Orientation

International Student Orientation Schedule (Please note: times and rooms are subject to change)

Tuesday, August 20 through Thursday, August 22**

**Graduate students with assistantships will have a mandatory hiring paperwork meeting on Monday, August 19

Orientation schedules vary depending on student type (undergraduate, graduate, exchange, or graduate with assistantship).  Please see the orientation schedule for your specific schedule and move-in times.

Pre-Arrival Orientation 2019

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!