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Marshall University


One of West Virginia’s first public institutions of higher education, Marshall University was founded as Marshall Academy in 1837 and named after Chief Justice of the Supreme Court John Marshall (1755-1835).

The institution became Marshall College in 1858 and attained university status in 1961.


  • Marshall University is composed of academic units that include the Colleges of Arts and Media; Business; Education and Professional Development; Information Technology and Engineering; Liberal Arts; Health Professions, and Science, as well as the Honors College; University College; the Graduate College; the School of Pharmacy; and the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine.
  • Marshall University is a multi-campus public university providing innovative undergraduate and graduate education that contributes to the development of society and the individual. The University actively facilitates learning through the preservation, discovery, synthesis, and dissemination of knowledge.


  • From biotechnology to business, Marshall researchers are addressing today’s challenges, improving the quality of life in the region and providing an engine for economic development.
  • Committed to an active, growing and successful research enterprise.


We'll help you combine your passion, strengths and skills into a career that will bring you both success and satisfaction. We serve undergraduate students, graduate students and alumni, and our services are always free.

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Student services

Student Support Services (SSS) is a federally funded TRiO grant program. Other TRiO programs that you may have heard of include Upward Bound, Upward Bound Math/Sciences, Veterans Upward Bound, Talent Search, Educational Opportunity Centers, and the Ronald E.McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program.

These programs were established to assist students overcome class, social, academic, and cultural barriers to higher education.

Each serves a slightly different population and many work in conjunction with one another to support students through varying portions of their academic careers.

Housing services

  • Buskirk Hall is a six story all female residence hall.
  • The First Year Residence Halls, North and South, are four story freshmen residence halls.
  • Gibson Hall is a four story co-ed residence hall. Suites come in 4 person single suite, 4 person double suite and 8 person double suite.
  • Haymaker Hall is a four story co-ed residence hall. Suites come in 4 person single suite, 4 person double suite and 8 person double suite.
  • Holderby Hall is a nine story co-ed residence hall.
  • Twin Towers East is a fifteen story co-ed residence hall.
  • Wellman Hall is a four story co-ed residence hall.
  • Willis Hall is a four story co-ed residence hall. Suites come in 4 person single suite, 4 person double suite and 8 person double suite.

Library services

The Marshall University Libraries support the teaching, research and public service commitments of the University. To fulfill this responsibility, the Libraries acquire, organize, maintain and preserve materials in all appropriate formats. They also provide access and delivery of information, resources and services.

ICT services

  • Desktop Services - Available Software / Recommended Hardware
  • Email & Cloud - Office 365 Email / OneDrive for Business
  • Information Security - Antivirus / Patching / Incident Response
  • Web - Personal Websites
  • Identity & Account Management - MUNET Account
  • Communications - Network / WiFi / Internet
  • Campus Services - IT Guide / Equipment & Room Reservations / Printing / Philo TV

Medical services

  • MU Student Health Services – provides health care services for acute illnesses to students. Located on the second floor (Family Practice) of the Marshall Medical Center at Cabell Huntington Hospital.
  • MU Student Health Education Services – provides education, counseling and referral for a variety of health issues, as well as student health insurance plans.

Sports facilities

  • Joan C. Edwards Stadium
  • Cam Henderson Center
  • Dot Hicks Field
  • Hoops Family Field
  • Chris Cline Athletic Complex
  • New Baseball Stadium
  • Guyan Golf & Country Club
  • Frederick A. Fitch Natatorium
  • Brian David Fox Tennis Center

Student clubs

230 recognized student organizations. Some of them are listed below:

  • American Institute of Graphic Art (A.I.G.A.)
  • Classical Association, Marshall University
  • Early Education Club
  • Marshall Women’s Association for Health (MWAH)
  • Campus Crusade for Christ, MU CRU
  • Circle K International

Marshall University is accredited as an institution of higher learning by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Huntington, West Virginia, United States

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