Find your future @ Sierra Nevada University
My journey to Sierra Nevada College began on a three-month trip to explore Indonesia's bleached islands, remote villages, and mystic jungles. By the end of the trip I was addicted to travel, and I needed an education to turn my love into a career. I thought I would teach English and got interested in journalism. Then I took Travel and Adventure Writing and my love for travel, photography, and writing - all the pieces of my life - fit together into my dream career.
Class of 2016
Lake Tahoe – The Most Challenging and Beautiful Learning Environment in the World.
At Sierra Nevada University, if you become one of our 500 students you will have access to professionally successful faculty and mentors who call Tahoe home.
May 15 Commencement 2021
May 17 Summer Semester Start 2021
August 8 Summer Semester End 2021
August 13 – August 22 MFA Creative Writing and Interdisciplinary Arts Residencies, Summer 2021
2021 Student Symposium Highlights Active Learning
The best of SNU students’ research projects, service engagement, creative work, and other achievements.
2021 President’s Cup Business Plan Competition
Luke Pederson and Caden Hansen’s BellCow BioCycling, this year’s winner, would turn otherwise discarded organic waste into organic fertilizer and renewable natural gas.
2021 Valedictorian Kayla Heidenreich
Kayla was chosen from a field of 13 distinguished candidates who each illustrated curiosity, academic dedication, and contributions our wider community.
Commencement Speaker – Richard Bangs, Adventure Travel Pioneer
Richard Bangs has often been called the father of modern adventure travel. His goal is “travel that makes a difference, travel that positively impacts the world”.