Peer Mentoring Program
The Peer Mentoring Program consists of about 25 upper-class students who serve as mentors for incoming Honors Program students. They acclimate students to the UHP by easing some of the anxiety and confusion associated with the transition from high school to UNH.
Mentors arrange several monthly meetings in which incoming students get to know each other through some of the following activities:
- Providing campus tours
- Sharing a meal in one of the three dining halls
- Attending a UHP-sponsored event
- Attending a UNH sporting event, such as a football or hockey game
- Taking a trip to Newington or Portsmouth
In addition to small-group meetings, mentors organize other student activities, including the annual scavenger hunt and ice cream social. These informal events offer students a chance to meet other first-year students in the Honors Program as well as to ask questions of upper-class students who are involved in various student organizations and activities on campus. Many of these events take place in the Hubbard Hall recreation lounge.
The Peer Mentoring Program is just one of a number of UHP offerings that encourage academic and social community among Honors students.