Graduation 2014

William S. Boyd School of Law Convocation
Friday May 16, 2014
Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall

UNLV Commencement Ceremony
Saturday May 17, 2014
Thomas & Mack Center 

Graduation Committee

Melissa Corral
Michael Esposito
Joshua Igeleke
Sarah Mead
Izaac Rowe
Amanda Stevens
Bryan Viellion 

 2014 Graduation Checklist

Complete Deadline Item
  5/01/2014 Purchase black gown, tam, gold tassel, and hood from UNLV Bookstore. Available for purchase now. *
 XX 4/01 & 4/02/2014 Senior Send-Off - for more information click here.
 XX 4/03/2014 Students to put order in with organizations for graduation cords
 XX 4/23/2014 & 4/24/2014 Pick up graduation cords from SBA representative - 3PM-5PM Wednesday and 3PM-5:30PM Thursday outside the student lounge on the second floor.  Cords are each $5, with most organizations having two colors.  CASH ONLY.  Please e-mail or if you cannot pick them up during those times.
  5/9/2014 RSVP for Convocation & Commencement -

Graduation Dinner - May 14th, 7PM at Firefly on Paradise.  Please RSVP by May 9, 2014 to or  Food, complimentary Sangria (please drink responsibly), and a private cash bar.  Students may bring one additional guest for $10.00.

  5/16/2014 8:30am - Graduates meet at Judy Bayley Theater for class photo and convocation line-up

1:00pm - Line up in tunnel at Thomas and Mack prior to ceremony

2:00pm - UNLV Commencement Ceremony at Thomas and Mack











Graduation Regalia Pricing as follows

Gown package which includes the black gown, tam and tassel- $85.98
Hood is $47.98
Total cost for items above: $133.96 + tax
Items separately:
Gown- $47.98
Tam- $29.98
Tassel- $7.98
Diploma Covers are $14.98
Law Diploma frames are also available. Please go to UNLV Bookstore to view and order. Ask for Erika or Mondana. Announcements are through CB Grad and can be ordered online through
*Regalia is a purchase, not a rental.  The cost of these items are non-refundable.


1) How many people can we invite to graduation?
As many as you like, there are no tickets and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. We've never run out of seats.

2) Must we attend the UNLV Commencement Ceremony?
Please plan on attending both the law school convocation and the University Commencement.  Your attendance at both events helps to ensure later classes will be able to hold a separate ceremony.

3) What should we wear for the Law School Convocation day?
Graduates wear gowns and cords (cords are optional). No tam or hood is worn for the convocation. Keep in mind you will be walking across the stage, so for the men please wear shirt, tie, long pants and dress shoes. Women can wear either pants or dresses with dress shoes. In other words, no shorts or flip flops!

4) How long is the Law School Convocation?
The convocation usually lasts about two hours, including the reception, which follows the ceremony.

5) Do we have to buy cords if we are in a particular student organization? Where can we get graduation cords?
Cords are optional but you may choose to purchase Graduation Cords of designated colors to represent the organizations you have been a part of during your time at law school.  Cords cost $5 per cord. (Most organizations have two colors so the total charge will be $10). Graduates who want to purchase cords need to email Amanda Stevens, before April 3, 2014. The Graduation Committee will then order the cords. 

Once the cords have arrived, you will be notified by email and you can arrange to pick up and pay for your cords from the SBA.  For further questions please contact the graduation committee.

6) Where do we meet on the day of Convocation?
Before you walk down the aisle at Artemus W. Ham Hall, you will meet at Judy Bayley Theater (across from Artemus W. Ham Hall). This is where you will fill out reader cards, take a class picture and line up.

7) Where can our guests park for Convocation at Artemus W. Ham Hall?
Guests are allowed to park free and without risk of being ticketed in the parking garage off of Cottage Grove. Floors 2 - 6 of the garage will be available for use.  There will be staff to direct the guests to park.