Media Advisory: University of New Hampshire 2020 and 2021 Commencements
WHAT: UNH will host a series of small commencement ceremonies over three days to recognize its 2020 and 2021 graduates. Tickets are required. Every attendee must show a valid, original vaccination card showing that the bearer is at least two weeks post their final COVID-19 vaccination or a printed copy of negative COVID test results from a test taken within 72 hours of the ceremony. Wolf Blitzer, anchor of CNN’s The Situation Room, will deliver the commencement address for both classes via prerecorded video.
WHEN: Friday, May 21, at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. and Saturday, May 22, at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. for the class of 2021 undergraduates by college and Sunday, May 23, at 10 a.m. for the class of 2020.
WHERE: All ceremonies will take place in Wildcat Stadium, rain or shine. All ceremonies are livestreamed at www.unh.edu/commencement.
RSVP: Members of the media wishing to cover one of the UNH commencement ceremonies must RSVP in advance for a specific ceremony to Erika Mantz at firstname.lastname@example.org. Every attendee, including members of the media, must show a valid, original vaccination card showing that the bearer is at least two weeks post their final COVID-19 vaccination or a printed copy of negative COVID test results from a test taken within 72 hours of the ceremony. Information about how to access the stadium and parking will be provided upon RSVP.
- A commencement ceremony for all graduate students (master’s and doctorates) from the class of 2020 and 2021 was held Sunday, May 16, 2021. A recording of the ceremony can be found here.
- All commencement ceremonies will be livestreamed at www.unh.edu/commencement
- Commencement speaker
- Honorary degree and Granite State Award recipients
- Photos and video will be provided to members of the media upon request.
The University of New Hampshire 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. As one of the nation’s highest-performing research universities, UNH partners with NASA, NOAA, NSF and NIH, and receives more than $110 million in competitive external funding every year to further explore and define the frontiers of land, sea and space.
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