With the end of the semester right around the corner, many seniors have already started looking forward to West Virginia University’s May 13 commencement. This year, as part of the Senior Year Experience, graduating students will have the convenience of a Senior One-Stop Shop.

The event is planned for March 19-20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Mountainlair Commons, providing a centralized location for ordering caps and gowns, graduation announcements, yearbooks and class rings.

Other WVU departments, including Financial Aid, Admissions and Records and the University Health Servicewhich will be giving away a diploma framewill be on hand.

Resume writing and job-hunting assistance will be provided by WVU Career Services, and students can sign on with the Alumni Association and the Athletic Department to stay connected with WVU and the Mountaineers after graduation.

The idea of the One-Stop Shop came from seniors serving on the Senior Year Experience committee who said they would appreciate one convenient location where they could prepare for graduation and beyond.

“Throughout the academic year, WVU has been recognizing the efforts and achievements of our seniors through various programs and services,”explained Ken Gray, vice president for Student Affairs.”The Senior One-Stop Shop is just one more way of demonstrating to our students that they are our No. 1 priority.”