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December Commencement


On Saturday, December 19, Mountaineer Nation will gather – virtually – to celebrate August and December 2020 graduates and all of their achievements. The virtual ceremonies, one for each school/college, will begin at 11 a.m. ET on December 19th and will be closed captioned. Everyone's invited: graduates, families, current and future students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the University.

Missed the ceremony or want to watch it again? Find it here!

Names are listed and announced according to when you graduated. August grads are first followed by December grads.

How to Participate:

GRADUATES - You'll get to see your name during the ceremony and hear it being announced! Names are announced according to your graduation date - August grads will be first followed by December grads. Your name will also be printed in the commemorative program which will be posted soon.  

Before the Event

To prepare for Mountaineer Graduation Day, plan to share your celebration photos with us via social media during and after the virtual ceremony. So, put your thinking caps on now about what you want to share – whether it is a short video or text, or even just a photo. And we would love to see you in your caps and gowns!

During the Virtual Ceremony

On December 19th at 11 a.m. ET, you and your guests are invited to join us for the virtual ceremony. Since the virtual ceremony is a broadcast instead of a video conference, there is no limit on who can attend – so invite as many of your friends and family as you'd like!

We also will have some fun ways for you to engage on social media following the ceremony.

After the Event

Keep celebrating! Continue sharing your photos and home celebrations with the hashtag #WVUgrad.

Family and Friends

It wouldn't be a graduation celebration without proud families and friends! Please join us December 19th at 11 a.m. ET for the virtual ceremonies. Check back here for the link which will go live 10 minutes prior to the start time.

After the ceremony, be ready to share your graduate's content far and wide on social media using #WVUgrad.


Please contact us at if you have questions.

DISCLAIMER: Registration to participate 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.