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Graduating from SNHU

2020 and 2021 Commencement

All Southern New Hampshire University 2020 and Spring 2021 in-person celebrations have been postponed until we can safely gather all of our graduates and guests from around the world. We want to recognize your accomplishments with a virtual ceremony in the meantime, and we will share more information when we set dates for in-person ceremonies. All graduates from Spring 2020, Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 will be invited to attend the in-person ceremony once the dates are set.

Virtual Commencement: Saturday, May 8, 2021

  • 12 pm ET Spring 2020 Graduates
  • 2 pm ET Fall 2020 Graduates
  • 4 pm ET Spring 2021 Graduates

To our eligible graduates: We know you’re eager to celebrate that “I did it!” moment, and we are too. We intend to give you an outstanding personalized experience of a lifetime while surrounded by loved ones who are so proud of everything you’ve accomplished. 

Your name will be read and appear on-screen during the graduate recognition portion of the ceremony. We are partnering with StageClip to give you the opportunity to personalize your slide with a photo, video clip and/or written message. We’ll be sending you additional instructions via your SNHU email for personalizing your slide and viewing your ceremony.

If you need support logging into your SNHU email, please contact the Help Desk at 855.877.9919. If you need assistance with audio or visual accessibility components to upload your content to StageClip, you can reach out to us at

Order your leather diploma cover or complete regalia package including cap, gown, hood, tassel, diploma cover and any eligible cords to be shipped directly to your home.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.