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 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