We are excited to celebrate your academic success as you transition into your professional field. Find everything you need to prepare for graduation, from commencement dates to event schedules, ordering photos to parking.


  • Graduation attire can be purchased at the Wolf Shop through December 7.
  • Reader Cards will be mailed the week of November 18 to all those who responded postive to the RSVP.
  • Reader cards can also be picked up Dec. 2 & 3 from 8 am - 5pm at the Admissions & Records front counter.
Spring commencement graduates

Upcoming Commencement Ceremonies

Winter graduation ceremony in Lawlor Events Center
Winter 2019

December 7, 2019 at 8:00 AM
December 7, 2019 at 1:00 PM
Lawlor Events Center

Spring quad commencement
Spring 2020

Thursday, May 14 at 4:45 PM
Friday, May 15 at 8:00 AM and 4:45 PM
Saturday, May 16 at 8:00 AM
University Quadrangle

Picture of diplomas

Commencement Checklist

Are you ready to walk across the stage to receive your diploma? Have you registered to graduate? Or, ordered your graduation attire? If not, review our Commencement Checklist to learn about preparing for graduation and what to expect on graduation day.

Friends and family of college graduate

Information for Family and Friends

If you are a parent, family member or guest of a graduate, you get to participate in a special event. Learn more about traveling to the university, lodging, seating and other graduation related information on our Friends and Guests page.

Faculty members smiling at graduation

Faculty and Staff Resources

Faculty, both academic and administrative, and staff members are invited to participate in commencement ceremonies. Get information about the official academic dress for graduation on our Faculty & Staff page.

Female graduate holding graduation brochure

Frequently Asked Questions

Preparing to graduate can be an overwhelming experience. Use our Frequently Asked Questions section to get answers to all of your questions, from when to arrive to what to wear, where to sit to ordering your cap and gown.

Two graduate students with diplomas

Order Graduation Photos

GradImages® is the official commencement photographer for the University of Nevada, Reno.  Your proofs will be ready to view online as soon as 48 hours after the ceremony. In order to notify you when your images are available, GradImages sends emails and mails paper proofs, along with optional text message notifications. Your information is never shared and privacy is guaranteed. Pre-registering is simply a way to make sure your contact information is up-to-date with GradImages, so they can provide your complimentary proofs as quickly as possible. Although there's never any obligation to order, you'll save 20% off orders of $50 or more for your participation. To pre-register for your commencement proofs, please visit

Following commencement, GradImages photographers will be circulating outside the commencement venue to capture additional candid photographs of our graduates with their loved ones. The GradImages staff will be wearing badges so they'll be highly visible and easy to locate.

Contact Us

Contact Admissions and Records (0120)

1664 N. Virginia Street

Reno, NV 89557

Phone (775) 784-4700, Option 2

Fax (775) 784-4283

Fitzgerald Student Services Building, Second Floor