Commencement

Dean Carpenter addressing the graduating students

UNH Franklin Pierce's 47th Commencement Ceremony
Saturday, May 21nd at White Park at 4:00 p.m.
Concord, New Hampshire

We hope you will find all the information you need about our Class of 2022 Commencement Ceremonies.

The ceremonies will also be live streamed at https://facebook.com/unhlaw 

If you have additional questions or need more information, please contact Lauren.Berger@law.unh.edu.

 

Class of 2022 Champagne Toast

Thursday, May 19, 2022, 5:00 p.m.

Courtyard behind the Jury Box, Concord, NH

This event is RSVP only. Invitations will be sent out via email in April 2022.

Class of 2022 Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, May 21, 2022, 4:00 p.m.- 5:45 p.m.

White Park, Concord, NH

Graduates must arrive between 2:45 p.m.-3:00 p.m. and should plan on convening on the stairs of the law school for the class photo. 

Guests should plan to arrive around 3:30 p.m. to be seated in the tent.

In Case of Rain

This event is rain or shine and held under a large tent in Concord’s White Park (immediately next to the law school). Please dress appropriately for the weather.

Seating

The commencement ceremony will have plenty of room for guests! If a student is planning on having more than 10 guests, please let Lauren Berger (lauren.berger@law.unh.edu) know by April 1.

Guests with Seating Accommodations

Please let Lauren Berger (Lauren.Berger@law.unh.edu) know if you have a guest who uses a wheelchair or needs special seating arrangements.

Unfortunately, strollers are not allowed under the tent, per direction of the Concord Fire Marshal. There is plenty of room to leave them outside of the tent. Please plan accordingly.

Restrooms

Restrooms will be available outside at White Park and in UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law.

Parking

Parking will be available at White Park for the day. Additionally, students and guests are welcome to park in the two UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law parking lots on Washington St. and Rumford St. Please see the map for detailed information.

Handicapped parking spaces are available in front of the Rines Building and behind the Buck Building. In addition, there will be designated handicapped spots along the fence by the White Park entrance at the corner of White and Washington Streets.

Photography

A professional photographer will be documenting the commencement ceremony. They will be taking photos of the class, of graduates receiving diplomas, as well as numerous candid photos. These will be made available to students via email during the summer.

Class Merchandise

Balfour has provided a website where students, friends or family can purchase gifts for graduates. The website can be found here.

The UNH Law Commencement will follow the UNH COVID guidelines in May 2022. Students and guests will be required to follow any UNH COVID protocols including mask requirements as of May 2022. This page will be updated accordingly. If you are unable to follow the UNH COVID guidelines, you are welcome to view the UNH Law commencement ceremony via our Facebook livestream. 

JD, LL.M., and Master’s degree Candidates

You will receive your diploma during the ceremony provided you have completed your Financial Aid exit counseling and cleared any financial and/or academic obligations. If you are not planning to attend the commencement exercises, you must complete the Financial Aid exit counseling (see Sharon Eaton with questions) and make arrangements with the Registrar's Office to pick up your diploma or have it sent to you by certified mail, which requires a signature upon delivery.

JD/LLM Degree Candidates

JD/LLM degree candidates who have completed all degree requirements by graduation day will be asked to stand twice (once for each degree) but only walk up only once (for the JD degree) during the ceremony. You will receive both diplomas at the commencement ceremony.

Mailing address

Diplomas not picked up during the Commencement Ceremony will be mailed to you shortly after graduation. Please provide the Registrar’s Office with a mailing address where someone will be available to sign for the package. Any second mailings are at the students' expense.

Several area hotels offer rooms at a discounted rate for guests who mention UNH Franklin Pierce Law when they make their reservations. Please go to https://law.unh.edu/admissions/visit-campus to see the list.