New Hire Resources & Services Information

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Welcome to the University of New Hampshire! 

We’re excited you have decided to join our community. It is our expectation you will discover through your engagement and interactions within our diverse community of faculty, staff and students, how UNH makes a difference in NH, nationally and globally by our academics and research, innovation, outreach and economic impact.  Whether you are working at our Durham, Manchester or Concord campuses, across the state or the nation...
UNH is a great place to work!

Our goal in Human Resources is to welcome and support you in your transition to working at the University of New Hampshire.

Here you will find resources and information regarding what you need to do prior to your start date and what you can expect your first days and weeks of employment with UNH, including:

For adjunct employees, click here for benefits and resources.

New Hire Forms:

To be reviewed and completed by the 1st day:

To be reviewed & completed during your orientation:


New Hired Staff - If you have questions or need assistance regarding your scheduled orientation dates or program information, please contact us at: or call 862-0544. If you have any benefits questions prior to your Getting Started @UNH scheduled date, please contact our Benefits team at or call 862-0504.

New Hired Faculty - for the 2017-2018 Academic Year - Please visit the New Faculty Orientation (NFO) page or contact the NFO coordinator, Patty Walsh, at 862-1997.  If you have any benefits questions prior to your scheduled orientation please contact our Benefits team at or call 862-0504.

Visit Web Resources for ALL UNH Faculty & Staff

Review Prior to Orientation:

Policies & Information to Review in advance:

Benefits Guides:
(Printed copies of these guides will be available during your orientation attendance if desired)

Medical Plan Comparison/Cost Summaries:

Cigna Plan Comparison Tool :

  • is a pre-enrollment health plan comparison tool.
  • Please click here for login information applicable to your employment group.

Your core USNH benefits take effect the first of the month following your date of hire if you enroll within the first 30 days of employment.

'Getting Started @UNH' Agenda:

Held weekly on Monday's  in the MUB, Room 302 (see location map below ), from 8:30am - 12:00pm.  FYI - Attendance for new staff hires is scheduled by Human Resources throughout the year and you will be notified of your dates via email.

Program Information
Parking Instructions 

  • Welcome & UNH Overview
  • Core USNH Benefits
  • Payroll Information
  • Key Employee Policies
  • Transportation & Campus Safety
  • Discover YOUR UNH introduction
  • UNH Photo ID cards
Memorial Union Building, Room 302

'Discover YOUR UNH' Agenda:

Held monthly on a Tuesday in Holloway Commons (HoCo) Dining Hall (see location map below ) - from 10:30am - 1:00pm. FYI - Registration for new hires is managed by HR and you will receive a reminder email prior to your scheduled attendance.

Meet HR Staff at the Holloway Commons (HoCo) Dining Hall - checker stand inside @ 10:20am on YOUR scheduled date:

  • Guest Speaker - UNH Leadership
  • UNH Vision, Culture & Brand
  • UNH Key Resource Highlights
  • Luncheon - HoCo Dining Hall
  • UNH Human Resources
  • Discover YOUR UNH - Next steps
Holloway Commons Dining Hall