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Commencement/Graduation Information

Commencement 2022 Details

The College’s 119th Annual Commencement Ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2022.  Graduates and their families and friends are encouraged to attend this event.  

If you plan to participate, follow the procedure below:

Cap and Gowns

Place the order for your cap, gown, and tassel at the College Bookstore. Cost is approximately $40 for associate degree graduates and approximately $65 for bachelor’s degree graduates. Orders should be placed by Friday, April 1, 2022.

If your plans change after submitting your Graduation Application, please notify the Office of Enrollment Services at 304-788-6820.  

Honor Cords for Veterans and Active Military Personnel

Potomac State will formally recognize current and former military personnel who  are  participating in commencement. Red, white and blue cords will be made available to service members at the Office of Enrollment Services. If the student is not currently receiving VA educational benefits, the student will need to bring documentation of military service.Cords may be worn over academic regalia during the ceremony. 

Accessibility Services

Sign Language Interpreting is available by request for participants who are Deaf. To request an Interpreter please contact Jason Kapcala at:  at least three business days prior to the ceremony. 


Requests must be submitted for official transcripts to be sent. Check out  for more information. A $12 charge will be assessed for each official transcript.  Students changing their campus to WVU Morgantown do not need to request that a transcript be sent since we share a student-information system.


Diplomas will be mailed after all grades are finalized and certified by the Office of Academic Affairs. 

Applying for Graduation

To graduate, a student must complete all degree requirements and have a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or above.

Students may participate in the Commencement ceremonies without completing all graduation requirements if they are no more than six (6) credits short of completing all requirements and have a cumulative grade point average of at least 1.95.  A Graduation Application must be submitted, and no degree will be awarded until requirements are met.

Instructions for Graduation
Graduation Application


If you have questions or need additional information, please contact:

Office of Enrollment Services