Lee Business School Commencement

2018 Graduation Tassel

We are excited to announce the Lee Business School will be hosting its own independent commencement ceremony. Hosting our own commencement ceremony allows us to make the event more meaningful for our graduates and their families. The large number of graduates from our school is another deciding factor in creating a separate ceremony.

The Lee Business School commencement ceremony takes place both in the spring (May) and winter (December) the Monday morning following finals week.

Registration for Commencement

Students must first apply for graduation through UNLV. After applying for graduation with UNLV, students must register for the Lee Business School commencement if they plan to participate in the ceremony.

Commencement-Related Dates

Date Description
Monday, October 1, 2018
Graduate students who wish to participate in Lee Business School's commencement ceremony must first apply for graduation from UNLV.
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Undergraduate students who wish to participate in Lee Business School's commencement ceremony must first apply for graduation from UNLV.
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Join us during our Walk In Resume Building in the Intersection.
Monday, October 29, 2018
Students who wish to participate in the commencement ceremony must register. Links will be emailed to students after they have registered to graduate from UNLV.
Monday, November 5, 2018
Tickets will be available for pick-up at the UNLV Performing Arts Center Box Office. Each graduate will be given four tickets for family and friends. Graduates who need additional tickets will be added to a wait list when they pick up their tickets.  
Friday, November 30, 2018
Students who are on the wait list will be able to pick-up additional tickets at the UNLV Performing Arts Center Box Office. Tickets must be picked-up and signed for by graduates only with a photo ID. Tickets may be picked up during normal business hours, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday.  
Monday, December 17, 2018
Lee Business School will be hosting its own independent commencement ceremony this Fall for undergraduate and graduate students.

Venue Information

Ticket Information

Tickets are necessary for guests to attend the Lee Business School ceremony.

Graduates who register to attend the Lee Business School commencement will have the option to receive up to four tickets for family and friends. Graduates who need additional tickets will be added to a wait list when they pick up their tickets.

Tickets will be available for pick up from the UNLV Performing Arts Center Box Office starting Nov. 5; additional tickets will be released to the waiting list on Nov. 26.

Parking Information

Free parking will be available on the 2nd–6th floors of the parking garage off of Cottage Grove, closest to Artemus Ham Hall. However, parking will be enforced in the metered spaces.

Instructions for Graduates

  1. Arrive at 8:30 a.m. at the Judy Bayley Theatre’s front entrance (lobby) for check-in, group photos, and light refreshments.
  2. Pick up your name card. Your name card is required for line-up.
  3. A series of group photographs will be taken outside of the theatre preceding the ceremony.
  4. Students will line up behind their degree sign. Follow cues from the staff. They will guide you to the correct line and into your seats. Faculty will enter into the theatre first and graduates will follow.
  5. Bring your name card with you when you approach the stage. Hand the card to the marshal at the top of the stage steps, wait for your name to be called, then proceed across the stage for a handshake and photo. Exit the stage.
  6. Please return to your seat for the remainder of the ceremony. At the end of the ceremony, each row will wait until cued by staff to leave. Follow the line out through the side doors and through a faculty line-up into the lobby/reception area.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I get my cap and gown?

All commencement-related materials may be purchased from the UNLV Bookstore. For more information, you can contact them at 702-736-3955.

How do I get my actual diploma?

It will be mailed to the student’s MyUNLV “home” address (or degree address if one has been provided) ten weeks after the ceremony. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure they have an accurate/appropriate address on file.

Can I participate in the May commencement if I am due to complete my classes in the summer?

Spring semester graduates should participate in the May ceremony.

If you would like to participate in a ceremony other than the one designated by your graduation term, you may complete the Lee Business School Commencement sign-up form and will be notified via email after the deadline to apply for graduation for that term.

Can I participate in the December commencement if I am due to complete classes in the spring?

Summer and Fall semester graduates should participate in the December ceremony.

If you would like to participate in a ceremony other than the one designated by your graduation term, you may complete the Lee Business School Commencement sign-up form and will be notified via email after the deadline to apply for graduation for that term.

When should I apply for graduation?

Students should apply for graduation two semesters before the expected date of degree completion. For more information about applying for graduation, please refer to the Registrar’s website.

What is the difference between “applying to graduate” and “signing up to participate in commencement”?

The graduation application process involves UNLV staff reviewing a student’s records to determine if he or she is eligible to graduate. After the student applies for graduation, the Registrar’s Office and the appropriate LEE advisors determine if the student has taken the necessary courses and then begin the process that will allow the student to officially graduate (or that informs the student what requirements must still be met in order to graduate). Applying for graduation does not mean that the student has actually graduated (degree conferral occurs after final grades are received). Additionally, it is ultimately the student’s responsibility to ensure they take the necessary courses in the appropriate timeframe. This process should not be confused with the process of signing up to participate in commencement.

A separate registration will be available to register for attendance in the Lee Business School commencement ceremony. You must apply for UNLV graduation first, then apply for participation in the ceremony.

Is there a charge to apply for graduation? What is a student account?

Upon enrollment, a student account is set up by Cashiering and Student accounts for every UNLV student. Upon applying for graduation, a charge of $75 will be applied to your account. An additional $20 will be applied if you are applying late. Payment may be made in the MyUNLV Student Center.

Can graduates attend both the Lee Business School commencement ceremony and the UNLV commencement ceremony?

As we transition into this new tradition, Fall 2018 graduates will have the option to attend both the Lee Business School commencement ceremony and the UNLV commencement ceremony.

Lee Business School Commencement Questions

For more information contact:

Theresa Boucher

Lee Business School Commencement Chair
theresa.boucher@unlv.edu