2021 Commencement

UNH Commencement

Undergraduate Students

Class of 2021

Class of 2021

Class of 2021

Class of 2021

Class of 2020

May 21, 2021

May 21, 2021

May 22, 2021

May 22, 2021

May 23, 2021
10am & 4pm

* You can view President Dean's message about the Class of 2020 ceremony here.

Graduate Students

Classes of 2020 and 2021
May 16, 2021


All ceremonies will take place in Wildcat Stadium


Registration for all students is now open.


*Our planning for commencement is based on the best information we have today about the prevalence of the virus in the state and in our community. That said, we must recognize that conditions may be different as we approach May 2021. Our final plans will be dictated by the most accurate information we have next spring and we'll continue to consult public health officials with the New Hampshire Department of Health & Human Services about our plans.

Please continue to check back to this website as we continue to set and finalize plans



After considerable planning and analysis, each graduate will be allowed two guest tickets for commencement. We recognize how important commencement is for you and your family. Due to the restrictions for physical distancing there will be no exceptions to the two ticket limit per student and access to campus will be limited to those with tickets.

IMPORTANT: Guests will be required to show proof of full vaccination (including two weeks post vaccine) OR a valid negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the ceremony in order to gain access to Wildcat Stadium. Guests should plan to bring a hard copy of either their vaccination card or their test results with a valid ID. Please view the FAQS and keep your eye out for additional information.

Students will be able to request their tickets when they register to participate in the ceremony.

Additional Parent and Family Communication

Sign up here to receive additional information pertaining to Commencement via email.

Ceremony Etiquette

We ask that our graduates and guests respect the ceremony and all of the people involved by behaving in a dignified manner. In keeping with decorum and tradition, we ask that guests adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain in your seats during the ceremony
  • Confetti, balloons and noisemakers are not permitted at the ceremony
  • Help us honor the achievement of our students by observing the following restrictions: no alcohol, no animals except for registered service animals, and no smoking.

Register to Participate

After reviewing participation eligibility, students must file an intent to graduate and register to participate in the Commencement ceremony. Filing an intent to graduate and registering to participate opens during the spring semester.

participation eligibility 

UNH Staff Commencement Assistance Registration

Please register if you are interested in assisting at the Commencement Ceremonies.


FAQs for Working Commencement