Family and Guests


Travel by Air

The Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) is located just five miles from the University campus. The airport is home to seven airlines with convenient access to most of the country.


For hotel accommodations, we recommend the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, as this is where the Dean's Dinner is held.

With other institutions' graduations occurring, early room reservations are strongly suggested. For central reservations, call (800) 723-6500.

Additional Lodging Information

For additional information regarding the area’s lodging, dining and entertainment go to Visit Reno Tahoe.


Families, friends, and the general public are cordially invited to attend the academic hooding ceremony. Accessible seating is first come, first served. Seating for individuals with disabilities is available.

Additional Information

  • Make plans with your graduate: Finding graduates following the ceremony can be difficult in the crowd. It is recommended that guests make plans before the ceremony on a place to meet afterward.
  • Be flexible: Times given for the recession are approximate. If graduation parties are planned following the commencement, be aware that the recession could be earlier or later than the scheduled time.
  • Special Accommodations: A sign language interpreter will be on hand for the hooding ceremony. 
  • Prohibited items: Alcohol is prohibited during the commencement ceremony.
  • All bags are subject to search: For safety reasons, all bags are subject to search.