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Commencement Information

May 2023 Commencement Ceremony

  • When: May 13, 2023 at 4pm
  • Where: WVU Coliseum

Please go to the following link to RSVP to walk in the May 2023 Commencement Ceremony – You MUST RSVP or you will not be permitted to walk in the ceremony.

Register for Commencement

The deadline to register to walk in the May 2023 Commencement Ceremony is Friday, May 5, 2023 at 5pm.

  • Tickets are not required for students or guests for the Commencement Ceremony.
  • Free parking is available at the Coliseum and the Canady Creative Arts Center. There will be parking staff and University Police officers stationed to help direct you to the nearest parking area.
  • Graduates should check-in at the Basketball Practice Facility at 3pm. (60 minutes prior to the ceremony time). No one other than the graduate will be permitted into the check-in area.
  • Graduates are required to wear caps and gowns. Purchase online from Herff Jones or in person from the WVU Bookstore.
  • All graduates who have earned hoods will be hooded. Hoods will be carried in, draped over the left arm. Hooders should process in and sit with the graduate they are hooding. Faculty are required to wear regalia to participate.
  • Students eligible for Latin honor cords will be sent an email in April letting you know what days you will be permitted to stop by the Chambers College Advising office to pick up your honor cord.
  • Each ceremony will last approximately two hours.
  • Graduates needing accessibility services should contact their accessibility specialist.
  • Graduates who were approved to graduate in May 2023 will have their names appear in the program.
  • 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 48 hours of the ceremony.
  • Graduates and Guests must adhere to the WVU clear bag policy.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email