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WVU College of Business and Economics
Class of 2014 May Graduation

Watch a live webcast of the ceremony

WVU Coliseum
Saturday, May 10, 2014
6 p.m.

The College of Business and Economics ceremony is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. at the WVU Coliseum, Saturday, May 10, 2014. This ceremony is for those students who have completed their degree in August 2013, December 2013 or May 2014. Tickets are not required to attend the ceremony. For disability seating arrangements please go to the University website www.wvu.edu/commencement/ and click on the "Contacts" link for information.

Application for Graduation and Diploma

Students graduating are required to complete an online Application for Graduation and Diploma. The deadline for submitting this application was March 19, 2014. This application form should be completed by the students that are intending to complete all of their degree requirements at the end of the spring 2014 term. For those student completing their degree requirements in the summer term they will fill out the online application in June 2014. An email with instructions will be sent to the students completing their degree requirements in the summer during the month of May.

Fees and Fines

The application for graduation and diploma fee is no longer required by the University. All outstanding accounts to the University must be paid including library fines and parking tickets in order to receive your diploma. Holds on students accounts can be checked on MIX.

Ceremony Attendance

Students planning to attend the ceremony are required to fill out a registration form. Students completing their degree requirements by the end of summer 2014 are also invited to participate in the May ceremony.

Academic Procession

Students participating in the ceremony must report to the second floor of the Coliseum above the Red Gate by 5:00 p.m. to check-in. At this time, the students will receive a card with their name on it to give to the person announcing their name as they cross the stage and they will be told where they need to go to line-up for the procession on to the floor.

Academic Regalia

Degree candidates are required to wear full regalia. Caps, gowns, tassels, and hoods are available at the WVU Book Store. The tassel color for the College is drab.

Honor Cords

Cords to designate Latin honors will be given to students during the check-in process at the Coliseum before the ceremony.

Ceremony Program

Students will be recognized individually by degree program with their names read as they walk across the stage. Professional photographs will be taken of each student as they walk across the stage. Diplomas will not be distributed at the ceremony. Students will receive a commemorative WVU diploma cover as they cross the stage. A letter will also be included telling the students when to expect their diploma in the mail. Students will be directed to return to their seats after they walk across the stage and are requested to stay in their seats until the recessional.


A reception for the graduates and their guests will be held at the WVU Basketball Practice Facility behind the Coliseum immediately following the ceremony. RSVP below by May 3.


For more information please contact Catharine Thieme at Catharine.Thieme@mail.wvu.edu.