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Mountaineer Graduation Day - Order of Exercises


May 16, 2020

11:00 a.m. EST – approximate broadcast time 45 minutes  


Welcome Remarks

          Maryanne Reed

          Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs


National Anthem


Keynote Address

          E. Gordon Gee

          President, West Virginia University



          Clay B. Marsh

          Vice President and Executive Dean for Health Sciences


Simple Gifts

          Class of 2020 retrospective


Special Message

          Meshea Poore

          Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion       


Alumni Charge


Presidential Honorary Degree Presentation

          E. Gordon Gee


Conferral of Degrees

          E. Gordon Gee


Country Roads



*After the broadcast is over, May graduates will be able to access and share your submitted video message. We encourage you to join the excitement around Mountaineer Graduation Day and post your personal celebrations.

Please note that the Class of May 2020 is 4,500 strong and that number precludes the individual reading of names and viewing of video clips during the broadcast. We encourage you to plan to return to campus in December for a special in person experience and an opportunity for us to celebrate with you and your families.