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. As part of the start of your journey here, we are excited to share with you the 2021 June Orientation dates for all incoming students. 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!

As part of our plan to be fully open for Fall '21, we are planning a 1-day, in-person Orientation. You can choose from one of seven total sessions offered throughout the last three weeks in June. One of the sessions will be virtual for students and families who prefer that experience. Even though the sessions will be in-person, COVID-19 precautions, including capacity limits, will remain in effect to promote your safety.
You will have the opportunity to register for the date of your choice. Keep in mind that the sessions may fill up, so we encourage you to consider a few options when making your summer plans. 
All incoming UNH students are expected to attend one of the sessions offered.

Students will be able to register and bring 1 guest only to Orientation. That guest will attend the Parent and Family Orientation occurring each day. Bringing a guest is optional.

What to expect at June Orientation

Before you register, you will need to set up your UNH Email Account and enroll in SmartAuth.
Set up your Wildcats Email
Enroll in SmartAuth


2021 June Orientation Dates 

Monday, June 14

First-Year Students

Tuesday, June 15

First-Year Students

Monday, June 21

First-Year Students

Tuesday, June 22

First-Year Students

Thursday, June 24 *VIRTUAL*

First-Year  & Transfer Students

Monday, June 28

First-Year Students

Tuesday, June 29

First-Year Student


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