Media Advisory: University of New Hampshire Commencement

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

WHAT: University of New Hampshire Commencement
WHEN: 10 a.m., Saturday, May 20, 2017
WHERE:  Wildcat Stadium, rain or shine. Simulcast viewing is available in Lundholm Gymnasium.

U.S. Air Force Gen. Lori Robinson ‘81, the first woman to lead a major combatant command in the history of the U.S. Armed Forces, will deliver the commencement address. Maureen Beauregard ‘87 will receive UNH's Granite State Award in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the state. Gov. Christopher Sununu, former N.H. State Senator Edward Dupont Jr., Maureen Hurley ‘77, and Robinson will receive honorary degrees.

PRESS PASSES: Press passes can be picked up in front of Lundholm Gymnasium starting at 8 a.m. 

PARKING: General parking is available in Lot A, West Edge and Mast Road lots. Weather permitting, parking will also be available on Boulder Field. Small lots are also open. Lots D, F, F.H. West, and F.H. East will be closed. There are no fees and no passes are required for general parking in any of the open lots.

RSVP: Erika Mantz, (603) 862-1567;


The University of New Hampshire is a flagship research university that inspires innovation and transforms lives in our state, nation and world. More than 16,000 students from all 50 states and 71 countries engage with an award-winning faculty in top ranked programs in business, engineering, law, liberal arts and the sciences across more than 200 programs of study. UNH’s research portfolio includes partnerships with NASA, NOAA, NSF and NIH, receiving more than $100 million in competitive external funding every year to further explore and define the frontiers of land, sea and space.