Graduation ceremonies postponed at Nevada universities


Christopher DeVargas

UNLV celebrates the class of 2019 during the winter Commencement Ceremony at the Thomas & Mack Center, Tues. Dec. 17, 2019.

Wed, Mar 25, 2020 (3:47 p.m.)

Graduation ceremonies at Nevada’s public universities will be postponed and most classes will continue to be conducted remotely through the end of the spring semester because of the coronavirus pandemic, Thom Reilly, chancellor of the Nevada System of Higher Education, announced today.

“Due to the magnitude in scheduling and planning of commencement ceremonies, we don’t foresee a scenario where a traditional graduation could occur at the end of the 2020 spring semester,” Reilly said in a statement. “I have directed our institutions to begin developing alternative virtual or delayed ceremonies for later in the summer or fall.”

While the ceremonies will not proceed as planned, degrees and certificates will still be conferred.

The Board of Regents will hold a meeting in the coming weeks to consider alternative plans for spring graduation. A date for the meeting has not been announced.

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