Students Caps, Gowns and Tassels
Graduating students must apply for graduation by filling out a graduation application and paying a graduation fee. This fee includes the payment for cap, gown and tassel. For more information see Graduation Procedure.
The Bookstore will order the graduation regalia and delivery is expected in early to mid April. Notice will be sent out informing students that caps and gowns have arrived and can be picked up in the Bookstore. At the time of pickup, students can also purchase traditional graduation announcements. Personalized Graduation Announcements should be purchased as early as possible due to them being customized.
Students graduating with honors can also purchase their honor cords or sashes at the time they pick up their caps and gowns. The students who have a GPA of 3.80-4.00 will be presented their Summa Cum Laude honor stole at the spring's awards banquet. For more information contact the Campus Life Office at (304) 327.4186.
All other honor graduates with a GPA of 3.25 or higher will purchase their honor cords/sashes at the Campus Corner or Beckley Bookstores.
Listed below are the academic honors and the GPA. These GPA's are cumulative through the fall semester.
SUMMA Cum Laude - 3.80-4.00
Magna Cum Laude - 3.50-3.79
Cum Laude - 3.25-3.49
2 year Degree - 3.25-4.00