Honors Convocation

unh students at honors convocation

Honors Convocation
Whittemore Center Arena
Friday, May 17, 2019
4 p.m. - 6 p.m. 

The annual spring Honors Convocation is a formal ceremony recognizing the achievements of our most academically accomplished students at the conclusion of their undergraduate experience at the University of New Hampshire.


All major campus lots are open and available for guest parking for the Honors Convocation.

Accessible parking spaces for those with handicapped placards are available in Lot D at the Elliot Alumni Center. From Lot D, the Whittemore Center is accessible via a short pathway. 

Campus Map

Please note that Lot D will be closed for the Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, and guests with disabilities should park in the West Edge Lot on Saturday, where accessible shuttles will be available to take them to the venue.


There are no tickets required and there is no limit to the number of guests a graduate may invite.


All participating students must wear a cap and gown, regardless of their graduation status. Graduates are not permitted to wear any cords or stoles to the Honors Convocation cereomony. A special cord and/or stole commemorating Honors Convocation will be distributed during the ceremony.


  • Enrollment in the Honors Program is not required for participation in the Honors Convocation.
  • Invitations to participate in the Honors Convocation are based on a student’s credit hours and GPA. For criteria, click here.
  • Invitations to students who meet the requirements to participate in the Honors Convocation will be mailed in April.
  • If you are a graduating senior and plan to attend the ceremony, registration will open in April.
  • No action needs to be taken if a student will not be attending the ceremony.
  • Only graduating students should plan to attend the ceremony.


If you qualify to attend the Honors Convocation ceremony, an invitation will be sent out in April. 

More information

2019 Ceremony

Keynote Speaker: Paul Tsang, Director, Hamel Center of Undergraduate Research and Professor, Molecular, Cellular, and Biomedical Sciences