Departmental Celebrations

2017 Commencement Departmental Events and Celebrations

Dates, times, and event locations are subject to change. Please contact the organizer directly with questions or to confirm event information. If you have an event you'd like included below, please email the details to

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Event Date Department Event Name Location  Event Contact
Tuesday, May 9                
5:00 p.m. Political Science Political Science Undergraduate and Graduate Award Ceremony Richard's Auditorium, Murkland 115                              Michael Cole / 603-862-1750
6:00 p.m. Human Development and Family Studies Senior Dinner Piscataqua Room, Holloway Commons Carolyn Hale / 603-862-5021
Wednesday, May 10        
5-6:30 p.m. Women's Studies Program Graduation Celebration MUB Theatre II Julia Pond / 603-862-2194
Friday, May 12        
6:00 p.m. Health Management and Policy Master of Public Health Hooding Ceremony UNH Manchester Stephanie McAdams / 603-862-2733
Saturday, May 13        
11:00 a.m. Social Work MSW Hooding Ceremony MUB Granite State Room Emile Cilley / 603-862-0215
Tuesday, May 16        
12- 1:30 p.m. UNH Law Student Awards Luncheon UNH Law, Woodward Board Room Fran Canning / 603-862-5171
6:00 p.m. UNH Manchester UNHM Honors Convocation Radisson Hotel Manchester Julie Demers / 603-641-4360
Wednesday, May 17        
5-7:00 p.m. UNH Law Champagne Toast UNH Law, Jury Box Cafe Fran Canning / 603-862-5171
7-8:30 p.m. Social Work BSSW Senior Commencement Celebration Holloway Commons Martha Byam / 603-862-1077
Thursday, May 18        
3:00 p.m. Paul College Senior Toast Paul College Courtyard Paul College Events 
6:00 p.m. UNH Manchester UNHM Commencement Radisson Hotel Manchester Julie Demers / 603-862-4360
Friday, May 19        
9-10:30 a.m. Justice Studies Graduation Reception Murkland 115 Deb Briand / 603-862-1716
10:30 a.m. Nursing Graduation Celebration Johnson Theatre, Paul Creative Arts Center Jane Dufresne / 603-862-1716
11:30-1:30 p.m. Paul College Graduate Programs MS Accounting Luncheon Paul College Courtyard Wendy Harris / 603-862-3326
1-2:30 p.m. Molecular, Cellular, & Biomedical Sciences Nutrition Program Graduation Celebration Phillips Auditorium, 120 Spaulding Hall Jesse Sabile Morrell / 603-862-2547
1-3:30 p.m. Hospitality Management Graduation Celebration Paul College, Room G75 Donna Stickney / 603-862-3303
2:00 p.m. Paul College Graduate Programs Hooding Ceremony Johnson Theatre, Paul Creative Arts Center Wendy Harris / 603-862-3326
2-3:00 p.m. Sociology Department Ceremony McConnell Hall, Room 245 Brenda Worden / 603-862-2500
4-6:00 p.m. Paul College Graduate Programs Hooding Ceremony Reception Paul College Courtyard Wendy Harris / 603-862-3326
4-6:00 p.m. Commencement Office Honors Convocation Whittemore Center Commencement Office / 603-862-1000
5-7:00 p.m. Education Graduation Ceremony Lundholm Gymnasium Cindy Glidden / 603-862-2311
6:30 p.m. Communication Commencement Ceremony Johnson Theatre, Paul Creative Arts Center Kathleen Simoneau / 603-862-2292
Saturday, May 20        
7-9:00 a.m. Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Breakfast and Open House Murkland 210 Avary Thorne / 603-862-1690
7-10:00 a.m. Chemical Engineering Commencement Breakfast Kingsbury Hall, 3rd Floor South Wing Jennie Allen / 603-862-3654
7:30 a.m. Computer Science Commencement Breakfast Kingsbury Hall, 2nd Floor North Lobby Carolyn Kirkpatrick / 603-862-3778
7:45 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Thompson School of Applied Science Commencement Open House Cole Hall, Stacey's Lisa Buchalski / 603-862-3626
8-9:00 a.m. Kinesiology: Sports Studies Coffee Hour for Graduates and Their Families New Hampshire Hall, Room 208 Karen Collins / 603-862-0361
8-9:00 a.m. Biomedical Science: Medical Laboratory Science Option Continental Breakfast Rudman Hall, Room G79-G89 Adele Marone / 603-862-1376
10-12:10 p.m. Commencement Office Commencement Wildcat Stadium Commencement Office / 603-862-1000
12:15-2 p.m. Athletic Training Graduation Celebration Field House, Athletic Training Room Dan Sedory / 603-862-18131
12:15-2 p.m. Mechanical Engineering Graduation Celebration Kingsbury Hall, South Lobby Tracey Harvey / 603-862-1353
12:15-2 p.m. Civil & Environmental Engineering Graduation Celebration Kingsbury Hall, North Lobby Michelle Mancini / 603-862-1428
12:30-2:00 p.m. Paul College Post-Commencement Reception and Champagne Distribution Paul College Paul College Events 
2:30 p.m. UNH Law Law Commencement Ceremony White Park, Concord, NH Fran Canning / 603-513-5171
Friday, June 23        
4:30-6:30 p.m. Carsey School of Public Policy Master of Arts in Community Developement Policy and Practice Hooding Ceremony Huddleston Ballroom Robin Husslage / 603-862-2388