Orientation

We look forward to welcoming you to UNH!

Fall Orientation will be held from August 22 – 25, 2022

This information is subject to change.

Per US government regulations, you must be full vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to your arrival. Please check with your airlines prior to traveling to the United States for the most updated information.

As long as you meet the requirements of being full vaccinated against COVID you will be allowed to enter the US. https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/covid-19-travel-information.html more information can be found on this official US government website.

List of official COVID-19 vaccinations accepted by the United States: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/people-vaccinated-abroad.html

 

The Global Education Center looks forward to welcoming you to UNH!
Schedule for All New International Students

 

Click here to download a PDF of the Orienation Schedule and To Do List

On Campus COVID Testing:

At this time, there has been no update about the requirement for COVID-19 testing. More information can be found on the COVID -19 webpage closer to the start of the Fall semester. If you arrive prior to August 22, 2022 and you would like to participate voluntarily in the UNH COVID testing program, you may pick up test kits in the MUB Room 213.

 

Arrival and Orientation Information:

The mandatory International Student Orientation will be held from August 22-25, 2022.  Please click here for the orientation schedule.  If you have reserved on-campus housing, you will be able to move into your residence hall on Monday August 22, 2022, so plan your arrival to campus accordingly.

 

If you arrive earlier than Monday August 22, 2022, there are two hotel options in Durham, NH: Holiday Inn Express or The Pines Guest House.

               

When you have your visa and flight tickets, please let us know the details of your travel plans.  Be aware that F-1/J-1 visa holders may enter the U.S. no earlier than 30 days prior to the start of classes on August 29, 2022.  Our Pre-Arrival Newsletter provides important information about airports and transportation to UNH.

 

Set up your UNH IT accounts:

First, you need your 9-digit UNH ID number, which begins with the number “9”.

  • With your UNH ID number, go to the myUNH website: my.unh.edu
  • Click on the UNH Account Log In Help app
  • Under New User Activation, click Find Your Username
  • Follow the on-screen directions to get your username and to set your password

 

myUNH is the official UNH portal through which you have access to news and announcements, or you can search for services and applications such as Webcat and myCourses.  Sign in to myUNH to setup your favorite apps.

 

Your official UNH email address will be First name. last name@unh.edu.  This is the ONLY email address to which UNH will send official notices.  Check in often!  To set up your UNH email, go to: www.unh.edu/it/student-email.

 

If you have questions about your UNH IT accounts, please contact the IT Help Desk at +1-603-862-4242 or go to https://www.unh.edu/it/ and at the bottom of the page are ways to get online assistance.

 

Arrange housing:

Demand is very high for on-campus housing.  If you plan to live on-campus, make an application with UNH Housing: www.unh.edu/housing.  The UNH Housing website has information about residence halls, room sizes, and what to bring.  (*Note: When the Housing Office sends out your housing assignment, they send out that email notification to your UNH email address, so be sure to set up your UNH IT account to be able to get that email.)

 

*Note to Exchange Students: Your Housing Application has been submitted to UNH’s Housing Office. You will receive an email in July 2022 just before your arrival with your room assignment.

 

Demand is also very high for off-campus housing.  If you plan to live off-campus, use this website for available listings: www.unh.edu/housing/off-campus.  Wildcat Transit bus service provides free transportation to UNH students, faculty and staff with a UNH ID card.  It operates on a reduced schedule until classes begin.  For routes and schedules, go to: https://www.unh.edu/transportation/

 

Register for your Fall semester courses:

  • Graduate and Undergraduate Students: Please contact your academic department to get connected with your Academic Advisor and register for courses.
  • Exchange Students: Your Academic Advisor will contact you in July to help you register for your courses. If you have not yet heard from them, please email oiss@unh.edu.

 

Complete health insurance requirements:

To complete your medical/immunization forms, go to: www.unh.edu/health/services/international-students-0.

  • Scroll down to the topic Areas of Specific Interest
  • Choose the link Medical Forms to Complete Before You Come to UNH (Entrance Requirements)
  • Read the forms carefully and complete them accurately.  You may bring your completed forms to UNH and submit them directly to Health & Wellness, or you may email them to: health@unh.edu.
  • Note: You may not have access to some of the online forms from your home country, so you may complete them when you arrive on campus.

 

Health insurance is REQUIRED for all F-1/J-1 students.  You MUST enroll in UNH’s Student Health Benefits Plan (SHBP).  The deadline to enroll in SHBP is August 29, 2022.

 

Pay your tuition bill:

Tuition bills need to be paid on time.  Please be aware of the extra time needed to process online payments.  Overdue bills will jeopardize your visa status.

  • Your bill is posted to Webcat which can be accessed through my.unh.edu (Graduate Students: Your tuition bill may not be posted until you register for your courses.)
  • For payment options, go to: www.unh.edu/business-services/paymethods. Flywire is a preferred method of payment and is secure and available using Webcat.
  • The UNH electronic payment system requires that checks come from U.S. banks.  UNH is not able to accept checks from foreign bank accounts.
  • If you have billing-related questions, please contact student.accounts@unh.edu. Please be sure to include your full name and UNH ID number in any email request.

 

If you have any questions, please email oiss@unh.edu. We look forward to your arrival!