Congratulations! You are approaching the end of your graduate studies, an accomplishment the Graduate College celebrates with you. The information contained in this section will explain the ceremony of commencement and how to participate.
Students must ensure that all paperwork and required documentation has been submitted to the Graduate College prior to graduating. Completing your academic requirements are a necessary but not sufficient condition for graduating; you are also required to have all required forms completed and filed appropriately in order for your degree to be conferred.
Students’ names will appear in the Commencement Program issued for the semester of degree completion. Summer graduates’ names appear in the program for the following fall semester. To ensure their name appears in the program, students must release their information through MyUNLV.
* Commencement attendance is not required; however, if you do plan to attend, you must wear the appropriate cap, gown, and hood. Degree candidates planning to attend commencement can purchase all commencement-related items and materials, including caps, gowns, hoods, invitations, announcements, and class rings, through the UNLV Bookstore, 702-736-3955. Doctoral candidates that have applied to graduate are eligible to order regalia.