What you need to know about WVU Facebook groups

It was January, you’ve received a package from West Virginia University, amongst a lot of things there was a letter reading “We would like to send our congratulations on your acceptance for the 2019-2020 academic year.” You're ecstatic! A week later, you’ve Instagram-ed a picture of you on your bed showing your college commitment. Your bed was decorated with school apparel, balloons of your school colors tied to your bed frame. The only thing left to do was to share your news on Facebook and join the West Virginia University Facebook groups.

You’ve been accepted into the Facebook page. You’ve heard stories from your friends a year ahead of you about what really goes down in the groups. But what makes the West Virginia University Facebook groups beneficial? Here is what you need to know.

1. They are resourceful.

At first, the Facebook groups looks like a place for a bunch of teenagers to write silly messages like “Hi, Im Brad, I love to party. Add me as a friend or message me if you are going to be living in Towers.” But once all of that calms down, you can start to ask fellow peers about good classes to take, find notes from a class if you were sick or even see if someone found your debit card downtown.

2. You can find/become an entrepreneur.

What’s a better way to earn some quick cash in college than make gameday shirts? If you're looking to find cute, cheaper and artistic game day shirts, then look in your Facebook group. Many girls (including myself at some point) show pictures of gameday shirts they have made that you can buy. It is a fun way to earn money and fill your free time (or buy a new gameday fit if DIYing isn’t for you).

3. You can find a place to live.

After your freshman year, you’re finally allowed to move out of the dorms and into your first home with friends. Finding a place to live may be hard when your looking for the first time. Luckily in the WVU Facebook groups, students post about places they are subleasing, whether it’s immediate or for the upcoming school year.

4. Meet potential roommates.

Searching for potential roommates can also be just as hard as finding your first house to live in off campus. Whether you’re a perspective sophomore or an incoming senior, you can find students searching for a new roommate.

5. You can find or sell textbooks

High school was great because majority of schools did not make you pay for oversized, expensive textbooks. A textbook in college could be worth $160. Luckily, you can find a textbook being sold in the WVU facebook groups at the beginning or end of each semester. This will help you save a ton on overpriced books.