Commencement is a special time of year at West Virginia University.

As the Class of 2023 gathers to celebrate, among the sea of caps and gowns is a proud first-generation graduate, an eager advocate and a dedicated researcher. This moment offers a chance to stop and think about the journey they have taken together in our mission to improve the health and well-being of West Virginians.

We know that wherever they go, they will help to make the world a better place, taking with them the values that make Mountaineers truly special — service, curiosity, respect, accountability and appreciation. They have chosen a life that seeks to better the lives of others, through health, wisdom and compassion. And we can’t wait to see what they do.

Celebrate With Us