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Past Commencements

Past Commencements

Southern New Hampshire University proudly celebrates its on campus and online graduates during commencement ceremonies every spring. Wondering what it’s like to walk across the SNHU stage? Watch entire commencement ceremonies from start to finish, listen to keynote speakers and browse through our photo galleries.

SNHU graduate holding up his diploma at the 2019 Commencement ceremony

Commencement 2019

The 2019 SNHU Commencement Ceremonies were held on Saturday, May 11, and Sunday, May 12, at the SNHU Arena in Manchester, NH.

Paul LeBlanc with an SNHU grad at commencement

Commencement 2018

Southern New Hampshire University’s 86th Commencement weekend was held Saturday, May 12, and Sunday, May 13. Guest speakers for the four ceremonies – which recognized about 6,000 graduating students – were Dan Shaughnessy, Azmat Khan, Eric Garcetti and Dr. Vincent W. Patton III.

2017 Commencement speaker

Commencement 2017

The 2017 SNHU Commencement Ceremonies were held on Saturday, May 13, and Sunday, May 14, at the SNHU Arena in Manchester, NH.

Immediately following the ceremonies, graduates and their family members were invited to a reception on the SNHU campus.

SNHU Commencement 2016

Commencement 2016

Southern New Hampshire University held its 84th commencement Saturday, May 14, and Sunday, May 15, 2016. More than 8,500 family and friends celebrated over 10,000 graduates in four ceremonies. Guest speakers included Ted Mitchell, Dr. Swanee Hunt, John Fallon and the Honorable Bob Kerrey.

Commencement 2015

Commencement 2015

SNHU celebrated its 83rd commencement on May 9, 2015. Speakers included former Hewlett-Packard CEO and presidential candidate Carly Fiorina, AARP Foundation President Lisa Marsh Ryerson, and Bassem Youssef, former host of the TV show “Al-Bernameg.”

Commencement 2014

Commencement 2014

The 82nd SNHU commencement ceremony was held May 10, 2014. U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky and New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan delivered commencement addresses to over 2,000 online and on campus students.