Orientation

General Information

  • OISS's International Student Orientation is a program designed for all new international students (undergraduate, exchange and graduate) and attendance is mandatory.
  • All new international students at UNH must attend OISS's International Student Orientation, even if you were previously a student at another U.S. educational institution.
  • Prior to your arrival for the fall semester, you will be introduced to an Orientation Leader, a fellow UNH student who will be ready, willing and able to communicate with you and answer your many questions from a student's perspective.
  • When you arrive, you will meet your Orientation Leader and spend your first few days with other new international students.
  • OISS offers an abridged orientation for students arriving for the spring and summer semesters.

During Orientation

  • You will learn about your immigration rights and responsibilities, cultural adjustment, and academic expectations.
  • You will go on a campus tour and learn about a variety of campus resources.
  • You will meet fellow students, both U.S. and international, who will share their insights and knowledge with you to make your transition to UNH a smooth one!
  • You will meet the OISS staff and learn what we do and how we can assist you.
  • You will have time to meet with your academic advisor, if you need to.
  • You will have the opportunity to go shopping for living essentials and enjoy an excursion to a local park.
  • If for any reason you are unable to attend OISS's International Student Orientation, please contact oiss@unh.edu.

We look forward to welcoming you to UNH!