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All Graduates

Preparing for Graduation

Congratulations! In preparation of your impending graduation, there are several important dates, details, and forms related to graduation that you need to know about and to complete.

Click into the appropriate Registrar's Office picture link below for details related to filing your Anticipated Graduation Date form, paying your graduation fee, and graduation related deadlines. Information updated accordingly each semester in preparation of upcoming graduation terms. 

** All students must complete the Nursing Survey by April 10.

This link is for ALL graduates no matter whether participating in events!
Two nursing undergraduate students in academic regalia
Graduate nursing student hooded by nursing faculty member.

Graduation Information

Winter 2022 Commencement will be December 10, 2022. 

9:30 a.m. Graduation Ceremony: All graduating UW students. More information coming soon!

Location: Arena Auditorium

Ticket Information: There will be no ticketing and no limit on attendees at the ceremony.

Order Regalia: Order cap and gown, and find more graduation resources here.

Parking and Shuttle Information: Find parking and shuttle information here.

Accessibility/Disability Accommodations: Please complete the accommodation request form prior to the commencement ceremony. Questions can be directed to Disability Support Services at or 307-766-4041.

Live Stream: Coming soon!

Students need to arrive at the Field House 1 hour before the ceremony starts.   


Winter 2022 Fay W. Whitney Sigma Theta Tau Induction will be held Online December 8, 2022 from 5-6pm.

Sigma Theta Tau Induction

Nursing Pin

For BSN Students

Symbolism of Nurses' Pin

Each school has a distinctive pin with its own meaning. Many schools have pins based on the official seal of their school. That is true of the University of Wyoming, School of Nursing. The basic design the shape, metal, and color is symbolic of its meaning. The pin reflects the spirit of service to humanity. The metal is yellow gold; the outer circle brown enamel. These are the colors of the University of Wyoming.

The open book on the pin symbolizes knowledge and depicts the ideal of "Man's right to knowledge and the free use thereof." The basic knowledge essential to the practice of professional nursing has been acquired by the graduates.

The quill across the open book symbolizes that "The pen is mightier than the sword." It implies that not only do you use knowledge in the practice of professional nursing, but that you have a definite responsibility to add to the body of nursing knowledge. This means that professional nurses engage in research and continue to learn during their lifelong practice of nursing.

Equality reminds us that Wyoming has had equal suffrage and equal opportunity.

The word Nursing relates to the Code of Ethics for Professional Nurses. The professional nurse respects the dignity and worth of every individual. Nurses provide the caring health promotion, maintenance, and rehabilitation.

Ordering/Purchasing Information

The official University of Wyoming Nursing Pin and BSN Bar (this is a guard that connects by a chain to the pin for added protection from loss and shows BSN lettering) are available for purchase through the University Store in three different qualities -- gold plated, 1/10 gold filled, and 10 Kt solid gold. (Prices subject to change; verify with University Store regarding current pricing.)

  • Think about asking for the pin as a gift from your family. Most families want their graduate to own a pin.

  • When ordering your nursing pin, you will have choices in regard to pickup or shipping. Students who will be picking up the pin and participating in the ceremonies will have the opportunity to wear the pin to the ceremonies if desired.

  • Order the pin through the University Store.

Ordering Cap and Gown

Be sure to order your regalia (cap and gown) from the University Store.


Contact Us

Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing

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University of Wyoming
Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing
Dept. 3065; 1000 E. University Avenue
Phone: (307) 766-4312
Fax: (307) 766-4294

Email: or check out our "Contact Us" page for contact information per program or individual.

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