Ready to graduate? Congratulations! Graduation is an exciting celebration for students and their supporters!
In order to successfully graduate and receive an Associate Degree, Certificate, or Career Studies Certificate at Virginia Western, a student must complete the following established graduation requirements:
Ordering of student caps and gowns is done through the Graduation Application Packet. Students planning to graduate must meet with their advisors to receive and complete the application packet. The Registrar's Office is responsible for collecting the Graduation Application information, placing the regalia orders, arranging for regalia pickup and preparing diplomas. Please check with the Registrar's Office at 857-7236 for Graduation Application due dates.
The $15.00 graduation application fee must be paid at the time of application at the Cashier's Office located in Chapman Hall and the receipt brought to the Records Office in Chapman Hall.
If the student is eligible and applying for more than one degree, an Application for Graduation must be completed for each degree. However, there is only one $15.00 graduation fee per student per semester.
Students may be eligible to graduate with multiple degrees and certificates if the content of the curricula differ from one another by at least 25 percent. Questions regarding the awarding of multiple degrees should be directed to the appropriate Academic Dean or to the Registrar. In addition, students are not eligible to earn more than one degree in the same curriculum. More details regarding graduating with multiple degrees can be found on the Graduation website.
Virginia Western has one ceremony at the end of each Spring Semester for the summer, fall and spring graduates.
More details about the ceremony can be found on Virginia Western's website.