2024 Commencement

 

2024 Commencement Announcements/Activities

May 10-11, 2024

115th Commencement Weekend

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115th Commencement Weekend / May 10-11, 2024

Baccalaureate will take place on Friday, May 10, 2024  at 7 p.m. in Harper McNeeley Auditorium in the Myles Center for the Arts.

Commencement will take place on Saturday, May 11, 2024  at 10 a.m. in Harper McNeeley Auditorium in the Myles Center for the Arts.

The  services and ceremonies will be streamed and overflow seating will be available in Senate Commons.

Rehearsal

Rehearsal for both Baccalaureate and Commencement will be on Friday, May 10 at 1 p.m.  All graduates are required to attend.

When do graduates pick up their cap and gown?

Graduates may pick up their cap and gown at the following locations and times.

  • In the Registrar’s Office between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Honor Cords

Honor cords worn during Commencement designate academic achievements of special merit. The colors specify the nature of the achievements. Academic honor cords will be handed out at rehearsal.

  • White, red, and gold cord: Summa Cum Laude
  • White and red cord: Magna Cum Laude
  • White cord: Cum Laude

Departmental honor cords will be handed out by departments in advance of Commencement.

Nurses Pinning Ceremony

The nurses pinning is on Friday, May 10 at 4 p.m. in the Myles Center for the Arts. 

What time should graduates arrive for Baccalaureate?

Graduates should arrive at the library bridge no later than 6:15 p.m. (Rain Location: Glass wall in the Myles Center for the Arts.)

What should each graduate wear to Baccalaureate?

What should each graduate wear to Baccalaureate?

  • Graduates are required to wear their Academic Regalia at Baccalaureate. Please remember to wear the following.
    • Black Graduation Gown
    • Mortar Board with Red and White 2024 Tassel
What time should graduates arrive for Commencement?

Graduates should arrive at the library bridge no later than 9:15 a.m. (Rain Location: Glass wall in the Myles Center for the Arts.)

 

What should each graduate wear to Commencement?

What should each graduate wear to Commencement?

  • Graduates are required to wear their Academic Regalia at Commencement. Please remember to wear the following.
    • Black Graduation Gown
    • Mortar Board with Red and White 2024 Tassel
    • D&E Hood (Received at Baccalaureate)
What time may guests enter the auditorium?

Guests may enter the auditorium one hour in advance of the service or ceremony.

Parking

Parking will be available in the McDonnell Center lot accessible off Harpertown Road. Parking will not be available on the front of campus.

The Myles Center for the Arts is accessible on all levels by elevator.

Ticket Information

Tickets are not required. Doors open one hour before the event. Both the Baccalaureate service and the Commencement ceremony will be streamed and overflow seating will be available in Senate Commons.

Streaming Information

Links for the live stream of each ceremony will be posted on Thursday, May 9.

Commencement Weekend Photographs

As each graduate crosses the stage to receive their diploma, they will be photographed by a professional photographer from Sam Santilli Photography. All images will be available on the Davis & Elkins College website in late May.

To limit distractions,  please do not approach the stage to photograph or film the Commencement ceremony.

Photos from 2024 Commencement Weekend will be available by late May  by clicking on the categories below: 

Nurses’ Pinning

Baccalaureate Service

Commencement Ceremony

March 3, 2024 Commencement Weekend Update

March 3, 2024

Note from President Wood:

Congratulations on your upcoming graduation from Davis & Elkins College!  This represents a significant milestone in your life, as well as in the lives of your family members and friends.

We look forward to honoring you during the 115th Commencement Weekend – Friday and Saturday, May 10 and 11 – and celebrating this special time with your guests. Information about the weekend is available on the Davis & Elkins College website at https://www.dewv.edu/commencement-2024/.

A particularly special feature of our Commencement Weekend celebration is a hooding ceremony held during the Baccalaureate Service on Friday evening.  This special occasion will give you an opportunity to acknowledge the full-time faculty or staff member who has made the greatest impact on your life during your time at D&E.  This will also provide a wonderful photo opportunity for family and friends to commemorate your hard work.

On March 19  from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and March 20 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., we will host Countdown to Commencement in the Senate Commons in the Myles Center for the Arts. Please plan to attend to take care of multiple, important, pre-graduation tasks. These tasks include identifying the faculty or staff member you would like to hood you at the Baccalaureate Service; identifying the faculty members you would like to sign your diploma; informing the College regarding how many family members and guests will be attending the Baccalaureate and Commencement Services; and completing your exit counseling with the Office of Financial Aid.

If you and/or members of your family require special assistance with parking, seating arrangements, or have any questions about the weekend, please contact Beth King in my office at kinge@dewv.edu or (304) 637-1243. In the meantime, I thank you for your own part in making this a great year for D&E.

We look forward to seeing you in May!

Countdown to Commencement

Countdown to Commencement

March 19:11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
March 20: 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Senate Commons / Myles Center for the Arts

Please plan to attend to take care of multiple, important, pre-graduation tasks. These tasks included identifying the faculty or staff member you would like to hood you at the Baccalaureate Service; identifying the faculty members you would like to sign your diploma; informing the College regarding how many family members and guests will be attending the Baccalaureate and Commencement Services; and completing your exit counseling with the Office of Financial Aid.