August and December 2017 graduates of West Virginia University are invited to participate in Commencement ceremonies scheduled for December 15, 2017 inside the WVU Coliseum. This year there will be two ceremonies:
- 9:00 a.m. - College of Business and Economics & Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
- 2: 00 p.m.
Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
College of Creative Arts
College of Education and Human Services
College of Law
College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences
Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Design
Reed College of Media
School of Dentistry
School of Medicine
School of Nursing
School of Pharmacy
School of Public Health
If you plan to participate, please fill out and submit the online registration form at https://urwvu.wufoo.com/forms/december-2017-commencement-registration/ by December 9, 2017. This is in addition to completing the application to graduate through the Office of the University Registrar which is due by October 6, 2017.
Please keep the following information in mind as you make your plans:
On December 15th,
graduates must report to the Coliseum's 2nd Level Country Roads (Red) Gate one
hour prior to the ceremony start time to check-in and receive instructions for
line-up. Please refer to the start times above – 9:00 a.m. (check-in @ 8AM) and
2:00 p.m. (check-in @ 1PM) - for your school or college.
Tickets are NOT required
and there are no restrictions on the number of guests a graduate may bring. Each
ceremony will last approximately two hours.
Graduates are required to
wear caps and gowns. Regalia is available for purchase online from Herff Jones
or in person from the WVU Bookstores.
Doctoral candidates will
be hooded onstage by a faculty member of their choice or a WVU administrator.
Master’s candidates will not be hooded on stage and should wear their hoods to
Diplomas will be mailed
after all grades are finalized and certified by the Office of the
Names of the 2017
August and December graduates will be listed in the December 2017 Commencement
program. They will not appear in the May 2018 program.
To arrange accommodations
for graduates or guests with disabilities, please visit our Accessibility
Services page for further instructions.
GradImages has been
contracted to provide quality graduation photos of each student. Proofs
will be emailed to the student within 48 hours of the ceremony.
- Questions? Contact the Office of University Events at Graduation@mail.wvu.edu or 304-293-7132.
Congratulations on your upcoming graduation. We look forward to seeing you in December!
DISCLAIMER: Registration to walk in December Commencement is not a record of degrees awarded. Names listed in the December Commencement program are taken from applications for graduation made to WVU's Office of the University Registrar for August and December graduation. Registration for graduation does not ensure that graduate names appear in the program and participation in Commencement exercises does not constitute graduation from West Virginia University. Students who have met the academic criteria required for their program of study will have their degree conferred by the University and will receive their diploma in the mail. Please contact the Office of the University Registrar at 304-293-5355 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions regarding diplomas.
Graduates, you are invited to attend the WVU Reed College of Media December Graduate Open House.
Friday, December 15, 2017
11:00 – 12:30 p.m.
WVU Media Innovation Center
RSVP for this event at https://goo.gl/6roU6V
The College’s December Graduate Open House will include a continental breakfast, the opportunity to visit with faculty and friends, and a chance for your guests to tour our Media Innovation Center.