Class of 2023 sent off in seven ceremonies over three days

Tuesday, May 30, 2023
Student accepting diploma

The University of New Hampshire sent off more than 3,000 graduates at seven commencement ceremonies this year, hosting the celebrations inside the Whittemore Center over a festive weekend May 19-21.

The move indoors was a change this year, as was the inclusion of a joint UNH Manchester-Granite State College ceremony on the Durham campus Friday evening, which included an announcement that the two schools will complete a merger and become the UNH College of Professional Studies as of July 1. That ceremony was preceded by the Graduate School, with the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture and the College of Liberal Arts celebrating on Saturday and the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics and the College of Health and Human Services wrapping things up Sunday.

You can view highlight videos from the undergraduate and graduate ceremonies to relive the top moments from the weekend, or view each ceremony in full in our complete commencement playlist.

Each school and college featured its own keynote speaker this year (full videos of speeches linked):

  • Graduate School – Ruth Varner, professor, Earth sciences
  • UNH Manchester/Granite State College – Laura Knoy, journalist and former host of NHPR’s The Exchange
  • COLSA – Elle Purrier St. Pierre ’18, U.S.A. track and field athlete
  • COLA – Jackie MacMullan Boyle ’82, journalist
  • CEPS – Denise Saltojanes ’95, managing director at Golden Seeds
  • Paul - Tim Collins ’85, founder and CEO of EBSCO Information Services
  • CHHS – Alyson McGregor ’95, associate dean of clinical faculty affairs & development and professor of emergency medicine at University of South Carolina and co-founder of the Sex and Gender Women’s Health Collaborative.

You can also explore extensive photo coverage from all of the ceremonies in the following galleries.

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