New Student Programs
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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

Upcoming Events

First-Year Students Orientation

June 15
June 18
June 22
June 25

Transfer Student Orientation

June 24


This year our June Orientation sessions will be held online

As we anticipate welcoming you to campus this fall, your health and safety are our top priorities. We’ll be working with all of our partners across campus, to develop an exciting, interactive program for you, connecting you to your new academic and campus experiences at UNH. You’ll tap into the same Wildcat spirit and start to build the same lifelong connections as you would on-campus, just from right where you are.

We’ll be here to support you in June as you experience your ‘firsts’ – from orientation, registering for classes, meeting your new classmates, to the first step you’ll take on campus this fall.

You’re a proud Wildcat now. Connect with your class at #UNH24.

Please contact New Student Programs at new.student@unh.edu with any questions you may have. 

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Pre-Arrival Programs

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

View Programs

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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