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December Commencement

December 19, 2020

Given the change in WVU’s Fall semester calendar and the fluid Covid situation, we are assessing our December 19th date. We will update this information as decisions are finalized. 


May 2020 graduates: To make sure you receive emails pertaining to December Commencement, please check your MIX email account periodically even after you graduate. Your MIX email address will be our only way to reach you.

Your personalized graduation video clip

Your special moment on stage will be captured on video and we are gifting you a personalized video clip. Your StageClip will feature screen titles showing your name and commencement date, and will capture the moment you cross the stage and receive your diploma cover. Your StageClip is designed to be downloaded and can be easily shared on your social networks. You will be emailed after your ceremony has taken place to notify you when your clip is available on the StageClip website. Don't forget to tag your StageClip using #WVUgrad .

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • Graduates are required to wear caps and gowns. Regalia is available for purchase online from Herff Jones or in person from the WVU Bookstore.
  • Doctoral candidates will be hooded onstage by a faculty member of their choice or a WVU administrator. Master’s degree candidates will not be hooded on stage and should wear their hoods to the ceremony.
  • Tickets are NOT required and there are no restrictions on the number of guests a graduate may bring. The ceremony will last approximately two hours.
  • The ceremonies will be webcast for friends and families who are unable to attend in person. The webcast link will go live approximately 10 minutes before the start of each ceremony.
  • Diplomas will be mailed after all grades are finalized and certified by the WVU Office of the Registrar.
  • WVU has contracted with GradImages to provide quality graduation photos of each student. Proofs will be emailed to the student within 72 hours of the ceremony.
  • Questions? Contact the Office of University Events at graduation@mail.wvu.edu or 304-293-7132.

DISCLAIMER: Registration to walk 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.

Please help us shape future ceremonies by completing our survey.

The survey is now closed. If you still want to provide feedback, please email us at graduation@mail.wvu.edu. Thank you!

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