Wildcat Sendoff is a countdown to graduation offering seniors a variety of events designed to prepare you for your post-grad transition. It’s also a time to celebrate all of your accomplishments one last time before gathering together at graduation.
100 Days Until Graduation - Last Time List
February 11, 2021
It's official! With only 100 days left until graduation, you will soon join our amazing alumni community. Let's make the most of your final 100 days! Eat your favorite food, grab a coffee with a friend, catch a movie or attend an event at the MUB, or stroll through College Woods. Whatever has made your time at UNH special, now's the time to make a list of your "have-to-dos". Your last semester is going to fly by!
Wildcat Sendoff Wine Glass Painting
March 6, 2021 | Virtual
Only 75 days left until you graduate! Let's celebrate by using our artistic abilities (or just use the template!) to paint UNH-themed wine glasses virtually.
Letters to My Future Self
April 5, 2021 - May 23, 2021 | Virtual
Since your first day at UNH, you have experienced and changed a lot. Let's capture this time and write a letter to the future you. We'll collect the letters and mail them to you sometime next year. Whatever you want to share in the letter is up to you! Reflect on your time at UNH, share goals, and remind your future self what you're thinking, feeling, and hoping for right now.
Virtual Commencement Fair
April 26, 2021 | 11am-1pm | Virtual
Thinking about life after graduation? Wondering what you should do next and how you can stay connected with UNH? We can help! Join us virtually to check out different options that will help you decide on your post-grad plans. Visit CaPs, Alumni Relations, and other booths to learn more about the various programs and opportunities. Claim your UNH Alumni koozie by being one of the first 200 graduating students to register and attend the event! Also, visit the Senior Shout-out booth to record your shout-out and enter to win a Class 2 E-Bike!
Videos due by April 28 | Online
Do you want to be featured on the jumbotron at the commencement ceremony? Do you want a chance to win a class 2 E-Bike? Send us your recorded senior shout-outs to thank anyone who has helped you throughout your UNH journey - parents, professors, friends - let them know you appreciate them! All graduating students who submit a Senior Shout-out will be entered to win a Class 2 E-Bike! Submit using the link below or attend our Virtual Commencement Fair on 4/26.
Cap Decorating Contest
May 5 | Social Media
Decorating your grad cap is the perfect way to highlight what was best about your UNH experience and helps your family and friends spot you in the crowd. Showcase your cap decorating skills and see your fellow Wildcats' creations, by submitting pictures of your masterpieces on social. Not the artistic type? We'll still need your help determining our top cap designs. Deadline for submissions: May 5.
Athletics Watch Party
May 7 & 8 | 6 p.m. & 8 p.m. | Virtual
Relive some UNH Athletics' best games from the past few years! Host a virtual watch party with your friends, family, and any other fan of UNH Athletics for a rebroadcasting of two UNH fames. Games go "live" through UNH Athletics' YouTube Channel. Watch when they launch or later if you can't join us right away.
May 12, 2021 | 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. | Memorial Field
Time for a new Wildcat Sendoff tradition! Be part of the first annual Wildcat Sendoff Cornhole Tournament. Grab a friend and flex your cornhole skills to be crowned the 2021 UNH Cornhole Champions! All participants will receive a tournament t-shirt courtesy of Smuttynose Brewing Co.. The winning teams will walk away with the title and custom UNH & Smuttynose Brewing Co. cornhole brands. Co-hosted with UNH Campus Recreation. Sponsored by Smuttynose Brewing Co. who is launching its new UNH beer.
*This event is contingent upon COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines at the time of the event
Advice to Future Students
May 14, 2021 | Online
Through the highs and lows, you've learned a lot these past years at UNH! Before you officially take your place among our alumni community, leave some of your aged wisdom behind for our incoming students.
Toast to Commencement
May 19, 2021 | 6 p.m. | Watch on President Dean's Instagram
Grab a glass of your favorite beverage and tune in as President Dean offers celebratory Commencement Toast in honor of your accomplishments!
May 16, 21, 22 | Wildcat Stadium
As you prepare to leave UNH, please join your classmates in leaving a legacy by making a gift to UNH! The Senior Class Gift is an investment in the future of the university and an excellent way to give back. Make a gift of any size to wherever you choose - academics, athletics, student organizations or anywhere else! UNH believed in you – now show UNH you believe in it!
You are about to join a close-knit community of over 140,000 Wildcats that can’t wait to welcome you to the alumni family. Visit UNH Connect, the online alumni community, for ways to stay connected and utilize alumni resources.
Alumni networks (listed below) host a wide variety of events for UNH alums throughout the year including; sports outings, career networking events, faculty panels, holiday parties, outdoor adventures, community service projects, and much more. Leverage your UNH connection to advance your career, mingle with your classmates and meet new people.
- East Coast Florida
- Los Angeles
- Merrimack Valley
- New York City
- Southwest Florida
- Washington DC
Checklist for Seniors
- Register to participate in the Commencement Ceremonies by May 2
- Participate in the fun events to celebrate
- Purchase your cap and gown
- Make your Senior Gift
- Register for UNH Connect
- Follow your local Alumni Network
- Utilize the career resources that are available to students AND alumni
- Mark your calendar for Homecoming 2021!
- Follow UNH Alumni on Social Media and join LinkedIn Groups
- Purchase your graduation merchandise
SAVE THE DATE | HOMECOMING | Date To Be Announced