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Photography

PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY

West Virginia University has partnered with GradImages to help capture the special memories of graduation. A photograph will be taken as each student crosses the stage to receive his or her diploma. Other shots may be offered, depending on the venue.

Immediately following the ceremony, graduates will be sent both electronic and hard copies of their photo proofs. Electronic proofs will be sent to the e-mail address indicated by the graduate. You may pre-register your information by clicking “Pre-Event Registration” on the GradImages website.

WVU PHOTOGRAPHY

Photos of all ceremonies can be found at the WVU Photos website.

PERSONAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Guests are not permitted to approach the stage to take personal photos.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need tickets?

For December and May commencement, family and guests of a graduate do not need tickets. Seating is on a first come, first serve basis.

Where do I register and check in?

For December graduation graduates must report to the Coliseum's 2nd level Country Roads Gate one hour before the ceremony to check-in and receive instructions for line-up.

For May graduation details on check in will be announced based on your college's assigned date, time, and location of graduation. Please visit the May Ceremony page for the date, time, and location of your graduation ceremony.

What is the appropriate graduation attire?

All graduates must wear academic regalia (cap and gown). The only substitution for the cap and gown is military dress.

Official WVU regalia is available at the two WVUBookstore locations and online at Herff Jones. Please purchase all caps, gowns, tassels, and hoods prior to Commencement. No regalia will be sold at the venue.

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