UNLV, Nevada State College and CSN spring 2021 graduation plans


Spring graduation plans are nonetheless up within the air for some Nevada schools and universities because the COVID-19 pandemic stretches on.

Commencement ceremonies have been held just about since spring 2020. State-imposed public gathering measurement restrictions, although, started step by step easing Monday with the aim of returning management of most mitigation measures to native management beginning May 1.

University of Nevada, Reno, is planning a digital ceremony on May 14, whereas UNLV, Nevada State College in Henderson and the College of Southern Nevada haven’t made bulletins but.

The Clark County School District additionally hasn’t finalized graduation plans.

UNR plans to have an internet presentation that can show a photograph for every graduate and embrace audio of their identify being learn.

“It is in the interest of full transparency that we make news of this announcement public now, so that our graduates and their families are able to make plans for this special event,” President Brian Sandoval wrote this month on the varsity’s web site.

At UNLV, college spokesman Tony Allen mentioned through e mail that management is ready so long as attainable earlier than committing to a plan.

“Commencement — be it virtual or in person — is a milestone moment for our graduates and one of the most important days in the life of a university,” he mentioned. “UNLV’s decision will be informed by current statewide COVID-19 guidelines and with health and safety at the forefront.”

At Nevada State College, college students will likely be notified as soon as graduation plans have been finalized, Dean of Students Stefanie Coleman mentioned in an announcement.

“We recognize the importance of a ceremony to mark the end of a journey and celebrate the accomplishments of our graduates. However, being able to celebrate the graduating class in a traditional ceremony has been a challenge during this unprecedented time.”

Student and college management will discover digital and in-person choices, Coleman mentioned, and will “find the best solution to meet this moment.”

A spokesman for the College of Southern Nevada mentioned the varsity doesn’t but have a graduation plan.

Contact Julie Wootton-Greener at [email protected] or 702-387-2921. Follow @julieswootton on Twitter.


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