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Multicultural Graduation Celebration

The West Virginia University Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion presents, a multicultural graduation ceremony that recognizes African, African American, Latinx, and Native American students through cultural traditions.

Students graduating in May, August or December 2018 who wish to be recognized at this celebration must RSVP by the deadline, However, students with extenuating circumstances can contact Ed Cole at ed.cole@mail.wvu.edu to see if additions to the program are still possible.

The Spring 2018 Celebration will be held Sunday April 29, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. at the Mountainlair Ballrooms.

At the Celebration, all multicultural students of WVU who are graduating Spring, Summer or Fall 2018 will be individually recognized for their academic and social accomplishments in a special multicultural ceremony that reflects Black, Hispanic/Latinx and Native American cultures.

This ceremony is an opportunity to intentionally highlight WVU's appreciation of diversity by valuing and educating multicultural students and their rich cultural traditions.

Participating graduates will receive a cultural stole reflective of their cultural heritage to wear over their graduation robe during the official commencement ceremonies.

Graduates RSVP - Deadline April 20th

Click here to sign-up for the Graduation Celebration

If the graduates RSVP date for Multicultural Graduation Celebration has passed, students with extenuating circumstances can contact Ed Cole at ed.cole@mail.wvu.edu to see if additions to the program are still possible.

Graduates are encouraged to bring their friends and family!

Faculty and University Administrator RSVP

Faculty and University Administrators who wish to process in academic regalia and assist us with placing stoles on graduates should RSVP online as soon as possible, or by April 20, 2018, at the link below:

2018 Multicultural Graduation Celebration Sign up for Administrators, Faculty and Staff

Email Ed Cole or call (304) 293-5600 and ask for more details.