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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. 

IMPORTANT commencEment INFO


TICKETS
Graduates who signed up to participate in commencement will receive a ticket for themselves and six (6) tickets to distribute to guests. They'll be able to pick up tickets May 3 - May 7 in the President's Office or at will call at the Convention Center on May 8. Graduates will not be able to obtain additional tickets. 

Faculty and staff who are attending Commencement are also required to have a ticket. They'll pick up their ticket as outlined above. 

Tickets are required for all attendees.

See the frequently asked questions page for the schedule of ticket pick up for the week of May 3.

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 another guest with a ticket) will be permitted to sit in the accessible seating area.

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.


PROTOCOLS
Face coverings are required both indoors and outdoors for ALL attendees, including those who have been vaccinated. The only exception is if someone presents proper medical documentation that permits them to not wear a face covering. If you do not have medical documentation and are not wearing a face covering, you will not be permitted entry into the venue.

Physical distancing will also be required. Guests will sit together in their “pods” based on the graduate they’re supporting. Those who have previously requested accessibility requirements will sit in the accessible seating areas. 

If you are currently quarantined or isolated due to COVID-19, you will not be permitted to attend the in-person event as a participant or as a guest. We encourage those attendees to join the live stream of the event on Zoom. The livestream will be archived on our YouTube channel.

Graduation Requirements
Information about requirements for graduation and other Academic Affairs details can be found in the degree regulations section of the WVU Tech catalog. If you have questions related to graduation requirements, academic records, etc., contact the Registrar's Office at  Tech-Registrar-Records@mail.wvu.edu or 304.929.1450.
PARKING AND ENTRANCES
See the links below for parking and entrance location information. 
Parking
Entrance Diagram

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

QUESTIONS ABOUT COMMENCEMENT? 
Check out our  Frequently Asked Questions page. If you can't find the answer to your question, email us at  Tech-Commencement@mail.wvu.edu


COMMENCEMENT PROGRAM
For a list of graduates and commencement program, please visit the commencement program page.

COMMENCEMENT ACTIVITIES


April 30, 2021

5:00 PM
Multicultural Graduation Celebration

Life Sciences 200
Join via Zoom

May 6, 2021

6:00 PM 

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

May 8, 2021

May 2021 Commencement 
Beckley Raleigh County Convention Center

200 Armory Drive, Beckley, WV 25801

8:30 AM 
Graduate check-in
Ticket will call and all entrances open 
Tickets are required for all attendees.

10:00 AM 
Commencement Ceremony
Join via Zoom