2020 Virtual Commencement

🎓 You did it! Celebrate your #UNLVGrad moment and watch our virtual ceremonies. unlv.edu/commencement

  • Spring 2020 Virtual Commencement (Dec. 15, 10 AM)

    You did it! Congratulations to the Spring Class of 2020 graduates! 0:00-20:00 Pre-show featuring student submitted photos and videos 20:16 UNLV Student-Athletes share their congratulations in their native languages 23:50 "To Begin" Celebrating the Class of 2020 with a poem from Professor Claudia Keelan 25:50 Welcome to the virtual ceremony from hosts Ryan Romero and Cassie Soto 29:48 Welcome from President Keith E. Whitfield 31:56 Tribute to Professor Felicia Campbell 32:55 UNLV ROTC Presentation of Colors and National Anthem performed by vocalist Olivera Gjorgoska 35:27 Alma Mater performed by the UNLV Wind Orchestra, UNLV Choirs conducted by Thomas Leslie; composed by Eric Whitacre; lyrics by Robyn Lemon and Thomas Leslie 38:30 Remarks from President Keith E. Whitfield 41:58 Board of Regents Chairperson Mark Doubrava 45:20 Nevada System of Higher Education Chancellor Dr. Melody Rose 49:15 Recognition of the Spring 2020 Outstanding Graduates 52:36 Commencement address from undergraduate student speaker Santiago Gudino-Rosales 58:40 Hosts Cassie and Ryan give shoutouts to their mentors 1:01:05 Spring 2020 Class Profile 1:04:00 Shoutouts from UNLV alumni and Las Vegas athletes, celebrities, and more 1:08:05 Governor Sisolak shares a few words for the Class of 2020 1:12:20 Dr. Marta Meana congratulates the spring Class of 2020 1:15:45 It's official! President Whitfield, Provost Chris Heavey, and deans from each of our colleges begin the presentation of degrees 1:20:20 Turn your tassels! 1:21:26 Welcome to the UNLV Alumni family from Stacey Purcell, UNLV Alumni Association Board President 1:23:00 Thank you all for joining us today 1:24:51 UNLV Fight Song from the Star of Nevada Marching Band 1:25:50 Class of 2020 spring graduates name recognition 1:44:59 Photos and videos from our spring 2020 graduates More: unlv.edu/commencement

  • Winter 2020 Virtual Commencement (Dec. 15, 4 PM)

    Congratulations to the #UNLVGrad Class of 2020! Continue the celebration after this ceremony with your college! Here are the full details on each event unlv.edu/commencement The most challenging year in recent history is finally coming to a close, but not before more than 2,000 UNLV students cross the virtual stage and earn their hard-fought-for diplomas. In normal times, achieving a college degree is a monumental feat, but in 2020, earning that credential against the backdrop of a worldwide pandemic is even more commendable. And to top it off, in 2020, even more UNLV students rose to the occasion. More than 2,200 UNLV students will earn degrees on Dec. 15 during the Winter 2020 Commencement — up 12% from 2019. 0:00-20:00 Pre-show featuring student submitted photos and videos 20:11 UNLV Student-Athletes share their congratulations in their native languages 23:50 A poem celebrating the Class of 2020 24:42 Welcome to the virtual ceremony from hosts Ryan Romero and Cassie Soto 29:27 Welcome from President Keith E. Whitfield 31:45 Tribute to Professor Felicia Campbell 32:55 UNLV ROTC Presentation of Colors and National Anthem performed by vocalist Olivera Gjorgoska 35:27 Alma Mater performed by the UNLV Wind Orchestra, UNLV Choirs conducted by Thomas Leslie; composed by Eric Whitacre; lyrics by Robyn Lemon and Thomas Leslie 38:30 Remarks from President Keith E. Whitfield 42:27 Board of Regents Chairperson Mark Doubrava 45:49 Nevada System of Higher Education Chancellor Dr. Melody Rose 48:13 Tribute to UNLV alumnus and NSHE Regent Sam Lieberman 50:35 Recognition of the Spring 2020 Outstanding Graduates 53:16 Commencement address from graduate student speaker Lili Equihua 56:50 Hosts Cassie and Ryan give shoutouts to their mentors 59:00 Spring 2020 Class Profile 1:01:43 Shoutouts from UNLV alumni and Las Vegas athletes, celebrities, and more 1:05:45 Governor Sisolak shares a few words for the Class of 2020 1:09:34 It's official! President Whitfield, Provost Chris Heavey, and deans from each of our colleges begin the presentation of degrees 1:13:53 Turn your tassels! 1:14:30 Welcome to the UNLV Alumni family from Stacey Purcell, UNLV Alumni Association Board President 1:16:30 Thank you all for joining us today 1:18:51 UNLV Fight Song from the Star of Nevada Marching Band 1:19:52 Class of 2020 summer and winter graduates name recognition 1:38:09 Photos and videos from our spring 2020 graduates unlv.edu/commencement

  • You did it! Celebrating the Winter Class of 2020 Graduates

  • You did it! Celebrating the Spring Class of 2020 Graduates

    Time to turn your tassel. You did it!

