The facilities on campus truly are state-of-the-art and play a pivotal role in the lives of the students. The best facilities on campus are the Mountainlair and the Student Rec Center. The Mountainlair is truly the definition of a student union, as it has many facets that bring students together. Inside, students can find a food court, bowling alley, pool hall, video arcade, movie theater, and a radio station. There is also a large study area and a wireless hotspot for students that wish to use the building to study. The Rec Center is only a few years old. It offers three new weight rooms, an exercise machine room, five basketball courts, a volleyball court, a badminton court, racquetball and squash, ping pong, swimming, and a rock-climbing wall. Admittance is paid for with a small student fee, and the Rec Center has become one of the most popular places on campus.
WVU has so many great resources that students don't need to travel more than 10 minutes to find anything they need. There are several small convenience stores around campus that can provide students with things they need spur of the moment. Being that the campus is a huge part of town, there isn't really anything that either the campus or town lacks because they are joined together. There are plenty of things to do such as movie theaters and bowling alleys, and bars, shops, and restaurants all within walking distance of either campus. WVU is truly located in a college town, and students can always find everything they need.