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Graduation Information

For the most up-to-date information about May 2020 Commencement, please see the WVU May Commencement website.

What to Wear


Graduates must wear traditional regalia (academic caps and gowns), which can be purchased at the downtown or Evansdale WVU Bookstore, 304-293-7467 or online from Herff Jones. No regalia will be sold at the venue.

What color is associated with my field of study and/or degree for my tassel and hood?

Child Development and Family Studies
Light Blue
Education, Elementary and Secondary Education, Special Education, Educational Leadership, Instructional Design and Technology, Counseling
Light Blue
Rehabilitation Counseling
Golden Yellow
Light Blue
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Golden Yellow
Multidisciplinary Studies

Au.D. Candidates Green (Can only be purchased at the WVU-HSC Bookstore, 112-G Health Sciences Center)
All Ed.D. Candidates Light blue
Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology Candidates Dark blue
Ph.D. Communication Sciences and Disorders Golden Yellow tassel, royal blue hood

See the WVU Commencement Attire page for more information about attire requirements including cords and stoles.

Students can purchase customized graduation announcements at or at the WVU Downtown Bookstore next to the Mountainlair.

For questions, contact Kim Mocniak at