Services at Commencement

Folks lined up to purchase flower bouquets


The Commencement ceremony will take place outdoors at Wildcat Stadium on the scheduled date regardless of weather. The ceremony will be broadcast live in the Lundholm Gymnasium for those individuals who would be more comfortable viewing the ceremony from indoors.


Seating is available in the stands of Wildcat Stadium. Due to fire code, guests are not permitted to bring their own folding chairs.

There is outdoor seating for approximately 12,000 guests in Wildcat Stadium with standing room for several hundred more. The Commencement ceremony will be broadcast live inside the Lundholm Gymnasium, which can accommodate additional guests.

Guests should plan to arrive in Durham by 8 a.m. to allow time for parking and shuttle transport to ensure they are at Wildcat Stadium or Lundholm Gymnasium for the start of the graduates procession at 9:40 a.m.

The ability for guests to find a seat is determined by weather, traffic, and especially by the time of arrival. Guests are encouraged to arrive early to find seats either in Wildcat Stadium or in the Lundholm Gymnasium.


Information booths are located on both sides of the stadium and in the ticket booth at the entrance to the stadium


For the health and safety of our guests, and the cleanliness of our event grounds, dogs of any type/size, with the exception of service dogs, are not permitted at the UNH Commencement ceremony. Please do not bring your dogs to campus. Event staff and University Police will enforce this policy.

Lost and Found

Lost and found items will be collected and held at the information booths for the duration of the ceremony. Items remaining at the end of the ceremony, will be transferred to the front desk at the Elliott Alumni Center.


UNH Conferences and Catering and UNH Dining Services will have a variety of beverages, breakfast, and lunch items available for purchase before the ceremony at the concession stands in Wildcat Stadium.

First Aid and Medical Assistance

In the event of an emergency, call 911. Emergency personnel are on site and can respond quickly.

Non-emergency service is available at the first-aid booth in Wildcat Stadium.


The UNH Bookstore will be selling memorabilia in Wildcat Stadium.


Communications and Public Affairs will be capturing candid moments at Commencement from beginning to end. These images will be available online via Flickr at Images will be continually added over several days following the ceremony. Guests will not have access to the front of the stage to take photos.

Senior Portraits

Students can sign up to have their senior portrait taken through Tim McGrath Photography.