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UNH Alumni Weekend in Miami

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December 2-4, 2011

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Re-connect with classmates, catch some rays and enjoy a fun-filled weekend in Miami. The experience includes a behind-the-scenes tour of Sun Life Stadium, followed by a private UNH Alumni reception and tickets to the Miami Dolphins vs. Oakland Raiders National Football League game.

Start your weekend at the Alumni Welcome Reception at Shula's Hotel & Golf Club on Friday, December 2. Enjoy an assortment of appetizers including grilled chicken kebab, crispy fried ravioli, BBQ pulled pork quesadilla, mushroom-bacon brochette and other delicious food, as well as beer, wine and soda.

Check out the inner workings of Sun Life Stadium on Saturday, December 3, during a behind-the-scenes tour led by Senior Director of Facilities and UNH alumnus Aaron Haviland, '97 B.S. Following the tour, head over to Duffy's Hall of Champions for a private alumni dinner reception featuring a delectable buffet and open bar.

No need to worry about driving to the stadium and paying for parking on game day, Sunday, December 4! Enjoy round-trip coach bus transportation from Shula's Hotel to the pre-game tailgate at Sun Life Stadium and back to Shula's Hotel after the game. Gear up for the excitement at the pre-game tailgate. Show your UNH pride and cheer on Miami Dolphins Head Coach and UNH alumnus Tony Sparano, '84 B.S., and the Dolphins as they take on the high-powered offense of the Oakland Raiders. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.

Sparano was a four-year player on the UNH football team. He spent nearly 10 seasons as a coach at UNH, including five as the head coach. He led the football team to the NCAA Division II championship game in 1997, making UNH the first school from Connecticut to play in a college football title game and the smallest school to play for the Division II football title.

The 2011 season is Sparano's fourth year as Dolphin's head coach. In 2008, his first with Miami, Sparano took over a team that finished 1-15 a year earlier and led them to an 11-5 record, capturing the AFC East title and the team's first postseason appearance since 2001. Sparano is the only National Football League head coach to lead a one-win team to the playoffs the following year.

During the regular season last year, Sparano's Dolphins defeated the eventual Super Bowl champions, the Green Bay Packers, in a thrilling overtime game in Green Bay.

This year, despite a tough start, the Dolphins have been competitive against some of the best teams in the NFL. The team is led by all-pro wide receiver Brandon Marshall and Cameron Wake, who is widely considered one of the best defensive players in the game.

Check out the photos from last year’s trip.

Accommodations: Shula's Hotel and Golf Club


For your convenience, accommodations at Shula's Hotel and Golf Club are available to alumni at a discounted rate of $99 per night, with breakfast at Shula's Steak 2 included.

To make your reservations, call Shula's and ask for the UNH alumni rate.

Shula’s Hotel and Golf Club
6842 Main Street
Miami Lakes, FL 33014
Information: (305) 821-1150
Reservations: (800) 247-4852

Additional Information

  • Game tickets will be distributed prior to the Sun Life Stadium tour on Saturday, December 3.
  • Seats are located in section 440. Click here to see the view from your seat!
  • Package purchases for this event are non-refundable.
  • Parking is not included in package cost. We encourage our guests to take the shuttle provided from Shula's Hotel.
  • Space is limited.
  • Please register early because a limited number of packages are available.

Alumni Weekend Package: $235 per person

Friday, December 2

6 p.m.
Alumni Welcome Reception; Shula's Hotel and Golf Club
Saturday, December 3

3:30 p.m.
Sun Life Stadium Tour

5-6:30 p.m.
Alumni Dinner Reception; Duffy's Hall of Champions in Sun Life Stadium
Sunday, December 4

Shuttle bus from Shula's Hotel to pre-game tailgate at Sun Life Stadium

Oakland Raiders vs. Miami Dolphins, 1 p.m.

Shuttle bus from Sun Life Stadium to Shula's Hotel at the end of the game.


Vote for Coach Pete Rossomando for
Division II Coach of the Year


Show your support for the UNH Chargers football team by voting for Head Coach Pete Rossomando as Division II Coach of Year.

Liberty Mutual, in partnership with the College Football Hall of Fame, is providing fans an opportunity to vote for their teams' leaders at www.coachoftheyear.com. Charger fans can vote online daily through December 3.


Nationally Ranked Chargers No. 1 in the NCAA Division II Super Region One Rankings


The nationally ranked UNH football team (8-1 overall, 6-0 NE-10) returns home on Saturday, November 5, for its final regular season home game. The Chargers will face Pace University at 1 p.m. at Ralph DellaCamera Stadium on senior day.

Last weekend's 44-35 win over Merrimack College boosted UNH in national coaches' and media polls.

The Chargers remained No. 1 in the second NCAA Division II Super Regional One Rankings.

For the first time since entering the polls a year ago, UNH cracked the top 10 of the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Coaches' Top 25 Poll as they jumped three spots to No. 10. This was the first time UNH placed in the top 10 of the AFCA Top 25, since bringing the program back in 2009.

The Chargers also ranked No. 2 in the fourth 2011 ECAC Lambert Meadowlands Division II Football Poll Presented by FieldTurf. They previously were third.

UNH also moved up five spots to No. 13 in the D2Football.com Top 25 Poll.

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UNH Alumni Association
Calendar of Events

January 14, 2012
Winter Commencement

April 21, 2012
29th Annual Alumni Scholarship Ball

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