University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) students set to graduate at the end of the Fall 2020 semester, or who previously graduated in August 2020, will have the opportunity to take part in an online commencement ceremony.
Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold will confer the degrees to candidates from all colleges during a virtual ceremony. Graduates will be recognized during their respective college's ceremonies.
Save the Date
Please save the date for this semester's commencement ceremonies:
Date: December 18, 2020
Time: 6 P.M.
Each of the colleges, as well as the Graduate School, will have a video-streamed commencement ceremony on Dec. 18. In addition, we invite graduates to a Graduation Celebration on campus, in a de-densified manner, to salute their educational accomplishments, receive their diploma cover, meet-and-greet with their college dean and be welcomed as the newest member of the Alumni Association.
Additional information on the December 2020 Commencement and Graduation Ceremony is forthcoming. Please continue to monitor the Bullseye, Maverick Daily, and your email for details.
We acknowledge the disappointment of our May 2020 graduates who were unable to attend an in-person spring commencement ceremony. Due to the continued pandemic, we are unable to plan any on-campus or in-person ceremonies or celebrations at this time. Currently, our priority is to maintain the health and safety of the entire campus community.
Steps to Graduation
Meet with an academic advisor to ensure all degree requirements are met.
Apply for your degree on MavLINK by October 16, 2020.
Optional – Order your cap and gown at the UNO Bookstore.
Attend virtual commencement on December 18, 2020.
About the Ceremonies and Conferral of Degrees
Moving commencement to a virtual format for December 2020 will enable UNO to follow through on its commitment to celebrating the accomplishments of its students, while remaining mindful of the health and safety of the campus and Omaha communities as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.
“Moving to a primarily virtual format for December commencement gives the university community an opportunity to celebrate the many academic achievements of our Maverick graduates, while also upholding our commitment to promote health, safety and wellbeing of our students and their loved ones,” UNO Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., said. “We look forward to producing for our Maverick graduates a moment that is exciting, highly engaging, and memorable as they cross this important milestone in their academic journeys.”
In this virtual format, students will be recognized in a ceremony specific to their respective academic college. Separate virtual ceremonies for undergraduates were be held for each of UNO’s academic colleges, as well as the UNL College of Engineering. A separate ceremony will also be held for those receiving graduate degrees from UNO.
Each ceremony will include the conferral of degrees, which includes individual recognition of each student where their name, photo, and degree received are displayed for the audience while their name is also read aloud.
Watch the May 2020 Ceremonies
Students, faculty, staff, and family members who are interested in what the December 2020 ceremonies may look like are encouraged to watch and explore the ceremony videos from the May 2020 commencement, which was also virtual.
Those interested can access the May 2020 Commencement videos and additional information about the ceremony on the UNO Commencement website.
Encouraging Words From Fellow Alumni
Enjoy this video from the UNO Alumni Association.
Show Your Support
We hope that in the coming days, weeks and months, you will share your stories, photos, videos and more with us though our social media channels on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn with the hashtag #MavSpirit.
- Frequently asked questions
A digital program for December 2020 Commencement will be available for families to download.
- Download these special UNO Zoom backgrounds.
About the University of Nebraska at Omaha
Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.