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151st Commencement

Attention Graduates! If you have not yet ordered your cap and gown, time is running out! The last day to place an order on the Herff Jones site to ship to your home is April 18. Visit the Herff Jones website for more information. If you are able to visit the Shepherd Bookstore during regular business hours, Monday – Thursday 9am – 4pm, and Friday 10am – 3pm, you may still purchase a cap and gown. Please stop by the Shepherd Bookstore at your earliest convenience while there are plenty of stock and sizes available.

Friday, May 3, 2024

6 p.m.—School of Nursing convocation ceremony, Frank Arts Center Theater

Saturday, May 4, 2024

Undergraduates only:

Specific details regarding both ceremonies will be sent to the commencement ceremony participants’ Shepherd University email addresses. The email will come from

For information about the Shepherdstown area, including local accommodations, visit our local information webpage.

Please send any questions regarding graduating or participating in the Commencement ceremony to

Sign up for your photos ahead of time!

The Grad Team will once again provide photographs of this special occasion. You can pre-register and will receive a notification when the photographs are available.

Graphic with photo of graduates tossing their hats with link to photography company.