Snow College will postpone or cancel commencement on both the Ephraim and Richfield campus locations. The Emergency Operations Team is exploring options and a final announcement will be made on or before April 1, 2020. Students will not be held responsible for the cost of the caps and gowns ordered, though they may still purchase them from the campus store if desired.
President Bradley J. Cook expressed his regret that the school will not be able to hold the commencement ceremony as usual. He said, “We know this decision will be disappointing to many. We share that disappointment; however, our number one concern is the health and safety of the college community. In light of the recent CDC recommendations to slow the spread of COVID-19, we felt that the only responsible option was to not hold such a large gathering in May.”
Student Body President Ben Scheffner said, “I am sad to hear that the Class of 2020 will not be able to celebrate our graduation in May, but I support President Cook and other school leaders in this decision.”
For the latest information on Snow College’s response to COVID-19, please visit snow.edu/coronavirus.
11:00 a.m.- Commencement practice
10:00 a.m.- Doors open for guest seating. All guests must be seated by 10:45 to allow the processional march to get through
10:30 a.m.- Processional March Line Up: Gather in room 147A of the Sorenson Administration Building, pick up your name card, honor cords and alumni cord, find your friends, take pictures, get lined up, etc.
10:50 a.m.- Processional March begins from the Sorenson Administration Building.
11:00 a.m.- Commencement begins in the Sevier Valley Center.
1:00 p.m.- Reception in the Sevier Valley Center Arena: Graduates can celebrate their accomplishment with food, family, friends, and faculty members.
8:00-9:00 a.m.- Breakfast and Line Up: Graduates gather in the Greenwood Student Center to eat a free
breakfast, pick up your name card, honor cords and alumni cord, find your friends,
take pictures, get lined up, etc.
8:30 a.m.- Doors open for guest seating. All guests must be seated by 9:30. Unclaimed seats will be released at that time.
9:30 a.m.- Processional March begins from the Greenwood Student Center.
10:00 a.m.- Commencement begins in the Horne Activity Center.
12:00 p.m.- Reception in the Horne Activity Center Blue Gym: Graduates can celebrate their accomplishment with food, family, friends, and faculty members.
Tickets are required to attend Ephraim’s Commencement Ceremony. Each candidate who apply for graduation by April 1 will receive four tickets. Tickets can be picked up at the front desk of the Noyes Building between April 1-20. Guests who do not have tickets are welcome to join the overflow audience in the Eccles Center. For questions about tickets, please contact Lynsi Wade at .
The Campus Store has gifts and gift baskets available for purchase. They can even create custom gift baskets! Call the store at 435-283-7211 and ask for Tammy.
Click here for the registrar's webpage where you can apply for graduation.
You must wear a cap and gown to walk at commencement. Order your regalia at snowcollege.shopoakhalli.com. Your regalia will be delivered to the Snow College Campus Store. It can be picked up and paid for there. Web orders must be completed by March 6 at midnight for prompt delivery. After this time, regalia will be available only through the Campus Store. The cost will be approximately $40. You will need to know which degree you are receiving (Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, or Associate of Applied Science, Bachelor of Arts or Software Engineering when you order. Campus Stores will also be open the morning of their campus’ commencement for last minute needs and gift buying.
The Alumni Association welcomes our soon to be graduates and invites you at this time to claim your Alumni Cord with a donation of only $20.20, representing your graduation year. All proceeds from the Alumni Cord will go to the Alumni Scholarship Fund which provides scholarships for current and future badgers. Give back with others from your class in a memorable way and join them in wearing your orange Alumni Cord at commencement. The process is easy! Simply purchase your Alumni Cord here. After purchase, Cords can be picked up at the Advancement Office, shipped by calling 435-283-7060, or will be held for pickup on the day of commencement before lining up.
Printed programs for commencement will be placed on all of the graduates’ chairs, so don’t worry about getting one as you enter the ceremony. Your name and hometown will be listed in the program if you applied by the deadline, but please remember that you are a candidate for graduation until the final degree check is completed. If you do not want your information to be printed on the program, you must email on the Ephraim Campus or on the Richfield Campus by April 1.
Snow College strives to ensure that all graduates and guests can participate fully in the commencement ceremony. If you or a guest require ADA accommodations or have questions about accessibility, please contact (Ephraim) or (Richfield).
A professional photographer will take a picture of you as you receive your diploma cover. The company, GradImages, will send proofs to you and your family within 48 hours of the ceremony via email and text. You will also be mailed a proof. GradImages will ship prints within 24 hours of the order being placed, and they have an agreement with Shutterfly. If you have questions about the photos, you may contact GradImages directly.
We value the experiences you have had at Snow College. As a part of the graduation process, you are encouraged to complete an on-line exit survey. The link to access the survey is on the graduation website. This survey asks questions regarding your learning experiences at the College as well as your future plans (i.e. transfer, career, mission, etc.). Information from the survey is used to improve these experiences and provide additional opportunities for current and future students.
Your final degree check will be completed after spring grades have been processed. Diplomas will be ordered for those students who have completed all requirements. If your mailing address is now different from the one on your graduation application, please notify the Graduation Office. If you do not do this, your diploma will not reach you. All financial debts to Snow College must be paid before the diploma will be issued. If you do not complete your degree requirements, you may change your graduation date by emailing the Graduation Office. Diplomas should be mailed to you by mid-summer.
We want to encourage you to participate in the graduation activities. You have worked hard, and you deserve a day to celebrate this milestone. Commencement will be one of your best Snow College memories – being together with friends and family, celebrating your accomplishments, and enjoying the festive atmosphere of the day. In an effort to officially welcome you to the Alumni Association and recognize your accomplishments, our Alumni Association plans to give you a keepsake at the conclusion of the ceremony.
This really is an exciting time of year. We realize life is busy, but don’t miss this memorable event! Commencement will be a nice ending to your time at Snow and a great beginning for your future, and we’ll try our best to make sure that it is enjoyable for you, your friends, and your family. If you have any questions please see the contacts listed on our graduation website. We are all eager to help you realize this dream of a college degree!
Best wishes as you complete spring semester!
For current graduation requirements, see Snow College's Academic Catalog at https://www.snow.edu/catalog/graduation.html.
Did you know you can “transfer back” credit from your four-year school if you aren’t quite finished at Snow? There are a lot of advantages to having a completed associate degree, and it’s pretty simple to do. The Graduation Office can help you if you leave before you finish your degree.
For questions regarding transfer credits, please see the Registrar's Office webpage.