Commencement - Nevada State College


Celebrating Our Grads

Celebrate the class of 2020 virtually with a special message from President Bart Patterson!

2020 Nevada State College Commencement

The commencement ceremony previously scheduled for August 18, 2020 has been postponed. We look forward to honoring our graduates at a traditional in-person commencement ceremony when it is safe to do so. At this time, we are unable to say when that might be. Nevada State College continues to closely monitor the situation and posts regular updates at Please check back for more information.

Virtual Celebration | August 18 at 6 p.m.

Join us as we come together to celebrate Nevada State College’s most recent graduates during the Celebrating the Class of 2020 virtual celebration. This is not intended to replace what would be an in-person ceremony, but instead will allow us the opportunity to celebrate the Class of 2020 now.


Student Information

As a graduating student, you may have a lot of questions about preparing for and attending Commencement. You can find everything you need to know here!

Senior Survey

Please click here to complete the Senior Survey. The information will help us continue to improve and keep you up to date about the Alumni Network.

Northern Nevada Students

Students interested in attending the WNC Commencement can click here for information.

Caps & Gowns

Caps and gowns are now available for purchase at the Nevada State College Josten’s Online Store. To order, click on Graduation Caps & Gowns then select Student Regalia. Your Cap, gown and tassel set will be shipped directly to you. A package for students (cap, gown, and degree tassel) costs $39.98 plus tax ($33.98 + 6.00 shipping & handling). Contact the bookstore at (702) 992-2340 for more information.

Note: Winners of the Senior Survey contest will receive instructions by June 12 on how their order will be fulfilled. Contest winners should not purchase caps and gowns through the bookstore or Jostens.

Honor Cords

Honor cords will be mailed to graduates and graduating students.

Students who completed their degree in spring 2020 have their honors posted on their transcript. Students who are completing their requirements in the summer will receive a letter of anticipated honors by mid-July.

Honor Cord Colors
Summa Cum Laude
Magna Cum Laude
Cum Laude


You can order personalized announcements through the Jostens website. For more information, contact the bookstore at (702) 992-2340.

Alumni Network

Congratulations! We are so proud of your transformation from student to graduate! Your fellow members of the Nevada State College Alumni Network understand the sacrifice, dedication, and determination that it takes to reach this point in your personal journey. We are also extremely proud to welcome you to our family.

As a graduate, you are now a lifelong member of the Nevada State College Alumni Network. There are no dues or fees for your membership, and you are welcome to take advantage of all of our available resources including career services, networking events, and volunteer leadership opportunities. For more information and to stay up to date, please like us on social media @NSCAlumni or visit our website

Senior $20.20 Giving Cords

The $20.20 Senior Scorpions Campaign enhances the College’s ability to continue to do great work and allows 2020 graduates the opportunity to create a collective impact. We encourage you to make a gift to an area on campus that is important for you. To learn more about giving levels and the honorary Commencement Giving Cord, please visit Giving cords will be mailed and can be worn at commencement.

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