Many offices across campus plan events but often need some help. University Ceremonies and Events within the Office of Alumni Relations has two experts who have gathered a variety of resources designed to guide you through the process of planning your event. Below you will find a helpful step-by-step list of action items as well additional resources for more in-depth event planning assistance.
For successful event planning, it is wise to start no later than twelve weeks in advance. Starting early will give you enough time to contract with the university services and outside vendors you may require. A list of common vendors can be found at the bottom of the page. The event planning guide and toolkit are downloadable resources that dive a little deeper into event planning than the step-by-step guide below.
Templates and examples
Looking for more assistance planning your event? UNH Conferences and Catering provides event planning support to both UNH and non-UNH constituents. For a small fee, serices provided by UNH Conferences and Catering include:
Request information from UNH Conferences and Catering here.
Should your event include a complex programmatic component, such as attendance by dignitaries (i.e. President Huddleston, political figures, USNH Trustees, President's Cabinet members, celebrities, etc.) or is very large in scale, the experts within Unviersity Ceremonies and Events are here to help. The event proposal form is a tool utilized to support and partner with colleagues across the university for events such as these. Please submit all proposals at least 16 weeks prior to the event date. A member of the team will contact you once the event has been reviewed.