Evansdale Campus Walking Tour
After the Second World War, West Virginia University experienced a dramatically increased expansion of its student body as veterans returned from that conflict and entered higher education under the auspices of the G.I. Bill. Like many such universities that experienced similar growth, WVU chose to expand its facilities in response. In 1948, it purchased the Krepps and Dille farms in the Evansdale area outside Morgantown. Thirteen years later, the first structures on the new Evansdale Campus (the Agricultural Sciences Building, Agricultural Sciences Annex, and Engineering Building). Four years later, the Towers Dormitories and Percival Hall followed. The campus has since expanded to include the Creative Arts Center complex, the Earl L. Core Arboretum, and the WVU athletics complex known as the Coliseum. A number of university museums, art exhibits and galleries, and the Evansdale Library are also scattered across the campus in addition to athletic facilities and health services. The campus is also serviced by the Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) system, which connects it to the downtown and Health Sciences campuses.