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Family & Guests

Travel by Air

The Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) is located just five miles from the University campus. The airport is home to seven airlines with convenient access to most of the country.


Families, friends, and the general public are cordially invited to attend the Commencement ceremony. Seating is first come, first serve. Seating for individuals with disabilities is available. Limited mobile guests may use the drop-off area near Morrill Hall, on the south side of the Quadrangle. Ushers will be available to provide a wheelchair escort upon request.

Gift Ideas from the ASUN Bookstore

The Nevada Wolf Shop (Bookstore) is located on the Joe Crowley Student Union and selected items can be purchased online.

Wolf Shop Items
Diploma Frames

The bookstore offers exclusive diploma frames

License Plate
Alumni License Plate Frames

One of the bookstore’s most popular items is the “Alumni: University of Nevada” license plate frame

Gift Card
Gift Certificates

For the hard-to-buy-for graduate, gift certificates can be purchased for any amount between $5 and $500

Computer Store
High-Tech Gifts

Popular choices include video iPods and MacBooks

Driving Directions

The University campus is located near the junction of I-80 and I-580/U.S. 395. Those traveling by car are urged to check Nevada Department of Transportation Road Conditions for information related to road construction and closures.


For information regarding the area’s lodging, dining and entertainment go to Visit Reno Tahoe.

Additional Information

  • Make plans with your graduate – Finding graduates following the ceremony can be difficult in the crowd. It is recommended that guests make plans before the ceremony on a place to meet afterward.
  • Be flexible – Times given for the recession are approximate. If graduation parties are planned following the commencement, be aware that the recession could be earlier or later than the scheduled time.
  • Special Accommodations – Interpreters for the deaf will be present at the ceremony. Please follow the signs or ask a Student Ambassador for the location of the designated seating. If you require additional accommodations, please contact Misti Phillips at (775) 784-4700 opt. 1 or
  • Prohibited items – Alcohol is prohibited on campus during the commencement ceremony.
  • All bags are subject to search – For safety reasons, all bags are subject to search by University Police.

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