The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is excited to continue planning in-person ceremonies at Baxter Arena, while prioritizing the safety of our graduates and their guests. The health and safety of all graduates and their guests is our number one priority, and campus safety protocols will continue to update in accordance with guidance from the CDC and the Douglas County Health Department. We will provide updated guidance on these protocols closer to Aug. 14.
August Commencement is Aug. 14
August 2021 Graduates
August graduates will be celebrated at a 9 A.M. ceremony on Aug. 14 and Chancellor Joanne Li, Ph.D., will confer the degrees to candidates. Graduates can register to walk with their fellow graduates at the time they apply for their degree through MavLINK. If you are graduating, be sure to order your cap and gown through the UNO Bookstore.
Past 2020 Graduates
Past 2020 graduates (those whose degrees were conferred in May, Aug. or Dec. 2020), will be celebrated at 1 P.M. on Aug. 14. They should have received a survey over the spring to indicate their interest in participating in a ceremony. If you were not able to respond, please contact the Registrar’s Office by July 9 at email@example.com.
Graduates will be spaced two feet apart on the ceremony floor.
Graduates may invite guests to the ceremony. At this time no tickets will be issued for guests, however we strongly recommend that your guests arrive early and sit together in a group.
We discourage prolonged or large gatherings outside of the arena pre and post-ceremony. Numerous photo opportunities will be available on our Dodge and Scott Campus and we would encourage graduates and their guests to visit.
We encourage guests to utilize the 1-Check COVID App (for students, faculty, and staff) or the CheckCOVID App (for guests) to perform a screening to check for any symptoms of COVID before attending the ceremony.
For additional information, please visit our Commencement website. Be sure to check that site and your email often to stay updated with the latest details.
Commencement Student Speaker Auditions
Interested in speaking at commencement? Register to audition by June 30.
UNO is excited to celebrate with our August 2021 graduates and to celebrate our 2020 grads in-person!
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.