General Schedule of Events

Homecoming 2014 Master Schedule


Friday, October 10


 

UNH Bookstore Open
9am-4pm
MUB
Visit the bookstore for gifts, books and dorm room essentials. Snacks are also available.


University Museum Exhibit
Bringing the University to You: A Century of Service to the Granite State,
an exhibition commemorating Cooperative Extension’s 100th year.
10am-4pm
Dimond Library


UNH Field Hockey vs. Albany (N.Y.)
3pm


International Undergraduate Research Symposium (stop in anytime as each presentation is approx. 15 minutes)
2pm-4pm
Theaters 1 and 2, MUB
The Hamel Center for Undergraduate Research marks the academic homecoming of international research students with the
International Undergraduate Research Symposium, brief illustrated research presentations featuring the work of IROP and SURF abroad grant recipients crafted for a general audience of faculty, students, administrators, supporters, families, and invited guests.


Art Exhibition featuring Brianna Smith '14 and Art DiMambro
4pm-6pm
Elliott Alumni Center

About the artists:
Art DiMambro - Born and raised in Dover, New Hampshire, Arthur DiMambro began painting in the 1950's. Throughout his distinguished career as an orthopedic surgeon, painting was his ongoing creative outlet. Since his retirement in 1991, he has been a full-time artist, developing a strong reputation for his paintings with bold compositions and unusual viewpoints. His intuitive still life compositions and his interpretations of the land and sea, while based on real objects and places, often teeter on the edge of abstraction. Arthur is a member of the New Hampshire Art Association, and won the Rosmund deKalb Award in 1975 and 1984.

Brianna Smith ’14
For the Love of Color: Post-Grad Paintings by Brianna Smith
In the artist’s words - Experimenting with abstraction in figurative landscapes, I am struggling to find a personal, visual language in these paintings. The New England landscape is interpreted with saturated hues and shapes that break away from the context of the image. I am interested in translating what I see and how I feel into complex, two-dimensional representations, each with a life of its own.



Academic Affairs Homecoming Reception
4pm-5pm
Piscataqua Ballroom, Holloway Commons
Join us for a Homecoming Tapas Hour hosted by The University Honors Program, The Hamel Center for Undergraduate Research (UROP & IROP) and The Center for International Education/IA Dual Major. Check out the exhibits while enjoying sangria and tapas! All ages are welcome.
Click here for details and to register.


Bonfire and BBQ
6pm
C-Parking Lot
Bonfire and BBQ along with live entertainment before the fireworks.


UNH Department of Theater and Dance presents:
The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare
7 pm
Johnson Theater, Paul Creative Arts Center
Starting off this season with a hilarious comedy of two sets of twins whose identities are mistaken. What would you do if, while visiting a strange city, a beautiful woman mistakes you for her husband, feeds you, loves you, and won't take no for an answer? Playing with themes of Commedia and Corsets you are sure to enjoy this wild ride as everyone tries to figure out who is who and which way is up!

$16.00: General Public
$14.00: UNH ID/Seniors/Group 15+
$8.00: Youth (17 and under)
Purchase tickets!


The Comedy Music of Shock T’s
9pm-Free!
Granite State Room, MUB
Tyler Paterson, Sarah Shockey, and Tim Dunn make up Shock T’s. They have been performing as a comedy band for the past four years and currently reside in Chicago where they perform at various comedy and music venues. Opening act will be UNH’s Improv Anonymous.


6th Annual Outdoor Education T'oe'd Talks
7pm-9pm

UNH Browne Center
Join the 6th annual UNH Outdoor Education Program T'oe'D Talks (putting outdoor education into TED talks). These talks invite leading thinkers, researchers, and students to present short (10 minute) workshops on new ideas in outdoor education. Over 100 students and alumni attend each year, it is a great way to begin Homecoming Weekend.  This event is open to the UNH community. Please join us!


