Outstanding Graduating Student for Recognition at Commencement: Nominations Due Nov. 30

The UNLV Commencement Committee is still accepting nominations for Outstanding Graduates to be recognized during Winter 2022 graduate and undergraduate commencement ceremonies on December 19 and 20 at the Thomas and Mack Center.

Please help us continue this long-standing campus tradition by nominating a graduating student who represents the academic, research, and community impact of the Winter 2022 graduating class.

The deadline to submit a nomination is 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 30. Please send a detailed submission to the Commencement Committee through the nomination form on the UNLV Commencement Website.


  • Both undergraduate and graduate students can be nominated, but they must be eligible to participate in either the graduate commencement ceremony December 19 or the undergraduate ceremony on December 20.
  • Students can be nominated for outstanding academic or personal successes, including significant research work, academic performance, and/or community service.
  • Students also can be nominated for achieving their academic goals while overcoming an obstacle in life.
  • We ask that you please be as thorough in your description as possible as the details included in your nomination will be very important in determining the next group of outstanding UNLV graduates.

Thanks in advance for your participation. If you have questions, please contact Tony Allen in the office of media relations at tony.allen@unlv.edu.

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