  • Celebrating the Class of 2020 Winter Graduates

    More than 2,200 UNLV students will earn degrees on Dec. 15 during the Winter 2020 Commencement — up 12% from 2019. The Class of 2020 hails from 32 states and 36 foreign countries, many are the first in their family to graduate from college, and well over half – 65 percent – are from ethnically diverse backgrounds. This year’s class ranges in age from 19 to 75, with an average age of 27. Since 1964, UNLV has awarded more than 148,000 degrees. Collectively, the Class of 2020 rose above this year’s obstacles including UNLV’s transition to remote learning, postponed on-campus events, and the inability to study, work, and collaborate with friends, classmates, and teachers in person.

  • Shoutouts for the Class of 2020

    A special message of congratulations from... Zach Whitecloud - Golden Knights Deryk Engelland - Golden Knights Javin White - Raiders (former UNLV football player) Bryson Stott - Philadelphia Phillies (former UNLV baseball player) Kenny Mayne - ESPN personality (former UNLV football player) Charley Hoffman - PGA Tour (former UNLV golfer) Randall Cunningham - NFL legend (former UNLV football player) Miki Sudo - UNLV Honors College grad and 7-time Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest champion Brad Garrett - legendary comedian Wayne Newton - legendary entertainer Penn & Teller - legendary entertainers Guy Fieri - celebrity chef and UNLV hospitality college alumnus Governor Steve Sisolak - UNLV alumnus

  • Congratulations to the Winter 2020 Outstanding Graduates

    This winter’s honorees include a budding epidemiologist on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, working to keep the virus from wreaking havoc in the community; a three-time criminal justice graduate researching ways to keep the community safe; an anthropologist who uncovers ancient artifacts and finds ways to make them accessible to the community; and a clinical pharmacist dedicated to healing his patients and improving their care. RECIPIENTS Regina Boston, B.S. in Public Health Miliaikeala “Milia” SJ Heen, Ph.D. in Criminology and Criminal Justice Alina Lindquist, B.A. in Anthropology, Art, and Art History (Honors) Jamal Sims, Executive Master of Healthcare Administration More: https://www.unlv.edu/news/release/standing-out-unlv-celebrate-exceptional-graduates

  • Congratulations to the Spring 2020 Outstanding Graduates

    This spring’s honorees include future foreign policy experts; scientists seeking solutions to devastating diseases; an accounting major with a national championship under her belt; an artist using her immense talent to counter stigma and discrimination; engineers tackling artificial intelligence and unlocking the potential of humanoid robots; and a public health professional exploring how to help individuals with HIV live healthy lives. RECIPIENTS Martha Amaya, B.A.s in Political Science, French, and Criminal Justice (Honors) Carter Chiu, Ph.D. in Computer Science Akaisha Cook, B.A. in Political Science (Honors) Holly Anne Martin, Ph.D. in Biology Zully Mejia, B.F.A in Art (Honors) John Olawepo, Ph.D. in Public Health Lara Turello, M.S. in Biochemistry Dylan Wallace, B.S in Electrical Engineering, minor in Computer Science (Honors) Ingrid Zarate Albarran, B.S. in Business Administration (Accounting); More: https://www.unlv.edu/news/article/celebrating-outstanding-2020-unlv-graduates

  • \'To Begin\': A Poem for the Class of 2020

    Class of 2020: Take a moment to celebrate all that you have accomplished. You did it! 'To Begin' written and performed by poet Claudia Keelan: https://www.unlv.edu/news/article/begin-celebrates-spring-graduation

  • College of Engineering Commencement - Spring 2020  Graduates

    From all of us in the College of Engineering, to all of our amazing Spring 2020 Graduates, we are so proud of your accomplishments! Congratulations and, as Sophia states in the video, “Keep moving forward.” :14 A look at campus 1:21 Dean Venkat’s remarks 6:00 Sophia Leon, BS Mechanical Engineering, Spring 2020 11:13 Class of Spring 2020 (names by department, then alpha order; master’s degree students listed together at the end) Thanks to Radioactive Productions (https://www.lasvegasvideoproductions.net/) for putting everything together. Drone footage curtesy of UNLV.

  • College of Engineering Commencement - Summer & Fall 2020

    From all of us in the College of Engineering, to all of our amazing Summer and Fall 2020 Graduates, we are so proud of your accomplishments! Congratulations and, as Xavier states in the video, “Remember to be kind to one another and mind your manners, for it matters. We’re all people too.” :14 A look at campus 1:21 Dean Venkat’s remarks 5:57 Xavier Morgan-Lange, BS Mechanical Engineering, Fall 2020 12:02 Class of Summer and Fall 2020 (Summer graduates first, then Fall; names by department, then alpha order; master’s degree students listed at the end of Summer and Fall) Thanks to Radioactive Productions (https://www.lasvegasvideoproductions.net/) for putting everything together. Drone footage curtesy of UNLV.

