150 Years of Wildcat Pride

WE'VE COME SO FAR TOGETHER. LET'S CELEBRATE.
 

We are Wildcats. Each of our stories, all of our stories, are UNH’s story. This milestone year is a time to celebrate the education, the opportunities, the enduring friendships and the lifelong passions that are born of a UNH experience. These gifts have inspired generations of Wildcats to push the boundaries of what’s possible and make change in the world.

Join us on campus and at gatherings around the country to celebrate our community and collective achievements, share our stories and begin an inspiring new chapter with CELEBRATE 150: The Campaign for UNH.

Experience the University of New Hampshire right here, right now. Take a guided virtual tour through classrooms, residence halls, facilities and more. Along the way, you’ll learn about degree programs, student experiences, our community and everything else about being a Wildcat.

Explore 150 Years of UNH

Then & Now Images

See how campus has transformed over the years.

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Mascot History

Discover the Wildcat's 90-year history as UNH's mascot.

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Years of Yearbooks

Browse the digital collection of 'The Granite', dating to 1909.

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University Chronology

Explore a 150 year timeline of significant UNH events.

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1866

Founded as New Hampshire College of Agriculture & the Mechanic Arts

1893

Classes officially begin in Durham with 51 freshmen & 13 upperclassmen

1923

Bill is signed to change the name to University of New Hampshire

1985

UNH Manchester is established as the sixth college of the university

2010

Franklin Pierce Law Center becomes UNH School of Law

 

Overview for Internal Planning

Together, the 150th anniversary and the fundraising campaign are Celebrate 150: The Campaign for UNH, which will position the university to thrive for the next 150 years. We are leveraging our 150th anniversary celebration to build pride in the university, demonstrate our impact in New Hampshire and inspire belief in UNH's future compelling people to participate in the largest fundraising campaign in our history.