University of Nevada, Reno
May 2, 2011
Commencement Set Up

Record-breaking commencement awards over 2,000 degrees

The University of Nevada, Reno's Spring Commencement will confer 2,012 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 Friday, May 13 and one for bachelor-degree recipients on Saturday, May 14. Both ceremonies will be on the University's historic Quadrangle, located on the southern part of campus.

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Stacked Diplomas

'Honor the Best' ceremony to honor campus' best

The University will recognize the outstanding achievements of faculty, staff and students at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11 on the fourth-floor ballroom of the Joe Crowley Student Union during the "Honor the Best" ceremony.

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Honor Court

Other News & Announcements

Documentary sheds light on first-generation students

Undergraduate students share their research

Engineering seniors present new technologies for business

Washoe Judge and Nevada student debater honored

Engineering mini-robot vehicle wins MicroMouse event Saturday

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Upcoming Events

  • 14th Annual Robert S. Griffin/W. Clark Santini Ceremony
    Tuesday, May 3, 4:30 p.m.
    Joe Crowley Student Union
  • 42nd Annual FLL Awards Ceremony
    Wednesday, May 4, 4:00 p.m.
    Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center, Room 124
  • Wind Soloists of New York
    Thursday, May 5, 7:30 p.m.
    Nightingale Concert Hall, Church Fine Arts Building
  • University of Nevada Oral History Program Community Workshop: How to Plan and Record Your Own Oral Histories
    Saturday, May 7, 1:00 p.m.
    Joe Crowley Student Union, Room 320
  • Latino Graduation Ceremony
    Monday, May 9, 4:00 p.m.
    Joe Crowley Student Union Great Room, 4th Floor

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About the University of Nevada, Reno

Founded in 1874 as Nevada’s land-grant university, the University of Nevada, Reno ranks in the top tier of best national universities by U.S. News and World Report. With nearly 20,000 students, the University is driven to contribute a culture of student success, world-improving research and outreach that enhances communities and business. Part of the Nevada System of Higher Education, the University has the system’s largest research program and is home to the state’s medical school. Bringing outreach and education programs to all Nevada counties and home to one of the largest study-abroad consortiums, the University extends across the state and around the world. For more information, visit

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