First Year Orientation

First Year Orientation
UNH Students in Murkland Courtyard


First Year Student Orientation

Welcome to UNH! We know that you will quickly become a valued member of our community. 
New Student Orientation is designed to help you learn important information about our UNH community, build connections, and set you up for success in your first semester! June Orientation Dates will be announced in the Spring.

The times below are for New Student Orientation specifically. During the Two-Day Sessions, students will be involved in program into the night and then stay overnight in a UNH Residence Hall.

Two-Day Overnight Orientation (First-Year Students only)

  • Thursday June 9  – Friday June  10
  • Monday June 13 - Tuesday June 14
  • Thursday June 16 – Friday June  17
  • Thursday June 23 – Friday June  24
  • Monday June 27 - Tuesday June 28

Day One begins at check-in (11:00am - 12:30pm) with the first program beginning at 12:45pm. Students should expect to finish at  10:00pm

Day Two begins at 8:30am and attendees are encouraged to join our beloved Become the Roar tradition at 12:00pm, before check-out from 12:30pm - 1:30pm.

One-Day Orientation

  • Tuesday, June 21 (First-Year Students only)

Check-in runs from 8:00am - 9:00am, with the first program beginning at 9:15am. The day ends with the Become the Roar tradition at 5:00pm (June 7) and 6:00pm (June 21 & 30).

To check out details on the Parent & Family Program please click here

Get Ready for Class

During orientation, you'll have the opportunity to meet with staff and faculty who will share important information to help you get prepared for course selection.

We encourage you to review the academic guide for your school or college, which will provide you with information about courses you may be need to take, as well as placement tests required for some areas of study.

Visit the Academic Guides page

Aerial view of UNH Thompson Hall in the autumn