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Commencement

Decorated graduation caps. One says Follow your dreams; while the other one says Its been wild and wonderful.


Fri., May 10, 2019
3 p.m. at the WVU Coliseum
Graduates must arrive by 2 p.m.

This May, WVU colleges and schools will host individual commencement ceremonies; the WVU Davis College ceremony is set for 3 p.m. Fri., May 10, at the WVU Coliseum. All Davis College students who anticipate graduating in May or August 2019 are invited to participate in the ceremony. December 2018 graduates are also invited to participate.

To graduate and receive your diploma, you must apply to graduate through the Office of the Registrar. The application deadline for May 2019 graduation is March 1, 2019. Visit the registrar's website for more information.

All students who plan to participate must RSVP online for the ceremony by May 1, 2019.

Important Information

Please keep the following information in mind as you make your plans:
  • On May 10, graduates must report to the Basketball Practice Facility by 2:00 p.m. to check-in and receive instructions for line-up. The processional begins at 3:00 p.m.
  • Tickets are NOT required and there are no restrictions on the number of guests a graduate may bring. The ceremony will last approximately two hours.
  • Graduates are required to wear caps and gowns. Regalia is available for purchase online from Herff Jones or in person from the WVU Bookstore.
  • Doctoral candidates will be hooded onstage by a faculty member of their choice or a WVU administrator. Master’s candidates will not be hooded on stage and should wear their hoods to the ceremony.
  • Diplomas will be mailed after all grades are finalized and certified by the Office of the University Registrar. If you are graduating in August or December, you may still participate in the Davis College ceremony (don't forget to fill out the registration form). The names of August and December graduates will NOT appear in the May program.
  • To arrange accommodations for graduates or guests with disabilities, please contact WVU's Office of Accessibility Services.
  • 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.
  • Look for Commencement Volunteers wearing WVU lanyards if you have questions. Volunteers will be stationed at Information Kiosks at the Coliseum and Creative Arts Center before, during and after events.
  • For students needing a letter of invitation for guests traveling from out of the country. Please fill out this visit letter form. If you have any questions, please visit International Students and Scholar Services for more information. 
  • Shuttles will be available from parking lots to ceremony locations.
  • Questions? Contact the Office of University Events at graduation@mail.wvu.edu

Tassel Colors

Graduate students: Your hood and tassel are the same color.

MAJOR TASSEL COLOR
Agribusiness Management Russett
Agribusiness Management and Rural Development Russett
Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design Maize
Agricultural and Extension Education Maize
Agricultural and Resource Economics Russett
Agroecology Maize
Agronomy Maize
Animal and Food Science Maize
Animal and Nutritional Sciences Maize
Animal Physiology Maize
Applied and Environmental Microbiology Maize
Biochemistry Maize
Design and Merchandising Maroon
Design Studies Maroon
Energy Land Management Russett
Environmental and Energy Resources Management Russett
Environmental and Natural Resources Economics Russett
Environmental Protection Maize
Environmental, Soil and Water Sciences Maize
Fashion, Dress and Merchandising Maroon
Forest Resource Science Russett
Forest Resources Management Russett
Forestry Russett
Genetics and Developmental Biology Maize
Horticulture Maize
Human and Community Development Maize
Human Nutrition and Foods Maize
Interior Design Maroon
Landscape Architecture Maroon
Multidisciplinary Studies White
Natural Resource Economics Russett
Nutritional and Food Science Maize
Reproductive Physiology Maize
Recreation, Parks and Tourism Resources Russett
Wildlife and Fisheries Resources Russett
Wood Science and Technology Russett

For complete details on Commencement weekend activities, visit WVU Commencement.