Celebrate 150 at Homecoming & Family Weekend.

Join us for a Celebratory Weekend

 


Homecoming & Family Weekend: September 30 - October 2, 2016


 

The university has planned events and activities throughout Homecoming & Family Weekend, including a launch party to kick off CELEBRATE 150: The Campaign for UNH. Join us on Friday, September 30 at 7 p.m. in the Whittemore Center for Hear Us Roar — an exhilarating evening celebrating the past century and a half at UNH and all the promise of the years to come. See a detailed schedule of the weekend’s events below. We hope to see you there!

 

Celebrate 150 Kickoff Weekend Events

Homecoming BBQ

Friday, Sept. 30 at 5:30 p.m.

Hear Us Roar

Friday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m.

Alumni Tent & Family Picnic

Saturday, Oct. 1 at Noon


Thursday, September 29


 
“Who Knew? Fun Facts You May Not Know About UNH”
12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. University Museum, Dimond Library Level 1
What do an alien abduction, a popular cereal brand and Disney’s Olaf have to do to with UNH? Come to the University Museum and find out about these and other UNH fun facts. You’ll be asking yourself, “Who knew?”
Additional University Museum hours and Dimond Library Exhibits listed below. Questions? Contact the Dimond Library at 603-862-3152. 

 

Homecoming Week Scavenger Hunt
All Day Campus Wide 
 
Find 150 pennant flags around campus to redeem for a prize worth $5 to $150 value! Brought to you by the Campus Activities Board. Questions? Contact CAB at CAB.BM@unh.edu.

 

Power Nap
2:00pm - 3:00pm Health Services, Second Floor Conference Rooms
Beat the midday slump with a Power Nap! We’ll set you up for success with a little stretching and sleep advice before letting you hit the hay. No need for an alarm: we’ll wake you up after 30 minutes of rest. FREE SLEEP KIT for every participant. Open to the UNH community. FREE Learn more here.
 
Ed Talks: UNH Celebrates 150 Years of Learning In and Beyond the Classroom 
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Special Collections Reading Room, Dimond Library Level One
"Reducing Head Impacts in American Football: The HuTT® helmetless tackling training technique" - Erik Swartz (UNH Kinesiology)
All welcome. Refreshments will be served. Questions? Contact the Dimond Library at 603-862-3152.
 
College of Liberal Arts Holden Lecture
“Holden Lecture: The New Architecture of American Politics” by David Shribman
5:30 p.m. Murkland 115
Pulitzer Prize winning journalist discuss today's politics.
Questions? Contact Susan Dumais at susan.dumais@unh.edu.

Friday, September 30


College of Engineering and Physical Sciences Return to the Classroom
Various times & locations
Alumni, friends and donors are invited to return to UNH to sit in on your choice of lecture and/or classes.  Hear the latest information being taught to the next generation of scientists and engineers, and take the opportunity to connect with current students. View the full shedule of offerings by following the link below. Questions? Contact Lynne Capitan at lynne.capitan@unh.edu or 603-862-3754.

REGISTER HERE

 

2nd Annual Veterans Golf Tournament
9:00 a.m. Pease Golf Course
Hosted by the Student Armed Forces Association. Questions? Contact Penny Watson at plwatson@wildcats.unh.edu.

 

College of Engineering and Physical Sciences Tour Schedule 
Kingsbury Hall Tour: Begins at 10:00 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.
Meet in Kingsbury Hall, North Lobby (near Albert's Coffee Shop)
DeMeritt Hall (Physics) Tour: Begins at 10:00 a.m.
Meet in Kingsbury Hall, North Lobby (near Albert’s Coffee Shop)
Parsons Hall (Chemistry) Tour: Begins at 2:00 p.m.
Meet in Kingsbury Hall, North Lobby (Near Albert's Coffee Shop)
Morse Hall (Space Science Center) Tour: Begins at 2:00 p.m.
Meet in Kingsbury Hall, North Lobby (near Albert’s Coffee Shop)
James Hall (Earth Science) Tour: Begins at 10:30 a.m.
Meet in Kingsbury Hall, North Lobby (Near Albert's Coffee Shop)
Jere A. Chase Ocean Engineering Laboratory Tour: Tour begins at 10:30 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.
Meet in Kingsbury Hall, South Lobby. The tour will then walk to the Lab.
Flow Physics Facility (i.e. Wind Tunnel): Tour begins at 2:00 p.m.
Meet in Kingsbury Hall, South Lobby. The tour will then walk to the Facility.
Please note, if Wind Tunnel is unavailable to tour, will have a presentation with video and discussion at this time slot in Kingsbury Room N204. 
Questions? Contact Lynne Capitan at lynne.capitan@unh.edu or 603-862-3754.

