In the last exam before the end of the college years, students hold sharpened pencils and wait, ready for the test and the first day of the rest of their lives.

The time for their very last final is now.

West Virginia University invites its crop of graduating seniors to complete their last assignment by sifting through their memories as Mountaineers and sharing them through pictures, words and video.

Their last final is a testament to their school, their parents and themselves.

This final assignment is as simple as tweeting about the people and places you’ll miss, the lessons you take with you and the steps ahead.

When you feel jitters through the commencement address, a rush of pride as you cross the stage and a sense of well being as your mom sheds tears, keep the rest of WVU in on your story.

Mel Moraes, a graduating journalism senior and Student Video Diaries participant, is inviting students through a video to make this last assignment count. She will also be inviting students to participate in the project at WVU’s Senior Send-off: A Zero-Year Reunion.

Whether through Twitter, Facebook or foursquare, comment on your proudest moments and your best times. Tweet your cell phone pictures and thoughts using the hashtag #wvugrad. Upload photos and videos to the WVU Facebook page . Check in on foursquare – and offer tips.

You can start by visiting for more information and prompt questions.

WVU University Relations staff will be sharing the information students publish through social media outlets in a variety of ways during and following commencement, including a multimedia production that will bring together the various submissions from the end of the semester and commencement weekend.

In the end, this final will serve as a collection of memories that highlights how WVU changed the grads and how they changed WVU.

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