Pledge Ceremony

On Friday, February 9, 2024, the WVU School of Nursing invites the BSN and BS/BA to BSN sophomore classes of August 2025 and December 2026 to participate in the Nursing Pledge Ceremony to be held in the Okey Patteson Auditorium at 6:00 p.m. This formal ceremony welcomes our newest BSN students to the study of nursing.  Light refreshments will be provided following the ceremony.

To allow us to properly plan for our Pledge Ceremony, a response by both students and faculty, is requested by Friday, February 2, 2024 as to whether you will or will not attend. All BSN first semester sophomore students beginning their study in the Spring 2024 semester are invited to attend.  Students can invite up to four guests to allow for all eligible students to participate and share the evening with family and/or friends.  Please click here to RSVP.

Additional Ceremony Information

Parking Information

Limited parking is available in the lot in front of the HSC beginning at 4:00 p.m.  Additional parking is available at the regular rate as space permits in Mountaineer Station beginning at 4:30 p.m. Drivers can drop guests who require ambulatory assistance at the Pylons Entrance prior to parking. For additional information regarding parking at Mountaineer Station, please visit the WVU Transportation and Parking

Guests parking in Mountaineer Station can take the elevator or stairs to the PRT bridge and follow the covered walkway to the Pylons Entrance and to the Okey Patteson Auditorium.

Registration Information

Please make sure you are registered by 5:30 p.m. – registration will begin at 5:00 p.m. in the foyer of the Okey Patteson Auditorium.

Program Information

Line-up for the ceremony begins promptly at 5:45 p.m. – lineup will be held in the hallway outside the commons area between SOD and SOP.

Ceremony begins promptly at 6:00 p.m.

Required Dress Code

The dress code for the Pledge Ceremony is professional attire with your white lab coat. Professional attire for this event is defined as a dress or skirt (not any higher than the top of the knee-must be longer than your lab coat), suit, sports jacket, or dress pants and shirt. Please make sure your lab coat is clean, pressed and in good repair. Make sure your shoes are comfortable enough to walk the steps in the Okey Patteson Auditorium and to walk across the stage gracefully.

On behalf of the Office of Student and Alumni Services, congratulations and we hope that you enjoy this very special evening.