Title: #VI-14. Student Participation in Commencement
Commencement ceremonies recognize academic achievements of students and faculty. While ceremonial in nature, commencement is a time for the institution to celebrate a major milestone in the life of the academic community. Participation in commencement at West Virginia University at Parkersburg is an honor shared among graduates.
A student participates in the commencement ceremony following the term in which they complete or are projected to complete all of the requirements for graduation. Spring semester graduates participate in the May commencement; summer and fall semester graduates participate in the December commencement. Any exceptions must be approved by the Vice President for Student Services.