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Commencement 2022

Congratulations, Class of 2022!

Friday, May 13, at 9:30 a.m.

WVU Creative Arts Center, Evansdale Campus


8:45 a.m.Class of 2022 Group Photo

  • Graduates assemble promptly for Class of 2022 group photo on the front steps of the Creative Arts Center (in the event of rain this photo will be canceled).

9:00 a.m.Gather for Line Up

  • Line up for graduation will be at 9:00 a.m. in the Gladys Davis Theatre at CAC.

9:30 a.m. — Hooding/ Commencement Ceremony

  • Creative Arts Center Auditorium (CAC) Lyell B. Clay Concert Theater.
  • Open to the public, no ticket required.


Please arrive for the group photo wearing your cap and gown. After the group photo, you will report to the Gladys G. Davis Theatre in the CAC (adjacent to the Lyell B. Clay Concert Theater). Class marshals will help you line up in the proper order. This requires 30 minutes to complete. You will then proceed to the stage. Graduates will have professional photos taken upon receiving their diplomas. Ordering instructions will be available at the WVU Commencement website.


Members of the Class of 2022 and guests are invited to a reception at the College of Law immediately following the Commencement Ceremony.

History of the Hooding Ceremony

The Hooding Ceremony has its origins deep in the history of educational institutions. In Medieval times, universities were truly a collection of separate colleges, each of which was devoted to particular disciplines and professional training. At commencement time every year, the faculties of the colleges met, examined their students, and upon finding them to have satisfied all of the requirements established for the curriculum of the college, by vote of the faculty, a hood was provided to be invested upon those persons who were recommended to the university as being qualified for the degree. Over the years, the hoods became colored according to college and discipline. We follow that tradition in investing the members of the graduating class of the College of Law with the purple hood of the law, so that all present will know that these men and women have been found qualified and worthy to receive the degree of Doctor of Jurisprudence.

Order your cap and gown

Anyone who wants to participate in graduation must wear official graduation regalia. You can now order your graduation regalia. Go to this website to order:

Use the drop-down menu to select "WVU Law Center". You will then be asked to choose to either have the cap and gown shipped here to the bookstore, or to your home. You can then select a package of products (announcements, diploma frame, etc.) or just go to the Cap and gown You’ll be asked to enter your height and weight to ensure that your gown is both big enough and long enough.

The cost is $140 +. Again, all graduates must wear the College of Law designated regalia. If purchasing this regalia presents a financial hardship to you, please reach out to me for assistance​. Students should order by March 25, 2022, to receive a 10% discount.

Celebrating the Class of 2022 webpages

A tradition born out of COVID, this WVU Law mini site is a directory of each graduating class. Every graduate is given a webpage that includes their 3L headshot and a list of Commencement honors. Graduates can also submit additional information and their own photo via this form. Graduates can also purchase a special Commencement acknowledgement message, such as "In Honor of..." and "In Memory of...", with a donation to the Class Gift fund. More information is on the form.

Celebrating the Class of 2022 Form

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