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Graduating from SNHU

2020 and 2021 Commencement

Congratulations on your achievement! We are excited to celebrate the graduates from Spring 2020, Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 in our first ever virtual Commencement ceremony. Whether you have a small gathering at home or a large video conference call with those who’ve supported you along the way, you still have the one thing that you and every one of your SNHU classmates has worked hard for: that diploma in your hand. A pandemic can never take away that celebration.

Virtual Commencement: Saturday, May 8, 2021

12 pm ET Spring 2020 Graduates

2 pm ET Fall 2020 Graduates

4 pm ET Spring 2021 Graduates

If you are searching to celebrate a special someone, reach out to your graduate directly to receive the exact link to their specific ceremony. 

View our Virtual Ceremony Selection PDF for an overview to see who is being celebrated at each of our 68 ceremonies in order to help you navigate the following ceremony playlists.


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.

General Reminder: 

If you are graduating this year and did not receive an invitation to personalize your slide or a link to view your ceremony via SNHU email, you have been assigned to the Fall 2021 Commencement ceremony. Per the participation policy, graduates with conferral dates after May 31 will be included in our Fall ceremonies. Due to production deadlines, it is no longer possible to add graduates to the May 8 virtual ceremonies.  

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

In-person graduation may be postponed, but we can’t wait show the world what you’ve accomplished. If you’d like the chance to be in an SNHU celebration commercial, or the chance to be featured in congratulations billboards across the country, 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.

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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.

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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.