Live Event

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

Commencement news

The Quad packed full of graduates looking at the stage. A mortar board in the foreground reads, "I just kept swimming."
Hallowed ground: Spring Commencement returns to the Quad

More than 3,000 degrees were conferred over three days on the University's historic Quadrangle, where ceremonies were held for the first time since 2019

Morrill Hall exterior
Spring 2022 Senior Scholars honored by University

University of Nevada, Reno and the Nevada Alumni Association recognize 12 graduates with top grade-point averages

Happy students at winter commencement
Dreams realized, history made during Winter Commencement

For the first time in the nearly 30 years of Winter Commencement, two ceremonies were held

A view of Spring 2021 Commencement from the stands of Mackay Stadium, showing the crowd and all graduates socially distanced, the stage, and really everything else
“You make happiness happen.”

Expressing gratitude for the amazing Wolf Pack members who, time and time again, create unforgettable commencement ceremonies for our graduates

Saturday morning ceremony graduates
A historic Commencement

Over four days, two different graduating classes were honored at Mackay Stadium

A group of Orvis School of Nursing students in their scrubs standing inside a hospital during clinicals
Orvis Nursing students graduate despite turmoil and personal tragedy

While the community was on lockdown, Orvis School of Nursing students graduating May 2021 assisted on the front lines and overcame great personal tragedies in order to graduate.

Aida Guerrero and her two sons
Social work graduate walks in commencement in honor of late son

Aida Guerrero, graduating with her BSW, dedicates her graduation to her young son who tragically passed away in August 2020.

Class of 1936 commencement in old gym
'A deep manifestation of what is needed in the lives of everyone'

Commencement sites over the years have varied, but the value has been undeniable

University of Nevada, Reno graduate with grad cap and facial covering on the historic Quad
University to celebrate 2020, 2021 graduates in first-time Commencement ceremonies in Mackay Stadium

Eight in-person ceremonies will be held Wednesday, May 12 through Saturday, May 15, to honor the awarding of more than 8,300 degrees

A black graduation cap with the words "Thank you Mom & Dad!" on the mortar board.
Nevada graduates 16 student-athletes during Winter Commencement

More than 1,150 student-athletes have graduated over the past dozen years

Student sits in living room with a cap and gown on with the University of Nevada, Reno commencement program on the television.
The resilient class of 2020

'We faced hardship and some disappointments along the way, but we all made it through in the end'

Morrill Hall on the south end of the University of Nevada, Reno
University honors Fall 2020 Senior Scholar recipients

University of Nevada, Reno and the Nevada Alumni Association recognize 9 graduates with top grade-point average

Black mortar board graduation cap that reads in gold lettering, "What feels like the end is often the beginning"
University of Nevada, Reno to celebrate the awarding of more than 5,000 degrees

Two virtual Commencement ceremonies will be streamed this Saturday to honor Spring, Summer and Winter 2020 graduates

Morrill Hall on the University of Nevada, Reno campus.
University honors 2020 Spring Senior Scholar recipients

University of Nevada, Reno and the Nevada Alumni Association recognize 11 graduates with top grade-point average

Tyler Harris is the 2020 Herz Gold Medalist.
Tyler Harris selected as Spring 2020 Herz Gold Medalist

Dual major in accounting and political science, minor in philosophy, is Wooster High School graduate

Graduates smiling at the 2019 Winter Commencement –
Winter Commencement: 'Not how you start, but how you finish'

1,868 degrees conferred during 2019 Winter Commencement ceremonies

Wolfie mascot pointing at the camera while on the football field at night
Nevada set to graduate 21 student-athletes this winter

Graduates lined up at the Latinx celebration
Cultural Graduate Celebrations bring together campus community

These celebrations are in their ninth year and more numerous than ever.

A person holding a degree and a graduation cap that says From Cub to Wolf
University Libraries hosted 2019 Graduation Celebration

The Libraries gifted the Graduates certificates of appreciation, lapel pins, and double honor cords

The Honor the Best ceremony has been a staple gathering around commencement since 1970 and recognizes the outstanding achievements of faculty, staff and students.

Honor the Best ceremony celebrates accomplishments and milestones of students, faculty and staff

‘All of you are the embodiment of the mission and values of our University’

President Marc Johnson and Malik Reed
75 Wolf Pack student-athletes set to graduate at University Commencement ceremonies this week

'Earning a college degree is the ultimate goal for our student-athletes'

Young man and older woman pose for a photo standing by a brick railing with an Italian city landscape behind them
Kyle Murray named University’s Spring 2019 Herz Gold Medalist

College of Science student earns top grade-point average, calls Math Center ‘home,’ volunteers at Renown Emergency room, and has passion for running, cooking, learning Italian

Manzanita Hall on the Quad of the University of Nevada, Reno
University honors 2019 Spring Senior Scholar recipients

University of Nevada, Reno and the Nevada Alumni Association recognize 11 graduates with top grade-point average

Graduate facing Morril Hall with a mortar board that reads, "I'm psyched. Thanks Mom & Dad"
University to award most-ever degrees through four Spring Commencement ceremonies

Spring 2019 Commencement ceremonies May 16, 17 and 18

Hannah Huntley and Hector Arciniega
Two University students receive 2019 Regents’ Scholar Awards

The College of Liberal Arts is fortunate to have an undergraduate and graduate student as Regents’ Scholar recipients

A group of people on a stage, all holding awards.
Annual Savitt Awards Banquet celebrates student and faculty achievements

The Reynolds School of Journalism recognizes scholarship recipients, honor society students and award winners.

