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West Virginia University understands the importance of Commencement for our graduates, their families and friends. With the guidance of our COVID advisory team, we are moving forward planning in-person ceremonies to take place (rain or shine) at Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium for the Class of 2021.

We are also excited to welcome back our May, August and December 2020 graduates to participate with the May 2021 graduates and we hope they will return to campus to celebrate their achievements! 

2021 Graduates must complete an “application to graduate” through the Office of the University Registrar. All graduates (2020 and May 2021) will be required to register for participation in the Commencement celebration. Caps and gowns will be required to participate. Information about ordering those as well as announcements can be found under the Graduate Info tab.

Ceremonies will take place May 15th and 16th with COVID restrictions in effect. Masks and social distancing will be required. All participants must register to allow us to meet this restriction.

 Due to health and safety protocols, ticket distribution for guests will be limited. We will know more in the coming weeks. We will follow the guidance of our medical advisers as it relates to COVID and will adjust plans as necessary.

We look forward to celebrating this milestone achievement with you!

Steps to Graduate

All graduates are required to apply to graduate through the Office of the University Registrar. 

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