For the safety of our Mountaineer community, the commencement ceremony scheduled for May 15, 2020 has been postponed.
West Virginia University will offer two occasions to honor our Class of 2020.
On Saturday, May 16, we will hold Mountaineer Graduation Day – an online commencement experience that will allow you to share your celebration with your classmates, family and friends, as well as special moments to connect you with the University you love. Shortly after the virtual commencement, you will receive your diploma in the mail.
We realize, however, that a virtual experience can never replace hearing your name called as you walk across the stage to receive your diploma. Therefore, we will hold a special commencement ceremony for all May graduates on Saturday, Dec. 19 to recognize your accomplishments.
More information and details regarding next steps to participate in both the May virtual ceremony and the postponed in-person ceremony (December) will be sent to your Mix e-mail account within the next two weeks.See President Gee's Message
REGALIA - You may wish to keep your regalia if you plan to participate in the virtual celebration in May and/or the ceremony in December. We are planning several ways for you to interact via social media during the virtual ceremony and you may want to wear your regalia to post photos, videos, etc. We also hope that you are able to participate in the December ceremony at the Coliseum.
However, if you are certain that you will be unable to participate and purchased your regalia through Herff Jones , please follow this link to request a refund.
Spring Honors Ceremony
Each Spring, the College of Media recognizes honors students and outstanding seniors in a special ceremony at the Media Innovation Center. This year's recognition will be a little different in light of the virtual commencement and postponement of an in-person ceremony until December. But we will still recognize our top students. Details will be sent via MIX e-mail in the next two weeks with information about how you can participate and receive your honors cords and awards.