REGISTER HERE

 

College of Liberal Arts: 150 Hours of Service
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Campus Wide
150 College of Liberal Arts students, faculty, and staff will donate an hour of time toward campus beautification projects as part of Celebrate 150: The Campaign for UNH.  Watch for the Liberal Arts orange shirts around campus! Want to get involved? Contact the College of Liberal Arts Dean’s Office at 603-862-2062.

 

College of Liberal Arts: Public Archaeology Day
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Outside Congreve Hall, at the corner of Edgewood Road and Main Street
The Department of Anthropology is sponsoring an archaeological dig right on the UNH campus. Join in for a chance to help uncover artifacts from UNH's 150-year history!
Questions? Contact Meghan Howey at
Meghan.Howey@unh.edu.

 

College of Liberal Arts Museum of Art Alumni Photography Exhibition
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Museum of Art, Paul Creative Arts Center
The Museum of Art presents UNH alumni photographers working in all areas, medium and styles in the 2016 Alumni Photography Exhibition. Guest juror, Kristen Gresh`97, the Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh Assistant Curator of Photographs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, selected the works for this exhibition. Questions? Contact Sara Zela at sara.zela@unh.edu.

 

Paul College Dean's Welcome, Alumni & Seniors Lunch/Mixer
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Paul College Courtyard
 Reconnect with old friends, meet the Class of 2017, learn something new and enjoy some great food. All Paul/WSBE alumni, faculty, staff, and seniors invited. Registration is requested to assure seating at all events.
Questions? Contact Cynthia Nizzari-McClain at
cnmc@unh.edu.

REGISTER HERE

 
College of Engineering and Physical Sciences BBQ Lunch
12:00 p.m. Kingsbury Courtyard
All CEPS students and alumni invited. A BBQ lunch will be provided. CEPS student groups, The CEPS Alumni Society, and our Career/Internship Director will be on hand to interact with guests. Questions? Contact Lynne Capitan at lynne.capitan@unh.edu or 603-862-3754.

REGISTER HERE

 
College of Health and Human Services Open House and Lab Tours
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Hewitt Hall and NH Hall
Open house and tours of our Nursing and Exercise Physiology Labs will be offered on Friday afternoon. 
Questions? Contact Callie Carr at
callie.carr@unh.edu.

 

College of Health and Human Services: Can You Hear Them Roar? Can You Roar?
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Hewitt Hall, Speech Language Hearing Center
Join the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders for free hearing screenings and interactive simulations of communication disorders.
Questions? Contact Callie Carr at callie.carr@unh.edu.
 
UNH Outdoor Education: Through the lens of the life and legacy of Evelyn Browne
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Browne Center
Display and program chronicling the life and legacy of Evelyn Browne, who donated land to UNH so that the Browne Center could be established. Event will include refreshments and tours of the Browne Center property. Shuttling to/from the event will be available. Questions? Contact Jayson Seaman at jayson.seaman@unh.edu or 603-862-1162.

REGISTER HERE

 

UNH Outdoor Education: Annual TOED Talk (Putting the OE into TED Talks since 2010) 
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Browne Center
 Randy Pierce '88 is the featured speaker, the first person with visual impairments to hike all the NH 4,000 footers in NH. A feat he accomplished with UNH OE students and faculty on his team. The event will all include short presentations from graduate students and faculty. All are welcome to attend, especially any Outdoor Education, NH Outing Club, Fireside, and Browne Center alumni. Questions? Contact Brent Bell '87, '05G at bbell@unh.edu or 603-862-3047.

REGISTER HERE

 

HCUR International Undergraduate Research Symposium
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. MUB Theatres 1 & 2
This year’s International Undergraduate Research Symposium will feature brief illustrated research presentations crafted for a general audience of faculty, students, administrators, supporters, families, and invited guests. Questions? Contact Peter Akerman at peter.akerman@unh.edu or 603-862-4323. 
 
