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Eberly College Commencement

The Eberly College will hold two commencement ceremonies on Sunday, May 13, 2018; one for graduate students at 12:30 PM and one for undergraduate students at 4:00 PM.  There is no limit on the number of guests a graduate may invite to the ceremony, and no tickets are required for admission.

Undergraduate Students

Sunday, May 13, 4 p.m., WVU Coliseum 
Register as Undergraduate Student  

Instructions for Participants

Undergraduate students who plan to participate in the ceremony should report to the Basketball Practice Facility behind the Coliseum at 3 p.m. to pick up their pre-printed reader card and line up for the processional. Faculty marshals will begin moving processional lines into position at 3:40 p.m., so it is important that students be checked in and with their department before then.

Friends and family members of graduates should be seated upon arrival at the Coliseum and not follow their graduate to the student check-in and line-up areas, which are quite congested.

Academic Regalia

A graduation gown and cap are required to participate in the ceremony. Official WVU regalia is available at the WVU Bookstore, or may be ordered online from Herff Jones  colleges.herffjones.com/college/wvu.

Tassels worn on the caps of Eberly College of Arts and Sciences students are color coded by degree being conferred. BA degree recipients and all MDS majors wear white, BS degree recipients wear yellow, and BSW degree recipients wear citron. Prior to the conferring of degrees, the tassel should be positioned on the  right side of the cap. 

Ceremony Information

Degree candidates will be lined up for the processional by major, then alphabetically by last name. University marshals will lead the processional and seat faculty and degree candidates. University marshals will cue degree candidates when it is time for them to rise and approach the stage for recognition. Degree candidates will hand their reader card to the Commencement orator to the right of the stage, proceed across the stage (photo op) to receive diploma cover and handshake from the dean (photo op) and presiding University official.  All degree candidates should return to their seat after walking across the stage. After the last graduate has been recognized and degrees are conferred, students will be instructed to move their tassel to the left side of their cap, and the ceremony will conclude with an orderly recession.

Photography

Grad Images will be at the event to take several candid photographs of each graduate. Since photographs will be available, family members and guests are encouraged to remain in their seats and enjoy the ceremony. All students will receive digital proofs and order card via email 7-10 days following the ceremony. Photos will be available at gradimages.com 

Printed Program

Students who applied for May 2018 graduation by the March 2 deadline date will be listed in the commencement program. Names of August 2018 graduates will be listed in the December 2018 Commencement program.

Special Accommodations for Graduates & Guests

Graduates and guests with physical limitations should contact the WVU Office of Accessibility Services at 304-293-6700 to request accommodations.

Additional Information

Directions and maps, parking and lodging options, and other information related to graduation is available at graduation.wvu.edu/commencement  


Graduate Students

Sunday, May 13, 12:30 p.m., WVU Coliseum
Register as Graduate Student

Instructions for Participants

Graduate students who plan to participate in Commencement should report to the Basketball Practice Facility behind the Coliseum between 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m. to pick up their pre-printed reader card and receive further instructions in preparation for the processional and ceremony.  

Friends and family members of graduates should be seated upon arrival at the Coliseum and NOT follow their graduate to the student check-in and line-up areas, which are quite congested.

Academic Regalia

A graduation gown, hood and cap with tassle positioned on left side are required to participate in the ceremony. Official WVU regalia is available at the WVU Bookstore or may be ordered online from Herff Jones at  colleges.herffjones.com/college/wvu.

Degree candidates should carry (not wear) their hood to the ceremony as their faculty adviser will hood them during the ceremony.

Ceremony Information

Degree candidates will be lined up for the processional by program, then alphabetically by last name. University marshals will lead the processional and seat faculty and degree candidates. University marshals will cue degree candidates when it is time for them to rise and approach the stage for recognition. Degree candidates will be hooded by their adviser or designated faculty member (photo op) prior to receiving diploma cover and handshake from the dean (photo op). All degree candidates should return to their seat after exiting the stage. After the last graduate has been recognized and degrees are conferred, the ceremony will conclude with an orderly recession.

Photography

Grad Images will be at the event to take several candid photographs of each graduate. Since photographs will be available, family members and guests are encouraged to remain in their seats and enjoy the ceremony. All students will receive digital proofs and order card via email 7-10 days following the ceremony. Photos will be available at  gradimages.com

Printed Program

Students who applied for May 2018 graduation by the March 2 deadline date will be listed in the commencement program. Names of August and December graduates are listed in the December Commencement program.

Special Accommodations for Graduates and Guests

Graduates needing accessibility services should contact their accessibility specialist.  

Guests who require accessible seating will be served on a first come first served basis.  Once you have arrived at the graduation venue accessible seating ushers will assist you to the designated seating areas.  Any questions please email access2@mail.wvu.edu

Additional Information

Directions and maps, parking and lodging options, and other information related to graduation is available at  graduation.wvu.edu/commencement