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Grad Days

Nevada State Graduate Students!

Welcome to Grad Days for the Class of 2021! As a graduating student, you may have a lot of questions about preparing for graduation. Complete each section below to find out more and possibly win prizes such as Cap, Gown, & Tassel Sets and other great prizes!

Please make sure that you have applied for graduation through the Office of the Registrar, as well as confirmed that you have completed, or that you are in the process of completing, all requirements to graduate. You are considered part of the 2021 Class if your last semester is Fall 2020, Spring 2021 or Summer 2021. Please contact the Office of the Registrar if you have any questions regarding your eligibility.

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Complete the Senior Survey

Complete this survey to for a chance to win great prizes! The first 150 to complete the Senior Survey will win a Free Cap, Gown, & Tassel Set. There will be a drawing for additional sets and prizes. Limited to one prize per participant and winners must be verified to graduate in order to win. Please note, you will be required to sign in through the Nevada State College Portal to begin the survey.

Winners of the Cap, Gown, & Tassel Sets will be notified by March 22, 2021. Winners will be emailed instructions on how to claim their Cap, Gown, & Tassel Sets. If you would like to be eligible to win, please purchase your set after March 22, 2021. Winners will not be refunded if they previously purchased sets. All other prizes will be drawn before April 1, 2021 and winners will be notified via email. You must claim your prize by April 9, 2021.




Senior Gift

Congratulations to the Class of 2021! The 2021 Senior Scorpions Campaign enhances the college’s ability to continue to do great work and allows 2021 graduates the opportunity to come together to create a collective impact. Your gift will go to the Scorpion Fund which addresses the greatest needs of Nevada State and our students. We thank you for your support. Below you will find the giving levels and how we will recognize you for your contribution:

$20.21 Gift: Senior Circle Gift

Give $20.21 or more and receive an honorary cord to wear at commencement.

$100 Gift: Senior Circle Legacy

Give $100 or more and receive an honorary cord to wear at commencement, recognition on the Alumni Network social media, verbal recognition at Alumni Network events, and a personalized brick to be placed on campus around the scorpion statue to leave your lasting mark on campus.

scorpion statue

The personalized brick and giving cord also makes a great gift! Your family and friends will want to join in to commemorate your success. Click below to view the letter we send to suggest the personalized brick as a gift and supply us with the contact information for your family or friend.

Purchase Cap, Gown, & Tassel Set

Please visit our Jostens ordering site to purchase your Cap, Gown, & Tassel Sets. If you would like to be eligible to win a set, please purchase your set after March 22, 2021. Please allow up to 5 weeks to receive your items. Stoles will be available for purchase at a later date.

For all questions regarding your order please email Steve Sjostrand at

Commencement Ceremony Info

All information regarding the 2020 and 2021 Commencement Ceremonies can be found at

Photo Station

Self-Serve Graduation Photo Stations

From March 17, 2021 – May 15, 2021 there will be several self-serve photo stations setup around campus for you to capture some great photos. Check out the self-serve photo station map and tips below and don’t forget to share your proud grad moments with us on social media by using the #NSCGRAD2021 hashtag!

Invitations, Rings & More

Jostens is our vendor for announcements, rings, and other supplies to commemorate your achievements and memories. Visit their link to purchase your items. 

Club & Orgs Cords

Club and Organization cords may be purchased or given to members by participating NS clubs and organizations. Please contact the club or organization president for details. Below you will find a list of Clubs & Organizations with registered cords:

Senior Giving Cord (Available to all seniors who make a min. $20.21 gift)
  • Cord Description: Black & White Braided Cord
  • To Claim: Visit (Cords mailed within 5-7 days)
Military, Veterans, and their Dependents Cord (Available to anyone who meets this criteria)
  • Cord Description: Black & White Braided Cord
  • To Claim: Visit (Cords mailed within 5-7 days)
NSSA Cord (Senior Members Only)
Student Nurses Association Cord (Senior Members Only)
  • Cord Description: Light Blue, Silver & White Braided Cord
  • To Claim: Email:
Psi Chi Cord (Senior Members Only)
NSAS Cord (Senior Members Only)
Dreamer’s Cord (Senior Members Only)

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Blue Sage Writing’s Guild Cord (Senior Members Only)
NSSLHA Nevada State Speech Language Hearing Association Club Cord (Senior Members Only)
Anatomy & Physiology Honor Society Cord (Senior Members Only)

Organizations/Clubs that do not participate: Intersectionality Alliance.

*The clubs or organizations listed above registered their cords with the Alumni Office. If you do not see your club or organization listed above, please contact the club or organization president for more information. Club or organization cords may be worn at Commencement. Each club or organization is responsible for their cord distribution.


Diplomas are ordered once all semester grades have been posted, remaining transcripts have been submitted and entered, and degrees have been posted to the student account. This process typically takes about 4 weeks after the semester ends. Diplomas will be mailed to graduates from the vendor approximately 12 weeks after they are ordered. Students should ensure that their address is accurate with the Office of the Registrar, as diplomas are mailed to the current address on record. Students with outstanding financial obligations will not receive their diploma until all such obligations have been met. The deadline to update your name and address is the last day of your final semester. So if your last semester is the Spring 2021 semester that deadline would be May 8, 2021. Please note that we do not automatically send transcripts to outside agencies, such as licensing boards; a transcript request must be submitted along with the appropriate fees.

Honors and degree types are printed on diplomas. Only students with an Interdisciplinary Studies major will have their minor printed on their diplomas.

Please visit this link for more information and contact the Office of the Registrar with additional questions at or 702-992-2110.

Honor Cords

All students will receive their honor cords prior to the commencement ceremony. We will be mailing the estimated honor cord to all students by the end of March. If you graduate with a higher honor than estimated, you can then bring the cord and exchange it for the correct one once you have completed your final semester. Students who are completing their degree in Spring 2021 and Summer 2021 should have already received a letter with your estimated honors.

Honor Cord Colors

Summa Cum Laude
Magna Cum Laude
Cum Laude Bronze

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

Update Your Information

To update your walking status, name, address, or other information, you must submit a completed Graduation Update Notification E-Form to update any of your information.

Please contact the Office of the Registrar with additional questions at or 702-992-2110.

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 @NSC_Alumni, complete the Senior Survey, or visit our website

Additional Steps

Gratitude Gram

You worked really hard to get to this point and we hope that you take the time to think about the journey and the people who helped you along the way. Each year we ask grads to come up with three people to thank. This could be a family member, friend, mentor or NS Staff/Professor.

We created a special portal for you to leave a NS Department, Staff Member, or Professor a written or video message. These messages will be given to the members of the NS Community in a special way. Messages will only be shared with the individual(s) that you authorize to receive your message

Social Media-Celebrate via Social Media

You’ve earned it! Now it is time to let everyone know!

We invite you to share your accomplishments via social media. Please feel free to save your favorites and use them on social media.

Don’t forget to use #NSCAlumni

Click here to check out our brag images:

Sally Mae Resource Center

Check out these video resources from Sally Mae:

Connect With The School Of Education

You can continue to utilize the Career Services Center for job search assistance, resume and cover letter critiques, interview preparation, graduate school applications, and more. Click below to learn more.

You are also invited to register and attend Nevada State’s Virtual Career, Internship, and Graduate School Fair happening Tuesday, March 23 (Group Session Day) and Thursday, March 25 (Individual Consultation Day) from 9am-5pm PST. For more information on the virtual fair, visit

Still Have Questions?

From March 17, 2021 – March 19, 2021 from 10am – 2pm, you can chat with us:

Text “ASKME” to 74881