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The 30th Annual Commencement Ceremony
Thursday, May 14, 2015 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (rain or shine)
Radisson Hotel, 700 Elm Street, Manchester

  • About our Ceremony
    As both a college and a campus of the University of New Hampshire, we host an annual commencement ceremony for our students here in Manchester.

    The ceremony is a very special occasion for students and families. It's also very important to the faculty and staff who have mentored and supported the students along the way.

    The personal attention students receive here is carried through graduation as each student name is called and they walk across the stage to accept their University of New Hampshire diploma.

  • What to do First
    Before the celebration begins, don't forget to file your intent-to-graduate form!

    Undergraduate Students

    File an Intent-to-Graduate form at the beginning of your final semester of study. Forms may be filed electronically through MyUNH / Webcat, or file in person with the Academic Counseling office.This form must be filled out in order to receive an invitation to participate in the ceremony.

    You may also want to take a look at this Graduate FAQ from Academic Counseling.

    Graduate Students

    Graduate students must file their intent-to-graduate online. Visit the Grad School page for more information.

  • Who to Contact
    Do you have questions? Contact Julie Demers at 603-641-4360 or julie.demers@unh.edu.
  • Diplomas
    Diplomas are mailed 8-12 weeks after a student graduates and it is sent to the address listed intent-to-graduate form s/he submitted. Any questions regarding diplomas should be directed to the UNH registrar’s office: (603) 862-1594.
  • Future Commencement Dates

    Thursday, May 14, 2015*
    Thursday, May 19, 2016*
    Thursday, May 18, 2017*
    * Date assumes that no adjustments will be made to the academic calendar.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Winter Reception is celebration for September & December 2014 graduates.

The program includes a reception and refreshments followed by brief remarks from University officials.

Refreshments at 4:30 p.m. • Program from 5:00-6:00 p.m.
UNH Manchester, 400 Commercial Street, Third Floor Auditorium

Students are still invited and encouraged to attend the annual commencement ceremony.

  • Commencement Rehearsal and Graduate Celebration
    It’s time to celebrate!

    Mark your schedule for Wednesday, May 14 from 5:00 to 7:30 PM.

    The first part of this event will be the commencement rehearsal. The tent will be set up in Arms Lot and we will meet under the tent at 5:00 to do a quick run through of commencement. Staff will be on hand to answer your questions and lead you through the next day’s schedule.

    Following the run-through, join your family, significant others, staff and faculty for a fun cookout, games, photo opportunities, trivia, and a caricaturist! Plan to share in the celebration of your UNH Manchester accomplishments, show family members your school, and introduce them to your faculty and friends.

  • Weather Notice
    We are currently monitoring the weather forecast and radar. Updates will be posted here as they become available.

    The UNH Manchester Commencement Ceremony will take place outdoors (under a tent) in Arms Lot, rain or shine. Please dress accordingly. Simulcast viewing will be available in the third floor auditorium (tickets are not required).

  • Professional Photography
    GradImages® is the official photographer for Commencement.

    A proof of student photos will be available after the ceremony. To view your proofs online, please visit www.gradimages.com. Pictures may be ordered online, by phone, or by mail. If you have any questions please contact Customer Service at 800-261-2576 or via email at giservice@gradimages.net.

    You may pre-register with GradImages by visiting www.gradimages.com, and clicking on the Pre-Event Registration at the bottom of the page. This provides you with with the most correct and up-to-date contact information and ensures the delivery of your graduation proofs in a timely manner. You may register your email and up to six emails of loved ones who would like to share in your accomplishment by viewing and ordering photos.

  • Parking & Directions
    • Free parking will be available in the north side of the Arms Park Lot located behind UNH Manchester. Parking will also be available on Commercial Street and in the Bedford Street Lot on a first come first serve basis. The City of Manchester has agreed to lift parking fees in these areas after 12:00 Noon the day of the ceremony. Carpooling is encouraged.
    • A limited number of accessible parking spaces will be available in the faculty/staff lot located behind UNH Manchester. Contact Gary Sears (Gary.Sears@unh.edu) in the Security Department with questions, 603-641-4101.
  • Dining Discounts on May 15
    The following local restaurants are offering discounts to graduating students.

    900 degrees 10% off on May 15th (with a printed copy of this page)
    Portland Pie Company show college ID get 15% off
    Piccola Italia Restaurante 20% off for students
    Milly's Tavern 15% off if you show your UNHM ID
    Gauchos 10% off their meal if they show their certificate

  • Diplomas
    Diplomas are mailed 8-12 weeks after Commencement to the address listed intent-to-graduate filing. Any questions regarding diplomas should be directed to the UNH registrar’s office: (603) 862-1594.
  • Contact Information
    Still have questions? Contact the Registration Office at 603-641-4136 or unhm.registration@unh.edu.
  • Future Commencement Dates

    Thursday, May 14, 2015*
    Thursday, May 19, 2016*
    Thursday, May 18, 2017*
    * Date assumes that no adjustments will be made to the academic calendar.