Marshall returns to Charleston with MU Day at the Capitol on Feb. 8

Marshall University faculty, staff and students are once again preparing to make their voices heard on the biggest stage in the state when the university travels to Charleston to celebrate Marshall Day at the Capitol on Tuesday, Feb. 8, at the West Virginia State Capitol building.

The annual event, which includes hands-on exhibits from departments across the Marshall community, provides a unique opportunity for the university to showcase its programs and students. Among the highlights of the event is an official proclamation declaring Feb. 8 “Marshall University Day” in West Virginia, as well as performances by the Marshall Fife and Drum Corp and special readings in the House of Delegates and Senate chambers.

University representatives will be at the Capitol from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., greeting visitors, interacting with legislators and promoting Marshall’s academic and community offerings. Many of the programs will have displays during the event, which is organized by Marshall’s Office of Alumni Relations.

“Marshall’s annual Day at the Capitol provides a wonderful opportunity each year for the university community to come together and highlight our outstanding programs, faculty, staff and students to our elected state leaders,” said Matt Hayes, executive director of alumni relations. “We very much enjoy having the spotlight shine brightly on Marshall during this event. It provides a unique opportunity to share important news and timely updates about Marshall University with our lawmakers and alumni, while having a little bit of fun with special performances and social media outreach throughout the day.”

Many of the university’s colleges, organizations and departments are represented at the event, including the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, School of Pharmacy, Athletics and the Robert C. Byrd Institute at Marshall. Marco, the university’s mascot, will also be available for pictures with visitors to the Capitol.

Alumni and participating departments are encouraged to use the hashtag #MarshallUDay when posting about the event on social media.