Plans are already under way for West Virginia University’s 139th Commencement weekend (May 16-18).

In keeping with changes made last year, the University will host a series of individual, personalized ceremonies at one of three venues on the Evansdale Campus: the WVU Coliseum, Creative Arts Center and Student Recreation Center.

Events will begin with the Commencement Honors Convocation at 7 p.m. May 16 at the WVU Coliseum. Invitations to participate will be extended to WVU Foundation Outstanding Seniors, graduating Honors College students and ROTC cadets and other outstanding graduates. The convocation is open to the public.

Other events are scheduled as follows:


*Friday, May 16

  • 10 a.m., Army ROTC , Mountainlair Gold and Blue ballrooms
  • 2 p.m., Air Force ROTC , Erickson Alumni Center


*Saturday, May 17

  • 9 a.m., School of Medicine (M.D./Ph.D.), Creative Arts Center
  • 9:30 a.m., College of Human Resources and Education, WVU Coliseum
  • 10 a.m., School of Dentistry, Student Recreation Center
  • 2 p.m., College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, WVU Coliseum
  • 2 p.m., School of Pharmacy, Student Recreation Center
  • 2 p.m., College of Law, Creative Arts Center
  • 6 p.m., College of Business and Economics, WVU Coliseum
  • 6:30 p.m., School of Nursing, Student Recreation Center
  • 7:30 p.m., College of Creative Arts, Creative Arts Center

Sunday, May 18

  • 9:30 a.m., Davis College of Agriculture, Forestry and Consumer Sciences, WVU Coliseum
  • 9:30 a.m., School of Journalism, Creative Arts Center
  • 10:30 a.m., School of Medicine (Professional Programs), Student Recreation Center
  • 2 p.m., Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, WVU Coliseum
  • 2 p.m., School of Physical Education, Creative Arts Center