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WVU commencement ceremonies to take place this weekend


West Virginia University  will send more than 4,500 graduates into the world this weekend as  commencement ceremonies  take place in three venues for all 17 colleges and schools.

Of those 4,500 graduates, 3,083 will receive their undergraduate degrees or certificates, 915 their master’s degrees and 531 have earned their doctorates.

Reed College of Media’s graduates will be the first to turn their tassels Friday (May 12) at 9 a.m. in the WVU Coliseum.

Commencement weekend concludes with the School of Medicine professional programs graduates, who will toss their mortarboards during a ceremony that begins at 6 p.m. Sunday (May 14), also in the WVUColiseum.

Thirty-seven students walked at Lavender Graduation, which was held April 30 with 175 people in attendance.

The U. S. Army Commissioning will take place at 10 a.m. Thursday (May 11) in the Mountainlair. The U.S. Air Force Commissioning will be held at 7 p.m. Friday (May 12) in Brooks Hall, 202.

Other pre-commencement functions this week:

Tuesday, May 9:

Mountaineer Send Off, 3 p.m., Erickson Alumni Center

Thursday, May 11:

International Students Reception, 4:30 p.m., Erickson Alumni Center, Grand Hall

Honors College Medallion Ceremony, 6 p.m., Creative Arts Center

The complete list of commencement ceremonies:

Friday, May 12:

Reed College of Media, 9 a.m., WVU Coliseum

Schools of Medicine/Pharmacy, Ph.D., 9 a.m., Okey Patteson Auditorium

College of Law, 10 a.m., Creative Arts Center

College of Physical Activity and Sport Science, 1 p.m., WVU Coliseum

College of Creative Arts, 2 p.m., Creative Arts Center

School of Public Health, 3 p.m., Okey Patteson Auditorium

Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design, 4:30 p.m., WVU Coliseum

School of Medicine, M.D., 6 p.m., Creative Arts Center

Saturday, May 13:

School of Dentistry, 8 a.m., Creative Arts Center

College of Education and Human Services, 9 a.m., WVU Coliseum

School of Nursing, noon, Creative Arts Center

Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, 1 p.m., WVU Coliseum

School of Pharmacy, 4 p.m., Creative Arts Center

College of Business and Economics, 5 p.m., WVU Coliseum

Sunday, May 14:

Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, Masters, Ph.D., 9 a.m., WVU Coliseum

Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, 12:30 p.m., WVU Coliseum

School of Medicine, professionals, 4 p.m., WVU Coliseum

Students and guests are asked to arrive at their commencement venues no earlier than one hour prior to its start, as earlier arrivals may affect parking availability. All seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

WVU’s PRT system will not be in operation during commencement weekend. The Coliseum and the Creative Arts Center will have shuttle service surrounding short-term parking on the Evansdale Campus, Lots 1 and 9, Areas 51 and 56. The Mountain Line bus service will also be available.

Accessibility requests may be made through the Office of Accessibility, 304.293.6700.