Media Advisory: 2018 University of New Hampshire Commencement

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018
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WHAT: University of New Hampshire Commencement
WHEN: 10 a.m., Saturday, May 19, 2018
WHERE:  Wildcat Stadium, rain or shine. Simulcast viewing is available in Lundholm Gymnasium.

Shawn Gorman ‘89, the second chairman in L.L. Bean’s century-plus history, will deliver the commencement address. Andrew Lietz, past chair of the University System of New Hampshire board of trustees and the state’s Business and Industry Association will receive UNH's Granite State Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the state. Margaret Shea ’58, G’61, the first woman to earn an advanced degree in physics from UNH; former Boston city councilor and mayoral candidate Tito Jackson ’99 and Gorman will receive honorary degrees.

PRESS PASSES: Press passes can be picked up in front of Wildcat Stadium audience seating starting at 8:30 a.m.

PARKING: General parking is available in Lot A, West Edge, Mast Road, Moiles and Mathes 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, health and human services, 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.