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Commencement 2023

We are planning an in-person commencement ceremony for May 6, 2023 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

APPLY FOR GRADUATION
Submit your required application for graduation (and let us know whether or not you plan to walk in May).

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.

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

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 morning of Commencement when you check in. These items are provided at no charge to the graduates.

ACADEMIC AWARDS 
The application for academic awards will be shared closer to the application period. 

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 via Zoom, which will be linked from wvutech.edu/commencement. The livestream will be 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.


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

PARKING AND ENTRANCES
See the links below for parking and entrance location information. 
Parking
Entrance Diagram

As labelled on the entrance diagram: 
2 - Entrance for guests; accessibility entrance
9 - Graduate and employee entrance

LODGING 
Looking for lodging accommodations? 

COMMENCEMENT PROGRAM

COMMENCEMENT ACTIVITIES

more details will be shared as they are finalized



May 6, 2022

May 2023 Commencement 
Beckley Raleigh County Convention Center200 Armory Drive, Beckley, WV 25801

8:30 AM Graduate check-in
All entrances open.

10:00 AM 
Commencement Ceremony