UNH Commencement 2016

  2016 Commencement Speaker

Once announced, information on the 2016 Commencement speaker will be posted here.


  2016 Schedule of Events

Friday, May 20

11 a.m. - Commencement rehearsal, Memorial Field
3 p.m. - Graduates assemble for Honors Convocation, Whittemore Center
4-6 p.m. - Honors Convocation, Whittemore Center

Saturday, May 21

9 a.m. - Graduates assemble for Commencement
9:40 a.m. - Procession begins
10 a.m. - Ceremony begins
12:30 p.m. - Ceremony concludes
Complete list of dates and deadlines

  Departmental Celebrations

Many departments hold individual celebrations leading up to and immediately following Commencement. List of 2016 Departmental Celebrations. Please check back as celebrations will be added as they are confirmed.


Commencement Venue Map
Overview of Commencement venue including student line-up areas, shuttle drop-off location and guest services.

Field Map
More detailed view of Commencement venue including student seating locations by college.

Campus Map
Entire campus overview

  Register to Participate

Students preparing to graduate must follow these two important steps:

  1. File an Apply-to-Graduate form (instructions) on Blackboard, through Webcat. See participation eligibility
  2. Register to participate. Registration will open in March.

Wildcat Sendoff

What is the Wildcat Sendoff?
The Wildcat Sendoff 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.

Schedule of Events:
February 16, 2016 - 100 Days to Graduation Celebration - 5 Under 25 Alumni Panel
February 29, 2016 - Class of 2016 Leap Year Event
March 30, 3016 - 50 Days to Graduation Celebration - Debts and Desserts
April 12, 2016 - Commencement Fair
April 21, 2016 - Senior Slice Night
May 14, 2016 - Lobster Bake

Check back for additional details and for the links to register.

Contact Megan Brunelle at megan.brunelle@unh.edu with questions.

  Seniors: Support the Class Gift!

What is the Senior Class Gift?
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.

Where can donations be designated to?
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.

Why should I give to the Senior Class Gift?
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!

Contact Lorianne Saniuk at Lorianne.saniuk@unh.edu with questions.

  Weather Notice

The UNH Commencement Ceremony will take place outdoors on Memorial Field, rain or shine. Please dress accordingly. Simulcast viewing is available in the Whittemore Center Arena. Tickets are not required for either Memorial Field or the Whittemore Center Arena.