New Student Checklist

New Student Checklist
students walking by Thompson Hall with Gnarlz the cat


CONGRATULATIONS: You’re a Wildcat!

Follow this checklist to complete your enrollment  and be ready for your first semester as an undergraduate student.

Fall Semester: Confirm your admission and intention to enroll by submitting your enrollment deposit.  
Submit your enrollment deposit 

Spring Semester : Due date TBD There is no deposit required for Spring Transfer or Spring First Year Student, however students are required to confirm their enrollment via the Admissions application portal

  1. Click on the link to access the USNH Password Management tool
  2. Then, click “Activate Account
  3. Enter your USNH/UNH Student ID (you can find this at the bottom of your acceptance email)
  4. Enter your personal email address used to apply to UNH

Students are required to setup a multi-factor authentication in order to login to various UNH portals such as Webcat and Before the Roar. Please follow the directions below to setup your MFA.

  • Install the Microsoft Authenticator app on your mobile device.
  • From a computer, log into and click UPDATE INFO link under Security Info and complete the MFA setup by adding a method using the Authenticate App, text or phone. 
  • Detailed instructions for setting you MFA can be found by clicking here.

Should you need help setting up your MFA, please contact the UNH Help Desk at or call 603-862-4242.

Fall Semester: Submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1 if you are applying for aid. The FAFSA will be available in October, and students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Spring Semester: To be considered for need-based aid, you will need to submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If you’ve already completed a FAFSA for the 2022-2023 academic year, you can submit your FAFSA to UNH by adding the UNH federal code or Title IV code, 002589, to your FAFSA.

Submit your FAFSA
Learn more about financial aid

UNH ID cards are provided by the Campus Services Office for UNH students. Your ID card is used for identification purposes on campus and is used for meal plans, dorm access and Wildcat transit. There are no fees for your initial ID card. There are two ways to upload your photo. 

1. Submit using the link sent to your UNH email address
Instructions and photo submitting information

2. Submit using the Transact eaccount App

Click here to follow step by step video instructions 

Housing Application:

Housing Application Timeline:

  • Monday, May 1: Deadline to complete the application
  • Tuesday, May 2 to Tuesday, June 20: Edits can be made to the application including forming roommate groups.
  • Wednesday, June 21: Timeslots for RLC Self-Selection are distributed
  • Thursday, June 22: RLC Self-Selection Process
  • Friday, June 23: Timeslots are distributed
  • Monday, June 26 to Friday, June 30:  Self-Selection Process

Learn more about the Housing application

Meal Plans:

All students who reside in University housing (except Babcock Hall and the Gables and Woodside apartment residents) are required to purchase one of the Unlimited Access Meal plans. Plans are valid through the last day of meal service in the semester of purchase.

Unlimited Meal Plans 2022/2023

Premier Plan Campus Plan Core Plan
$2,672/semester $2,572/semester $2,372/semester
Unlimited meals in dining halls Unlimited meals in dining halls Unlimited meals in dining halls
10 Guest Passes 6 Guest Passes 2 Guest Passes
32 Meals to Go
(Plus 1 additional Daily Meals to Go)
16 Meals to Go
(Plus 1 additional Daily Meals to Go)
6 Meals to Go
(Plus 1 additional Daily Meals to Go)
$300 Dining Dollars** $200 Dining Dollars**  

Learn more about Meal Plans

Orientation Registration is a two-step process, beginning with the completion of a brief Academic Questionnaire that your advisors will use to prepare for your course registration at Orientation. Once completed you will be able to choose your dates and register yourself and any guests you may be bringing for Parent & Family Orientation.

Learn more about orientation including how to Register here

This only applies to NH residents who qualify for the in-state tuition benefit. 
Submit your New Hampshire Residency form


Submit your final high school or college transcript in order to secure your enrollment for fall.  Get credit for your Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) exams and any previously completed college-level courses.

Fall Semester: Due July 15 | Spring Semester:  Due date TBD

Complete your required health forms and your UNH Student Health Benefit Plan enrollment or waiver.

Fall Semester:  Due July 15 | Spring Semester:  Due February 1

Health Forms & Benefits

UNH is offering two early-arrival programs in 2023: PrOVES and CONNECT. These programs are an incredible way to move-in early and build connections with other new students. Explore our programs on their websites below.

CONNECT (Challenging Ourselves in a New and Nurturing Environment by Coming Together )

PrOVES (Pre-Orientation Volunteer Experience in Service)

Watch for your tuition bill on your myUNH account.

Fall Semester:  Bills are available July 10 and due August 1 | Spring Semester:  Bills are available December 10 and due January 1

The RAVE Guardian App provides students, faculty and staff with a direct connection to the University of New Hampshire Police Department so that everyone can easily communicate all their safety needs. Its easy-to-use features help you stay safe every day and enable us to better protect you.
Sign up for UNH Alerts