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1.1 The University Police Department is responsible for overseeing the display of flags on the Thompson Hall flagpole.
2. United States Flag
2.1 The United States flag is to be flown from dawn to dusk each and every day, including Sundays and holidays and whether the University is in session or not, except in inclement weather (i.e., heavy rain or snow).
2.2 The United States flag is to be flown at full staff at all times unless ordered to half-staff by the President of the United States or by the Governor of New Hampshire as a mark of national or statewide mourning.
3. University of New Hampshire Flag
3.1 The distinctive UNH flag will be flown at half-staff (below the American flag) on the Thompson Hall flagpole upon the death of a member of the University community (student, faculty, administrative, or staff member) or a UNH alumnus killed in wartime. On such occasions the flag will be flown at half-staff for a period of three consecutive days. The American flag will be at full staff unless the occasion coincides with a declared period of national or state mourning. In this instance, the American flag will be flown at half-staff with the University flag directly beneath it.
3.2 The UNH flag is to be flown at full staff (immediately below the American flag) on the Thompson Hall flagpole on formal University "days," i.e., commencement, alumni reunion weekends, parents' day, honors' day, etc. The President's office can determine other occasions when the UNH flag will be flown.
4. Other Flags
4.1 No other flag of any type or description, except the State of New Hampshire flag, is to be flown from the Thompson Hall flagpole. The President's office or the Governor of New Hampshire may determine when the state flag is to be flown.