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Winter commencement class to receive honors at Dec. 10 ceremony



The University of Nevada, Reno will award nearly 1,500 bachelor’s and advanced degrees at the 2011 Winter Commencement ceremony starting at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10 at Lawlor Events Center on campus.

Nearly 1,550 graduates awarded

The University of Nevada, Reno’s Winter Commencement will take place Saturday, Dec. 10 at Lawlor Events Center. A total of 1,101 bachelor’s degrees and 446 advanced degrees or certificates (master’s and doctoral degrees and education specialist certificates) will be awarded.

Students and faculty leaders will assemble for commencement at 8 a.m., and the formal processional begins at 8:30 a.m. University President Marc Johnson will welcome attendees.

The University awarded 1,549 degrees at the December 2010 ceremony and 1,467 degrees at the December 2009 ceremony.

Public parking is available in the West Stadium Parking Complex, directly north of Lawlor Events Center.

For more information about the University of Nevada, Reno’s Winter Commencement and tips for attending, click here.

Additional Commencement Week Events:

Wednesday, Dec. 7

  • 3-5 p.m.: Honors Convocation, Joe Crowley Student Union, Ballroom C.

For more information, contact Becky Amezquita at 775-784-1455 or [email protected].

Thursday, Dec. 8

  • 6-8 p.m.: Senior Scholar Awards Reception, Joe Crowley Student Union, Ballroom C.

The University of Nevada, Reno and its Alumni Association are proud to recognize eight graduates with one of the most prestigious awards at the University of Nevada, Reno – the Senior Scholar distinction. The top graduating student and his or her faculty mentor from each school and college are honored during the awards reception.

For more information, contact Amy Carothers at 775-784-6620 or [email protected].

Friday, Dec. 9

For more information, contact Sharon Muldoon at 775-682-7166 or [email protected].

Saturday, Dec. 10

For more information, contact Sam DiMuzio at 775-784-6925 or [email protected].

For more information, contact Richelle O’Driscoll at 775-682-8567 or [email protected].

Nevada’s land-grant university founded in 1874, the University of Nevada, Reno has an enrollment of 18,000 students and is ranked in the top tier of the nation’s best universities. Part of the Nevada System of Higher Education, the University has the system’s largest research program and is home to the state’s medical school. With outreach and education programs in all Nevada counties and with one of the nation’s largest study-abroad consortiums, the University extends across the state and around the world. For more information, visit www.unr.edu.

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