Graduation Application

Application and Instructions

Graduation Application Instructions (PDF)

Please review parts 1-5 of the graduation and commencement instructions, before applying for graduation:

1. Graduate College Policy

2. Graduation Fees

Please Note: diplomas are mailed approximately 8 to 10 weeks after the end of the semester.

3. Processing your Graduation Application

4. Delayed Graduation

If you apply for graduation and then change your anticipated graduation date, or if you do not meet the necessary degree requirements in the semester in which you applied to graduate, your graduation application will be automatically updated to the next semester. However, if you still do not meet all necessary degree requirements to graduate in the updated semester, you will be required to apply to graduate for a new semester and pay another graduation fee.

5. Commencement Attendance Information
Commencement attendance is not required; however, if you do plan to attend, you must wear the appropriate cap and gown. The above graduation fees do not cover the cost of the cap, gown, or invitations. Degree candidates planning to attend commencement should contact the Bookstore, 702-895-3290, about purchasing caps, gowns, and invitations.

Master's candidates may purchase their regalia from the UNLV Bookstore for Spring 2014 Commencement after April 1, 2014.

Doctoral candidates must purchase their regalia several weeks prior to commencement. The last day to order Academic Doctoral Regalia is Friday, March 14, 2014. The last day to purchase Standard Doctoral Regalia is Friday, March 21, 2014. Students that do not have the proper regalia will not be able to participate in the commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 17, 2014.

If your plans regarding attending commencement change from the time you complete the application, please inform the Graduate College by emailing us at gradcollege@unlv.edu. Since this information is needed for seating and mailing purposes, please inform us by the end of April for the May Commencement or by November 15 for the December ceremony.

If you change your graduation semester after submitting your graduation application, or if you do not meet the necessary degree requirements, your graduation application will be automatically updated to the next semester. If you still do not meet necessary degree requirements to graduate in the updated semester, you will be required to apply for a new semester and pay another graduation fee.

Questions about commencement?
Visit the UNLV Commencement page at: http://commencement.unlv.edu or call the Graduation Hotline at 702-895-3229.



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