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

Nevada’s land-grant university founded in 1874, the University of Nevada, Reno ranks in the top tier of best national universities by U.S. News and World Report and is steadily growing in enrollment, excellence and reputation. The University serves nearly 21,000 students. Part of the Nevada System of Higher Education, the University is home to the University of Nevada School of Medicine, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and Wolf Pack Athletics. Through a commitment to world-improving research, student success and outreach benefitting the communities and businesses of Nevada, the University has impact across the state and around the world. For more information, visit

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