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Commencement 2021

We are planning an in-person commencement ceremony for May 8, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center. More event details are provided below. 


Graduates who signed up to participate in commencement will receive six (6) tickets to distribute to guests. 
They'll be able to pick up tickets the week prior to commencement on campus or at will call at the venue on the day of commencement. 
Graduates will not be able to obtain additional tickets.  Calculations have been completed to provide as many guests as possible, with the number of graduates in attendance while following COVID guidelines. Guests without a ticket at the event will not be permitted to enter. All attendees will be required to wear a mask for the duration of the event. (This includes those who have been vaccinated.)

President Long shared an update via Zoom webinar on April 1, 2021 regarding the in-person plans for May 2021 Commencement. 
View the archived presentation in the video below. 

You can get your cap and gown in the bookstore. They are in stock. They are not available for sale online. However, you can order them remotely from the bookstore. If you are unable to come to the bookstore, please email or call 304-929-1360 so that they work with you to obtain some information related to your order. The bookstore can set aside a cap, gown, and tassel set aside for you, and you can send a check to WVU Tech Bookstore, 410 Neville St., Beckley, WV 25801. The cost for the cap, gown, and tassel is $64.20 including tax. The bookstore will mail the cap and gown when the check is received.

Your honors cords are provided AT NO COST by the Registrar's Office (not the Bookstore). Contact the Registrar's Office via  email or by phone at 304.929.1450.

See the links below for parking and entrance location information. 

As labelled on the entrance diagram: 
1 - Will Call 
2 - Entrance for guests for graduates with last name A - L; Accessibility entrance for all guests
8 - Entrance for guests of graduates with last name M - Z 
9 - Graduate and employee entrance

Contact us at


If any of your guests have accessibility needs, please let us know at
Guests seated in accessible seating areas will sit with one other guest from that graduate's party. They will enter using the accessible entrance, which will be labelled at the venue. 


April 30, 2021

5:00 PM
Life Sciences 200
Multicultural Graduation Celebration

May 6, 2021

6:00 PM 
Calvary Assembly of God
Nursing Pinning Ceremony and
Sigma Theta Tau Honor Induction

May 8, 2021

10:00 AM 
Beckley Raleigh County Convention Center
Commencement Ceremony