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Check out the 2016 Commencement Event Mashup! Live social media feeds, event livestream, Flickr galleries, downloadable Facebook covers & the I-spy webcam by the Wildcat statue!
We ask that our graduates and guests respect the ceremony and all of the people involved by behaving in a dignified manner. In keeping with decorum and tradition, we ask that guests adhere to the following guidelines:
Dear Class of 2016,
Congratulations on your upcoming Commencement, our most prestigious and memorable celebration of all your hard work and your remarkable achievements. I’m writing to ask for your help so that your families and friends -- and the many visitors who will travel from far and wide to celebrate the Class of 2016 -- can leave our celebration feeling as proud of UNH as they are of you.
As you prepare for Commencement, please keep in mind all those who have helped make this day possible. Of course, your parents, brothers and sisters, friends and partners. Your faculty mentors and the many staff members who have inspired and helped you. And our alumni and donors, who give generously to support you.
Please take a moment to say thank you to our police, fire and rescue officers, the food service staff and the keepers of our residential halls, academic buildings and grounds who work hard 24/7 to ensure that our campus is beautiful, safe and clean. During Commencement – and every day – their quiet dedication also honors your tremendous potential.
As we celebrate the best and brightest that UNH has to offer the world, let’s also join together to show the world UNH at its best and brightest.
In that spirit, please remember that alcohol, smoking and pets are not allowed at the ceremony. Please, be respectful of one another, of each other’s families and our guests and of UNH.
Commencement is such an exciting time – and you deserve a wonderful celebration! You have so much to be proud of, and our entire university community has so much to be grateful for because of you.
Senior Vice Provost of Student Life and Dean of Students
The Wildcat Send Off is a 100 day countdown to graduation offering graduating students a variety of events designed to ease their fears as they begin their post-grad transition. It's also a time to celebrate all of their accomplishments one last time before gathering together at graduation.
For a complete schedule of events and list of helpful resources, visit unh.edu/main/wildcat-sendoff!
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The Senior Class Gift is an opportunity to give back to the university that has given so much to you. Making a gift of any amount demonstrates to current students, future students and alumni that you believe in UNH.
It's your choice! We encourage you to make a donation to the program that meant the most to you during your time here – a scholarship fund, research, study abroad, athletics and so many more. By making a donation to the Senior Class Gift you are providing support to an area that meant the most to you and leaving your legacy as a UNH graduate of 2016.
Give your gift to the university today to ensure that all students that come to UNH after you are given the same experiences and opportunities that you had! Don't forget – once a Wildcat always a Wildcat!
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