Graduation Information

This page will contain information pertaining to several graduation dates. Please check this site often as changes will be reflected here.

  • December 2016 diplomas will be mailed to December 2016 graduates the last week n January 2017.


Deadlines to Apply for Graduation

  • Graduation Date..........Application Deadline
  • May 12, 2017..............February 1, 2017                (May diplomas will be mailed the last week in June) 
  • Summer 2017.............June 1, 2017
  • December 2016..........September 1, 2016         (December diplomas will be mailed the last week in January)

To apply for graduation, come to 248 Hardway Building and complete a graduation application, and make an appointment (304-367-4142, Stephanie) for your official degree audit at least a semester in advance of graduation. If you don't complete course requirements in the semester you have applied to graduate, you must fill out a new graduation application.

Commencement for students graduating from August 2016 - May 2017 will be held at 6:30 pm, on Friday May 12, 2017 at the Locust Avenue Feaster Center. Please attend graduation rehearsal scheduled for 3:30 pm on the same day, and arrive back by 6:00 pm for commencement lineup.


Graduation Fees

Currently there are no fees associated with graduation.


Degree Audit Appointments

It is important to apply early or by the deadlines for graduation and to complete your degree audit appointment to make sure that you are ready to graduate. PLEASE NOTE THAT APPOINTMENT TIMES ARE LIMITED AND FILL UP QUICKLY.

To schedule an appointment call 304-367-4142 and ask for Stephanie or stop by the 3rd floor of Turley Student Services Center on Locust Avenue Campus. Check your student email account for degree audit update information.

  • Degree Audit Appointments for May 2017...........................................................August 30, 2016 - November 17, 2016
  • Degree Audit Appointments for August/December 2016......................................January 26, 2016 - April 21, 2016 and July 5, 2016 - August 4, 2016


Commencement Notes

Commencement packets will be mailed to students who have applied for May 2017 graduation as well as to those students who graduated in August and December 2016 in February 2017. Students who apply for graduation after this date will receive their packets at the time they apply for graduation, students submitting forms after April 21, 2017 cannot be guaranteed that their name will appear in the program. 

  • Commencement Date: May 12, 2017 at 6:30pm in the Locust Avenue Feaster Center, LINE UP AT 6:00 PM.
  • Mandatory Rehearsal May 12, 2017 at 3:30 pm in the Locust Avenue Feaster Center
  • Cap and gown must be ordered from the website by the deadline of midnight TBA (no charge unless you wait until after the deadline)
  • Caps and gowns will be available in the Locust Avenue Bookstore (Falcon Center) about a week before commencement, you will receive an email to your student account when they are available.
  • In order to participate in Commencement, your Reader's Card must be returned to Student Services (248 Hardway Building, Locust Avenue Campus) by April 21, 2017
  • Commencement is semi-formal, gowns are black, shoes and slacks should be dark as well
  • See the information  and "Order your Cap and Gown here" link below,  the link is not currently active for ordering
  • The Bookstore Graduation Fair in the Falcon Center on Locust Avenue Campus is scheduled for TBA from 11am-3pm


Order your Cap and Gown here!(click link)  Link is currently closed (effective March 29, 2016)

Locust Ave. Graduation Fair. March 23th

Cap and gown order dealine, March 29th

Commencement, Locust Ave. May 13th

Commencement Begins Promptly At 6:30 P.M., Line up starts at 6:00 pm