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

Celebrating YOU in 2024

Attention all graduating students!  Congratulations!  It's time to celebrate your achievements as you embark on a new journey.  Commencement isn't just a ceremony; it's a milestone marking your dedication, perseverance, and growth.

What should you expect at your graduation ceremony in 2024?

Graduates will have their name read aloud as they cross the stage.
A live video of each graduate crossing the stage will appear on the jumbotron and on the live stream of each ceremony.

Graduates will receive a diploma cover and a free professional photo will be taken during the ceremony.

What else should I know about graduation?

Register to participate in the ceremony here.
Aim to have your cap and gown purchased at least two weeks before your ceremony.

Check out your college graduation celebrations and campus graduation activities by clicking here.

Make sure to share your commencement information with your loved ones to ensure you can all enjoy the celebration together.

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

Schedule of Events

All UNH Durham and College of Professional Studies ceremonies will take place in the Whittemore Center.

Livestream will start 20 minutes before each ceremony. Livestream links will be added here on May 16th.

Friday, May 17, 2024
Graduate School
Friday, May 17, 2024
College of Professional Studies
(UNH Manchester and Online)
Saturday, May 18, 2024
College of Liberal Arts
Saturday, May 18, 2024
College of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Saturday, May 18, 2024
UNH Franklin Pierce
School of Law
White Park, Concord, NH
Sunday, May 19, 2024
Peter T. Paul College of
Business and Economics
Sunday, May 19, 2024
College of Health and Human Services
Sunday, May 19, 2024
College of Life Sciences and Agriculture

Highlights from last year's Commencement

  • Roger Stephenson

    Roger W. Stephenson  '79, '83G, Graduate School Commencement Speaker

  • Michael D. Smith

    Michael D. Smith, CPS Commencement Speaker

  • Katie Stringham Bouton '96

    Katie Stringham Bouton '96, COLA Commencement Speaker

  • Norbu Tenzing '86

    Norbu Tenzing '86, CEPS Commencement Speaker

  • Ryan Day '02

    Ryan Day '02, PAUL Commencement Speaker

  • Christine McMahon '94G

    Christine McMahon '94G, CHHS Commencement Speaker

  • Michael Paglia, MSc. '02G

    Michael Paglia, MSc. '02G, COLSA Commencement Speaker

Keynote Speaker

Read more about the 2024 Commencement Speakers.

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The empty football stadium, prepared for commencement

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 September 30.

Nominate Someone    Previous Winners

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