WVU Tent City begins homecoming week


A WVU tradition is back on campus for homecoming week.

Tent City is in full swing behind the Mountainlair. Students started setting up tents as early as 8 a.m. on Monday, and can camp out through the rest of the week. By noon on Monday, more than 100 tents had already been set up.

The tradition started in 2011, when ESPN’s College Gameday came to campus.

“The football team loves it, the fans love it, it’s something that’s great. We actually just had a person set up a tent in Pocahontas County in support of us so it’s something that the community really gets involved in,” said Tommy Skinner, the Mayor of Tent City.

It is free to set up a tent, but t-shirts can be purchased on site for $10 dollars. Proceeds benefit Empty Bowls Monongalia.

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