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May Commencement


May 15-16, 2021

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!

Ceremonies will take place May 15th and 16th with COVID restrictions in effect. Masks and social distancing will be required. All graduates must register to allow us to meet this restriction. Due to health and safety protocols, ticket distribution for guests will be limited to seven per graduate with one being for the graduate. 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!

The Clear Bag Policy will be in effect for commencement. 

Click HERE for more Day-of-Event information.

Schedule of Events

Saturday, May 15 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
  • College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences
  • Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design
  • Reed College of Media

Saturday, May 15 at 2:00 p.m.
  • College of Creative Arts
  • Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
Sunday, May 16 at 9:00 a.m.
  • College of Education and Human Services
  • John Chambers College of Business and Economics
Sunday, May 16 at 2:00 p.m.
  • College of Law
  • School of Dentistry
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Pharmacy
  • School of Public Health

Each ceremony will be livestreamed for those unable to attend in person. The webcast link will go live a few minutes prior to ceremony time. 


Please contact us at with any questions you have along the way.

DISCLAIMER: Registration to walk in May Commencement is not a record of degrees awarded. Names listed in the May Commencement program are taken from applications for graduation made to WVU’s Office of the University Registrar for May 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.