Celebrating the Class of 2022

Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, May 7, 2022 at 11:00 AM

at The Dollar Loan Center Arena

Nevada State College is delighted to celebrate our Class of 2022 graduates with an in-person ceremony on May 7, 2022 at 11 a.m. at the new Dollar Loan Center (DLC) Arena (formerly Henderson Pavilion). In order to preserve the intimacy of this very special event in a manner that reflects our close-knit campus community, each graduate will be allowed five guests. The ceremony will be livestreamed for those who are unable to attend in-person. Doors open at 10 a.m. and tickets will be required for entry.

You can always get the most up-to-date commencement information here on this page, so check back regularly as you prepare to graduate!


The Dollar Loan Center
200 S Green Valley Pkwy
Henderson, NV 89012


Parking is available at the Arena and in surrounding areas.


Joining us from near or afar? Celebrate wherever you are by watching the livestream!


Get the answers to all of your commencement questions here.

Honoring Our Graduates

Find your grad slide and share your graduation with your loved ones.

Celebration Toolkit

We’ve created a series of graphics for you to share your graduation with everyone.



As a graduating student, you need to follow a few steps to prepare for and participate in Commencement. You can find all the dates, deadlines, and details you need to know below!

STEP 1: Register for Commencement via Marching Order

Deadline Extended: April 11, 2022

If you applied for graduation, you should have received an email from inviting you to register for Commencement at Please login as soon as possible to register and review your information.

Make sure to:

  • Check the spelling of your name, this is how it will appear in the program and graduation slide*
  • Record your name or enter the phonetic spelling of your name for the announcers.
  • Submit a photo and personal message to be included on your grad slide.
  • Indicate your attendance at commencement as in-person or virtual**
  • View and print your GradPass that you must bring to the ceremony to cross the stage!
  • Secure your tickets and send them to your guests.

If you missed the graduation registration deadline, did not receive an email, are having trouble accessing your account, or need to correct any information in your account, please contact the Office of the Registrar at or 702-992-2110 for assistance.

*You must submit a completed Graduation Update Notification E-Form to update any of your information. The deadline to make updates to your graduation application is March 23, 2022. Failure to adhere to this deadline will result in your name not appearing in the program.

**We understand the challenges associated with in-person events and want all graduates to be honored while all attendees feel comfortable. All registered graduates, regardless of their intention to participate in-person, will have their name read and grad slide displayed at the ceremony. Anyone not attending in-person will have the option to view the ceremony livestream.

STEP 2: Apply to be the Class of 2022 Student Speaker or National Anthem Singer! (Optional)

Deadline: March 4, 2022

Student Speaker Competition

Thank you for your interest. Applications are now closed. We look forward to celebrating the talent of your fellow Scorpion graduates at the ceremony on May 7!

National Anthem Singer Competition

Thank you for your interest. Applications are now closed. We look forward to celebrating the talent of your fellow Scorpion graduates at the ceremony on May 7!

STEP 3: Attend Grad Days

Dates & Times: March 22-23 (9 AM to 5 PM) and March 24 (9 AM to 2 PM)
Rogers Student Center Ballroom

Thank you for attending Grad Days! If you still need to order your cap and gown, please visit the Nevada State College bookstore located in the lobby of the Rogers Student Center during regular business hours.


Before the Ceremony

Caps & Gowns

The NS Bookstore is selling caps and gowns in-person. Contact the bookstore at (702) 992-2340 or visit their location in the Rogers Student Center for more information.

Masters graduates will need to pre-order their caps and gowns by contacting the bookstore manager at and providing the following information: last name, first name, height, weight, phone number, and email address.

Caps and gowns are also available for purchase at the Nevada State College Herff Jones Online Store. In order to receive the items before the commencement ceremony, please complete your purchase no later than April 6.

Honor Cords

Honor cords will be issued in advance of the ceremony based on your academic status when you applied for graduation. *Students who are graduating with honors will be able to pick up their honor cords at the Nevada State Bookstore beginning on March 22, 2022.  

Honor Cord Colors
Summa Cum Laude
Magna Cum Laude
Cum Laude

Please visit this webpage for more information or contact the Office of the Registrar with additional questions regarding honor cords at or 702-992-2110.

Special Accommodations

Deadline: April 30, 2022

Contact the Disability Resource Center (DRC) at (702) 992-2180 or to arrange accommodations for any attendees requiring an accommodation, and for special seating for those who may need sign language interpreters. The deadline to contact the DRC is noon on April 30. Failure to make arrangements with DRC may result in inadequate time to get the necessary accommodations in place.

Northern Nevada Students

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

Senior $22 Giving Cords & Personalized Bricks

The $22 Senior Scorpions Campaign gives the Class of 2022 a wonderful opportunity to help keep Nevada State strong and to pay it forward for future graduates who will follow in your footsteps. To learn more about giving levels, the honorary commencement giving cord, and personalized bricks, please visit You can also contact the Alumni Network at or 702-992-2370 for more information.

Update Your Name, Address & More

Please login to MarchingOrder to review your graduate information.

Address and contact information 

Students must login to their Student Center through the NSC Portal or through myNSC. From your Student Center, scroll down to “Personal Information” to update your address and contact information. 

Updating your Diploma Name and/or Expected last term 

Completed the Graduation Update Notification E-Form to update your information. Please contact the Office of the Registrar with additional questions at or 702-992-2110. 

Share Your Success

Access our celebration toolkit with custom social media-friendly graphics to announce your upcoming graduation! The day before the ceremony, you’ll be able to find your personalized grad slide so you can share your graduation with friends and loved ones.

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. You will be required to sign in through the Nevada State College Portal to begin the survey.


Commencement Day

Graduate Arrival

Graduates must arrive at the venue one hour prior to the ceremony start time. Once inside, you will be directed by event staff to line up with your associated school.

Guest Tickets

Tickets are required for the event and are free of charge for family and friends to attend the ceremony. A graduate participating in a live ceremony does not need an individual ticket. Each graduate can claim up to five tickets via Marching Order. Tickets must be claimed by the registration deadline, otherwise they will be forfeited. Doors will open at 10 a.m. on the day of the event and seating will be first come, first served. We do not expect extra tickets to be available due to the number of graduates and the venue seating. Should extra tickets become available, additional information will be emailed to registered graduates the week of April 25.


Parking will be available in the DLC Arena lot and surrounding area. 


Dress and behavior should reflect the honor of the occasion. Remember that graduates will have to walk up and down the stage steps so please wear appropriate shoes.


At the beginning of commencement, tassels are worn on the right. Graduates will receive direction from the podium when it is time to move the tassel to the left.


Your GradPass stage card will be assigned to you virtually via Marching Order. Once you register for commencement via MarchingOrder, you will receive an email invitation to retrieve your GradPass and print it out from the MarchingOrder website. Graduates must print and bring their GradPass to the ceremony. It is critical that all graduates have their GradPass when they get to the stage in order to cross and be acknowledged.


After Graduation

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 alumni 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 follow us on social media @NSCAlumni or visit our website at