Doctoral Recognition Ceremony

About the Ceremony

Each spring and fall the Graduate College hosts this reception in celebration of our graduating doctoral candidates. The Doctoral Recognition Ceremony is held in addition to the university Commencement Ceremony and does not replace Commencement.

All graduates that attend the event will be awarded the UNLV Doctoral Honor Cord to be worn at Commencement. Students are hooded at Commencement.

*Note for 2020 and spring 2021: doctoral graduates will be virtually hooded at the Virtual Doctoral Hooding Ceremony. The UNLV Doctoral Honor Cord was/will be mailed to you and may be worn at Commencement.

Upcoming Events

Event Title Description Date Time Location
2020/2021 Graduate Commencement

All master's, specialist, doctoral, and professional degree graduates from 2020 and candidates from spring 2021

Thursday, May 13, 2021 8:00am
2021 Doctoral Hooding Reception

Please join the Graduate College on Thursday, May 13, 2021, for the virtual UNLV Doctoral Commencement celebrating the university's doctoral graduates. Doctoral Commencement Reception | 3 p.m....

Thursday, May 13, 2021 3:00pm
2021 Doctoral Hooding Ceremony

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

Thursday, May 13, 2021 4:00pm