University Relations at West Virginia University will be telling the story of 2013 Commencement through a project called 24,000.

A majority of the nearly 5,000 students who are graduating have been at WVU for four years, and that means that – from about the time they stepped onto campus and moved into their dorm to the time they walk across the stage at Commencement – they’ve been college students for roughly 24,000 hours.

That’s a pretty long time – long enough to do some amazing things. And, our students have done that.

It takes roughly 24000 hours to graduate. Check out our 2013 Commencement microsite. Visit the site!

24,000 hours is a website on WVUToday that features the stories of a few of our students who will graduate later this month. They focus on a particular moment or a span of time that brought each of these students clarity about their college careers. You can visit it at

In addition to these stories, we’ll also be remembering the last two weeks of our senior’s college careers through Storify. Seniors are encouraged to use the #wvugrad hashtag to join the conversation. Follow us on Twitter (@WestVirginiaU).

For the first time during Commencement, WVU will also hold an Instagram Daily Photo Challenge. Each day for the next two weeks, the entire WVU community will have a chance to post photos on Instagram that coincide with that day’s theme. The best photo each day will receive a prize courtesy of WVU Trademark Licensing. Make sure those photos are posted with #wvugrad. For more information, follow WVU on Instagram (@WestVirginiaU).



CONTACT: University Relations/News

Follow @WVUToday on Twitter