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What you need to know about WVU Facebook groups

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at WVU chapter.

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.

Te'a DiNapoli is currently a senior at West Virginia University from Morristown, NJ. She majors in journalism and minors in fashion merchandising. Te'a is involved in writing for West Virginia University's Ed on Campus magazine as well as running a personal blog YourDailyTea. During her free time, Te'a enjoys recording and producing her own music as well as drawing. As a writer for HerCampus, she hopes to create more connections with college students interested in the same subjects as she is as well as gain more experience with blog writing. In 10 years from now, Te'a hopes to see herself as a contributor for The Rolling Stone Magazine.
Maura is a senior at West Virginia University, studying honors journalism and leadership. She was the president of Her Campus at WVU from 2018-2019, interns with ESPN College GameDay and works as a marketing/communication assistant for the Reed College of Media. On campus, she has written opinion for WVU's Daily Athenaeum, served as the PR chair for WVU Society of Professional Journalists and was a reporter for WVUToday. She teaches leadership classes for the Honors College and is an active member of both the Honors Student Association and Helvetia Honorary. Maura is an avid fan of The New Yorker, (most) cities and the first half of late-night talk shows.