Commencement Platform Party

2019 UNH Commencement Ceremony Platform Party Information

Members of the Commencement Platform Party are asked to report to the platform party robing room, Field House G25 (bottom floor) at 9 am on Saturday, May 18. Look for directional signage. The procession will begin at 9:40 am.


Academic Regalia

Please take an inventory of your academic regalia to make sure it is ready for the ceremony. Now is the time ot consider whether it needs to be dry-cleaned. If you do not own regalia, we can help you purchase or rent the appropriate attire from University Cap and Gown.



Members of the Commencement Platform Party will have their names on a list for parking. The lot will require a parking pass that we will mail after registration.


Guest Pass

If you have guests who would like to attend, please register their names.



The Commencement speaker and other honorees for 2018 will be announced this spring.



Please contact Jenn Woodside at (603) 862-1087 or with any questions about the ceremony.


Commencement Platform Party 2019

Check back for a list of 2019 Platform Party Members!

Commencement Platform Party 2018

Commencement Speaker 

Honorary Degree Recipients

Granite State Award Recipients

President Mark W. Huddleston

Nancy Kinner, Chief Faculty Marshal

Nancy M. Targett, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Dean Wayne Jones, College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Dean Michael Ferrara, College of Health and Human Services

Dean Heidi Bostic, College of Liberal Arts

Dean Jon M. Wraith, College of Life Sciences and Agriculture

Dean Deborah Merrill-Sands, Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics

Dean Kenneth La Valley '93, Cooperative Extension

Dean Michael Decelle ’81, UNH Manchester

Interim Dean, Cari Moorhead '99G, Graduate School

Jovana Milosavljevic-Ardeljan ’16G, Graduate Student Senate President

Carley Rotenberg ’18 Student Body President

Alexandra Burroughs ’18, Student Body Vice President

P.T. (Vasu) Vasudevan, Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

Dan Innis, Chair, Faculty Senate

Dean Tara Lynn Fulton, University Library

Harlan Spence, EOS Director

Julie Williams, Senior Vice Provost for Engagement and Academic Outreach

Jan Nisbet, Senior Vice Provost for Research

John T. Kirkpatrick ’79G, 83G, Senior Vice Provost for Student Life and Dean of Students

Jaime Nolan, Associate Vice President for Community, Equity and Diversity

Debbie Dutton, President, UNH Foundation and Vice President, University Advancement

Victoria J. Dutcher, Vice President for Enrollment Management

Christopher D. Clement ’94, Vice President for Finance and Administration

Patrick Closson ’95, Alumni Association Board President

Brian S. McCabe '91, Foundation Board of Directors Chair

University Chaplain Representative