Commencement 2016

Welcome to the information hub for the

46th Annual Sierra Nevada College Commencement

Saturday, May 14, 2016 @ 10 am


Commencement week events for graduates, their families and friends, and the entire SNC community begin Thursday, May 12.

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

Grad Fair 2016

Location: Campus Store
Date: March 9, 2016 10am – 3pm

Order your graduation announcements and class rings in person. If you cannot attend, order directly through the Jostens website at

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

Commencement Week Events


  • Thursday, May 12 @ 4pm
  • Patterson Lawn

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

This annual event is a day to celebrate the end of the school year with Hawaiian food and beverages, volleyball, and live music.

Awards Ceremony

  • Friday, May 13 @ 9:30am
  • Patterson Hall

Faculty and Staff present Student Departmental Awards for outstanding performance, and Students announce outstanding Faculty and Staff.

Graduates may invite guests.

Commencement Rehearsal

  • Friday, May 13

    (immediately following Awards Ceremony)

  • Patterson Lawn

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

Annual Faculty Graduation Picnic

  • Friday, May 13 @ 12:30pm
  • Incline Beach

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

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


  • Saturday, May 14 @ 10am
  • Patterson Lawn

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