Information for faculty and staff

Our students wouldn't be here today without you. Learn about attending Commencement as a faculty or staff member.

RSVP for Commencement

RSVP for Commencement

All faculty are welcome to attend the commencement ceremonies for their specific college. Faculty must RSVP by April 23, 2021 to obtain a ticket for the event.

Spring 2021 Commencement details

  • Can I attend the Spring 2021 commencement ceremonies?

    All faculty are welcome to attend the commencement ceremonies for their specific college. Please RSVP by April 23 in order to obtain a ticket for the event. Advisors need to RSVP using the faculty RSVP link. Additional information for advisors will be coming soon.

  • How long is the ceremony and can I leave early?

    We ask that all faculty remain until the ceremony is over. We are unsure of the length of each ceremony but estimate 60-90 mins. Attendees will be released by section to ensure social distancing.

  • Will I be able to hug or greet my graduates?

    In order to comply with all state and local guidelines, all faculty will be required to remain in their seats. Social distancing guidelines must be observed.

  • What is the dress code?

    Faculty who participate in the commencement ceremony need to wear their full academic regalia. If you do not own regalia, you may rent/purchase attire from the Nevada Wolf Shop.

  • I'm hooding a doctoral student. Where do I line up?

    All doctoral students will have their hood on. However, you may accompany your graduate as they cross the stage and are recognized along with them, while maintaining social distancing measures. You will meet your doctoral student at Gate 9 and 10 of Mackay Stadium. You must RSPV and have a ticket for the event. 

  • What COVID-19 protocols will be in place during the events?

    Approved face coverings  per the Governor's Emergency Directive 024 will be required at all times for all graduates and guests in attendance. In addition, all students and guests will be asked to:

    • Maintain six feet of physical distance from other guests that are not members of their household
    • Wash hands frequently
    • Avoid touching your face
    • Remain in assigned seats for the duration of the event
    • Restrooms throughout the facility will be open and available. Limited capacity, mask requirements, and social distancing will be enforced in these areas

  • Where do I park for the ceremony?

    Parking will be available in the West Stadium Parking Garage as well as the North parking lots. ADA parking will be available in both the North parking lots as well as the 3rd, 4th and 5th floor of the West Stadium Parking Garage.

    Faculty can also park on the northwest side of campus, including the parking lots north of the John Sala Intramural Practice Fields and the lots to the east and west of William Peccole Park. The lot south of the practice field and park, bordering Evans Avenue in the west, is not available for faculty parking.  

  • Where do I enter the ceremony?

    Gate 9 to Mackay Stadium, for faculty attendees, is located to the southeast of Mackay Stadium, along East Stadium Way and directly north of the Sports Medicine Complex. Gate 9 is just north of Gate 10, the graduate entrance.