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The Mountainlair, commonly called "the Lair" by students, has served as the student union and the heart of student life since 1968.

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Students enjoying the dining services in the Mountainlair

food and shops

The Mountainlair is the center of WVU’s downtown campus life with a food court offering something for everyone.

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Inside the Mountainlair entry way

reserve your perfect space

With over 220,000 square feet of space, the Mountainlair provides a meeting place for social, recreational, cultural and educational pursuits.

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Students walking near the post office and IT Services Center.

how can we help?

Make your life easier with the many services available in the building, including a post office, banking, IT Services Center and more.

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Hours of Operation

Mountainlair Spring Hours of Operation

  • Monday - Friday: 7am - 11pm
  • Saturday - Sunday: 8:30am - 11pm

NOTE: Building hours are subject to change based on operational necessity. Call 304-293-3701 during business hours for more information.

Dining Services Regular Hours


  • Friday, Mar. 8: 7am - 8pm
  • Sat., Mar. 9: 7:30am-8pm
  • Sun., Mar. 10: Closed
  • Mon., Mar. 11 - Fri., Mar. 15: 7am - 5:30pm
  • Sat., Mar. 16: Closed
  • Sun., Mar. 17: Noon - 11pm

Regular hours of operation resume Monday, March 18.

Dining Services Spring Recess Hours

WVUp All Night Hours of Operation

  • Friday & Saturdays: 10pm - 2am
WVUp All Night will not take place March 8 & 9 and March 15 & 16 due to Spring Recess.

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Games Area Spring Hours of Operation

  • Sunday: 3pm - 9pm
  • Monday - Thursday: 3pm -10pm
  • Friday: 3pm - 10pm (UAN 10pm - 2am)
  • Saturday: 6pm - 10pm  (UAN 10pm - 2am)
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News and upcoming events

Keep up-to-date with all the happenings inside the Mountainlair!

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