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Graduating from SNHU

2020 and 2021 Commencement

Congratulations to our graduating students! We are excited to announce the return of in-person ceremonies this fall as we welcome our graduates from Spring 2020, Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 to share in the Commencement experience alongside our Fall 2021 graduates. Separate ceremonies will be held for campus and online programs in order to accommodate the impressive number of graduates and their guests. Registration will open later this summer and an announcement will be sent to all graduates' SNHU email.

Campus Graduates:

Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.*

Delta Dental Stadium | 1 Line Dr, Manchester, NH

*Rain date: Sunday, October 17 at 10:00 a.m

Online Graduates:

November 5 - 7, 2021

SNHU Arena | 555 Elm St, Manchester, NH

View Event Schedule here.

The health and safety of our campus and online community and their guests is our top priority. Based on current guidelines in New Hampshire, no COVID restrictions are planned for Commencement events. If public health guidance and/or travel restrictions change and impact our events, we will notify you as soon as possible. Please visit the State of NH website for current state health guidelines.

Download the Class of 2020 or the Class of 2021 Lawn Sign. This is a standard 18” x 24” lawn sign that can be printed by a print shop. The crop marks are in place to guide the appropriate sizing during production.

For graduates who have already received a regalia package, you can order your leather diploma cover or contact our regalia vendor Oak Hall at to receive your honors or military cords.

Once again, congratulations! We can’t wait to celebrate with you. Thank you for your continued support, understanding and patience. Any additional questions can be directed to

Submit Your Celebration Videos

We can’t wait to show the world what you’ve accomplished. If you’d like the chance to be featured in future SNHU marketing materials, submit your celebration videos and photos!

We'd love to see you:

  • Holding your diploma
  • Celebrating with family
  • In your cap and gown
  • Turning your tassel

If your content is chosen, we’ll be in touch!

Female student celebrating as she holds up her diploma at a past SNHU graduation ceremony.

Past Commencements

Relive every moment from SNHU’s past commencement ceremonies. Watch keynote and student speakers, browse through our gallery and access press releases and programs.

A career adviser helps a student.

Alumni & Careers

Even after graduation, you’re part of the SNHU family. You’ll have lifetime access to career resources, exclusive benefits and engagement opportunities with students and other alumni from around the globe.

Student walking in interior of an SNHU housing building

Commencement FAQs

When is my ceremony? How do I secure tickets for my guests? Where do I go to get my regalia? SNHU’s Commencement FAQ page is a go-to source to help prepare for the big day. From pre-ceremony planning to post-commencement need-to-knows, we’re here to help.

City of Manchester at night.

Area Information

Manchester is one of the largest and most dynamic cities in northern New England. Manchester combines small-town charm with a lively cultural scene. We're home to two orchestras, an opera company, and dozens of nightclubs. Downtown Manchester boasts more than 70 restaurants. Go fishing, go for a hike, or go skiing. Manchester has it all.

SNHU's Regional Center in Manchester, NH

SNHU Locations, Maps & Directions

SNHU’s main, 300-acre campus is located in Manchester, NH, just minutes from downtown. You’ll also find SNHU in other locations around the state, such as the Advantage program in Salem, NH, and our aeronautical and aviation programs at Boire Field in Nashua, NH.