WVU Concludes Spring 2022 Kickoff Ceremonies

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia University wraps up its spring 2022 launch ceremonies in Morgantown on Sunday.

After following two years of pandemic-restricted ceremonies, the 2022 launch returned to the WVU Coliseum and the Canady Creative Arts Center.

“College is never easy, but over the past couple of years students around the world have endured a very unique journey unrelated to the usual hurdles of algebra equations, reading assignments and exams. nerve-wracking,” said WVU President Gordon Gee.

Special guest speaker and six-time award-winning author Denise Gardina spoke to graduate students at Eberly College of Arts and Sciences. She also received an honorary degree from the WVU.

“I hope they’ll read and ask questions, that’s really what I was urging them to do, I think they’re very well prepared to do that,” Gardina said.

Graduates have heard words of inspiration and encouragement after receiving their degrees and master’s degrees.

“In seemingly hopeless times, resilience arms us against despair and gives courage to overcome obstacles, and the hope you have honed to survive and thrive over the past two years will stand you in good stead throughout your life,” Gee said.

Finally, with the graduates singing “Country Roads,” it wraps up WVU’s 2022 Spring Start for 4,500 new graduates.

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