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The 29th Annual Commencement Ceremony
Thursday, May 15, 2014 (rain or shine)
Arms Lot, located behind UNH Manchester
Procession begins at 6:00 p.m. and the ceremony typically ends by 7:30 p.m.

  • Undergraduate Students
    What you need to do to prepare to graduate:
    • 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.
    • Register to participate in the Commencement ceremony with the Registration Office in Manchester. Registration will open in March.

    Register to participate in the ceremony

    • Registration for Commencement will open in March in the Registration Office. Information will be mailed to your home address in March.

    Cap & Gown

    • A university cap and gown are required for you to participate in the ceremony. They will be available to purchase in the bookstore beginning in April.
  • Graduate Students
    All Graduate Students who are nearing the completion of their degree or certificate program, either as a primary or secondary program, need to file an online Intent to Graduate form by the deadline published on the graduate school calendar.

    Deadlines to file your Intent to Graduate form:

    • Monday, March 10, 2014 is the last day to file an Intent without paying a late fee.
    • Tuesday, April 1, 2014 is the last day to file an Intent with a $25 late fee.

    Visit the UNH Graduate School webpage for information on how to file.

    Register to participate in the ceremony

    • Registration for Commencement will open in March in the Registration Office. Information will be mailed to your home address in March. The graduate student participation fee is $30.00.

    Cap & Gown

    • You must purchase a cap and gown by Friday, April 18th online at mygraduationstore.com/unh using your student ID and School ID (03696). Contact Univeristy Cap and Gown with questions at (978) 686-4566.
  • 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.
  • Weather Notice
    The UNH Manchester Commencement Ceremony will take place outdoors in Arms Lot, rain or shine. Please dress accordingly. Simulcast viewing is available in the third floor auditorium. Tickets are not required.
  • 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 21, 2015*
    Thursday, May 19, 2016*
    Thursday, May 18, 2017*
    * Date assumes that no adjustments will be made to the academic calendar.

The 28th Annual Commencement Ceremony
Thursday, May 16, 2013

Photo Gallery

Candid photos from the commencement ceremony are available for you to download at no cost. They will be available for download through July 2013.

Go to the UNH Manchester Flickr page to view and download images.

To download an image:

  • Select the image
  • Click the more icon on the bottom right (…) and select “view all sizes”
  • Here you will see the download option

Professional Photos

Professional photos (the “handshake” moment) from Commencement are available through Louise Supple, professional photographer, from May 29 through August 3. Contact Louise Supple with any questions regarding formal photos, 603-472-5674 or LSupple@comcast.net.

To view proofs and order photos, visit www.eventpix.com. Enter “UNH Manchester” in the view receipt event field and select find events. When prompted for a password, type in “wildcats” and hit enter. Select “receiving diploma” from the browse category.

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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 Date

Thursday, May 15, 2014
* Date assumes that no adjustments will be made to the academic calendar.