NHIA Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement 2016

Date: 05.22.2016 - 05.22.2016

Time: 02:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Location: Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St., Manchester, NH 03101

NHIA Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement 2016

Join us as we honor and celebrate the Class of 2016 on May 22, 2016!

Doors at the Palace Theatre will open at 1:15 pm, ceremony begins at 2 pm. Commencement will last approximately two hours. The opening reception for the exhibition begins following commencement. Refreshments will be served.


Each graduate will receive four commencement invitations for friends and family (the graduate does not need a ticket). If you do not receive your invitations in Senior Studio, you can pick up your invitations in the Registrar’s Office (located at 148 Concord Street, 2nd floor) between Tuesday, May 3rd and Friday, May 6th, from 1:00pm to 4:30pm, or by appointment (please email the Registrar should you need to schedule an appointment). Should you require more than four invitations, please speak to fellow graduates who may not need all of their invitations. Invitations hold no cash value and should not be sold. YOUR GUESTS MUST SHOW THEIR INVITATION TO GET INTO THE PALACE THEATER FOR COMMENCEMENT.

REGALIA (cap and gown)

Regalia will be issued to BFA students during rehearsal. Art Education certification students must bring their own regalia. Graduate students will be issued their regalia the morning of graduation or by contacting the Graduate Programs Department.


If you cannot attend rehearsal, contact the Registrar as soon as possible to arrange to pick up your regalia. No regalia will be issued before rehearsal.
Date/Time: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 10:00am-12:00pm
Location: French Building Auditorium


Meeting location:  12:15pm at Fuller Hall for gowning; 12:45pm class photo taken on front steps of Fuller Hall
Lining Up: 1:00pm, French Auditorium (after the class photo is taken, please head to French to line up)


Parking is free on Sunday's in the city of Manchester. Please note it is best to not leave valuables in your car. If you have graduation gifts, handbags, or other valuables that you need to leave behind, please lock them in your trunk.


Share your Commencement photos by tagging @NHIArt. Use hashtag #NHIA2016 on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram


Photos from Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement will be posted on New Hampshire Institute of Art's Facebook page on May 24, 2016. Please download photos you're interested in keeping, the album will be removed on July 1, 2016. If you're interested in receiving a high resolution photograph, please message New Hampshire Institute of Art directly on Facebook.