It's never too early to make reservations for dining and lodging for Commencement weekend. Traffic in and around Durham can be heavy on Commencement day. We suggest that any post-ceremony reservations or celebrations outside of Durham be scheduled for 3 hours after the start of your ceremony or later to avoid any disappointments or inconveniences.
For dining options, featuring a full array of local options, refer to this dining guide. Be sure to make your reservation early.
The seacoast area of New Hampshire, including Durham, Dover, and Portsmouth, offers a wide variety of lodging options. Lodging options can be found at visitnh.com.
Complimentary shuttle transportation is available to and from Durham, from the following Dover, NH hotels: Hampton Inn, Homewood Suites by Hilton, and Comfort Inn & Suites. These are hotel shuttles. Please contact the hotels directly for more information.