Nearly 6,000 freshmen received the grandest of welcomes to West Virginia University this week.
Move-in, picnics, a New Student Welcome assembly, the annual FallFest concert, the first day of class. These were all welcoming gifts wrapped into a giant gold-and-blue package known as Welcome Week 2014.
While freshmen experience this special week only once in a lifetime, they don't need to fret.
Welcome Week is just the beginning -- a beginning of life-long friendships, academic achievements, and dreams to be fulfilled.
And the beginning of being "Forever a Mountaineer."