  • College of Sciences Commencement Winter 2020

    Join the College of Sciences as we celebrate bachelor and master's degree recipients at the virtual Winter 2020 commencement ceremony.

  • College of Sciences Commencement Spring 2020

    Join the College of Sciences as we celebrate bachelor and master's degree recipients at the virtual Spring 2020 commencement ceremony.

  • COLA Commencement | Spring & Summer 2020

    Join us live on Dec. 15 at 11:00 a.m. as we celebrate the UNLV College of Liberal Arts (COLA) Spring/Summer Class of 2020! Featured speakers and graduate names for Master's and Bachelor's degrees will be read. See you there! RSVP below for our live COLA Class of 2020 Alumni Welcome, open to all graduates of 2020, family, and COLA faculty/staff. The event will take place on Dec. 15 at 6:00 p.m. Grab your favorite beverage, a snack and log into Zoom. Wearing your regalia is encouraged, but not required. https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcscemqpzkiE9w8H9nuZYpnn5PzNrE3eSSg

  • Hospitality College Winter 2020 Commencement

    Join us in celebrating our Summer & Fall 2020 Hospitality Graduates! Congratulations, Rebels!

  • Hospitality College Spring 2020 Commencement

    Join us in celebrating our Spring 2020 Hospitality Graduates! Congratulations, Rebels!

  • SIHS Spring 2020 Commencement

    School of Integrated Health Science, University of Nevada Las Vegas - Spring 2020 Commencement Celebration

  • College of Urban Affairs Virtual Graduation 2020

    The UNLV Greenspun College of Urban Affairs has planned a fun virtual graduation to celebrate all of you! We will premiere our graduation day ceremony for all Graduates of 2020 on the Urban Affairs YouTube page at 1 p.m. on December 15. This virtual event will feature all our undergraduate and master's graduates for spring, summer, and fall in a virtual animated mosaic commencement ceremony. The video will represent students in the Department of Criminal Justice, the Department of Communication Studies, Hank Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies, the School of Public Policy and Leadership, and the School of Social Work. Thank you to all of our students for persevering during this challenging year and committing to achieve your educational goals.

  • COLA Commencement | Winter (Fall) 2020

    Join us live on Dec. 15 at 5:00 p.m. as we celebrate the UNLV College of Liberal Arts (COLA) Winter Class of 2020! Featured speakers and graduate names for Master's and Bachelor's degrees will be read. See you there! RSVP below for our live COLA Class of 2020 Alumni Welcome, open to all graduates of 2020, family, and COLA faculty/staff. The event will take place on Dec. 15 at 6:00 p.m. Grab your favorite beverage, a snack, and log into Zoom. Wearing your regalia is encouraged, but not required. https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcscemqpzkiE9w8H9nuZYpnn5PzNrE3eSSg

  • SIHS Fall 2020 Commencement

    School of Integrated Health Sciences, University of Nevada Las Vegas - Fall 2020 Commencement Celebration

  • UNLV College of Fine Arts Fall 2020 Virtual Graduation Livestream Tribute

    In order of appearance: Message from Nancy Uscher Message from Stacy Shapin UNLV Art graduating name scroll and message from Marcus Civin UNLV Theatre graduating name scroll and message from Norma Saldivar Entertainment, Engineering and Design graduating name scroll and message from Nancy Uscher UNLV Architecture graduating name scroll and message from Daniel Ortega UNLV Film graduating names and messages from film faculty and students UNLV Dance graduating name scroll, message from Louis Kavouras UNLV Music graduating name scroll and messages from Susan Mueller Credits, final parting words Congrats grads! Music credits: UNLV Alma Mater UNLV Wind Orchestra, UNLV Choirs Conductor: Thomas Leslie Composer: Eric Whitacre Indigo Nocturne Composer: Jennifer Bellor Musicians: Shawna Pennock, Merrick Haji-Sheikh, Emily Barnes, Gabriela Villalobos, Molly Redfield Bella Composer: Jorge Machain Musicians: Jazz Ensemble I, directed by Dave Loeb & Nathan Tanouye Bite the Bullet Composer: Jorge Machain Musicians: UNLV Wind Orchestra, conducted by Thomas Leslie Olos written and arranged by Molly Redfield Musicians: Larry Aberman, Sterling Cozza, Jorge Machain, Chandra Meibalane, Micaela Nielson, Allie May Pitchard, Molly Redfield, Adam Stiber Watch all Fall 2020 videos on our Youtube playlist:https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLgbLVA87WVDR4_etfDcQVlDLuZBD8EC86