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2021 UNLV Doctoral Hooding Reception & Ceremony

Watch the livestream of the 2021 UNLV Doctoral Hooding Ceremony beginning at 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 13. Or, watch below.

Please join the Graduate College on Thursday, May 13, 2021 for our virtual UNLV Doctoral Hooding Reception & Ceremony celebrating the university's spring doctoral graduates.

The path to earning a doctoral degree is not an easy one. Please help us celebrate these inspiring individuals who went down this path and reached academia's pinnacle!

Doctoral Hooding Reception

Thursday, May 13 | 3 p.m.
Gather with family, friends, advisors, and faculty/staff at private virtual tables

The Doctoral Hooding Reception will be hosted on Remo, a virtual event platform that allows guests to join tables and interact with small groups of people at a time.

In advance of the event, we encourage you to: 


May 13 | 3 p.m.

Review a step-by-step guide for tips, tricks, and instructions for the Doctoral Hooding Reception.

Join the reception on May 14 at 3 p.m.

Want to try Remo before the reception officially begins? We're opening the reception in advance from 1-3 p.m. to practice. Join us.

Doctoral Hooding Ceremony

Thursday, May 13 | 4 p.m.

Celebrate this year's doctoral graduates in a virtual ceremony.

Past Virtual Graduations

University Commencement Ceremonies

UNLV will host in-person commencement ceremonies for all 2020 and Spring 2021 graduates from May 13-15. Note that master's, specialist, and doctoral graduates may choose to walk across the stage at their assigned UNLV in-person commencement ceremony on Thursday, May 13 at 8 a.m. at Sam Boyd Stadium. Doctoral graduates will not be hooded at the in-person commencement ceremonies. They will be hooded virtually only during our May 13 virtual Doctoral Hooding Ceremony. Learn more about UNLV's in-person commencement ceremonies.