College of Life Sciences and Agriculture Grand Opening Reception of St. Martin Career Exploration Office
2:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Rudman G05
Dean Wraith will officiate and recognize Christine Carberry's generous gift followed by networking. Questions? Contact Lori Dameron at lori.dameron@unh.edu.
 
Fall Fair
3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Scott Hall Lawn
Bring your family downtown as Durham takes on a carnival atmosphere with a bounce house, face painting and other kid-friendly activities. Questions? Contact the Campus Activities Board at CAB.BM@unh.edu.
 
Women’s Field Hockey vs. University at Albany
2:00 p.m. Memorial Field

 

Dialogue with Paul College Deans and Student Leaders

3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Paul College Auditorium

“Reshaping Business Education: Engaging Students and Business.” All Paul/WSBE alumni invited. Registration is requested to assure seating at all events. Questions? Contact Cynthia Nizzari-McClain at cnmc@unh.edu.

REGISTER HERE

 
Paul College Alumni Cocktail Mixer
5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Paul College Courtyard
All Paul/WSBE alumni, graduate students, Dean’s Ambassadors, Student Leaders, faculty and staff invited (21+ years of age). Registration is requested to assure seating at all events. Questions? Contact Cynthia Nizzari-McClain at cnmc@unh.edu.

REGISTER HERE

 
Homecoming Parade
5:00 p.m. Main Street

Make way for students! 

The annual Homecoming parade winds its way from Holloway Commons to New Hampshire Hall and features student organizations and Wildcats dressed up in crazy costumes. Questions? Contact the Campus Activities Board at CAB.BM@unh.edu.
 
Homecoming BBQ
5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The Great Lawn
Grab some dinner at the community BBQ on the picturesque lawn of Thompson Hall. Hosted by the award-winning UNH Dining Services. Questions? Contact UNH Dining at 603-862-3463.

REGISTER HERE

 
Hear Us Roar
7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Whittemore Center
Doors open at 6 p.m. Event kicks off at 7 p.m.

This is the weekend’s big night—and we want to party with YOU! Join us for dancing, a video presentation, surprise guests and more. And did we mention the tunes? The night will include music of all kinds: we’ll start off with an a cappella show featuring music through the years, then move on to the world-premiere performance of the UNH Wind Symphony’s composition in honor of the university’s 150th and close out the night with the best party band around, Night Shift! Questions? Contact Alumni at

alumni@unh.edu.

REGISTER HERE

 

Men's Soccer vs. University of Maryland Baltimore County
7:00 p.m. Bremner Field
 
Women's Volleyball vs. University of Maryland Baltimore County
7:00 p.m. Lundholm Gymnasium

Saturday, October 1


 
Campus Recreation Homecoming Reconnect
 
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Hamel Recreation Center Join your friends at UNH Campus Rec! We hope to see you during Homecoming Weekend.  We'll be holding the event at the new Hamel Recreation Center. It will be a chance to see the new facility, see some of your friends from Campus Rec, and have some snacks before heading to the football game. See you then! Questions? Contact Jonah Fernald at jonah.fernald@unh.edu.
 
Calling all Wildcat Marching Band Alumni
11:00 a.m. Wildcat Stadium
Dust off those playing or spinning chops and perform with the WMB in the new Wildcat Stadium! Rehearsal will start at 11:00 a.m. Questions? Contact Casey Goodwin at casey.goodwin@unh.edu.

 

"From the Plow to the Stars - 150 Years of UNH History"
12:00 p.m. Elliott Alumni Center, 1925 Room
You're invited to join us as Douglas L. Wheeler, 
Professor of History Emeritus, delivers a historical perspective talk at 12:00 p.m. at the Elliott Alumni Center, Room 1925. Dr. Wheeler began teaching at UNH in 1965 and taught African, Iberian, European, and Espionage history. Transportation provided to the Family/Alumni Tent on T-Hall lawn after the program.

REGISTER HERE

 
New Hampshire Hall Climbing Wall
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. New Hampshire Hall
The climbing wall in New Hampshire Hall will be open and staffed for alumni and families to try out! Harnesses will be available in a variety of sizes so all are welcome. Questions? Contact Callie Carr at callie.carr@unh.edu.

