Honors Convocation

2024 Honors Convocation Ceremony

Thursday, May 9
6 - 7:30 p.m.
Doubletree by Hilton Downtown Manchester Hotel

Honors Convocation recognizes the achievements of our most academically accomplished students at the conclusion of their undergraduate experience at the University of New Hampshire. 

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Each spring the UNH Manchester community celebrates the outstanding academic achievements of our undergraduate students at the Honors Convocation ceremony. Convocation is the second-largest academic ceremony at the University, next to Commencement, and a time for students and their families to join with University administration, faculty, staff, and their peers to celebrate their academic success.

The program includes recognition of student achievement including Presidential and University Scholars, Academic Program Awards, Writing across the Curriculum/Emerging Writer/Meritorious Writing Awards, Undergraduate Research Conference Awards, and Honors Societies recognition.

WHat is Convocation?

Convocation is a large formal assembly, from the Latin convocare, "to call together". Honors Convocation refers to the formal ceremony held annually when faculty and staff "come together" to recognize and celebrate the academic achievement of our undergraduate students. Family and friends are encouraged to join in honoring your achievements.

Students' names are called for recognition as University Scholars, Presidential Scholars and for academic program awards and honors. You come up to the platform to receive your honor or award from the Provost of the University, the college Dean and the college Associate Dean.

How do I rsvp?

Please follow the instructions on your official invitation and contact Mary Young at mary.young@unh.edu with questions or concerns.

What time is convocation?

We start promptly at 6:00pm and the ceremony should take between 75 and 90 minutes. Light hors d’oeuvres will be available. You are welcome to come a half-hour early to enjoy some refreshments and mingle with your classmates.

What is Business Casual Attire?

A general definition of business casual includes appropriate pants, slacks, pantsuits and skirts/dresses. Business casual tends to exclude jeans, athletic wear, T-shirts, and sweatshirts. Ties are optional.

Individuals requiring ADA accommodations should contact Kerrie Shapiro at 862-2607 or kerrie.shapiro@unh.edu at least two weeks in advance of the ceremony.

Honors Convocation is a public event and a professional photographer will be taking photos during the ceremony. The photographer will also be available after the ceremony for formal photos of our students, their guests, faculty, and staff members.

The photographs that will be taken will be available for download on the college's Flickr gallery approximately two weeks after the event.