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.


  • Two December Commencement Ceremonies - Dec. 9 at 8:00 AM and 1:30 PM
  • Don't forget to rent your cap and gown from the Nevada Wolf Shop
Spring commencement graduates

Upcoming Commencement Ceremonies

Winter graduation ceremony in Lawlor Events Center
Winter 2017

December 9, 2017 at 8:00 AM
December 9, 2017 at 1:30 PM
Lawlor Events Center

Spring quad commencement
Spring 2018

Thursday, May 17 at 5:00 PM
Friday, May 18 at 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM
Saturday, May 19 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 photographer of graduation ceremonies. Students will have a color photograph taken as they receive their scroll. Visit to view and order your official graduation photographs.

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