University of Nevada, Reno to celebrate August and December 2022 graduates with Commencement ceremonies

University of Nevada, Reno to celebrate August and December 2022 graduates with Commencement ceremonies

 Two in-person ceremonies will be held Saturday, Dec. 10, in Lawlor Events Center

RENO, Nev. ­— The University of Nevada, Reno will hold Winter Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 10, in the Lawlor Events Center to celebrate August and December 2022 graduates.

The University’s two in-person Commencement ceremonies will be held at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. and will confer 1,987 degrees and certificates, including 1,326 bachelor’s degrees and 661 advanced degrees (master’s and doctoral degrees).

  • Two ceremonies: The University will offer two separate ceremonies to better accommodate graduates and their families. Tickets are not required for guests to attend. Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Processional times are as follows:
    • 9 a.m. ceremony: The morning ceremony will include graduates from the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources; College of Engineering; School of Medicine; Orvis School of Nursing; School of Public Health; College of Science; and School of Social Work.
    • 2 p.m. ceremony: The afternoon ceremony will include graduates from the College of Business; College of Education & Human Development; Donald W. Reynolds School of Journalism; and College of Liberal Arts.
  • Weather: Event organizers will alert graduates should the start times be delayed due to inclement weather. Updates will be available at
  • Security: Guests are asked not to bring any items into the event that cannot be searched. Wrapped gifts are one example of this. Glass and reusable bottles and coffee mugs, such as Hydro Flasks, will not be allowed inside the venue. Only disposable, sealed plastic water bottles are allowed. Balloons will also not be allowed into the venue. A list of all prohibited items can be found on the Lawlor Events Center webpage. Concession stands will be open.
  • Media check-in location changed: Media MUST check in to receive the appropriate credentials for accessing the event. The media check-in table will be located at on the upper concourse by section 18. Media will be asked to clearly display the University media credentials throughout the ceremony. They may also be asked to show credentials or a letter of assignment provided by their media outlet. Professional attire is requested. Media planning to attend can call Jessica Lozada at 775-217-8521 or Scott Walquist at 775-287-6788 if additional assistance is required.
  • Parking for media: Media parking is available in clearly marked areas on the first floor of the West Stadium Parking Complex, north of Lawlor Events Center. Public parking is available in the West Stadium Parking Complex, directly north of Lawlor Events Center, as well as in the Brian J. Whalen Parking Complex.
  • Livestream: For those not able to attend the ceremony, a livestream of the event will be available once the ceremony begins at
  • Commencement facts:
    • Most popular majors (149 different majors will be represented):
      • Graduate: Social Work and Business Administration
      • Undergraduate: Community Health Sciences, Psychology and Nursing
      • This year’s oldest graduate is 73 years old, and the youngest graduate is 17 years old
      • The average age of graduates is 27 years old

– @unevadareno –

The University of Nevada, Reno, is a public research university that is committed to the promise of a future powered by knowledge. As a Nevada land-grant university founded in 1874, the University serves 21,000 students. The University is a comprehensive, doctoral university, classified as an R1 institution with very high research activity by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Additionally, it has attained the prestigious “Carnegie Engaged” classification, reflecting its student and institutional impact on civic engagement and service, fostered by extensive community and statewide collaborations. More than $800 million in advanced labs, residence halls and facilities has been invested on campus since 2009. It is home to the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine and Wolf Pack Athletics, maintains a statewide outreach mission and presence through programs such as the University of Nevada, Reno Extension, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, Small Business Development Center, Nevada Seismological Laboratory, and is part of the Nevada System of Higher Education. Through a commitment to world-improving research, student success and outreach benefiting the communities and businesses of Nevada, the University has impact across the state and around the world. For more information, visit


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