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Commencement

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


Friday, May 13, 2022
3 p.m. at the WVU Coliseum
Graduates must arrive by 2 p.m.

Davis College students who anticipate graduating in May or August 2022 are invited to participate in the College's commencement ceremony at 3 p.m. on Friday, May 13, at the WVU Coliseum.

All students who plan to participate in the ceremony must RSVP online by May 1, 2022.

Important Information

Please keep the following information in mind as you make your plans:
  • On May 13, graduates must report to the Basketball Practice Facility by 2 p.m. to check-in and receive instructions for line-up. The processional begins at 3 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.
  • 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 are required to wear caps and gowns. Regalia is available for 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. Doctoral candidates will be hooded by a faculty member of their choice or a WVU administrator. Master’s candidates will be hooded by their Division Director or WVU administrator.
  • Latin honor cords will be distributed by individual colleges prior to graduation day. August 2022 graduates will not receive cords since it is based on final semester GPA.
  • Diplomas for May 2022 graduates will be mailed after all grades are finalized and certified by the Office of the University Registrar
  • Graduates who were approved to graduate in May 2022 will have their names will be printed in the program.
  • Commemorative programs will be mailed to graduates. Please make sure your permanent address is correct in the system as this is where the programs will be mailed. 
  • Graduates needing accessibility services should contact their accessibility specialist.
  • 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 before, during and after events.
  • 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 Maize
Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design Maize
Agricultural and Extension Education Maize
Agricultural and Resource Economics Maize
Agroecology Maize
Agronomy Maize
Animal and Food Science Maize
Animal and Nutritional Sciences Maize
Animal Physiology Maize
Applied and Environmental Microbiology Maize
Biochemistry Maize or Yellow
Design and Merchandising Maroon
Design Studies Maroon
Energy Land Management Russett
Environmental and Energy Resources Management Russett
Environmental and Natural Resources Economics Maize
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 Maize
Multidisciplinary Studies White
Natural Resource Economics Maize
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.