Celebrating Our Grads

Celebrating Our Grads

You did it! You deserve to brag a little! We’ve created a series of graphics to help you share the exciting news about your upcoming graduation with everyone. Choose from these celebratory images below to spread the word about your accomplishment. Download your favorites and show your Nevada State College pride by posting on your social media. Make sure to tag us and use #NSCGrad2023 in your post!


Let your followers know about your graduation by posting the graphics below to your social media channels!


Create and personalize your Instagram Story with one of our templates.


Planning your own virtual celebration with family and friends? Download one of our virtual backgrounds and add a little scorpion spirit to your next video chat!


Celebrating the Class of 2023

Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, May 6, 2023 at 11:00 AM

at the Thomas and Mack Center

Nevada State College is delighted to celebrate our Class of 2023 graduates with an in-person ceremony on May 6, 2023 at 11 a.m. at the Thomas and Mack Center. Tickets are not required for guest admission. The ceremony will be livestreamed for those who are unable to attend in-person. You can always get the most up-to-date commencement information here on this page, so check back regularly as you prepare to graduate!

Important Deadline Reminder

The Graduation Application Deadline to attend the Spring 2023 Commencement Ceremony is October 1. Visit https://nsc.edu/registrar/graduation/ for more information and to complete the application process.


Thomas and Mack Center
4505 S Maryland Pkwy,
Las Vegas, NV 89154


The Thomas & Mack Center has four parking lots around the building.


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!

Submit Graduation Application

Deadline: October 1, 2022

The Graduation Application Deadline to attend the Spring 2023 Commencement Ceremony is October 1. Visit https://nsc.edu/registrar/graduation/ for details and to complete the application process.

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

Deadline: March 3, 2023

Student Speaker Competition

Do you have the words that will inspire and encourage Nevada State’s graduating class of 2023? If so, you are invited to join the Student Speaker Competition!

Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 Nevada State College GPA and be completing all requirements in spring 2023 or have completed their studies in summer or fall 2022. Applications are due by March 3 at nsc.edu/studentspeakercomp. Please view the Student Speaker Competition Flyer for more information. If you have trouble viewing the flyer or have any questions, please contact commencement@nsc.edu.

National Anthem Singer Competition

National Anthem Singer Competition

Would you like to sing the National Anthem at the Nevada State College Commencement Ceremony? Applications are due by March 3 at nsc.edu/nationalanthemcomp. Please view the National Anthem Singer Competition Flyer for more information. If you have trouble viewing the flyer or have any questions, please contact commencement@nsc.edu.

Attend Grad Days

Dates & Times: March 21-22 (9 AM to 5 PM) and March 23 (9 AM to 2 PM)
Rogers Student Center Ballroom

Grad Days is your one-stop shop as you get ready to graduate from Nevada State College! This drop-in event will be held from 9 AM to 5 PM on March 21 and 22 and from 9 AM to 2 PM on March 23 in the Rogers Student Center Ballroom. A children’s play space and light refreshments will be available while you:

  • Purchase your cap gown and tassels in the Nevada State College bookstore.
  • Pick up your honor cords and get more information from the Office of the Registrar.
  • Decorate your cap at the craft station to show off your Scorpion style.
  • Take pro photos in your cap & gown and with friends, provided by GradImages.
  • Write words of thanks to your supporters at the Grad table.
  • Complete your Senior Survey so we can learn from your experience and ensure the success of future Scorpions.
  • Visit the giving station to make your first senior Scorpion gift and receive gift cords, buy a brick, and learn more about our institutional advancement opportunities.
  • Connect with the Alumni Network to update your contact information so you can stay engaged with your fellow graduates. Get even more involved by applying to be on the council or a committee!
  • Scorpion Vets can also pick up military honor cords.

If you aren’t able to make it to Grad Days, please feel free to stop by the Nevada State College bookstore during their normal business hours after March 21, 2023 to purchase your cap and gown, shop for your graduation announcements, class ring, diploma frame, and much more!


Before the Ceremony

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 21, 2023.  

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 graduation@nsc.edu or 702-992-2110.

Special Accommodations

Deadline: April 30, 2023

Contact the Disability Resource Center (DRC) at (702) 992-2180 or drc@nsc.edu 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 $23 Giving Cords & Personalized Bricks

The $23 Senior Scorpions Campaign gives the Class of 2023 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 nsc.edu/seniorscorpion. You can also contact the Alumni Network at alumni@nsc.edu or 702-992-2370 for more information.


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 not required for the event. Doors will open at 10 a.m. on the day of the event and seating will be first come, first served.


Parking will be available at the Thomas and Mack Center.


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.


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 nsc.edu/alumni.