Homecoming & Family Weekend

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Homecoming & Family Weekend: Sept. 22 – Sept. 24

The Wildcat Weekend You Don't Want To Miss

We’re rolling out the blue carpet for Homecoming & Family Weekend. There will be activities and big Homecoming fun for alumni, students and parents — including tailgating, football, a family picnic, a student–organized parade and more ... in other words, something for everyone!

  Event Information

Where to stay – find hotels and accommodations for your trip

Getting to campus – get directions, parking and travel information

Athletic Tickets – purchase tickets to UNH athletic events

Tailgating Info – please review our policy to help make this a safe, memorable and family-friendly event!

  Event Schedule

Friday, September 22

UNH Bookstore Open
8:30am to 5pm
Memorial Union Building
Visit the bookstore for gifts, books and dorm room essentials. Snacks are also available.

College of Liberal Arts Museum of Art Exhibition
10am to 4pm
Museum of Art, Paul Creative Arts Center
Made Masculine
The thirteen contemporary artists in this exhibition accept the framework that masculinity is made, fashioned, and modified generation to generation. Selected works of art explore the artifice of masculinity through themes such as strength, desire, and intimacy while posing the question: What does it mean to be made masculine or to make one’s own masculinity? Guest curator, Lisa Crossman, Ph.D., Curator, Fitchburg Art Museum.

Willie Cole: On Site
Highlights from the body of work by contemporary African-American artist Willie Cole and features 13 artworks, a video, and includes an installation of a massive chandelier made of recycled water bottles. The traveling exhibition is organized by the David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora, University of Maryland, and is co-curated by the David C. Driskell Center’s Deputy Director, Dorit Yaron, and Executive Director, Professor Curlee R. Holton.

College and School Programming
Various locations, watch for updates

Fall Fair
3pm to 7pm
Scott Hall Lawn Fishbowl

College of Liberal Arts Hamilton Smith Grand Opening
3:30pm to 5pm
Hamilton Smith
Ribbon Cutting, Guided Tours, Displays and Refreshments.
Register Here!

Homecoming Parade
5pm
Main Street
Register Here!

Homecoming BBQ
Conclusion of the Parade
The Great Lawn
Register Here!

Paul College Homecoming Reception
5:15pm to 7pm
Paul College Great Hall
Paul College is hosting its annual Homecoming reception on Friday evening and this year will feature a brew tasting with samples from local breweries. Meet some of the UNH alums connected to these breweries while using your Paul College souvenir tasting glass to sample a variety of local beers, mead, and cider. Peter Paul wines and non-alcoholic beverages also will be offered. 
Register Here!

Field Hockey vs Stanford University
6pm

Dueling Pianos with Hot Appetizers and Dessert featuring alum Matt Mello '92
9pm (Doors open 1/2 hour before event)
MUB, Strafford Room
First-come, first-served. No cover charge.

Saturday, September 23

UNH Bookstore Open
10am to 5pm
Memorial Union Building
2pm to End of Football Game
Wildcat Stadium
Visit the bookstore for gifts, books and dorm room essentials. Snacks are also available.

Homecoming Family Tent
12pm to 3pm
The Great Lawn
Fun for the whole family! Stop by for a few minutes or all afternoon to enjoy music, family friendly activities, and food. Reconnect with friends and meet other members of the UNH community.
Register Here!

College of Liberal Arts Museum of Art Exhibition
1pm to 5pm
Museum of Art, Paul Creative Arts Center
Made Masculine
The thirteen contemporary artists in this exhibition accept the framework that masculinity is made, fashioned, and modified generation to generation. Selected works of art explore the artifice of masculinity through themes such as strength, desire, and intimacy while posing the question: What does it mean to be made masculine or to make one’s own masculinity? Guest curator, Lisa Crossman, Ph.D., Curator, Fitchburg Art Museum. 

Willie Cole: On Site
Highlights from the body of work by contemporary African-American artist Willie Cole and features 13 artworks, a video, and includes an installation of a massive chandelier made of recycled water bottles. The traveling exhibition is organized by the David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora, University of Maryland, and is co-curated by the David C. Driskell Center’s Deputy Director, Dorit Yaron, and Executive Director, Professor Curlee R. Holton.

UNH Football v. URI
3:30pm
Wildcat Stadium

Mind Games with Alum and Hypnotist Paul Ramsay '96, '02G
9pm (Doors open 1/2 hour before event)
MUB, Strafford Room
First-come, first-served. No cover charge.

Sunday, September 24

College of Liberal Arts Museum of Art Exhibition
1pm to 5pm
Museum of Art, Paul Creative Arts Center
Made Masculine
The thirteen contemporary artists in this exhibition accept the framework that masculinity is made, fashioned, and modified generation to generation. Selected works of art explore the artifice of masculinity through themes such as strength, desire, and intimacy while posing the question: What does it mean to be made masculine or to make one’s own masculinity? Guest curator, Lisa Crossman, Ph.D., Curator, Fitchburg Art Museum.

Willie Cole: On Site
Highlights from the body of work by contemporary African-American artist Willie Cole and features 13 artworks, a video, and includes an installation of a massive chandelier made of recycled water bottles. The traveling exhibition is organized by the David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora, University of Maryland, and is co-curated by the David C. Driskell Center’s Deputy Director, Dorit Yaron, and Executive Director, Professor Curlee R. Holton.

Women’s Soccer vs Binghamton University
2pm

College of Liberal Arts Amy Beach Highlight Concert: Peggy Vagts, flute and Hsiang Tu, Piano
Featuring Sonata in A Minor and Theme and Variations for Flute and String Quartet

3pm
Bratton Recital Hall, Paul Creative Arts Center
Free
The UNH music department, UNH Library, and organizations around New Hampshire are celebrating the 150th birthday of New Hampshire pianist and composer Amy Beach this year. Born in Henniker in 1867, Beach became an internationally renowned performer and was the first American woman to write a symphony. Hear what makes Beach a state treasure.