Virtual commencement planned for Fairmont State University this weekend

FAIRMONT, W.Va. – Fairmont State University President Mirta Martin has announced a virtual commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 9.

An in-person ceremony has been tentatively planned for August 8.

The virtual ceremony is held in partnership with StageClip, graduates have recorded messages, added photos and messages that will be included during the event. The ceremony also includes a welcome message from President Mirta Martin.

The ceremony will online at 10 a.m. on Saturday online at

“While we’re disappointed we won’t be holding our traditional on-campus commencement ceremony this spring, we’re thrilled to partner with StageClip to celebrate a virtual graduation.” Mirta M. Martin, president of Fairmont State University, said. “And this class deserves celebrating. They confronted the defining crisis of our time and persevered. I look forward to welcoming them back to campus soon for a face-to-face commencement this fall, but for now, this virtual event recognizes their extraordinary achievements and their strength of character.”

The ceremony can be viewed or downloaded by students and families to remember the ceremony.

“We’ve been working with universities across the world for several years to give graduates individualized video clips of their recognition moment on stage for sharing straight after the ceremony. We really wanted to use our technology to help keep the tradition alive in difficult times,” Rupert Forsythe, founder and CEO of StageClip, said. “By creating an individual, personal experience for each and every one of them which can be shared with friends and family, we wanted to ensure that graduates still received a gift of recognition from their institutions, and a celebration with their community of fellow students.”

Also, a Virtual Nursing Pinning Ceremony and Virtual Senior Award Celebration hosted by StageClip as well on May 13.