Class of 1989 25th Reunion Welcome Reception

7pm-9pm
Sheraton Hotel
Portsmouth, NH
Parking available on-site
$20 per person including hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar
Register!


Class of 2004 10th Reunion
If you are in town on Friday night, meet up with fellow Wildcats at
Martingale Wharf any time after 8pm. Don’t forget to wear your UNH gear! Note: This is not a formal event, private space is not reserved so space may be limited depending on when you arrive. 


Class of 2009 5th Reunion
If you are in town on Friday night, meet up with fellow Wildcats at the Thirsty Moose in Portsmouth any time after 8:30pm. Don’t forget to wear your UNH gear! Note: This is not a formal event, private space is not reserved so space may be limited depending on when you arrive. 


Class of 2013 1st Reunion
If you are in town on Friday night, stop by
Libby’s to reminisce about your four years at UNH with current students and fellow alumni! Note: This is not a formal event, private space is not reserved so space may be limited depending on when you arrive. 

 

Saturday, October 11



Transportation will be provided between Portsmouth and Durham via charter bus.
Click here for the schedule.


Homecoming 5K Road Race
Hamel Recreation Center
Registration begins at 7:30am in the lobby of the Whittemore Center on race day
Race begins at 9am near the Field House on Main Street
$15 in advance/$18 race day
Free T-Shirt to the first 300 registered!
Register!


Greek Life Pancake Breakfast

8am-11am
Strafford Room, MUB
$5 minimum donation suggested
The brothers and sisters of UNH Greek Life would like to invite you to our annual pancake breakfast. Join us for fresh pancakes made to order! Proceeds will support student scholarships. We can't wait to see you! Go Wildcats! For more info, contact Erin Courville at
erin.courville@unh.edu.


Connect Alumni Reunion Breakfast

9am-10:30am
Skybox Lounge,
Whittemore Center Arena
Welcome and Reception- Breakfast will be served. Complimentary
This is an opportunity to reconnect and reminisce with old classmates, UNH staff and administrators. Updates from the current Connect Program Coordinator, Anna Metzger followed by a keynote address. The Connect Alumni Reunion Committee will formally introduce the new Connect Alumni Mentoring Program
.
See the full schedule
Register!


Celebrate 95 Years of the Wildcat Marching Band

Alumni Brunch
9:30am
Piscataqua Ballroom, Holloway Commons
In 1919, the UNH Band took the field at a football game for the first time. This fall, we're celebrating 95 years of the Wildcat Marching Band and cordially invite you and your family to celebrate with us at an alumni brunch on Saturday, October 11th. $25 per adult, $10 per child 12 and under if registered by September 15. $30 per adult, $15 per child under 12 until October 6.
Register here

Alumni Band Information
Kickoff is at 3:30 p.m. in Cowell Stadium. The annual alumni band will be taking the field as usual, with rehearsal starting at 12:00 p.m. See the registration form to sign up!


University Museum Exhibit

Bringing the University to You: A Century of Service to the Granite State,
an exhibition commemorating Cooperative Extension’s 100th year.
10am-12pm
Dimond Library


UNH Bookstore Open
11am-4pm
MUB
Visit the bookstore for gifts, books and dorm room essentials. Snacks are also available.


Homecoming Parade
UNH Goes Dr. Seuss: ‘Cats in the Hat

11am
Parade starts on Quad Way, Goes through B-Lot, all the way down McDaniel Drive, and ends in front of Serc A (Corner of South Drive & College Road)


Alumni Tailgating Tent
11:30am
Boulder Field
Fun for the whole family! With games, family activities, food and music, the alumni tent has it all! Stop by for a few minutes or all afternoon. Reconnect with friends and meet other alumni. Everything at the tent is complimentary. Thank you to Liberty Mutual for helping sponsor the tent! Affinity Tailgating Groups:

  • Connect Alumni
  • Class of 1989
  • Class of 1999


CEPS Alumni Society Reunion Tent

11:30am
Boulder Field
Follow the flag to the CEPS Alumni Society tent! Catch up with fellow CEPS alumni, faculty, and staff before the game while enjoying hamburgers, hotdogs, and a free raffle. Be sure to check out the CEPS student organization displays!


