ATHENS, W. Va. – With final exams fast approaching, the end of the semester is looming in the background for many on campus, with some having only one thing on their mind: graduation.
Graduating from college is a major accomplishment in a student’s young life and many are looking ahead now to their future’s ahead. But with this anticipation, there are questions that we’re here to answer today.
The master’s hooding & ceremony will take place Friday, May 6th at 6 p.m. with undergraduate ceremonies being held the following day Saturday, May 7th beginning at 9 a.m. and running through 1 p.m.
All commencement ceremonies will be held in the Leslie R. and Ruby Webb Carter Center Main Gymnasium. Tickets are required for admission, with each graduate being given 4 tickets. These tickets are transferable between graduates, and if one doesn’t need all of their tickets they may give them to another graduate, or contact the President’s Office to donate remaining tickets to other students.
Commencement seating will be all floor seating, and parking is first come, first serve. Uniformed officers will assist with parking.
With masks being made optional on campus this semester as well, this looks to be the first commencement ceremony since the pandemic began in which a little bit of that old normalcy is present.
By: Brandon Roberts