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A collage of five photos. From top left: A master's student in a black cap and gown a master's student cheering during the processional; an undergrad student in a red cap and gown waving his arms in the air after crossing the stage; an undergrad student with confetti in the background; an aerial view of red cap and gowns walking down the center ailse; a Ph.D. student being hooded on the stage.
May 14, 2018
Campus News

More than 3,000 students crossed the stage at Saturday's Commencement ceremonies. Meet the diverse Class of 2018.


Sadanand Verma carries the university mace during commencement
May 10, 2018
People

Who's the leading the procession at commencement? The ceremony's grand marshal carries the mace as our symbolic protector.


Michelle Quizon
May 8, 2018
People

Commencement speaker Michelle Quizon is searching for the right materials to help build artificial organs that could help make diabetes a thing of the past.


decorated commencement cap
Apr 26, 2018
People

The emerging tradition of DIY decorated mortarboards offers professor insight into current day culture.


UNLV grad cap
Dec 15, 2017
People

Five UNLV graduates will be recognized by President Len Jessup during winter commencement for their combination of academic excellence and service to the community.


Presidential Medallion
Dec 13, 2017
Campus News

When commencement calls for full regalia, our president takes the stage in style. Here's how our presidential bling came to be.


Students turn their tassles at commencement
May 15, 2017
Campus News

Celebrate #UNLVGrad moments with this recap of Saturday's festivities.


J.J. Brennan in a UNLV cap
May 12, 2017
Campus News

UNLV's oldest graduate finishes his degree after nearly seven decades.


Vladislav Zhitny looks at a test tube
May 12, 2017
People

Vladislav Zhitny, who came to Las Vegas from Ukraine in 2006, ends undergrad studies ready to become a member of UNLV School of Medicine's inaugural class.


Marissa Nichols in cap and gown
May 11, 2017
Campus News

Commencement speaker Marissa Nichols embraces the anxiety of public speaking as she accepts her doctoral degree.