Homecoming Fan Fest
11:30am
Lewis Field
Join the UNH Community for food, games and giveaways with the Dusty Gray Band. Festivities will include games for the whole family, fun UNH giveaways and food from Chill Catering. Join in the Wildcat Pride at Homecoming! All UNH friends are welcome!



Museum Exhibition
Jon Imber: Human Interest
Graphicornucopia

1pm-5pm
Museum of Art, Paul Creative Arts Center
Jon Imber: Human Interest presents portraits by an acclaimed Massachusetts and Maine-based painter completed in the years before and in the months after his 2012 diagnosis with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. The portraits, painted with Imber’s commanding expressive gestures, intimately record his time with friends and family, displaying physical traces of likeness informed by memories, history, mythology, and the artist’s self-awareness.
GraphiCornucopia-Through the extraordinary gift of Dr. Lawrence '49,'50G and Marilyn Staples'48, the Museum received sixty-two prints by American and European artists covering a broad range of 20th-century artistic movements and styles. This exhibition includes a selection from that gift with significant prints from the permanent collection of the Museum, including recent acquisitions of works on paper by contemporary American artists Lorna Simpson, and Willie Cole. cola.unh.edu/moa


UNH Football vs. William & Mary

3:30pm
Tickets can be purchased through
Ticketmaster.  Option to PRE-PURCHASE tailgating spot on Boulder Field.
Adults: $13 Kids: $8 Tailgating Parking Spot: $20
Tailgating Policy


Connect Alumni Campus Tour

3:15- 4:30 PM
Meeting location TBD
Take a campus tour with an Admissions Tour Guide. Some highlights on the tour will be the Connect Office and Diversity Support Coalition Office.


UNH Department of Theater and Dance presents:
The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare
7 pm
Johnson Theater, Paul Creative Arts Center
Starting off this season with a hilarious comedy of two sets of twins whose identities are mistaken. What would you do if, while visiting a strange city, a beautiful woman mistakes you for her husband, feeds you, loves you, and won't take no for an answer? Playing with themes of Commedia and Corsets you are sure to enjoy this wild ride as everyone tries to figure out who is who and which way is up!

$16.00: General Public
$14.00: UNH ID/Seniors/Group 15+
$8.00: Youth (17 and under)
Purchase tickets!


Comedian Jeff Dye
9pm-Free!
Granite State Room, MUB
Comedian Jeff Dye is an extremely talented comedian/actor who is the host of MTV’s hit prank show, “MONEY FROM STRANGERS” also currently stars in MTV’s popular spinoff show “GIRL CODE” as well. You may have seen him on COMEDY CENTRAL’S LIVE AT GOTHAM, his own half-hour comedy special “COMEDY CENTRAL PRESENTS JEFF DYE”, his MTV show “NUMBNUTS”, Host of ABC’s “EXTREME MAKEOVER HOME EDITION” and as a finalist on NBC’s Emmy nominated series “LAST COMIC STANDING.”


Class of 1989
Cocktail Party
7:30pm-9pm

Hilton Garden Inn

Portsmouth, NH
Valet parking available on-site for a fee
$20 per person including snacks and drink tickets.
Register!


Class of 2004 Cocktail Party
7:30pm-9pm

The Red Door

Portsmouth, NH
$10 per person includes one drink ticket.  Private event until 9pm when public is welcome. 
Register!


UNH Night for the classes of 1989, 1999 and 2009
9pm

Gaslight Nightclub

Limited quantity available for pre-purchase so reserve early.  Venue has limited capacity so depending on when you arrive, there may be a wait to get in.  The closer to 9pm you arrive, the better chance of getting in quickly.  Don’t forget the outdoor patio, too!
Purchase tickets!