UNH Commencement
Contact:  Erika Mantz
603-862-1567
UNH Media Relations
May 17, 2007


George H. W. Bush, 41st president of the United States, and William J. Clinton, 42nd president of the United States, will be the keynote speakers at UNH’s 137th commencement ceremony Saturday, May 19, 2007, at Cowell Stadium Field off Main Street, rain or shine. Processional begins at 9:45 a.m., ceremony at 10 a.m.

Media should go directly to the Paul Sweet Oval entrance to the Field House where press credentials will be distributed. Photo identification is required to pick up credentials.

PARKING: If your news organization reserved space for a satellite truck it must be in place before 6 a.m. Please consider parking it the night before (CALL ERIKA MANTZ, 603-969-7916 BEFORE PARKING). A mobile production unit providing simulcast of the event can offer additional simultaneous feeds. Power will not be available so please plan accordingly. Other news media may park in A-Lot in general parking; there are no reserved spots. Traffic is expected to be heavy; please plan accordingly.

STILL AND VIDEO CAMERAS: During commencement, a platform will be available on the field for television and still cameras as well as a mult box for radio outlets. All equipment must be in place on the platform by 7:30 a.m. to accommodate the Secret Service sweep. NO EXCEPTIONS. Photographers on the platform will have escorted access closer to the stage during the ceremony. Photographers not using the field platform will not have access to the stage; only areas open to the general public.

RADIO/OUTLETS NEEDING SOUND: A mult box will be available on the field. All equipment must be in place by 7:30 a.m. to accommodate the Secret Service sweep. NO EXCEPTIONS.

PRINT REPORTERS: Reserved seating is available on the field. Any bags, laptops, cameras, etc. must be in place by 7:30 a.m. to accommodate the Secret Service sweep. NO EXCEPTIONS.

ALL MEDIA: The ceremony will be simulcast into Lundholm Gymnasium. Seating for media will be available in the press box.

Any additional questions, contact Erika Mantz, UNH Media Relations, 603-862-1567, erika.mantz@unh.edu

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