Hashtags are great -
in moderation. Here's our list of official hashtags we use at WVU
and an idea of when you should use them. We do not recommend creating hashtags
for events on campus; in most cases, it may make more sense to promote your social
media handles instead of a hashtag. If you have questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is the organic hashtag used by many students, faculty, staff, alumni, fans,
etc. Because it's our most popular and frequent hashtag, hundreds of posts
on Twitter and Instagram use this each day.
When would I use this hashtag? If you want to reach a large section
of the WVU audience about a general topic.
This is our official hashtag for Instagram, used by our @WestVirginiaU account, other
official University accounts and our other audiences. Our followers know that we're
likely to like or share photos that use this hashtag.
When would I use this hashtag? We recommend that every Instagram post
from official WVU accounts include the #instaWVU hashtag. In addition, this is
a great place to find posts to like and engage.
This is the organic hashtag for the Class of 2024 (AKA this fall's incoming
class). Students organically created this hashtag last year and use it to connect
with peers and ask questions about life at WVU.
When would I use this hashtag? When you want to interact with incoming
freshmen. In addition, this is a great place to find posts to like, favorite and
engage. This hashtag is particularly active June through September, especially
during Orientation, move-in day and Welcome Week. D
on't hashtag all of your posts with #WVU24 unless they are specifically targeted
toward this audience.
#WVUboundThis is the official hashtag for high school seniors interested in
WVU. This hashtag is found on admissions packets and materials, and admitted students
are asked to use this hashtag. This hashtag is particularly active November through
April each year.
When would I use this hashtag? When you post information that would
be relevant to interested and admitted students. When students are accepted to
WVU, this is the hashtag they're most likely to use, so it's a nice place to find
posts to like/favorite/retweet and engage. When responding, we recommend using
similar yet various phrases like "Welcome to the Mountaineer family!" and "Congrats!
We're glad you're a Mountaineer." and "Great choice! See you in the fall!"
This is the official hashtag for our "Mountaineers Go First" brand campaign, which
strives to show how WVU is a leader in many difference disciplines.
When would I use this hashtag? If you are posting about news that is worth
bragging about (rankings, impressive or groundbreaking research, etc.). It's also
important to note that this is a hashtag that will be used for many contests and
#HailWVThis is the official hashtag to show your Mountaineer spirit around
WVU's sports teams. Mountaineer fans from around the world band together and us
the hashtag to support WVU athletics all throughout the year.
When would I use this hashtag? When you're posting about WVU athletics
or information for Mountaineer fans.
This is the official hashtag for Commencement and graduation activities. This hashtag
is used primarily in May and to a lesser extent in December. It is particularly
active leading up to and during Commencement weekend in May.
When would I use this hashtag? When you want to reach graduating students
surrounding the topic of graduation. We recommend developing some Commencement-specific
content in May specifically for using this hashtag.