Graduation 2018

William S. Boyd School of Law Commencement
Friday May 11, 2018
10 AM
Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall

Graduation Committee

Hayley Cummings

Stephanie Glantz

Patrick Harrington

Shante Harvey

Steven Kish

Angela Lee

William D. Nobriga

Tiffany Yang


 2018 Graduation Checklist

Complete Deadline Item
  5/01/2018 Purchase black gown, tam, gold tassel, and hood from UNLV Bookstore. 
  3/21/18-3/22/18 Senior Sendoff - First day regalia may be purchased at UNLV Bookstore.  Also information on announcements, diploma frames, etc.  Attendance is NOT required.
  4/6/18 Deadline to change your diploma name and/or address in MyUNLV.  Please go to the UNLV Commencement page, scroll down to "Update" and follow the instructions.
  TBD Deadline for students to put in order for graduation cords. ** Please follow instructions emailed to you.**  Cord cost TBD 
  TBD Pick up graduation cords.   **Please follow instructions emailed to you.**  Please email  with questions.

Graduation Party TBD

  5/7/2018 Deadline - RSVP for Commencement -

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


10:00AM - Commencement Ceremony at Artemus Ham Hall

Graduation Regalia Pricing as follows:

Law School Package which includes the black gown, tam, tassel and hood - $143.96 + tax
Items separately:
Law Gown,Tam & Yellow Tassel - $92.98 + tax
Hood Only - $50.98 + tax
Tam Only- $34.98 + tax
Tassel Only - $8.98 + tax
Law Diploma frames are also available. Please go to UNLV Bookstore to view and order. Ask for Mondana Eghdami. Personalized announcements are through CB Grad and can be ordered online through A display and flier with package pricing is available at the front counter in the Dean's Suite and the ASP Offices.  Generic announcement packages are available through the bookstore, package of 10 announcements for $15.98 .
*Regalia is a purchase, not a rental.  The cost of these items is non-refundable.


1) What is the date, time and location of the commencement ceremony?
The law school commencement ceremony is Friday, May 11, 2018 at 10 AM in the Artumus W. Ham Concert Hall.  Doors open at 9:00 AM, with seating beginning at 9:30 AM.

2) How many people can we invite to the law school's commencement?
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.

3) What should we wear for the law school commencement?
Graduates wear gowns, tams and tassels.  Bring your hood with you as you will be hooded during the ceremony (and you will receive a diploma cover).   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 commencement?
The commencement 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. Ordering instructions to follow.  

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

6) Where do we meet on the day of commencement?
Before you walk down the aisle at Artemus W. Ham Hall, you will meet at Judy Bayley Theater (across from Artemus W. Ham Hall) at 8:30 AM. This is where you will fill out reader cards, take a class, group or individual picture and line up.

7) Where can our guests park for commencement at 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 where to park.