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FALL 2023 

GRADUATION & COMMENCEMENT INFORMATION

** THIS SITE WILL BE UPDATED WITH NEW INFORMATION AS IT IS AVAILABLE.
PLEASE CHECK BACK


**SEE ANNOUNCEMENTS SECTION FOR UPDATES**


UPDATE:
Regalia, Honor Cords & Guest Ticket Information links have been updated for pick up availability
  • Details found under the Ceremony Box below, then check both Guest Ticket Box & Regalia Box for dates, times, and ticket limits.
    • Regalia pickup @ Bookstore
    • Cords & Tickets pickup @ Office of Registrar



SPECIAL INVITATION REMINDER: GRADUATION CELEBRATION!

All Degree-seeking graduates of Summer 2023 and candidates of Fall 2023, we hope to see you there,

October 26th, 2023 from 11am-7pm in the Student Union. 

  • Pick up Regalia orders
  • ​Get late Regalia without an order (those without Regalia for Fall 23 Ceremony)
  • Pick up honor cords if applicable
  • Identify & Resolve Administrative Requirements (holds)
  • Get connected with Alumni Association & Career Services
  • Purchase additional Commemorative items thru Jostens, or the WVSU Bookstore
  • Enter raffle
  • Win prizes!

SPECIAL INVITATION REMINDER: GRADUATION CELEBRATION!  All Degree-seeking graduates of Summer 2023 and candidates of Fall 2023, we hope to see you there,  October 26th, 2023 from 11am-7pm in the Student Union.  Pick up Regalia orders ​Get late Regalia without an order (those without Regalia for Fall 23 Ceremony) Pick up honor cords if applicable Identify & Resolve Administrative Requirements (holds) Get connected with Alumni Association & Career Services Purchase additional Commemorative items thru Jostens, or the WVSU Bookstore Enter raffle Win prizes!

 

IMPORTANT INFoRMATION

The Fall 2023 Graduation Application has officially closed after all extension deadlines have passed.
 

For the Fall 2023 Semester, the Graduation Application is Reopening for a brief last chance opportunity to apply for Fall 2023 Graduation. 
NEW DEADLINE Friday, August 25th, 2023

 


*Reminder: Under new policy all students must apply for graduation in the term PRIOR to completing requirements.
  • Summer and Fall Graduation Applications will now be opened and closed simultaneous with the same deadlines during the previous Spring term.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:     
REOPENING- DEADLINE: FRIDAY, AUGUST 25th, 2023
Friday, April 7, 2023 Extended ► Friday, May 5, 2023
as outlined in the Academic Calendar
 
APPLICATION UPDATES 
 
The application has been modified to include all students completing any WVSU credential which include;
  • Degrees: Bachelors & Masters 

  • Post Graduate Certificates & Licensures

Within the application, please *carefully* select the correct credential in which you are applying and expect to complete by the end of the Fall term.

*Note: your current major should reflect the specific degree and major or certificate/licensure program in which you are applying and expect to complete, this should include the addition of or removal of any minors. Both your school record information and application must match 
  • You can check your major under MyState in Unofficial Transcripts and or MyDegree as well as Achieve.
  • If you need to make changes to your major or minor, we have online forms to make it fast and easy to change just click  STUDENT FORMS
An application fee will be charged to your account prior to the start of the term you graduate.
  • Early applications and fee charges allow the fee to be included as part your initial billing for the term and eligible for payment under many financial aid options.
    • See your Financial Aid Counselor for more information
  • Fees will not be assessed to students re-applying from a previously denied application.

**Important Note**

The graduation application is not located in MyState. 

MyState will not update application status. 
Please do not refer to MyState for Application information.
Everything you need is on this webpage



**Commencement is a celebratory event of recognition for those completing Bachelor and Master Degrees.

  • Students completing Post Graduate Certificates or Licensures will not be provided the additional Commencement and Regalia information


 

             GENERAL F.A.Q.             

 

Q: HOW DO I APPLY FOR GRADUATION? 

  1. Students who will, or believe they will complete all requirements at the end of the Fall term should apply now (term prior to completing requirements). 
  2. Click the Graduation Application box below, read the information displayed on the page  
    • All students completing any credential program should click the application and *carefully* select the correct credential expected to complete at the end of the term in which you are applying
    • Graduates & Undergraduates;
      • You will receive Commencement and Regalia information and instructions at a later date, once information is available.
      • Please monitor the website for all announcements and future time sensitive Regalia instructions, (emails will also be sent).
    • Post Graduate Certificates & Licensure; students seeking post graduate credentials programs or non-degree should use the same link, just be sure to select your correct credential. 
  3. ​Submit your application.
  4. Verify your current Program/ Major and or Minor if applicable in MyState matches your application input.
    1. Use Student Forms page above to resolve any differences to ensure you are evaluated for the appropriate program in which you are completing and have applied.
  5. Check out various links on this site for all the information you need, 



Q: I have completed the application, what now? 

  1. Fees will be applied after the application closes and must be paid prior to receiving transcripts or diplomas.
  2. Once the application has closed, all applicants will have a preliminary evaluation 
    • Registrar will consult and coordinate with each department.
  3. IF any action is required by the student, you will be notified immediately via your WVSU email
  4. Be sure to settle all institution obligations and requirements to your degree completion.
  5. Continue to monitor this site for more announcements on Graduation and Ceremony details as they are available.
  6. Take a deep breathe, exhale slowly. You are almost there!
  7. At the end of this term, after final grades are posted, a final review will be completed of all applicants for degree completion. 
  8. Diplomas will be custom ordered after ALL institutional obligations and academic requirements have been met and confirmed.
    1. Final Transcripts are available immediately upon confirmation of degree award and cleared obligations. (Obligations will show as a hold in MyState and unofficial transcripts can be viewed to confirm degree award before ordering official transcript copies.
    2. For those with outstanding obligations (i.e. Balances, FA Exit Counseling) please ensure the completion prior to the Ceremony or no later than mid-week following the Ceremony, (when final grades are posted) to ensure fastest order and receipt of your diploma.
    3. See Fees & Obligations below for more information 

Please click the boxes below for more information 

**Students who applied during Spring or Summer terms, but did not complete requirements, must re-apply.
  • Applications do not roll from one term to the next.

 
ANNOUNCEMENTS

*We have added some additional information.
Please see the updated information to the left pertaining to new policies and application changes.

     
  • Fall 2023 Graduation Application has officially closed
  • 8/7/23: The Fall 23 Graduation Application is reopening for a brief last chance opportunity to apply for Fall 2023 Graduation. 
NEW DEADLINE Friday, August 25th, 2023
 
 
  • Deadline Extended!
  • Fall 2023 (& Summer 23) Graduation Application is now open
  • Application Deadlines have been posted
  • Important Application changes have been posted



 

SPECIAL INVITATION REMINDER: GRADUATION CELEBRATION!  All Degree-seeking graduates of Summer 2023 and candidates of Fall 2023, we hope to see you there,  October 26th, 2023 from 11am-7pm in the Student Union.  Pick up Regalia orders ​Get late Regalia without an order (those without Regalia for Fall 23 Ceremony) Pick up honor cords if applicable Identify & Resolve Administrative Requirements (holds) Get connected with Alumni Association & Career Services Purchase additional Commemorative items thru Jostens, or the WVSU Bookstore Enter raffle Win prizes!

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