To allow students and families to get a head start on graduation plans, West Virginia University has announced the schedule for their 141st Commencement weekend May 14-16.

The University will host a series of individual, personalized ceremonies at variety of venues on the Evansdale Campus and around Morgantown, including the WVU Coliseum, Creative Arts Center and Student Recreation Center.

Students and their families are encouraged to visit the Commencement Web site http://commencement.wvu.edu/ for event updates, as well as information about photography, lodging and traditions. More will be added as details are finalized.

The Commencement ceremony schedule is below. Graduates should plan to arrive at least one hour prior to the start time for check-in and lineup. Receptions will immediately follow each event, unless otherwise noted.

Details regarding associated events including the Honors College, ROTC programs and other groups will be announced as details are finalized.

Saturday, May 15

• School of Dentistry, 8:30 a.m., Student Recreation Center; reception at Student Recreation Center

• School of Medicine (MD, Ph.D.), 9 a.m., Creative Arts Center; reception details to be announced

• College of Human Resources and Education, 9:30 a.m., Coliseum; reception at Shell Building

• School of Pharmacy, noon, Student Recreation Center; reception at Student Recreation Center

• College of Law, 1 p.m., Creative Arts Center; reception at College of Law

• College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, 2 p.m., Coliseum; reception at Shell Building

• School of Nursing, 5 p.m., Student Recreation Center; reception to begin at 1 p.m. at the Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute

• College of Creative Arts, 5 p.m., Creative Arts Center; reception at Creative Arts Center lobby

• College of Business and Economics, 6 p.m., Coliseum; reception at WVU Shell Building

Sunday, May 16

• Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design, 9:30 a.m., Coliseum; reception at WVU Shell Building

• Eberly College of Arts and Sciences hooding ceremony for masters and doctoral candidates, 10 a.m., Morgantown Event Center; reception at Morgantown Event Center (diplomas will be awarded at Sunday afternoon ceremony)

• Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism, 10 a.m., Creative Arts Center; reception at Creative Arts Center lobby

• School of Medicine (professional programs: exercise physiology, medical technology, community medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy),10:30 a.m., Student Recreation Center; reception at Student Recreation Center

• Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, 2 p.m., Coliseum; reception at WVU Shell Building

• College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences, 2:30 p.m., Creative Arts Center; reception at Creative Arts Center lobby

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cd/12/18/09

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