Spring Commencement

May 12-14, 2022
University Quadrangle
All ceremonies will be live streamed

2022 Commencement ceremonies

Thursday, May 12, 9 a.m.

  • The College of Business

Thursday, May 12, 4 p.m.

  • College of Engineering
  • Orvis School of Nursing

Friday, May 13, 9 a.m.

  • School of Medicine: Speech Pathology
  • College of Science

Friday, May 13, 4 p.m.

  • College of Education and Human Development
  • Reynolds School of Journalism
  • School of Social Work

Saturday, May 14, 9 a.m.

  • College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources
  • School of Public Health

Saturday, May 14, 4 p.m.

  • College of Liberal Arts

Spring 2022 Commencement program

University Marshal

Amy Pason, Chair, Faculty Senate

Master of Ceremonies

Jeffrey Thompson, Executive Vice President and Provost

National anthem

Wolf Pack Quartet, Paul Torkelson, Director
University of Nevada, Reno Symphony Brass, Jason Altieri, Conductor

Indigenous blessings

Norm Cavanaugh, Newe Elder (Thursday morning & afternoon)
Dinah Pete,
Wašiw Elder (Friday morning)
Thalia Dick,
Numu Elder (Friday afternoon)
Mary McCloud,
Newe Elder (Saturday morning & afternoon)


Brian Sandoval ‘86, President

Greetings from Governor of Nevada 

Steve Sisolak, Governor

Greetings from Nevada state senator 

Jacky Rosen, Senator

Greetings from the Board of Regents

Cathy McAdoo, Chair (Thursday morning, Friday afternoon, Saturday morning)
Jason Geddes ’90, ’95,
Regent (Thursday afternoon, Saturday afternoon)
Carol Del Carlo,
Regent (Friday morning)

Student remarks

Austin Brown ’22, President of the Associated Students of the University of Nevada
Matthew Hawn ’15, ’19, President of the Graduate Student Association

Special presentations

University of Nevada, Reno Herz Gold Medal for Outstanding Scholarship (Thursday morning)
Board of Regents’ Distinguished Nevadan Citation 
(Friday afternoon)
Honorary Doctorates
(Friday afternoon)

Presentation of graduates and conferring of degrees

Brian Sandoval ‘86, President
Jeffrey Thompson, Executive Vice President and Provost

Remarks to 2022 graduates

Katie Weigel ’96, ’98, Nevada Alumni Council Past President (Thursday morning)
Kalie Work ’11,
Nevada Alumni Council Vice President (Thursday afternoon)
Bryan McArdle ’05, ‘10,
Nevada Alumni Council Vice President (Friday morning and afternoon)
Shenea Strader ’05, ’07,
Nevada Alumni Council President (Saturday morning and afternoon)

Alma Mater

Wolf Pack Quartet, Paul Torkelson, Director
University of Nevada, Reno Symphony Brass 

Official Seal of the University of Nevada, Reno