University Day Campus Picnic and Student Activities Fair

Honors Convocation Stage


Wednesday, September 16, 2015
(Rain Date: Thursday, September 17)
3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Thompson Hall Lawn

Members of the campus community, and the surrounding communities of Durham, Lee and Madbury, celebrate the beginning of the new academic year with a picnic and outdoor festivities held on the lawn of Thompson Hall.

The University Day Campus Picnic and Student Activities Fair is a great way for UNH students to find ways to participate in the university community. Student organizations will be recruiting new members and UNH departments will be promoting their services and benefits to the campus community.

Free to all!


External Exhibitor Table Information and Guidelines Register as an External Exhibitor here.
Internal Exhibitor Table Information and Guidelines Register as an Internal Exhibitor here.

Registration will remain open until Monday, August 24.


Volunteers are needed to help with face painting, popcorn, sno-cone and cotton-candy machines, and more. Register here!

Dining Hall Information

The UNH dining halls will be closed for dinner. The dining hall hours will be:
Stillings 7:15 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Philbrook 7:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., will re-open for late night 6:30-11 p.m.
Holloway Commons 7:15 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Additional information, including the UDay menu, can be found here.

Main Street Traffic

Main Street will be closed between Edgewood Road and Garrison Avenue from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Traffic will be re-routed to Strafford Avenue.


If you are coming from off-campus, special arrangements have been made for this event to offer parking free of charge in A Lot (E:12) and at all UNH parking meters.

Contest! #MyUDay

Show us your UDay experience in one instragram post using #MyUDay and tag @unhstudents.
  • Try Something new
  • Discover a student org
  • Enjoy the UNH Dining BBQ

  • There will be prizes for the two best photos and top video.
    Prizes generously donated by The Works Bakery Cafe, Young's Restaurant, and Aroma Joe's.

    See who won the 2014 contest!

    2015 Entertainment

    Music by Sowa Entertainment
    Sandy Candy and Face Painting by Fun Enterprises
    Balloon Animals by Dave Anderson
    Music by the UNH Wildcat Marching Band
    Aerial fabric demonstrations by the Department of Theatre and Dance
    Photo Booth provided by New Hampshire Photo Fun Booth


    View photos from previous years
    2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008


    View the UDay video!


    UNH Student Organizations, Departments and Programs or for General Questions
    Contact Eileen Laskoski

    Businesses and Non-UNH Organizations
    Contact Eileen Laskoski

    University Recognition Questions for Student Organizations
    Contact Nate Hastings

    UNH University Day