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UNLV to Celebrate Spring 2018 Commencement May 12 at Thomas & Mack Center

More than 3,000 students from 37 states and 57 countries to participate in 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. ceremonies this Saturday.
Campus News  |  May 7, 2018  |  By UNLV Media Relations
Media Contact: UNLV Media Relations (702) 895-3102;
UNLV graduates at commencement

More than 3,000 are eligible to participate in UNLV's Spring 2018 Commencement Ceremonies May 12. (UNLV Creative Services)

UNLV will welcome the newest members to the Class of 2018 during Spring Commencement May 12 at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. inside the Thomas & Mack Center. 

More than 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to participate in this spring’s commencement, up slightly from last spring.

  • Participants range in age from 16 to 72, and hail from 37 states, the District of Columbia, and 57 foreign countries.
  • Approximately 86 percent of graduates are Nevada residents and more than half – 56 percent – are from ethnically diverse backgrounds.
  • Since 1964, UNLV has awarded nearly 134,000 degrees - including roughly 99,000 bachelor's, 29,000 master's, 2,100 doctorates, 2,300 juris doctorates, and close to 1,000 doctors of dental medicine. 

UNLV President Len Jessup will also honor several graduating students during each ceremony for their outstanding academic and community achievements.


Watch the commencement through the event live stream and join in on social media with #UNLVGrad. For full ceremony details, visit the commencement website.


Media wanting access to the Thomas & Mack floor must obtain event-specific credentials before commencement by calling the Office of Media Relations at (702) 895-3102 or emailing