Media Advisory: 2019 University of New Hampshire Commencement

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

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Media Advisory: 2019 University of New Hampshire Commencement

WHAT: University of New Hampshire Commencement

Journalist and political commentator David Brooks will deliver the commencement address. Retired New Hampshire Superior Court Justice and World War II veteran Arthur Bean will receive UNH's Granite State Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the state. Award-winning polar glaciologist Julie Palais ’78 and Brooks will receive honorary degrees.
WHEN: 10 a.m., Saturday, May 18, 2019; procession begins at 9:40 a.m.

WHERE: Wildcat Stadium, rain or shine. Simulcast viewing is available in Lundholm Gymnasium.

PRESS PASSES: Press passes can be picked up in front of the Field House starting at 8:30 a.m.

PARKING: General parking is available in Lot A, West Edge and Mast Road lots; 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;

Map of Wildcat Stadium
General commencement information
Commencement speaker
Honorary degree and Granite State Award recipients

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