Checklist for graduates
Congratulations on completing your journey at the University of Nevada, Reno! Below is some information to help you complete the final step and make it through your graduation ceremony.
Steps to take before graduating
Every candidate for a degree must formally apply for graduation through MyNevada and pay the non-refundable application fee of $95. The deadline to apply for Spring Graduation is March 1, Summer Graduation is June 1and Fall Graduation is October 1. The graduation application is good for one semester only.
To submit an application for undergraduate or graduate student graduation, log in to MyNevada and select the Academic Records tile. Select Apply for Graduation from the menu and follow the steps.
- Make sure and select the term you will be finishing all requirements for your degree.
- Confirm that the requirements for your degree have been satisfied. Undergraduate students must complete all of the requirements on your Academic Advising Report (AAR) by the last day of the term.
- Contact your Academic Advisor if you have any questions regarding your AAR. All graduate students please refer to your Program of Study.
To ensure your diploma is sent to the correct address, it is very important your mailing address in MyNEVADA is up to date. To update your mailing address, log in to MyNEVADA, select the Personal Information tile and then select Addresses. You will be able to view, add, and edit your mailing address.
It is also important to update your degree name, NOT your preferred name, in MyNevada. Your degree name is the name that will be used for the program, your reader card, and your diploma. To update your degree name, log in to MyNevada and select the Personal Information tile then select Personal Details from the menu option. Here you will be able to edit your degree name by adding or deleting your middle name, prefixes, suffixes, and so on. In order to ensure your graduate slide reflects your correct name, please make edits in MyNEVADA by November 7, 2022.
A student RSVP is required to attend the in-person ceremonies. Graduates will receive the RSVP link via email the beginning of October for Winter ceremonies and the beginning of March for Spring ceremonies.
- Winter RSVP deadline: November 7, 2022
- Spring RSVP deadline: April 10, 2023
Caps and gowns may be obtained from the Nevada Wolf Shop in the Joe Crowley Student Union. They will be available for purchase in store October 11 to December 10, 2022. All bachelor's and master's attire are purchased and yours to keep. You do not need to return the gowns.
Non-custom graduation announcements can be bought in-store or purchased online at the Nevada Wolf Shop. The Nevada Wolf Shop also offers custom announcements from CB Grad, Jostens.
To ensure you receive your diploma once your degree has posted, make sure any financial holds you may have are taken care of and removed. This may include paying any outstanding fees, parking tickets, or library fines. To see if you have a hold that may prevent you from receiving your diploma, log in to MyNevada and select the Student Center - classic tile. If there are no holds on your record, it will read "No Holds" underneath the Holds section.
Complete the First Destination Survey to share your plans for after graduation, including work, graduate school or travel. Check your email for the survey link or access it via an online survey. You can change or update your survey answers if your plans change in the coming months.
If you're still thinking about what to do when you graduate, the Career Studio can help. Visit the Career Studio website, or drop by in-person on the second floor of the Pennington Student Achievement Center.
Graduates will be issued a GradPass. The GradPass is your electronic ticket into the event and will be used to announce your name when you cross the stage. Each GradPass contains a unique QR code and will be issued approximately three weeks prior to the ceremonies.
The Winter 2022 Commencement ceremonies will be held December 10, 2022. For details regarding the ceremony, please visit the Winter Commencement page.
The Spring 2023 Commencement ceremonies will be held May 18-20, 2023. For details regarding the ceremony, please visit the Spring Commencement page.