The University of New Hampshire informed Seacoast Current it plans to hold an in-person graduation in May for the Class of 2021, as well as an in-person graduation for the class of 2020. Last spring, the university had to cancel the 2020 graduation due to coronavirus and instead hosted a virtual commencement.

According to an email from the UNH Media Relations office, there will be separate ceremonies for the two classes taking place over four days from May 15 to May 22.

The class of 2020 will have their graduation on May 15, with one ceremony at 10 a.m. and one at 4 p.m. The class of 2021 will have graduation ceremonies over the course of May 21-22 with morning and afternoon ceremonies.

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Students in the class of 2021 will be assigned a date and time according to their respective college. Graduate students’ commencement will be a morning ceremony on May 16 for both the class of 2020 and 2021.

Registration for graduation is currently open to the class of 2021 and 2020, as well as graduate students.

All ceremonies will occur in the Wildcat Stadium in Durham and will be entirely outside. Each graduate will be limited to two guest tickets and all attendees are required to follow the University, state, and federal health guidelines.

The university currently encourages social distancing and requires masks on their campus. As the graduation dates approach, UNH is expected to share additional information as to what those expectations will be.

According to an email from media relations, final plans will be made in accordance with public health officials from the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

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