Congratulations! We commend you for your hard work and perseverance. Please see your class letter of invitation below:

Letter of Invitation to the Class of 2021   I  Letter of Invitation to the Class of 2020

Find below all information pertaining to pre-commencement events and the commencement ceremony.

EventDateLocationTime
Graduate FairWed., April 21, 2021Campus Center10 AM - 2 PM
Graduates: Report to Burbick Lobby no later than 10:40 a.m dressed in your cap and gown.
Commencement ServiceSat., May 8, 2021Robinson Grand Performing Arts Center - 444 West Pike Street, Clarksburg WV 26301TBD
Graduates: Report to venue no later than TBD

Tickets will be required for any guests attending commencement at the Robinson Grand. Click here for Commencement Ticketing Information

If you have questions about the successful completion of your academic requirements for graduation, or if you have concerns regarding your eligibility to participate in commencement exercises, please contact your academic advisor immediately.

Special Instructions for Graduates:
The executive vice president for academic affairs will say, “Mr. President, I should like to present the members of the graduating class who are candidates for their respective degrees.” At this point, the class will rise as a group. After the president responds, all graduates except the first row will be seated. Graduating men should put on their caps and leave them on throughout the remainder of the ceremony. The first row, which has remained standing, will proceed immediately to the steps of the stage on their right in single file. In turn, hand the card to the executive vice president for academic affairs and remain in place until your name is announced. Proceed to walk, in front of the podium, towards the president, grasp your diploma with your left hand, and extend your right hand to receive congratulations. Descend the left-hand steps and return to your seat. When only three graduates in the first row remain to receive diplomas, the second row will stand and proceed to the right-hand steps as the first row had done. Other rows will proceed likewise until all graduates receive their diplomas. At the direction of the senior class president, seniors will move their tassels from the right side of the mortarboards to the left side.

The Academic Recession:
After the singing of the Alma Mater, we will move into the recessional in the following order: platform personnel will lead the way, followed by the graduates, faculty, administrative officers, and trustees as guided by the junior escorts.

Faculty, staff, platform participants, and special music should report for robing for these events at the following times and places:

  • Commencement May 8, 2021 – Report for robing at TBD at the Robinson Grand Performing Arts Center. The order of march for Commencement is faculty (according to rank-emeriti, professors to instructors), administrative officers, junior escorts, graduates, and platform participants.

Please address questions to Dr. Charlie Chen (ext. 6277), Ms. Sarah Stevens (ext. 6408), or Ms. Kari Sisk (ext. 6275), Faculty Marshalls, or Ms. Anna Marsh (ext. 6201).

Commencement FAQs

Welcome to the Alderson Broaddus University Alumni Association!

Upon receiving your degree from Alderson Broaddus University, you will automatically become a member of the Alderson Broaddus University Alumni Association. There are no fees required to belong to this Association.

As a member, we hope that you will stay connected with us. Let us know where you are so we can send you publications, notices of alumni events and activities, and keep your records up-to-date. Send a change of address to us whenever you move. Drop us a note if you get married, have a baby, get a new job, etc. Click here to complete the form.

We also want to encourage you to participate in the numerous alumni events and activities that are planned throughout the year. Make it a priority to attend at least one (or more!) alumni events in the coming year. For a complete list of alumni events and activities, visit the Homecoming page.

Remember the Alumni Office staff is here to serve you. If you have questions, comments, or simply want to inform us of changes or happenings in your life, please call or write anytime.

You can email us at alumni@ab.edu or call 304.457.6202.