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Graduation Information

Class of 2017
December Commencement

WVU Coliseum
Friday, December 15, 2017 at 9 a.m.

The College of Business and Economics Commencement ceremony is Friday, December 15, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. in the WVU Coliseum.  Graduates must report to the Coliseum’s 2nd level Country Roads Gate by one hour prior to the ceremony to check-in and receive instructions for line-up. Graduates of Eberly College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Business and Economics will check in at 8:00 a.m. All other schools and colleges will check in at 1:00 p.m.

Tickets are not required, there is no cost to attend the ceremony, and there is no limit to the number of guests students may invite. Seating is on a first come, first serve basis. The ceremony will last approximately two hours.

For complete information regarding May 2017 Commencement, please visit the University website

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.

WVU will also be hosting a brunch Friday, December 15 form 10am-2pm in the Nutting Gallery at the Erickson Alumni Center. RSVP here.

Application for Graduation and Diploma

December 2017 graduating students are required to complete an online Application for Graduation and Diploma which is accessible through their DegreeWorks page. If you are graduating in May 2018, you must obtain written permission from your Dean to walk in the December Commencement ceremony. The names of May graduates will NOT appear in the December program. Contact University Events for more information.

Students may confirm receipt of their graduation application by checking their DegreeWorks account at least 24 hours after submission. The date of graduation, December 2017, will appear beneath Academic Standing in the Graduation Application box.

Diplomas will be mailed after all grades are finalized and certified by the WVU Office of the Registrar.

Fees and Fines

All account balances must be resolved prior to release of a student’s transcript and diploma.

Ceremony Attendance

Students are required to wear caps and gowns which may be purchased through the WVU Bookstore, or online through Herff Jones at

Graduates should arrive at the Coliseum for check-in approximately one hour before the ceremony. Registration and line-up is in the Basketball Practice Facility.

To arrange accommodations for graduates or guests with disabilities, see Accessibility Services

Students who qualify for Latin honors (cum laude, magna cum laude, or summa cum laude) may pick up honor cords at the registration area. If you are not attending the Commencement ceremony, you may pick up honor cords at the Office of Undergraduate Programs and Advising (B&E Building, Room 358) the week prior to graduation.

All veterans/military personnel may pick up military honor cords at the WVU Veterans Office.

Questions? Please contact Susan Catanzarite at or call 304-293-4959, or contact University Events at