Event Schedule

Welcome to the UNLV Commencement website. The Spring 2014 Commencement will be held on Saturday, May 17, 2014 in the Thomas & Mack Center at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

The following colleges will be represented at the morning ceremony:

  • Graduate College (Masters and Doctoral students from the colleges listed here)
  • School of Dental Medicine
  • Lee Business School
  • College of Education
  • Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering
  • William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration

The following colleges will be represented at the afternoon ceremony:

  • Graduate College (Masters and Doctoral students from the colleges listed here)
  • William S. Boyd School of Law
  • College of Fine Arts
  • School of Allied Health Sciences
  • School of Community Health Sciences
  • School of Nursing
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • College of Sciences
  • Greenspun College of Urban Affairs

Doctoral and Professional Students

All students receiving doctoral degrees and professional degrees should meet in the Cox Pavilion Tunnel (downstairs) and line up behind the appropriate banner. Doctoral Candidates will line up in the Cox Pavilion Tunnel.

Each graduate must wear a cap and gown. Those receiving master's and educational specialist's degrees will wear their hoods. Doctoral and Juris Doctorate candidates will carry their hoods over their right arms. Each graduate, except Doctoral and Juris Doctorate candidates, must wear the scarlet and gray tassel sold at the UNLV Bookstore. Even if the cap and gown is borrowed or purchased elsewhere, the scarlet and gray tassels must be purchased at the bookstore. Doctoral candidates wear a gray tassel and Juris Doctorate candidates wear a gold tassel. Tassels are worn on the right; upon direction from the podium, the tassel is moved to the left.

Name Cards

Name cards will be given to each graduate at the time of tassel purchase. Graduates must bring this card to commencement to hand to the name reader on stage. If the card is lost, students may obtain a replacement at the assembly area on the day of commencement.

Before Graduation

All graduates must provide notification that they plan to attend commencement. A form will be given to every student at the time of tassel purchase; this form should be completed and left at the bookstore. Any prospective graduate who fails to complete a form at the bookstore should contact the Graduation Office at 702-895-3123 or 702-895-3685 to ensure a seat is reserved.

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