WVU holds grand opening for Veteran and Military Family Support Headquarters

Platform party members watch as L to R, Ed E. Olesh, president, Veterans of WVU, and WVU President E. Gordon Gee cut the ribbon opening the new WVU Veteran and Military Family Support Headquarters December 7, 2018. Photo Greg Ellis Courtesy: WVU

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WDTV) -- As the country remembers the deadly attack on Pearl Harbor 77 years ago, West Virginia University has opened a new center designed to benefit, veterans, military members, and their families.

A grand opening was held Thursday for the Veteran and Military Family Support Headquarters. The 2,500 square foot center in the Mountainlair is meant to be a support center and space for student veterans, as well as armed forces personnel, veterans, and dependents of current and former military members.

The center will be open Monday through Friday from 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. It will offer on-site success coaching and counseling, veteran certification services, dedicated study and tutoring areas, and a lounge including a snack and coffee bar, video games, and more.