Commencement 2017

Welcome to the information hub for the

47th Annual Sierra Nevada College Commencement

Saturday, May 13, 20167 @ 10 am


Commencement week events for graduates, their families and friends, and the entire SNC community begin Thursday, May 11.

For information about attendees, graduation requirements, and graduation regalia and accessories see Commencement FAQ.

Grad Announcements & Regalia

Order your graduation announcements and class rings through the Jostens website at

Regalia will be available in the Campus Store after February 1 2016.

The 1969 Blue Legacy Cords

imagesGraduates – Celebrate your achievements at SNC Tahoe, show your appreciation for the experiences and opportunities you’ve had, and set the example for future classes by wearing your Blue 1969 Legacy Cord at Commencement.

Commencement Week Events

SNC Choir Annual Broadway Concert

  • Thursday May 11 @ 7 pm
  • Cornerstone Church

    (Tahoe Blvd. at Country Club Drive)

Open to All. TICKETS: $10 Adults | $5 Children | FREE to SNC Students and their families

Awards Ceremony

  • Friday, May 12 @ 9:30am
  • Patterson Hall

Faculty and staff present Student Departmental Awards for outstanding performance. Students announce outstanding faculty and staff.

Graduates may invite guests.

Commencement Rehearsal

  • Friday, May 12

    (immediately following Awards Ceremony, about 10:45am)

  • Patterson Lawn

MANDATORY for undergrads; optional for graduate students.
This rehearsal will help ensure the big day is a success!

Annual Graduation Picnic

  • Friday, May 12 @ 12:30pm
  • Incline Beach

Open to graduating students, family members, alumni, faculty, and staff.

Come to the beach for a fun afternoon following Commencement Rehearsal for food, friends, and volleyball.


  • Saturday, May 13 @ 10am
  • Patterson Lawn

NOTE: Graduates report to TCES @ 9am. Please attend this important milestone event early to prepare for your final goodbye!