Spring Commencement

Congratulations to the Class of 2020!

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Marshall University has made the difficult decision to cancel the commencement ceremony scheduled for August 8th.  We are now planning to honor the Class of 2020 at the Winter Commencement in December tentatively to be held at the Mountain Health Arena in downtown Huntington.

Help us say congratulations to our graduates on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #MarshallGrad2020!

Cap and Gown

Caps and gowns will be available for purchase at the Bookstore in the Memorial Student Center.  For more information, please visit https://www.bkstr.com/marshallstore.

Class of 2020 Coins

Four years ago, President Gilbert gifted the Marshall University Class of 2020 with a class coin during Week of Welcome. At the end of Freshman Convocation, President Gilbert challenged you to complete your degree in four years and to bring your coin when you cross the stage during your graduation ceremony. You are the very first class to celebrate with a commemorative coin and so we ask if you still have your coin, please bring it to commencement. Please note, the University does not have additional coins for those who may have lost them.

Live Stream

The Commencement ceremonies will be streamed live on the Web for guests who are not able to attend. The link will be available at www.marshall.edu/it/livestream.

Event Photos and Videos

University Communications will take candid photographs throughout the ceremony. Those photos will be available for free download through this site after the ceremony.

View photos and video from previous Commencement events.

Professional Graduation Photos

The professional photographer (Legacy Photos) will email proof information to graduates a few days after the ceremony. Purchase of photographs is entirely optional.

Diploma Covers

Diploma covers are presented to students at the Commencement ceremony.


For questions regarding Commencement, please contact commencement@marshall.edu.

Commencement Program Archive