Wildcat Sendoff

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Wildcat Sendoff is a countdown to graduation sponsored by the Alumni Association offering seniors a variety of events to celebrate all of their accomplishments before gathering together at Commencement.
Obtain valuable resources that will prepare you for Commencement and embrace your future as a forever Wildcat Alum.

 Commencement Details

Alumni Networks Checklist for Seniors 

Contact Jacey Darrah, Senior Event Specialist for Alumni Relations at Jacey.Darrah@unh.edu

 
 
Cap & Gown Pick Up
Wednesday, April 6, 2022 | 11am - 2pm
Granite State Room, MUB
 
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Stop by to pick up your cap & gown, browse commencement vendors, and register for other upcoming events. 

If you haven't purchased your cap & gown yet, you can come to the Elliott Alumni Center on one of the pick-up dates below in May.

Cap & Gowns that were shipped to home should be delivered by Wednesday, May 18, if you do not receive them you can stop by the Elliott Alumni Center on Thursday, May 19 from 10am-5pm to pick it up.
 

Beer Tasting with the UNH Brew Lab
Friday, April 15, 2022 | 4PM
Huddleston Hall
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Learn all things beer as we celebrate your upcoming graduation! The UNH Brew Lab will share tips for tasting beer and how beer is made, while you sample NH brews. All participants will leave with their own UNH glass.

Paint Night
Thursday, April 21 | 5pm
Piscataqua/Cocheco room, Holloway commons
Paint Kit
 

Let's paint the night away with your fellow graduating seniors! Grab a glass of wine, some appetizers, and a paint brush as we create our own UNH wine glasses.

Wellness Workshop - Coping with Transitions & Easing into Saying Goodbye
Tuesday, April 26 | 3-4pm 
Friday, April 29 | 12-1pm

 
Location TBD 
 
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Join Health & Wellness to learn ways you can skillfully navigate graduation emotions with a bit more ease and care. You’ll also have an opportunity to reflect on your time, skills, and accomplishments at UNH.  

Senior Class Gift 

Philanthropy is an important tool designed to strengthen programs, support students, provide opportunities for our talented faculty, enhance facilities, and address other areas of need at UNH. Leave your legacy by supporting the senior class gift.

Make a gift of $5 or more to your favorite area of UNH to receive a custom Alumni charm* to add to your cap & gown tassel. Wear this with pride as you make your final journey from Wildcat student to Wildcat Alum at Commencement.

*While supplies last

Graduate Student Happy Hour
Wednesday, May 4 | 5PM
Clark's American Bistro
Cocktail
 
Celebrate the completion of your program with your fellow graduates. 
This event has been cancelled. Please email Paul.Chiarantona@unh.edu for questions. 
Cornhole Tournament 
Tuesday, May 10, 2022 | 12PM
Memorial Field
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 Grab a partner to flex your skills at cornhole for our second annual cornhole tournament. Winning team receives a custom UNH cornhole board set. Co-hosted with Campus Rec.

Cap & Gown Pick Up Dates

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 | 10AM - 5PM
Thursday, May 12, 2022 | 10AM - 6PM
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 | 10AM - 5PM
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 | 10AM - 5PM
1925 Room, Elliott Alumni Center
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Stop by the Alumni Center to pick-up your Cap & Gown! If you haven't purchased your cap & gown yet, you can come to the Elliott Alumni Center to purchase it.
Cap & Gowns that were shipped to home should be delivered by Wednesday, May 18, if you do not receive them you can stop by the Elliott Alumni Center on Thursday, May 19 from 10am-5pm to pick it up.

Lobster Bake

Saturday, May 14, 2022 | 12PM
The Great Lawn
Lobster Cartoon
A Wildcat tradition - Lobster Bake is all about celebrating your accomplishments and toasting to a great time at UNH with your fellow seniors. Grab your lobster dinner and a beverage and lets cheers to being part of the forever Wildcat family!
Virtual Toast to Commencement by President Dean
President Dean's Instagram - @UNHPrez
Champagne
You have accomplished so much throughout your years at UNH and we want to commemorate that with a special toast hosted by President Dean. Grab a glass of your favorite drink and tune in online. 

Commencement 

All UNH Durham ceremonies will take place on Memorial Field.

Friday, May 20, 2022
Graduate School
4PM
Saturday, May 21, 2022
College of Life Sciences
and Agriculture
10am
Saturday, May 21, 2022
College of Liberal Arts
1pm
Saturday, May 21, 2022
UNH Franklin Pierce
School of Law
4pm
White Park, Concord, NH
Sunday, May 22, 2022
Peter T. Paul College of
Business and Economics
10am
 
 
 
Sunday, May 22, 2022
UNH Manchester
7pm
Northeast Delta Dental Stadium,
Manchester, NH

More Information

Sunday, May 22, 2022
College of Engineering and Physical Sciences And
College of Health and Human Services
1pm

Cap Decorating Contest

Submissions due by Thursday, May 19
Grad Cap
Showcase your artistic abilities by decorating your graduation cap in any way you choose. Winners, chosen by alumni and students, will win a UNH prize pack and their cap showcased on social media. 
Registration has closed, but you can still participate by voting online for the best cap at @UNHAlumni on Facebook.
 
 
Letters to Future Self 
Submissions due by Sunday, May 22
Letter
Send a letter to you in one year. We'll collect it and mail it to you next spring. As Commencement nears, take a moment to reflect on your time at UNH. What are your best memories? What do you want the future you to remember?
Stationery, envelopes, and submission boxes are available at the MUB Shipping Desk, the Hamel Rec Front Desk (starting March 31), and all our Wildcat Sendoff events.
UNH Connect and Wildcat Connections
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. Join Wildcat Connections – A network exclusively built for current students and alumni, Wildcat Connections is UNH’s premier networking and mentorship platform designed to help everyone who takes part advance and grow professionally.”
 

 Join UNH Connect  Join Wildcat Connections

Thank You Postcards
Is there a professor or staff member you want to thank for all they have done for you at your time at UNH? Write a thank you postcard and we will deliver it to them!
Postcards and submission boxes are available at the MUB Shipping Desk, the Hamel Rec Front Desk (starting March 31), and all our Wildcat Sendoff events.
 

Alumni Networks

The UNH alumni network extends across the country and around the globe, enabling you to connect with fellow Wildcats wherever you are. Join a regional network committee as a volunteer to help plan events or participate in one of our many programs offered throughout the country. 

Checklist for Seniors

Register to participate in the Commencement Ceremonies by May 9, 2022

Order your cap & gown

Attend all of the Wildcat Sendoff events to celebrate your accomplishments and get ready for Commencement 

Make your Senior Gift

Register for UNH Connect and Wildcat Connections

Join your local Alumni Network and follow them on Facebook

Follow UNH Alumni on Social Media on Facebook, Twitter,  Instagram, and join the LinkedIn Groups

Additional Information

Questions?

Contact Jacey Darrah, Senior Event Specialist for Alumni Relations at Jacey.Darrah@unh.edu

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