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May 10, 2010
By Natalie Savidge
The University of Nevada, Reno’s Spring Commencement will confer 1,997 degrees and certificates, the largest number of graduation applicants in the University’s history. There will be two ceremonies, one for advanced-degree recipients on Fri., May 14 and one for bachelor-degree recipients on Sat., May 15. Both ceremonies will be held on the University’s historic Quadrangle, located on the southern part of campus.
During the University’s 120th Commencement 1,475 bachelor degrees and 522 advanced-degree certificates (master’s and doctoral degrees and education specialist certificate), will be awarded. The University awarded 1,843 for the Spring 2009 ceremony.
The 2010 Herz Gold Medalist will also be announced. The medal, the University’s oldest and most prestigious student award, has been presented to the graduating senior with the highest grade-point average since 1910.
The procession for advanced degrees, held Fri., May 14, begins at 4:45 p.m. The approximately one-hour-long ceremony concludes with the recession.
The bachelor’s-degree ceremony, held Sat., May 15, begins at 8:15 a.m. Students and faculty leaders will assemble for Commencement at 8 a.m. University President Milt Glick will welcome attendees. The ceremony will conclude with the recession around noon. Public parking is available in the West Stadium Parking Complex.
There are several other Commencement Week highlights: