Did You Know

Fidelity Investments and TIAA-CREF representatives are on our campus every month and available for Faculty/Staff to meet with to review your retirement investments, make changes to your investments, and plan for the future?  You can view their schedules on the HR website and make appointments to meet with them.  This is a FREE service for all employees.  Each confidential appointment is 50 minutes, and you can bring anyone with you to your meeting, to assist you in your planning.

You can view your USNH Total Compensation Statements based on your regular appointment status, annual base salary, and benefits in effect at the time of the statement, when you log into your MyUSNHBenefits.net account.

You can view current and past year statements at any time.

Campus Resources

The Campus Journal (CJ) is the UNH Faculty/Staff newsletter published online every Wednesday during the academic year, and bi-weekly during the summer.  It is your key resource to all news, events, programming and updates that are applicable to UNH Faculty and Staff.  Have you subscribed to receive the CJ in your inbox yet?

Online E-Courses are available through UNH Continuing Education. Use your USNH tuition waiver to register for Spring and/or Summer 2014 Online E-Course for credit.  E-Courses may be applied to a degree program and satisfy some general education or discovery program requirements. For more information click here.

That there is an extensive interactive list of UNH Acronyms & Terms available on the HR website?  Please contact the HR office at 862-0519 if you would like to have a common acronym or term added to this list.

Discounts

The UNH Campus Barnes & Noble bookstore offers a 20% discount on most items in the store for UNH employees.  Show your Faculty/Staff UNH Photo ID Card the next time you are shopping in the UNH Bookstore located on the 1st floor of the MUB.

Harvard Pilgrim subscribers are eligible for discounts on many health and wellness programs through Your Member Savings. Discount programs include Eye & Ear, Athletic footwear, Nutrition, and Club memberships such as the Appalachian Mountain Club. For more information access Your Member Savings brochure. 

UNH Faculty and Staff can purchase UNH Dining meal plans in blocks of 50, 75, 100 or 150 and pay for them via payroll deduction?  Did you know that UNH Durham's 3 dining halls all have very diverse menus every day including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options?

Fac/Staff meal plans roll over from year to year and don't expire.  For more information and rates please visit UNH Dining's website which features meal plans, menus and nutrition information for all their dining facilities on campus.

In addition, if you eat any of the UNH Dining retail locations and you pay with Dining Dollars you get a 10% discount.

UNH employees may be entitled to discounts on the purchase of goods and services used in University business, such as supplies, hotel rooms, rental cars, etc. There is also an extensive (and now searchable) listing of businesses offering you personal discounts as a UNH employee.

Check out our Discounts page to see what's offered!

Entertainment

Check out the exhibit at the University Museum in Dimond Library - The Beat on the Street: Second Lines, Mardi Gras Indians, and the Photography of Gary Samson on display from February 10 - March 28, 2014.

UNH's Museum of Art is New Hampshire Seacoast's premier art museum -- a center for the visual arts where visitors gather to enjoy changing exhibitions, music, lectures, poetry readings, and receptions. Its permanent collection includes over 1,600 historical and modern works by American, European, and other artists from diverse cultures.

Have you been to the Museum in the Paul Creative Arts Center lately?  If not, check out their current exhibition schedule and plan a visit on your lunch break.

You can go to the movies in the MUB for $6.  They have showings every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  There is popcorn for sale too and MUB Theater II shows film in 3D.  Check out the MUB's movie schedule, updated each month.

Fitness

You can use this Google maps tool to help you track the distance you have walked on the UNH Durham campus today courtesy of Healthy UNH. Use the walking directional to pinpoint your exact walking routes around campus, and see how many miles you walk each day!

UNH Employee Fitness Program is available for access and use by all UNH employees and is FREE.  The Employee Fitness Program facility is located in the Field House. The program’s expanded hours of operation during the Academic Year are: M-F 6:00 – 8:00 am and 11:00 am – 6:30 pm.  For more information about the Employee Fitness Program, visit http://chhs.unh.edu/kin_es/exercise-science-outreach-3

You can view 7 different workplace exercise video clips with Linda Hayden, Assistant Director, UNH Campus Recreation, in the HR Video Portfolio.  These are exercise clips of varying length and can be done in your office/workstation as your schedule permits.  Be sure to take regular breaks and get up and move your body about as often as you can throughout your workday in support of your health.

Health & Wellness Benefits

Certified Life Coaching Services are available to you as a employee of UNH, as part of your Employee Assistance Program provider - APS Healthcare.  APS Healthcare's personal life coaching services are convenient, confidential and available to you at no cost.  You can receive telephonic coaching assistance scheduled at times to fit into your busy schedule.  Examples of topics that coaching may focus on include:  Healthy lifestyle changes, career decisions, interpersonal relationship building.

USNH Health & Wellness has an extensive list of resources that can assist you in reducing STRESS, available through our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for UNH benefits-eligible employees. 

Everyone needs help from time to time dealing with life's challenges. Often it's not the unexpected that catches us off guard. It's more likely to be the predictable events and transitions in our lives---things like marriage, the birth of a child, the challenges teenagers present, caring for our aging parents or buying a house---that find us unprepared.  Your EAP is an excellent resource when you feel like you need help dealing with a situation that is troubling you.

As a Harvard Pilgrim subscriber you can get reimbursed up to $200 a year (per family or individual contract) for completing a variety of health education classes. Classes may be on subjects such as: smoking cessation, stress management, weight loss, nutrition, first aid and parenting.  You can view the list of approved health education classes at the USNH Harvard Pilgrim portal.

You can submit for reimbursement via postal mail or electronically for even faster service through the Wellness Connection Program.

That Healthy UNH's website has an extensive database of wellness resources available to faculty, staff and students here at UNH.  It is searchable by program name, health topic, departments, and eligible population.  Check it out!!!

You can also access the "I am Healthy UNH" community member profiles and the Healthy UNH student blogs on the Healthy UNH homepage.

Harvard Pilgirm offers health coaching services for our subscribers. HP offers members 18 and older a personalized, telephonic support program, which includes a personal health coach. All coaches are registered nurses who have been certified in lifestyle management coaching, to help members make informed decisions about lifestyle management opportunities.

Support focuses on:

  • Blood pressure control
  • Weight management
  • Exercise
  • Cholesterol management  
  • Nutrition
  • Smoking cessation
  • Stress reduction and life balance

If you are a UNH Harvard Pilgrim subscriber you are eligible for up to a $500 benefit per year for a health club membership that is payable to a selected participating health club

All you need to do is join a health club from the participating list, then workout at least eight times per month and enter your activity in the log book at your participating health club.  The health club will bill Harvard Pilgrim for that month's membership.

If you have questions or would like to see your health club added to the approved list, call 862-0504.

Recreation

There are numerous Fitness Resources available for you on campus.  Check out the Healthy UNH Fitness map

There are a variety of routes for running or biking on campus.  You can run on the Atkins outdoor track and the Sweet Oval indoor track located in the Field House, the suspended track in Campus Recreation's Hamel Center (if you are a member), and along the various routes on campus, including College Woods.  Check out the routes, have a good run and be safe!

Campus Recreation's Outdoor Adventures offers equipment rental - daily, weekend or weekly rates available.  Want to try camping, climbing, kayaking, snowshoeing or cross-country skiing without having to buy the equipment first?  Check out the Campus Recreation equipment rental page.

Campus Recreation offers open swim hours for the Swasey indoor pool, located inside the Field House.  It is free for UNH Faculty/Staff.   Check out the pool hours, then grab your suit and head to the pool for a few laps.  Towels are provided!

Campus Recreation offers open skate hours for UNH Faculty, Staff and Students.  View the Semester II 2014 skating schedule on the campus recreation website and then go rent a pair of skates for $3 and hit the ice at the Whittemore Arena!