 

Homecoming Alumni and Family Picnic
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Thompson Hall Lawn
Bring the family to T-Hall Lawn to fuel up before the big game. There will be a tent and picnic blankets for seating. Pick-up something to-go from participating UNH Dining retail locations, bring your own lunch, or try out a variety of foods available for purchase from the following local vendors!
Coffee Craving
Gabi's Smoke Shack
Kona Ice of the Seacoast
Northeast Pie Company
Phuggin Burger
Stone Oven Catering
Todd's Streetside Grill
Please note: alcohol cannot be brought in to or out of the event perimeter.

REGISTER HERE

 
Wildcat Family March
The UNH Wildcat Marching Band will close out the Homecoming Alumni and Family Picnic with a performance at 2:45 p.m. After they perform, alumni and families are welcome to march behind the band as they make their way from Thompson Hall Lawn to the back of Wildcat Stadium via the walkway under the railroad bridge. Note: In order to enter Wildcat Stadium behind the marching band, you much have your ticket with you. Tickets cannot be purchased at this entrance.
Picnic/Wildcat Family March questions? Contact Alumni at
alumni@unh.edu.

 

College of Health and Human Services Interactive Healthy Living Demonstrations
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Thompson Hall Lawn
Demonstrations and activities around healthy campus living! Questions? Contact Callie Carr at callie.carr@unh.edu.

 

College of Liberal Arts Museum of Art Alumni Photography Exhibition
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Museum of Art, Paul Creative Arts Center
The Museum of Art presents UNH alumni photographers working in all areas, medium and styles in the 2016 Alumni Photography Exhibition. Guest juror, Kristen Gresh`97, the Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh Assistant Curator of Photographs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, selected the works for this exhibition. Questions? Contact Sara Zela at sara.zela@unh.edu.

 

UNH Football vs. The College of William and Mary
3:30 p.m.
 
Princess Bride Outdoor Movie Night
9:00 p.m. Scott Hall Lawn
Sponsored by the Memorial Union and Student Activities. Questions? Contact the Memorial Union Building at 603-862-2600.
 
Class of 1991 25th Reunion Reception
7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Portsmouth Sheraton 250 Market Street Portsmouth, NH
Celebrate 25 years with a live band, hors d'oeuvres, and fun. Questions? Contact Emily George '14 at emily.george@unh.edu.

REGISTER HERE

 


Sunday, October 2


College of Liberal Arts Museum of Art Alumni Photography Exhibition
1:00pm - 5:00pm Museum of Art, Paul Creative Arts Center
The Museum of Art presents UNH alumni photographers working in all areas, medium and styles in the 2016 Alumni Photography Exhibition. Guest juror, Kristen Gresh`97, the Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh Assistant Curator of Photographs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, selected the works for this exhibition. Questions? Contact Sara Zela at sara.zela@unh.edu.

 

Women's Volleyball vs. Stony Brook University
1:00pm Lundholm Gymnasium

 

Women's Soccer vs. University of Hartford
2:00pm Lewis Field

 

Family Weekend A Capella Show - New Hampshire Notables
2:00pm - 4:00pm Murkland 115
The New Hampshire Notables are proud to host the 2016 Family Weekend A Cappella Show! Join us as we team up with The New Hampshire Gentlemen, Maiden Harmony, Alabaster Blue and Off The Clef to showcase our latest hits. Tickets are $1 for students and $8 for non-students.

 

Men's Hockey vs. University of New Brunswick
4:00pm Whittemore Center Arena

UNH Bookstore


UNH Bookstore Hours
Friday: 8:30am - 4:00pm
Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Memorial Union Building
Visit the bookstore for gifts, books and dorm room essentials. Snacks are also available. Questions? Contact the UNH Bookstore at 603-862-2140.

Dimond Library Exhibits


University Museum, Dimond Library Level One
Homecoming weekend hours:
Thursday, Sept. 29, 12:00pm - 5:30pm
Friday, Sept. 30, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday, Oct. 1, 10:00am - 3:00pm
Sunday: Closed
 
Foyer, Dimond Library Level Three
“Celebrating the Student,” A selection of full-sized photo images of students from several eras will mingle in the foyer and invite “selfies.”
“A Campus Built Twice,” The exhibit is a brief history of the first UNH campus in Hanover, NH in 1866, followed by the 1893 move to Durham. A period model of the proposed 1920s landscape and building campaign is featured.
“Ben Thompson’s Vision,” A yearlong series examines the evolution of benefactor Thompson’s vision for the college.
Questions? Contact the Dimond Library at 603-862-3125.

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