Celebrating Academic Excellence and Achievement

The Office of University Events and Programs (UEP) plans events that celebrate the achievements of UNH students. From Commencement, celebrating new graduates; to Honors Convocation, lauding academic excellence; to smaller programs highlighting the talents and work of UNH students, UEP enables the UNH community to join in recognizing student achievement.


UNH Commencement in May is the largest annual event in New Hampshire. An average of 18,000 people, including students, families, faculty, and friends, gather to celebrate graduation.

Honors Convocation

The annual Honors Convocation ceremony celebrates the outstanding academic achievements of UNH's most accomplished seniors at the culmination of their undergraduate experience.

Faculty Excellence Dinner

Each year, UNH selects a small number of its outstanding faculty for special recognition of their achievements in teaching, scholarship, and service. Awards for Excellence in Teaching are given in each college and school, and University-wide awards recognize public service, research, teaching, and engagement. UEP collaborates with the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President to create an evening for the distinguished faculty excellence award recipients and their families to be honored by their peers for "excellence."