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The WVU Mountaineer Parents Club was created in 1995 as one of five student life initiatives of former WVU President David C. Hardesty Jr. The organization, which has more than 20,000 members, was established to foster success by connecting parents and family members with the West Virginia University student experience.

West Virginia University’s Mountaineer Parents Club is free and open to parents and family members of current, former and future WVU students. To join just sign-up online.

The Jersey Shore WVU Mountaineer Parents Club was established ​in 2014 through the help and guidance of the Southern NJ Parents Club.  It is our mission to connect families with the West Virginia University student experience through our annual Summer Send Off event, Facebook page, and this website page.  We understand that this is a new and exciting stage in your families' lives and it is our hope that we can quell some of the fear and anxiety that you or your student may have as they embark on this new adventure.  We will provide tips, tricks and information that we hope will make the transition easier for the whole family.  In conjunction with the Southern NJ and Delaware Parents Clubs we offer round-trip bus service to get students to and from WVU at a reasonable cost for breaks.




Woodcrest Train Station (PATCO) Cherry Hill ​
Bus Pick Up and Drop Off Locations

- The two WVU locations 
    - the Maiden Lane by Stewart Hall and Brooke Tower

Delaware location is the I-95 Rest Stop

-NJ locations are 
    -Woodcrest Train Station (PATCO) Cherry Hill 
    -AMC Theatre in Hamilton Square (Exit 65 off I-295)(Hamilton, NJ)
    -Garden State Parkway Monmouth Rest Stop mile marker 100 (Wall, NJ)
Mountaineer Parents Club 
of the Jersey Shore Alumni Chapter
Summer Send Off 

2020 Summer Send Off was cancelled - we'll look to try again in the summer of 2021.
Bus Schedule for 2020-2021 Academic Year
Due to COVID-19 and changes to WVU academic year, The Southern New Jersey Mountaineer Parents Club will only run a bus home at Thanksgiving break and back to WVU in January at the start of the spring semester. We will have two pick-up locations at WVU and four drop offs locations with one in Delaware and three in NJ. These will be the same pickup and drop off location on the return trip back to WVU.

The two WVU locations are Maiden Lane in front of Stalnaker Hall (Downtown Campus) and Rawley Ave in front of Lincoln Hall (Evansdale Campus). The Delaware location is the I-95 Rest Stop (Newark, DE) and three NJ locations are at the Woodcrest Station (Cherry Hill) right of Exit 31 of Route I-295; the AMC Theatre in Hamilton Square (Exit 65 off I-295) (Hamilton, NJ) and the Garden State Parkway Monmouth Rest Stop at MP 100 (Wall, NJ). 

To register for the bus the student must read the Assumption of the Risk and Waiver of Liability Relating to Coronavirus/COVID-19 clause on the form and agree to it without exception by clicking the acceptance button prior to being able to complete the registration form.

There will be no refunds for cancellations.

Cost: $150 (One-way)

The following is the schedule for the buses: 
Thanksgiving Break (Students finish the semester at home after 11/24/2020 classes)

WVU to DE/NJ on 11/24/2020 (Tuesday) (University Housing closes next day at noon)
Click here for Thanksgiving bus details and to register

Start of Spring Semester (Classes start on Tuesday, 1/19/2021)

 NJ/DE to WVU on 1/18/2021 (Monday) (University Housing opens at noon)
Click here for Winter Break bus details and to register

For questions on the bus please email Ed McMahon at parentsclub@wvusnjalumni.org