Students listening to a presentation of interview strategies.
Closing the Deal: a commitment to student workers’ professional success

University Residential Life, Housing, and Food Services partnered with the Nevada Career Studio and Nevada Dining to provide seniors with a workshop on interviews, etiquette and salary negotiation.

A group of students gathered around a car, discussing the project and its poster.
Capstone projects from graduating seniors on display during College of Engineering's Innovation Day

Open to the public, the event helped demonstrate the impact of engineering disciplines on everyday life

A robot arm on a table and it is holding a cube.
Faces of the Pack: Undergrad research pays off for engineering student

Mercedes Anderson has been dedicated to the field of computer science and engineering since first stepping foot on campus

Graduates and faculty members gathered at the American Indian & Alaskan Native Graduate Celebration
Cultural Graduate Celebrations foster community and complement commencement

The 2018 African Diaspora, American Indian & Alaska Native, Asian American & Pacific Islander, Latinx and Lavender Graduate Celebrations were well attended

Happy 2018 graduates about ready to step onto the Quad for commencement
Commencement 2018: How to beat the weather and find graduation joy with four great ceremonies

University confers record number of degrees and holds all four ceremonies on the Quad

NevadaTeach student with Sparks High School Students
NevadaTeach graduates first cohort of dual-degreed students

University program addresses qualified math, science teacher shortage and continues to expand as students develop a love for teaching

Graduates hold up their diplomas in front of Morill Hall
University to award most-ever degrees through four Spring Commencement ceremonies

Spring 2018 Commencement ceremonies May 17, 18 and 19

Two University graduates hold Nevada Class of 2017 photo frame
University of Nevada, Reno included in NBC Nightly News' commencement video recap

Lester Holt's annual 'salute to graduates' looks at some of the best moments from graduation ceremonies across the country

2016 Spring Commencement
University awards most-ever degrees through three Spring Commencement ceremonies

More than 2,700 degrees to be awarded at the 2016 University of Nevada, Reno Commencement ceremonies May 13 and 14

Cultural Graduate Celebrations
University of Nevada, Reno hosts cultural graduate celebrations

Events complement the official degree-conferring commencement ceremonies and enhance the opportunity for families and friends to become involved

Wolf Pack set to graduate 22 student-athletes in Winter Commencement

Twenty-two Nevada Wolf Pack student-athletes have applied for graduation at the University of Nevada this semester

Luke Tanaka named University’s Fall 2015 Herz Gold Medalist

Clark High School graduate caps academic career as top-achieving student

winter commencement
Largest Winter Commencement class to receive honors at Dec. 5 ceremony

University awards more than 1,600 degrees, nearly 9 percent increase from last December

Eight graduates before commencement ceremony
Commencement 2015: Weather doesn’t dampen a thing

University awards most-ever degrees

ivon padilla rodriguez
A ‘one-day’ wish is closer than she ever imagined

Regents Undergraduate Scholar Ivón Padilla-Rodríguez has led an accomplished four years at the University from day one; credits mentorship by award-winning Emma Sepulveda, hard work and never quitting on her dreams

University honors its best at 'Honor the Best'

Top campus awards presented at annual ceremony

Steven DelaCruz and Vaidyanathan (Ravi) Subramanian
Steven DelaCruz named University’s 2015 Herz Gold Medalist

Canyon Springs High School graduate caps academic career as top-achieving student

The University's commencement exercises will take place in three ceremonies Friday, May 15 and Saturday, May 16 and will be held on the historic Quadrangle.
University awards most-ever degrees through three Spring Commencement ceremonies

More than 2,450 degrees to be awarded at the 2015 University of Nevada, Reno Commencement ceremonies May 15 and 16; new ceremony format continues to reflect growing enrollment, increased retention

Eighth Annual Hindu Baccalaureate Service

University holds unique religious graduation event

4 graduates showing off their diplomas
With a degree in hand, University students are armed for change

Nearly 1,500 degrees and certificates awarded during the University of Nevada, Reno’s 2014 Winter Commencement

2014 fall Senior Scholar recipients

Colleges recognize students with top grade-point average at banquet Dec. 4

Winter Commencement
Winter Commencement class to receive honors at Dec. 6 ceremony

University awards nearly 1,500 degrees

Candice Bauer receiving check
Tibbitts Award winners: Helping students become 'highest vision of themselves'

Dana Edberg from Business and Candice Bauer from Engineering are 2014's top teachers

Quad at Commencement
More than 2,150 degrees to be awarded at University of Nevada, Reno this spring

2013 Commencement ceremonies held Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18 on the Quad; new two-day undergraduate ceremony format reflects growing enrollment, increased retention