Commencement

Commencement
Newly graduated student patting the wildcat statue's nose.
Congratulations, Wildcats!

UNH students preparing to graduate and attend commencement: This year’s graduation ceremony is all about you! New this year, UNH will recognize each student by calling their name and inviting them to walk across the stage to receive their degree. This is your moment to celebrate and enjoy the recognition you deserve. Congratulations!

Graduating Students will automatically receive Commencement email communications to their UNH email address. Family and friends can register to receive email updates here.

Schedule of Events

All UNH Durham ceremonies will take place on Memorial Field.

Friday, May 20, 2022
Graduate School
4pm
Saturday, May 21, 2022
College of Life Sciences
and Agriculture
Saturday, May 21, 2022
College of Liberal Arts
Saturday, May 21, 2022
UNH Franklin Pierce
School of Law
4pm
White Park, Concord, NH
Sunday, May 22, 2022
Peter T. Paul College of
Business and Economics
Sunday, May 22, 2022
College of Engineering and Physical Sciences And
College of Health and Human Services
Sunday, May 22, 2022
UNH Manchester
7pm
Northeast Delta Dental Stadium,
Manchester, NH
 

Highlights from last year's Commencement

Martin Kimani '96

Keynote Speaker


We are pleased to announce that Martin Kimani '96, Kenya's ambassador and permanent representative to the United Nations will serve as the 2022 Undergraduate Commencement Speaker. Martin will also receive an honorary degree. 

Martin also serves as the Kenyan president’s Special Envoy for Countering Violent Extremism and is the immediate past director of Kenya’s National Counter Terrorism Centre. Previously, he served as permanent representative to the UN Environment Programme and the UN Human Settlements Programme. Earlier in his career, he was a director at the Intergovernmental Authority on Development’s Conflict Early Warning and Response Mechanism in Ethiopia.

Over the past 20 years, Kimani has worked to a senior level in the global currency and bond markets, political risk advisory for underwriters and other corporates, and peace and security in the Horn of Africa and East Africa. He was honored for his service by the president of Kenya with the Chief of the Order of the Burning Spear award, which is one of the highest commendations a citizen can receive. Kimani earned his doctorate and master’s degree in war studies at King’s College, University of London.

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Commencement Awards


Commencement is an important part of university life where we celebrate the culmination of hard work and achievement.
Commencement awards recognize individuals whose achievements have made significant contributions to the citizens of the State of New Hampshire or society as a whole.

Nominations are due by November 8.

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