Graduation 2015

William S. Boyd School of Law Convocation
Friday May 15, 2015
Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall

UNLV Commencement Ceremony
Saturday May 16, 2015
Thomas & Mack Center 

Graduation Committee

Leesa Goodwin
Izaac Rowe
Neil Sansone
Rikki Shoker
Whitney Short
Amanda Stevens
J.T. Washington
Allison Vitangeli

 2015 Graduation Checklist

Complete Deadline Item
  5/01/2015 Purchase black gown, tam, gold tassel, and hood from UNLV Bookstore. *
 XX 3/24 & 3/25/2015 Senior Send-Off - for more information click here.
 XX 03/27/2015 Students to put order in with organizations for graduation cords
 XX 04/20/2015 Pick up graduation cords from SBA representative.  **Please follow instructions emailed to you, or contact Izaac Rowe at for arrangements**
 XX 05/11/2015 RSVP for Convocation & Commencement -
 XX 5/13/2015

Graduation Dinner - Firefly 7 - 9 PM 3824 Paradise Road, on the Patio.  Buffet, Soft Drinks, and Sangria included.  *Please drink responsibly*

 XX 5/15/2015

8:30AM - Graduates meet at Judy Bayley Theater for class photo, organization photos,  and convocation line-up.  We will direct you where to be for pictures and when to file into Artemus Ham Hall for the event.

 XX 5/15/2015

10:00AM - Convocation Ceremony at Artemus Ham Hall

 XX 5/16/2015

Commencement - 9 AM Thomas & Mack Center.  Please review  for frequently asked questions.  We will email additional details soon.  















Graduation Regalia Pricing as follows

Gown package which includes the black gown, tam and tassel- $91.98
Hood is $50.98
Total cost for items above: $142.96 + tax
Items separately:
Gown- $49.98
Tam- $31.98
Tassel- $8.98
Diploma Covers are $12.98
Law Diploma frames are also available. Please go to UNLV Bookstore to view and order. Ask for Samantha Guarnieri or Mondana. Announcements are through CB Grad and can be ordered online through  Announcement packages are also available through the bookstore, package of 10 announcements (generic) for $15.98.
*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 Izaac Rowe at 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 only of the garage will be available for use.  There will be staff to direct the guests to park.