WVU Tech to postpone 2020 Commencement ceremonies

BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) – WVU Tech has announced the postponement of 2020 Commencement exercises in May due to concerns surrounding the global COVID-19 outbreak. Degrees will still be conferred in May upon the completion of major requirements, and diplomas will be mailed out like normal.

The University will work with graduating seniors to determine when they prefer to attend an in-person graduation ceremony. Depending on student feedback, WVU Tech will host a special ceremony in December for all 2020 graduates or allow 2020 graduates to walk in the regularly scheduled May 2021 event.

“We’re brokenhearted that we cannot celebrate with our graduates in the way we’re accustomed,” said WVU Tech Campus President Carolyn Long.

“We know how very hard these students have worked to achieve this accomplishment, and this difficult decision is something that leaves everyone in the Golden Bear family disappointed. But we must protect the well being of our students, our employees and our guests at this time. These bright graduates should start their journey as safe as possible. We’re doing what we can to make that happen. And we will do what we can to honor their achievement now and in the future,” she said.

For more information on Commencement at WVU Tech, visit wvutech.edu/commencement.