BUCKHANNON, West Virginia – West Virginia Wesleyan College will conduct commencement exercises and festivities to celebrate the Class of 2022 May 6-8. In addition to commencement, which will take place on Saturday, May 7, the College will host three official activities, including the School of Nursing Convocation, the Multicultural and First Generation Graduation Ceremony and Baccalaureate, all of which will be held on Friday, May 6. 

“We are so proud of our Wesleyan graduates; the faculty and staff are honored to have the opportunity to celebrate their success,” said Dean Lynn M. Linder, Ph.D. 

Commencement exercises will be held at Rockefeller Gymnasium on Saturday, May 7 at 10 a.m. with Dr. Debra Dean Murphy, chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies and co-director of the Center for Restorative Justice on campus, serving as commencement speaker.  During the ceremony, John F. McCuskey ‘69 and Dr. John Saunders, professor emeritus, will be conferred honorary degrees.

On Sunday, May 8, graduates of the Class of 2020 have been invited for commencement exercises at their home among the hills. The ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. in Rockefeller Gymnasium. 

Schedule of Official West Virginia Wesleyan 2022 Commencement Weekend Activities


Friday, May 6

2 p.m. – Wesley Chapel* 

School of Nursing Convocation


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

Multicultural and First Generation Graduation Ceremony


7 p.m. – Wesley Chapel*



Saturday, May 7
10 a.m. – Rockefeller Gymnasium*
Class of 2022 Commencement


Sunday, May 8

10 a.m. – Rockefeller Gymnasium

Class of 2020 Commencement 


*livestream available 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 2022 Best Colleges in the Southeastern Region of the United States. U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 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.