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Student Commencement Rehearsal
Transcript of Student Commencement Rehearsal
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Ceremony starts at 6:00 p.m.
Arms Park Lot
behind UNH Manchester
under a tent
80' x 160'
12,800 sq. feet
Seats 1,500 people
About the Tent
Possibility for delay or cancellation in extreme conditions.
Check Commencement website for weather related updates.
Rain or Shine
Students graduating in May and September of this year and those who graduated in September and December of last year.
Graduate & Undergraduate
Who is invited?
Uh Oh! Your name will not appear in the program if you filed your intent-to-graduate late with Academic Counseling.
North side of Arms Lot
Along Commercial Street
Bedford Street Lot
All are free after 12:00 p.m. the day of the ceremony.
(Accessible parking is behind UNH Manchester.)
If you're in a rush to leave after the ceremony, we recommend against parking in Arms Lot. It does get crowded.
Download a printable map!
Tickets are not required for general seating.
We will have signs and volunteer Ushers directing people.
Guests are not permitted to save seats.
Contact the Registration Office regarding accessibility needs and/or special accommodations for you or your guests.
Guest seating starts 4:00 p.m.
Arrive by 4:30 p.m.
Rooms 354, 356 and 358.
Graduate students in room 350.
There will be signs and Ushers
to direct you.
You’ll be lined up by degree.
AA, AS, BA, BS, MPH, MPA, etc, etc.
You and your friend must be graduating with the same degree (AA, AS, BA, BS, MPH, MBA, etc.).
You'll sit next to the person walking in front of or behind you, unless there is a row change. Ushers will tell you who is starting a new row. (Students are not lined up in alphabetical order.)
Sitting with Friends
Required to walk in the ceremony.
All graduate gowns at UNH are black.
Associate & degree candidates wear the same style gowns.
Masters gowns have bell sleeves and hoods with colors that correspond to academic degree.
Caps and Gowns
Undergrads: Purchase in Bookstore
Grads: Purchase from University Cap & Gown
Stop by the Registration Office for a golden
Not available for students graduating this September
Only available to undergraduate students
Graduating with Honors
Military service members are invited to wear their military formal dress to the ceremony.
are available for pick up in the Registration Office.
Students who were given Leadership cords are invited to wear them to the ceremony.
Dress according to the weather.
Comfortable shoes -- you'll be walking down
flights of stairs.
Dark colors if it rains, the gown dye may bleed onto clothes.
What to Wear
Professional photographers will be taking photos of each student as they accept their diploma on stage. Photos will be available to purchase on a password protected website.
Link and password distributed at Commencement.
We will also have our own photographer taking candid photos. Stop her if you'd like her to take a photo of you and your friends!
Candid photos will be available for students to download for free.
Visit UNH Manchester’s Commencement or Facebook page 1 week after graduation to find a link to the photos,
You will receive a blank cover at the ceremony.
Diplomas are mailed about 8-12 weeks later.
Call the UNH Durham Registration Office if it is delayed.
and ends at approximately 7:30 p.m.
Welcome to the Alumni Association
Keep in Touch!
Update your contact information with the Alumni Office.
Your Wildcat.UNH email is good for life.
Alumni are invited back to campus often for events and as guest speakers.
And we like to mail you updates about the college.
We also like to brag about your accomplishments via our publications!
Kim Wall, Kim.Wall@unh.edu, 641-4306
Susie Prindiville, Susan.Prindiville@unh.edu, 641-4136
Keep in Touch!
Keep in Touch!
We also like to brag about your accomplishments!
Caps and Gowns
Friends or family who can't attend?
The link will be on the Commencement website.
Connect with our college alumni group on LinkedIn
Live tweet during the ceremony using #UNH13
For security reasons, leave personal items with friends and family.
Also saves you from having to come back upstairs after the ceremony!
Guests may also watch the ceremony from inside the auditorium via live simulcast. Seats are limited and are first come, first serve.
Watching from Inside
Ushers will give each student a card with your name and pronunciation. Don't lose it! You'll need to hand this to the Ushers as you approach the stage so the Associate Dean can call your name.
On behalf of the faculty and staff,
congratulations on your accomplishments!!
We wish you the best of luck in your next adventure!