Commencement 2020

Welcome to the information hub for the

50th Annual Sierra Nevada University Commencement

Saturday, May 16, 2020 @ 10 am


For the health and safety of our entire community, SNU’s 2020 Commencement will take place entirely online this year. Virtual Commencement will be live-streamed across our social media channels, so students and parents will be able to interact with each other across multiple platforms in real time.
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Jeremy Jones is an accomplished filmmaker, entrepreneur, environmentalist and snowboarding pioneer

Commencement Speaker: Jeremy Jones

Jeremy Jones is an accomplished filmmaker, entrepreneur, environmentalist and snowboarding pioneer widely regarded as one of the most legendary big mountain riders and explorers of all time. He was named the 2013 National Geographic “Adventurer of the Year”, and voted “Best Big Mountain Rider of the Year” ten times by Snowboarder Magazine. Jeremy has starred in over a hundred snowboard movies and videos worldwide, including his highly acclaimed, foot-powered snowboarding trilogy Deeper, Further and Higher.

He is the founder and CEO of award-winning Jones Snowboards, which is dedicated to developing the highest quality backcountry snowboards and accessories. In 2007 Jeremy founded Protect Our Winters, a global cause uniting the winter sports community against climate change, and was recognized as a “Champion of Change” by President Barack Obama. Jeremy has appeared frequently in worldwide media including 60 Minutes Sports, ABC’s Nightline News, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Outside Magazine and TV, Men’s Journal, Esquire, CNN, MTV, ESPN, Fox News, NBC, and National Geographic.

Photo credit SNU alumnus Ming Poon


Virtual Commencement Week Events

SNU Virtual Luau

  • Thursday May 14 @ 4-5pm PDT
  • info coming soon

Bringing back a popular SNC commencement week tradition, SNU seniors, staff and faculty are invited to celebrate the end of the school year (virtually) together. Strut your best Hawaiian attire (at least the shirt!), and enjoy your personally prepared Hawaiian food and drink.


Senior Night

Sponsored by SGA

  • Friday, May 15
  • time and theme coming soon

The Senior Class will have a chance to come together on a virtual social platform to party with their peers.


Commencement

  • Saturday, May 16 @ 10am PDT

At the traditional commencement start time of 10am, Virtual Commencement will be live-streamed across our social media channels and on the SNU website, including addresses from the president, valedictorian, and commencement speaker Jeremy Jones. Each graduating senior will have a personal slide incorporated into the video and their name read by their department chair. Students and parents will be able to interact with each other across multiple platforms in real time throughout the event.

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