New Student Programs
students on campus


Welcome to UNH!

New Student Programs provides orientation and transition programs for new students and their families. These programs are intended to serve as introductions to the university, its expectations, and its resources. Participating in Orientation and attending Wildcat Days will assist in laying the foundation for your experience as a Wildcat at the University of New Hampshire.


New Student Orientation

On behalf of our entire University community, we’re thrilled that you’ve said yes to UNH – and we can’t wait for you to join us on campus. It’s official: your college future is just around the corner.

Year after year, UNH is ranked among the safest and most supportive colleges to call home because of the proactive steps we take to protect the health of all our Wildcats. This public health leadership is all the more essential as we navigate today’s unique challenges.

First Year Students
Transfer Students
Parents & Families

Virtual Orientation

First-Year Students Orientation

June 15
June 18
June 22
June 25

Transfer Student Orientation

June 24


Missed a session during orientation? 
Interested in learning more about what UNH has to offer? 

Be sure to check out our media channel to explore student clubs and organizations, campus resources and opportunities, view recorded sessions from Virtual June Orientation, and more!

New Student Programs Media Channel

Check our our Instagram stories where our orientation leaders answer questions from new students @BEAUNHWILDCAT

students at move in weekend
Pre-Arrival Programs

Choose from our six pre-arrival programs. Find the one that's right for you.

View Programs

first year students attending Campus Recreation event
Wildcat Days

A variety of engaging activities for incoming students the weekend before fall classes.

Wildcat Days Schedule

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Family Weekend

It's the perfect time of year to visit our beautiful campus.   We hope to see you!

Family Weekend Schedule