Commencement delayed to 9 a.m.

University awards more than 1,450 degrees

12/2/2013 | By: Staff Report  |

Winter Commencement Delayed to 9 a.m.

The Winter Commencement Ceremonies, Saturday, December 7th, will be delayed one hour due to predicted inclement weather conditions. Faculty should arrive at 8:45 a.m. entering the Lawlor Events Center through the Ticket Office entrance. Faculty will be directed to the Faculty Robing Room. The Processional will begin at 9:25 a.m.

The University of Nevada, Reno's Winter Commencement will take place Saturday, Dec. 7 at Lawlor Events Center. A total of 1,075 bachelor's degrees and 386 advanced degrees or certificates (master's and doctoral degrees and education specialist certificates) will be awarded. 

Graduating students and faculty leaders will assemble at 8 a.m., and the ceremony procession will begin at 8:15 a.m. University President Marc Johnson will deliver welcoming remarks. 

The University has seen an increase in graduates year-after-year, granting 23 percent more degrees since 2007. A total of 3,716 degrees were granted last academic year.

Public parking is available in the West Stadium Parking Complex, directly north of Lawlor Events Center, as well as the Brian J. Whalen Parking Complex. The 15th Street entrance to campus, off Virginia Street, will close at 7 a.m. and will be accessible for special guests and media parking only.

Find out more about the University of Nevada, Reno's 2013 Winter Commencement and tips for attending.

Additional Commencement Week Events:

Tuesday, Dec. 3

  • 3-5 p.m.: Honors Convocation, Joe Crowley Student Union, Ballroom A. 

For more information, contact Tamara Valentine at 775-784-1455 or

Thursday, Dec. 5

  • 6-8:30 p.m.: Senior Scholar Awards Reception, Joe Crowley Student Union, Ballroom C.

The University of Nevada, Reno and its Alumni Association are proud to recognize eight graduates with one of the most prestigious awards at the University of Nevada, Reno, the Senior Scholar distinction. The top graduating student and his or her faculty mentor from each school and college are honored during the awards reception. 

For more information, contact Breanne Standingwater at 775-682-6022 or

Friday, Dec. 6

  • Noon-2 p.m.: Orvis School of Nursing Convocation, Joe Crowley Student Union, Milt Glick Ballroom. 

For more information, contact Sharon Muldoon at 775-682-7166 or

Saturday, Dec. 7

  • 7-8 a.m.: College of Engineering Commencement Breakfast, Joe Crowley Student Union, Milt Glick Ballroom C.

For more information, contact Sam DiMuzio at 775-682-7758 or

  • 7-8 a.m.: Community Health Sciences Graduates' Breakfast, Joe Crowley Student Union, Great Room, 403.

For more information, contact Daniel Cook at 775-682-7095 or


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