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Medallion Ceremony

West Virginia University has announced that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, May commencement will be moved online May 16, with diplomas mailed out shortly after. May 2020 graduates will also be given the opportunity to return to campus for a special commencement ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 19.

The Honors College will be joining in on the celebration that weekend, holding our Honors Medallion Ceremony for May graduates on Friday, Dec. 18. RSVP information will be available closer to the date. We can't wait to celebrate Honors students' achievements as Honors Foundations, Dean's and Presidential Scholars with students and their loved ones. 

Medallions will be available for the December ceremony. Students unable to return to campus will receive information on receiving their medallions closer to the December ceremony.

The Honors College will reach directly out to students with more information as it becomes available. 

Graduating seniors in the Honors College are invited to attend the Honors College Medallion Ceremony. This ceremony recognizes students for the achievement of successfully completing the requirements of the Honors College.

At the ceremony, graduating seniors receive the Honors College medallion, symbolizing the extraordinary accomplishments they have made during their time at West Virginia University. Family and friends are welcome to attend.

Ceremony Information

The 2020 Honors College Medallion Ceremony will be held at 6 p.m.,  Thursday, May 14. Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre at the College of Creative Arts.


Watch your MIX email for details about when and where to report. 


There are many options for accommodation in the Morgantown area for the weekend. See to explore options.

Early reservations are recommended. Prices rise as graduation weekend approaches.

Ceremony Attire

Students should wear their gold graduation gowns for the ceremony, but should not wear their graduation caps. Students will be receiving medallions, and will not be able to fit them over caps.

Please dress professionally under your graduation gown for the ceremony.

Clear Bag Policy

To provide a safer environment for guests and to ease entry into event venues, a Clear Bag Policy has been implemented for all commencement ceremonies, beginning in December 2019. The Honors College Medallion Ceremony will also follow this policy. Please carefully review the policy here.

See below for bags that will be permitted at the event. Guests with prohibited bags or food/beverages cannot enter. Please note: exceptions will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection at an assigned designated gate. 

Clear bag policy. Allowed bags include: clear bags smaller than 12"x6"x12", small clutch bags smaller than 4.5"x6.5", or plastic storage bags one gallon or smaller.

Medallion Pick-Up

If for some reason you are unable to attend the ceremony, please stop by the Honors College Office prior to graduation to pick up your medallion.

Honors Recognition

Graduating seniors interested in obtaining Honors College Recognition should read through the Graduation Process, and follow all instructions and deadlines.


If you have further questions, please contact the Honors College Office at 304-293-2100.