Campus President's Welcome

Welcome to Potomac State College of West Virginia University!

Welcome to Potomac State College of West Virginia University, where you will realize what is possible!

Potomac State College is located on a beautiful campus nestled in the Appalachian Mountains.  When you are on campus, you feel welcome here.  And, we are proud to be a part of the WVU system. 

Jennifer E. Orlikoff
Jennifer E. Orlikoff

We offer a wide range of majors and you’ll be sure to find the one that’s right for you.  We offer 2-year and 4-year degree programs—Associate degrees and Bachelors of Applied Science—with a wide range of programs from which to choose.  We offer Computer Information Systems, Business Management, Criminal Justice, Agriculture and Forestry, Equine Studies, English, Math, Biology and many more.  Whatever career you want to pursue, we have the foundation for you here.

What is remarkable is that we offer all of these options at a reasonable cost. 

“There has never been a better time to be a Catamount.”

You will find that Potomac State College is a friendly environment where you get to know many people around you.  We are able to provide small class sizes, which allows you to get to know your professors and your fellow students.  We also provide a high level of support to help you succeed.  Your professors are accessible and we have Academic Support Centers with people ready to help you every step of the way.  Everyone here wants your success!

Also, our programs transfer smoothly to the other WVU campuses—Morgantown or Beckley, which is a tremendous advantage for your educational goals.  We also have a small campus so it’s easy to get around and access all of your classes.

In addition to academics, Potomac State College hosts many student activities including roller skating, trips to the mall, volleyball in the quad, movie nights, and more.  There are also many student organizations, clubs, and an active Student Government Association.  You can be as involved as you want to be.

Also, athletics play an important part at Potomac State College. We have award-winning teams in many sports, including basketball, baseball, softball, lacrosse, volleyball, soccer, to name a few.  We also have intramural teams—whatever your level of play, there is a place for you.

A college campus isn’t complete without a Recreation Center.  We are pleased to announce that coming in spring 2017, we will have a newly renovated Recreation Center with a large indoor basketball court, a track, a weight room, and a studio for yoga, Pilates, dance, Zumba, and more. 

There is a place and a path for you here at Potomac State College.  Come and explore—and realize what’s possible!

Wishing you the best success,
Jennifer E. Orlikoff
Jennifer E. Orlikoff
Campus President
Potomac State College of WVU