W. Va. Code § 18B-1-6
Each candidate participating in a WVSOM commencement exercise shall wear the academic regalia approved by the institution. The regalia shall be purchased through the school’s bookstore.
Requests for modification of academic regalia must be in writing and directed to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of WVSOM stating the specific reasons for the request.
Any modification in academic regalia must be approved by the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean or the President of WVSOM in writing with a copy to the Faculty Marshal.