Graduation Information

Commencement 2020

Given the current circumstances regarding COVID-19, the May 2020 commencement ceremony has been canceled.

After considering several options and taking into account feedback from students, we are excited to announce the 2020 commencement ceremony has been rescheduled for 10 a.m. September 26, 2020 at the Mountaineer Bowl.

This September Commencement will have all the pomp and circumstance of a typical May ceremony, with speakers, individual honoring of each undergraduate and graduate-program honoree, and a post-ceremony reception. Some graduate programs may host their own virtual commencements this spring, and would reach out to relevant students on that front—in any case, we emphatically encourage our graduate program graduates to join us also on September 26.

Anyone who cannot attend September 26 will be invited to join next year’s graduates at Western’s May 2021 Commencement. Students who already bought caps, gowns, and tassels who cannot attend may contact Teri Haus at 970-943-7195 for refund/return info, as well as book buy-back info.

2020 Graduate Tribute Video