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Commencement 2024

May 4, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. at the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center. More event details are provided below. 

commencement information

QUESTIONS ABOUT COMMENCEMENT? 
Email us at  Tech-Commencement@mail.wvu.edu

DECORATING GRAD CAPS 
Graduates are more than welcome to decorate their caps (mortarboards). This is a great part of the commencement tradition. Keep in mind that these are representing you as you graduate and could be seen in photos and the livestream. Have fun with it! 

HONOR CORDS AND STOLES 
Honor cords and stoles are provided by the Registrar's Office at the event the day of Commencement when you check in. These items are provided at no charge to the graduates.

CAP AND GOWNS
Cap and gowns can be purchased through the bookstore.  Contact the bookstore.

GRADUATION PHOTOS
Get a coupon for GradImages if you pre-register . Other photos are available on our Flickr account.

GRADUATE PLACEMENT SURVEY
We want to hear your plans after graduation. Whether you plan to travel, or you've already accepted your dream job, let us know by filling out this  Graduate Placement Survey.

LIVE STREAM
We will live stream the event the day of. The livestream will be livestreamed and archived on our YouTube channel.

ACCESSSIBILITY NEEDS
Accessibility requests must be submitted in advance by email to  tech-commencement@mail.wvu.edu. If you have not yet requested accessibility accommodations, please do so by  April 30. Those with accessibility needs (along with ONE other guest) will be permitted to sit in the accessible seating area.

NOTE that there is a separate parking area for those who are going to be seated in the accessible seating. That parking area is noted on our parking map.

Additionally, we will have an ASL interpreter for the ceremony and a screen to be able to project it more broadly to see. Guests will also be able to see the ASL support on screen on the livestream


GUESTS
There are no limits on the number of guests that a graduate can invite and tickets  are not required for entrance for graduates or guests this year. 

PARKING AND ENTRANCES
See the links below for parking and entrance location information. 
Parking
Guests enter in the main entrance (1). Faculty and graduates enter in the side entrance (2). Our guests who need ADA seating should enter the ADA entrance (3). 

There is a separate parking area for those who are going to be seated in the accessible seating. That parking area is noted on  our parking map.

LODGING 
Looking for lodging accommodations? 


COMMENCEMENT ACTIVITIES


May 2, 2024

5:30 PM 

Nursing Pinning Ceremony and Sigma Theta Tau Honor Induction
Calvary Assembly of God 
319 Sunset Dr, Beckley, WV 25801

May 3, 2024

4:00 PM
Multicultural Graduation Celebration
Carter Hall Auditorium 
322 S. Kanawha Street, Beckley, WV

6:00 PM
Senior Send-off
Barrett-Kelley Athletic Hall of Fame
720 S. Kanawha Street, Beckley, WV

May 4, 2024

8:30 AM 
Graduate Check-in for Commencement 
All entrances open.
Beckley Raleigh County Convention Center
200 Armory Drive, Beckley, WV 25801

10:00 AM 
Commencement Ceremony
Beckley Raleigh County Convention Center
200 Armory Drive, Beckley, WV 25801

You can join the livestream on YouTube

Parking

Map of the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center parking


map of the Beckley Raleigh County Convention Center
Map of Beckley Raleigh County Convention Center