University of Charleston

University of Charleston

The University of Charleston will be celebrating its 134th class of graduates on Saturday, April 30, in two separate ceremonies – undergraduates at 10:00 am and graduate students at 1:00 pm.

Both ceremonies will take place in the Wehrle Athletic Arena on UC’s campus There are nearly 400 graduates expected to take part, although UC will be graduating over 700 students total from its undergraduate and graduate programs in Charleston, Beckley and online.

Speaker for the morning ceremony will be UC alum Magie Cook, who will also receive an honorary degree. Cook was the creator of “Maggie’s Salsa” and has gone on to become an author and motivational speaker. There will be 249 undergraduates participating in the morning exercises.

The 133 graduate level students who are participating in the afternoon ceremony will hear Judge Elizabeth “Beth” Walker, who will deliver a commencement address and receive an honorary degree. Justice Walker was elected to the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia in 2016 and served as Chief Justice in 2019.

Students will be graduating from the university’s School of Arts & Sciences, School of Health Sciences, School of Pharmacy, and School of Business & Leadership.