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West Virginia Wesleyan’s 130th Commencement Weekend Slated for May 7-9

Posted
Mar 24, 2021

Buckhannon, W.Va. – The Dean of the Faculty and Vice President of Academic Affairs announced today that West Virginia Wesleyan College (WVWC) will conduct commencement exercises and festivities to celebrate the Class of 2021 on the Buckhannon-based campus from May 7-9. In addition to commencement, which will take place on Sunday, May 9, the College will host three official activities, including the School of Nursing Convocation, the Kente and International Stole Ceremony and Baccalaureate, all of which will be held on Friday, May 7. Special protocols and regulations will be in place due to required campus public health guidelines. 

“Commencement is a beginning for our Wesleyan students and the College is thrilled to be able to conduct an in-person celebration of our students who have worked so hard to reach this moment,” said Dean James Moore, Ph.D. 

The Kente and International Stole Ceremony, School of Nursing Convocation and Baccalaureate will all be streamed live, with graduates participating in-person in a masked, socially distant manner. 

Commencement exercises will be held at Cebe Ross Field on Sunday, May 9 at 10:00 a.m. ET and each graduate will be limited to two (2) guests. Graduates will receive information on how to register their two guests, who must adhere to the College’s universal mask policy and temperature check requirement to enter campus. In addition, each guest must submit to the College a negative COVID-19 test (not more than seven (7) days old) or proof of vaccination.

Schedule of Official West Virginia Wesleyan 2021 Commencement Weekend Activities and Required Public Health Protocols

Friday, May 7

School of Nursing Convocation

2:00 p.m. – Wesley Chapel 

Restricted to School of Nursing graduates and Faculty/Staff (temperature checks and masks are required pre-entry); Live Streamed via Zoom

Kente and International Stole Ceremony

4:00 p.m. – Virginia Thomas Law Center for the Performing Arts, Culpepper Auditorium

Restricted to ISO and Kente student participants only (temperature checks and masks are required pre-entry); Live Streamed via Zoom

Baccalaureate

7:00 p.m. – Wesley Chapel

Restricted to May 2021 graduates of WVWC who have completed the commencement application (temperature checks and masks are required pre-entry); Live Streamed

Sunday, May 9

Commencement 

10:00 a.m. – Cebe Ross Field

Restricted to May 2021 graduates of WVWC who have completed the commencement application (temperature checks and masks are required pre-entry). Graduates will receive information on how to register their two guests, who must adhere to the College’s universal mask policy and temperature check requirement to enter campus. In addition, each guest must submit to the College a negative COVID-19 test (not more than seven (7) days old) or proof of vaccination. Live Streamed on wvwc.edu.

About West Virginia Wesleyan College

West Virginia Wesleyan College (WVWC) is a private, four-year residential liberal arts college in Buckhannon, West Virginia. A tradition of excellence for more than 130 years, West Virginia Wesleyan is home to 14 Fulbright Scholars. The Princeton Review ranked Wesleyan one of its 2021 Best Colleges in the Southeastern Region of the United States. U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best College Rankings designated Wesleyan a “Top 20” Best Value – Regional Universities (South) and one of the “Top 75” Regional Universities (South). WVWC offers students more than 40 majors and 40 minors; graduate programs in athletic training, business administration, creative writing, and nursing; 22 NCAA Division II athletic programs; multiple performing arts groups; and more than 70 organizations. Founded in 1890, the College is closely affiliated with the United Methodist Church and abides by the Wesley doctrine that emphasizes service to others. For more information, visit wvwc.edu.

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