West Virginia University will hold its annual, midyear convocation at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14, at the Coliseum with interim WVU President C. Peter Magrath as the speaker.

About 1,400 students are graduating this month.

All entrances to the Coliseum will open at noon Sunday; tickets are not required for admission. An early arrival is suggested to avoid traffic and parking problems.

All University parking lots and garages will be free and open to visitors after 5 p.m. Dec. 12 (no permits will be necessary). Parking is available at the WVU Coliseum, and the Personal Rapid Transit, or PRT , will run from 10:15 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sunday.

Special seating is available for guests with physical limitations and those requiring the services of the interpreters on the platform. Call the Office of Disability Services at 304-293-6700 to reserve special seating by noon Friday, Dec. 12.

Note: Bob Knight Photography has been contracted to provide graduation photos for each student. Proofs will be e-mailed to graduates following the ceremony (within 24 hours), and prints will be mailed in the days following the event. Check http://decemberconvocation.wvu.edu/ for ordering information.

  • A row of reserved seats will be available near the Coliseums Blue Gate for working media attending Sundays convocation. Broadcast reporters requiring a mult box can go to the Coliseum floor near the Red Gate/tunnel entrance.
  • A copy of Magraths speech will be available to reporters that day.
  • The ceremony is expected to last 90 minutes to two hours.