rooms, and getting ready to begin their school year.
Staff said they feel like the weekend each year is when they welcome their family back home.
"We love it. During the summer, our students are away and we truly miss them, so when they come back it's like 'hey, our family's home.' And we have all these new Pioneers coming in, and we get to welcome them to our GSC family," said Director of Student Activities Jodi Ocheltree.
Welcome events for new students at Glenville State will continue throughout the weekend.