COVID-19 update: Sign Wildcat pledge; in-person activities

January 11, 2021


Dear Members of the UNH Community—

We each have a role to play in our health and safety and that of our fellow Wildcats. In order to return to one of our campuses, every student must sign the Wildcat Pledge . This document sets the expectations for those coming to any UNH campus (Durham, Manchester, Concord) and students living in the greater Durham area. It confirms your commitment to participate in regular COVID-19 testing and follow all federal, state and university public health protocols around physical distancing, face coverings and gatherings. If a student does not sign the pledge, they will not have a valid Wildcat Pass and will not be permitted on any of our campuses. All employees are encouraged to sign the pledge to show support for our students and the university’s #UNHTogether campaign.

We’re excited to welcome you back. We’ve listened to students’ feedback and are planning more in-person activities, beginning when campus housing opens for staggered move-in Wednesday, Jan. 27. Many student organizations are planning in-person activities and athletics games are scheduled to take place. Spectators are not currently permitted but we hope improving conditions will allow that to change. In addition, the dining halls will continue to offer multiple options including a salad bar, grill, stir-fry and deli.

If you want to learn more about the spring semester and COVID-19 we hope you’ll join us for a town hall forum Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 7 p.m. Join the webinar here or telephone +1 646 876 9923 Webinar ID: 968 2718 7715. Finally, please continue to watch your email; pre-arrival and arrival COVID-19 testing will be explained in another message tomorrow.
Stay safe and stay well.

James W. Dean Jr.



Wayne Jones