Challenging Ourselves in a New and Nurturing Environment by Coming Together (CONNECT) Program was founded in 1994 through a joint partnership with the Diversity Support Coalition (DSC), Judy Spiller, and the late Dr. Roger M. Beattie. It is designed to help underrepresented populations (first-generation, people of color, and/or low income/high financial need) students thrive in their transition from high school to college.

Our primary goal is to support students as they complete their undergraduate degree through providing academic support, social programs, and collaborations with key UNH resources.  All CONNECT students are assigned a peer mentor (based on college major) who works yearlong to support their academic, personal, and professional goals.

Please view the menu to learn more about the UNH CONNECT Program!


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Hello Wildcats! I hope your spring semester is going well. I'm here to help on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8am-12pm, and from 1-4:30pm. Feel free to drop in or schedule an appointment (in person or on Zoom). We will be maintaining social distancing guidelines by having no more than two students in the office (Hood House 132) at a time.

I'm accepting Zoom appointments for Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays this semester. Please send an email ASAP if you need to talk.  

Please check your UNH email for weekly reminders about CONNECT socials and CONNECT Fridays, our weekly virtual workshops open to all students.  Stay safe and have a great start to the spring 2021 semester!

Email: or 603-862-2221


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