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Commencement 2020

May 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sierra Nevada College’s 50th Annual Commencement!

Commencement Week Events

50th Anniversary Celebration of Art

Receptions for the Anniversary Alumni Exhibition & Annual Student Art Show

  • Wednesday May 13 @ 5 pm

    Art Prom to follow

  • Garage Door Gallery

    Holman Arts & Media Center

SNU Choir Annual Broadway Concert

  • Thursday May 14 @ 7 pm
  • St. Patrick's Episcopal Church

    (on Incline Blvd.)

FREE to SNU Students and their families
TICKETS: $10 Adults | $5 Children

Awards Ceremony

  • Friday, May 15 @ 9:30am
  • Patterson Hall

Faculty, staff, and student awards presented for outstanding performance.
Presentation of the Lane Murray Distinguished Alumni Award.
Graduates may invite guests.

Commencement Rehearsal

  • Friday, May 15

    (immediately following Awards Ceremony, about 11 am)

  • Patterson Lawn

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

Annual Graduation Picnic

  • Friday, May 15 @ 12:30pm
  • Patterson Hall & Patio

Come enjoy a picnic lunch on our beautiful Incline campus.
Open to
 graduating students, family members, alumni, faculty, and staff.


  • Saturday, May 16 @ 10am
  • Patterson Lawn

NOTE: Graduates report to TCES 139/141 at 9am | Faculty to report to Prim Library at 9am.
Please attend this important milestone event early to prepare for your final goodbye!