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WVU Commencement Weekend to honor thousands of graduates during nine ceremonies

WVU graduates are shown  standing in rows in their navy blue and gold regalia during a Commencement ceremony.

Nine ceremonies celebrating thousands of WVU graduates will be held at the Coliseum as part of Commencement Weekend, May 10-12. (WVU Photo/Matt Sunday)

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WHAT: West Virginia University will celebrate the accomplishments of thousands of graduates during Commencement Weekend in Morgantown with nine ceremonies over three days.

WHO: More than 4,000 spring graduates, President Gordon Gee, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Maryanne Reed, Chancellor and Executive Dean for Health Sciences Dr. Clay Marsh, other University leaders, eight honorary degree recipients and two speakers

Meet some of the graduates.

WHERE: WVU Coliseum, 3450 Monongahela Blvd., Morgantown

WHEN: May 10-12

Friday, May 10
9 a.m.
College of Law
School of Dentistry, School of Pharmacy, School of Nursing, School of Public Health
4 p.m.
School of Medicine — MD, PhD, Masters, Professional Programs and Undergraduate Programs

Saturday, May 11
9 a.m.
Reed College of Media, College of Creative Arts
12:30 p.m.
Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design
4 p.m.
John Chambers College of Business and Economics

Sunday, May 12
9 a.m.
College of Applied Human Sciences
12:30 p.m.
Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
4:30 p.m.
Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Read more about the honorary degree recipients and ceremony speakers.

VENUE INFORMATION: Tickets are not required. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. The University’s Clear Bag Policy will be in effect. No signs or noisemakers are permitted.

Find more information about WVU Commencement.

For those who cannot attend in person, each ceremony will be livestreamed with broadcasts beginning a few minutes prior to scheduled event starts. After the ceremonies, archived recordings will be available.

Find links to watch the ceremonies.

PARKING: For attendees, free ceremony parking is available at the Coliseum. Members of the University Police Department will be directing traffic.

The Coliseum is ADA compliant with ADA parking in the front of the building. A valid handicap placard will be required for handicap parking. Shuttles and golf carts will be running in the parking areas.

The PRT closes for summer break Saturday, May 4, and will not be an option for transportation to and from Commencement Weekend ceremonies.

ADDITIONAL EVENTS: As part of Commencement Weekend, the Army ROTC Mountaineer Battalion will conduct the annual Spring Commissioning Ceremony at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 9, in the Mountainlair Ballrooms.

The Honors College will host its Honors Foundations Recognition Ceremony at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 9, in the Canady Creative Arts Center Lyell B. Clay Theatre.

MEDIA NOTES: Members of the media — reporters, photographers, videographers — who are planning to cover one or more of the ceremonies in person are required to RSVP by sending an email to Shauna Johnson,, before 4 p.m. Thursday, May 9, to receive parking information and other entry instructions.



MEDIA CONTACT: Shauna Johnson
Director of News Communications
WVU University Relations

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