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CAHS To Celebrate Fall Term

We hope this message finds you well and filled with excitement for your student’s journey through college. As partners in your student's education, we understand the immense pride that comes with witnessing their achievements, both big and small. We want to highlight not only the importance of celebrating these successes but also how our college is committed to honoring your student's accomplishments.

College life is a transformative experience. It's a time of growth, exploration, and pushing boundaries. As students immerse themselves in their studies, engage with their peers, and contribute to various activities, they're building a foundation for a bright future. Each achievement is a testament to their dedication and hard work.

Celebrating these successes is crucial!

Empowerment: Recognizing and celebrating achievements empowers your college student. It reminds them of their capabilities and motivates them to reach even higher.

Sustained Motivation: Positive reinforcement. Celebrating success inspires your student to maintain their commitment and enthusiasm on their journey of learning and growth.

Community Support: The College of Applied Human Sciences is not just an institution; it's a community. By celebrating successes together, we show our students that we're here to support, applaud, and share in their joy.

Balanced Perspective: Amid the rigors of academics, celebrating achievements encourages a balanced perspective. It underscores the importance of celebrating milestones while also embracing the journey itself.

Lasting Memories: College is a time your student will remember forever. Celebrating successes creates lasting memories that they'll carry with them long after graduation.

So, whether your student has just aced a difficult exam, secured an internship, received recognition for their community involvement, or achieved a personal milestone, take a moment to celebrate.

We are excited to share that on September 7th the College of Applied Human Sciences is hosting the second annual CAHS Fall Celebration. Whether your student is just beginning their academic journey, or are close to the conclusion of one – we invite them to join us from 3:00pm to 5:00pm on the Rec Fields by the Applied Human Sciences Building for food and drink, games, prizes, and music as we come together as the students, faculty, staff, and administration of the college to celebrate.

Here's to the dedication, resilience, and accomplishments of our students. May their journey continue to be filled with success and personal growth.


Highlights and empowering topics to consider this month.

Upcoming Events

Mark your calendar with these important dates.

  • September
    CAHS Fall Celebration
  • September
    First home football game (vs Duquesne)
  • September
    Backyard Brawl 
  • September
    Walk in Resume Workshop in Allen Hall

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Students listen to speakers during Academic Day 2023
2023 Academic Day! So happy to meet students and get them prepared for their awesome journey. Let's Go!

Resouce Spotlight

Check out one of the many resources available to you and your student.

Kelly Drayer – Student Experience Coordinator

Career readiness serves as the cornerstone for a smooth transition from college to the workforce. Our new Student Experience Coordinator – Kelly Drayer – is here to ensure CAHS students graduate ready for what comes next. From help with resumes, to help finding an internship, to improving in the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) competencies.

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Conversation Starters

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Talk to your student about tutoring

College courses are meant to be challenging. It is completely normal for students to face difficulties. That’s where tutoring comes in. WVU has tutoring available both in-person and virtually, both drop-in and by appointment. Encourage your student to consider using tutoring as a way to catch up or pull ahead in their courses. For more information on tutoring resources at WVU, visit

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