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There is a lot to do to get ready to graduate from college and we want to help make the process as smooth as possible for you! Use this checklist as a guide to help make sure you fill out every form and visit every office necessary to get you ready to graduate!

Once you complete all the items on the checklist email alumni@concord.edu to be entered to win a prize! Contact alumni@concord.edu with questions about anything on the checklist.

Diplomas
Undergraduate and graduate diplomas will be mailed to the graduate’s permanent address approximately 10 to 12 weeks after degrees are conferred.
Guest Information

Venue Information

  • All commencement exercises are held in the Leslie R. and Ruby Webb Carter Center Main Gymnasium.

Tickets

  • In the event that the Fall 2020 Commencement is held in person, each graduate will receive two guest tickets when they pick up their cap and gown. These guests will be seated with the graduate, and each group will be distanced six-feet from the groups around them. Tickets are not transferable to other graduates

Online Viewing

  • For individuals who are not able to attend the ceremony in person, the University’s Academic Technology Department will provide live streaming of the ceremony on the Internet. Log on to Concord’s website, www.concord.edu, the day of the event, then click on the Commencement graphic on the main page.

Seating & Special Accommodations

  • All seating for the Fall 2020 Commencement will be floor seating.

Parking

  • Parking is on a first-come, first-served basis. Uniformed officers will be available to direct parking. Handicapped parking spaces are available in several campus parking lots.

Hotels

HOTELS/MOTELS:

  • Comfort Inn
    136 Ambrose Lane
    Princeton, WV 24740
    1-800-230-4134
    1-304-487-6101
    Mention Concord University for Discount
  • Sleep Inn & Suites
    1015 Oakvale Road
    Princeton, WV 24740
    1-800-997-5149
    1-304-431-2800
    Mention Concord University for Discount
  • Country Inn and Suites
    111 Halls Ridge Road
    Princeton, WV 24740
    1-800-230-4134
    1-304-425-2200
    www.countryinns.com/princetonwv
  • Days Inn
    I-77
    Princeton, WV 24740
    1-866-431-3297
    1-304-425-8100
    www.daysinn.com/DaysInn/control/home
    Mention Concord University for Discount
  • Hampton Inn
    277 Meadowfield Lane
    Princeton, WV 24740
    1-800-741-5072
    1-304-431-2580
    http://hamptoninn1.hilton.com
  • Holiday Inn Express
    805 Oakvale Road
    Princeton, WV 24740
    1-800-315-2621
    1-304-425-8156
    www.heixpress.com/hotels/us/en/reservation
    Mention Concord University for Discount
  • MICROTEL
    304-487-3885
    250 Ambrose Lane
    Princeton, WV 24740
    http://www.microtelinn.com
    Mention Concord University for Discount

RESORTS

BED & BREAKFASTS

Mementos

Photography

Professional photographers will be taking pictures of the ceremony and individual photographs of each candidate for graduation. Color proofs are mailed to the candidates in the event they want to purchase photos. We understand that this day is a special one for families, but we ask that if you do approach the stage for photos of your loved ones, that you remain mindful not to block the walkways and crowd the areas where the professional photographers will be taking photos. In addition, there will be opportunities for individuals to take pictures following each ceremony. For graduation photo information, please contact Commencement Photos Inc. at www.cpigrads.com or 1-978-851-8992.

Commencement DVD Order Form

DVD’s will be made and may be ordered the day of the event at a cost of $20.00. Cash, Check, Visa and MasterCard are accepted. DVD’s will be mailed at a later date.

Concord University Prints Marsh Hall Prints

The Concord University Foundation will be selling an art piece featuring Marsh Hall and the Marsh Memorial Carillon. The 11” x 14” sketch and watercolor painting is by Jacks Avenue and sells for $50. Proceeds will benefit Concord’s Annual Fund. Cash, checks made payable to the CU Foundation and debit/credit cards are accepted. Prints can be purchased online here.

Bookstore

The University Bookstore, located on the bottom floor of the Jerry & Jean Beasley Student Center, will be open from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. This is your chance to buy your graduate his/her first Concord Alumni souvenir! Everything from diploma frames to Alumni bumper stickers and t-shirts are available. 

Giving Back

CONCORD UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION

As you prepare to graduate, leave your time at Concord behind, and start off on your new adventure – take time to reflect and think about giving back. A gift to Concord, no matter how small, is truly a game-changer for current and future students. Each donation provides opportunities for students, faculty and the community that would not otherwise be possible. As you have been the beneficiary of previous gifts to Concord, we hope that in the future you will consider giving back to your alma mater. Remember, every donation matters! Please visit http://www.concord.edu/About/Advancement-and-Alumni/Concord-University-Foundation,-Inc.aspx to donate.

Honorary Degrees

The West Virginia Board of Education, at its meeting of October 26-27, 1959, authorized Concord College* to award honorary degrees. The first honorary degrees were conferred on May 14, 1960, at the Inauguration of Joseph Franklin Marsh, Jr., as Thirteenth President of the College, with Dr. Phillip Mallory Conley of Charleston, West Virginia, receiving the first such degree awarded by the College.

Honorary Degree, "honoris causa", is the highest recognition that the University can bestow on an individual. Recipients must have demonstrated the highest exemplary service to the institution, the community, state or our society.

*Concord College became Concord University on July 1, 2004