University of Nevada, Las Vegas will mark its 50th commencement ceremonies with the graduating class of 2013.
Sunday, May 19, beginning at 9 a.m.
9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. - colleges and schools of Law, Fine Arts, Allied Health Sciences, Community Health Sciences, Nursing, Liberal Arts, Sciences, Urban Affairs and the Graduate College
2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. - colleges and schools of Dental Medicine, Business, Education, Engineering, Hotel Administration and the Graduate College
Thomas & Mack Center at UNLV
UNLV's first graduating class, in 1964, had 29 students. Nearly 3,000 UNLV undergraduate, graduate, and professional students are eligible to participate in this year's spring commencement ceremonies. The grads range in age from 18 to 88. UNLV graduates represent 38 states and 62 countries.
UNLV President Neal Smatresk will honor four outstanding graduates during the morning ceremony and five during the afternoon ceremony for their academic and community achievements.
In addition, Smatresk will also recognize William H. "Bob" and Anna L. Bailey and Robert D. Faiss during the morning ceremony and pastor Paul Goulet during the afternoon ceremony as Distinguished Nevadans for their contributions to the community and support of higher education.
At the morning ceremony, an honorary degree will be awarded to Samuel S. Lionel, partner and founder at the law firm Lionel Sawyer & Collins. During the afternoon ceremony, an honorary degree will be awarded to James Christian "Jimmy" Kimmel, a former UNLV student and talk show host of ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live."
Commencement will also stream live at http://www.vegasgraduations.com/unlv.php
Floor access during commencement is limited to participants and media with UNLV commencement credentials only. Media can reserve a UNLV commencement credential by calling Afsha Bawany (a.m. ceremony) at (702) 510-4628, or Megan Downs (p.m. ceremony) at (702) 349-9509.