Commencement for the College of Creative Arts
5:30 PM Saturday, May 16, 2015
Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre, Creative Arts Center

This ceremony is for those students completing their University degree
requirements in August 2014, December 2014, and May 2015

Important!! Please RSVP as to whether you will or will not be walking at the Commencement Ceremony on May 16th. Contact Jeanne Frieben at, call 304-293-4330 or stop in Rm. 318A CAC.

Academic Regalia

Academic Regalia is required to participate in the College of Creative Arts Commencement. Regalia may be purchased at the Downtown WVU Bookstore.

  • Undergraduate cap, gown & tassel $61.94
  • Master cap, gown, hood & tassel $107.92
  • Doctoral cap, gown, hood & tassel $152.92

Organization of the Academic Procession

Please arrive promptly at 4:30 p.m. and report to the Gladys G. Davis Theatre, 1st floor, and you will be given instructions for the organization of the academic procession and ceremony.

Conferring of Degrees

Dean Paul Kreider will greet and congratulate candidates as they walk across the stage. Please follow the direction of your School Student Marshal when proceeding to the stage. Provost Joyce McConnell will confer the College of Creative Arts degrees at this Commencement Ceremony. Please note that diplomas will not be given out during the commencement ceremony, but graduates will receive a diploma cover as they cross the stage for photograph purposes.


When the ceremony has concluded, the graduates will rise and exit simultaneously with the Platform Party and Faculty. When the stage is empty, the guests may exit to the Douglas O. Blaney Lobby of the Creative Arts Center for a reception.


Following the conclusion of the Commencement Ceremony, a reception will be held in the Douglas O. Blaney Lobby of the Creative Arts Center for graduates, their families, friends and faculty.

Families and Guests

Doors to the Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre will be open at 5:00 p.m. Tickets are not required for admission and seating is open, except where reserved for degree candidates. Guests should be in their seats before the academic procession begins sharply at 5:30p.m. Parking is available in front of the Creative Arts Center for families and guests of the degree candidates.


Photographs will be taken by Grad Images. Families of graduates are welcome to take photographs during the ceremony.