Marshall to host open houses for undergrads

Staff Report

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Marshall University is planning two open houses in April to introduce Kanawha Valley residents to the university’s new undergraduate course offerings on its South Charleston campus.

Marshall’s new program will allow students interested in selected majors—including athletic training, biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering and nursing—to complete courses in their first two years toward an undergraduate degree in South Charleston and then transition to the Huntington campus to finish their studies.

The open houses will be 6-7 p.m. April 5 and April 19 in GC 319.

Dr. Beth Wolfe, Marshall’s director of recruitment, said prospective students and parents at the events will be able to meet with faculty members, deans and financial aid counselors. They also will receive information about applying to Marshall, the courses that will be offered in South Charleston and how students will be able to transition seamlessly to the Huntington campus after two years to complete their degrees.

Prospective students planning to attend one of the open houses should make reservations by calling the Office of Recruitment at 304-696-3646 or 1-877-GO-HERD-1 or by e-mailing [email protected]

“We’re using the tagline ‘Closer Than You Think’ for this new program in South Charleston because we think future college students in the Kanawha Valley will find it very attractive that we are now offering Marshall’s quality undergraduate courses convenient to where they live and work,” Wolfe added. “For more than 20 years, Marshall has had great success with offering graduate courses in South Charleston. We are excited to see what the next 20 hold as we continue to enhance our undergraduate presence in the capital city.”

Wolfe added that students on the South Charleston campus will have access to a number of amenities and benefits, including free parking, a library and a study lounge. Merit-based and need-based financial aid is available for qualified students. She said students must be fully admitted to Marshall University without conditions to take courses in South Charleston.

Marshall’s South Charleston campus is located at 100 Angus E. Peyton Dr., just minutes from the State Capitol. The campus is easily accessible from I-64 using Exit 56 (Montrose Dr.) from the east and Exit 54 (MacCorkle Ave./Jefferson Rd.) from the west.

For more information and a full list of available courses, visit or call 1-877-GO-HERD-1.

Staff Report