The 2016 Freshman Guide Part 3: Resources

The 2016 Freshman Guide Part 3: Resources

When you come to UNH, the university’s goal is to help you succeed. Faculty and staff want you to do your best and want to help you in whatever way they can. This help can come in many forms, but in this post, I will focus on the dozens of resources that are available to you as a student.



The 2015-16 UNH Social Team

First off, let’s talk about UNH’s social media resources. The #UNHSocial team is made up of six dedicated students and two managers who run many of the university’s main accounts. You should be sure to follow these accounts ASAP! Particularly UNH Students on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat. Through these social media resources, you can interact with us, ask questions or find out what is going on around campus.

Beyond following UNH’s social media accounts, you can go to our website to learn more about social media etiquette, safety tips, best practices, and more. This is also where you can find the university’s social media directory, which gives you other ways to get in touch with dozens of different departments, clubs and colleges.

Available for iOS and Android devices.

In addition to checking out our website, you should download our app! The UNH Mobile app is the perfect resource for whatever you need to know about campus. Looking for what time the puck drops at this weekend’s game? Not sure when the dining halls close? Wondering when the next Campus Connector is coming? The UNH Mobile app has answers to all these questions and more.


UNH wants you to succeed and gives you access to resources to help make that happen. Here are just a few academic resources to bookmark as you begin your UNH experience.

Academic Calendar – The master calendar lets you pick and choose the events you want to attend. By selecting “Academic,” you can see all of the important dates that relate to the academic year including the start of term, breaks and finals.

Blackboard/myCourses – Whether you are taking an online course or a traditional class, make sure you are familiar with these sites. Blackboard is the most important, as it is your connection to course registration, housing assignments, final grades and much more. You will frequently use both sites to find assignments, syllabi and everything you need to know to pass your course. Blackboard and myCourses both feature discussion posting, which your professor may use to further class discussions or to supplement what is going on in class. If you only bookmark one site today, make sure that it is one of these two!

Advising and Career Center (UACC) – Located in Hood House, the UACC is an important resource. If you are an undeclared liberal arts, provisional English or provisional psychology student, this is where you will get your academic advising. The advisors work with you as you navigate through your first year of college. They help you pick classes and decide where to go next should you want to switch majors. In addition to helping you navigate your first year, the UACC is where to go for help moving to the next step: a career. Career advisors will help you with your resume, get you prepared for interviews and give you the information you need to succeed after your time at UNH.

Center for Academic Resources (CFAR) – This may be one of the most important yet underutilized resources on campus. At CFAR, you can get the help you need to succeed in the college classroom. At CFAR’s offices in Smith Hall, you can receive academic coaching, help with GRE prep and assistance improving your study skills. Don’t have time to stop in for an appointment? Check out their website for some great information.

Registrar’s Office – Are you looking for more information on class registration? Do you have a question about your GPA or about whether a class counts toward a discovery credit? The Registrar’s Office, located in Stoke Hall, is the place to go!

Center for International Education (CIE) – For many Wildcats, no college experience is complete without some kind of study abroad. CIE can help you realize your dream of heading off to any number of places through UNH-managed programs and exchange programs. Located in Hood House [although COLA study abroad offices are located in Murkland Hall], you can get all of your questions answered and find information about the dozens of programs being offered every semester

ID Office – If you lose your student ID card, you could struggle with academic issues such as being able to print your term papers! If you need to replace your student ID, head on over to Holloway Commons. You’ll need a photo ID, a $25 replacement fee and the form for a replacement ID, which can be found here.


Health Services located on Pettee Brook Lane.

Health Services – Located near Paul College on Pettee Brook Lane, Health Services is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday noon – 4 p.m. Here, you can receive medical care and counseling and participate in educational programs. Health Services also has an on-campus pharmacy to help you save money on your prescriptions. It’s easy to schedule an appointment for medical care, health education/counseling, massage therapy/light therapy/biofeedback or medical acupuncture/hypnosis by using their online scheduling program or calling.

Healthy UNH – This program began in 2008 as a way to help members of the UNH community make healthy choices. You can learn about these choices on their blog and find resources about nutrition, physical activity, mental wellness and healthcare consumerism.

SHARPP – The Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention Program on campus works to provide education and outreach while also offering direct service to victims of sexual assault or rape on campus. Throughout the year SHARPP hosts events across campus to raise awareness, with campaigns such as 1 Blue String, the Anti-Violence Rally and Walk and the Clothesline Project.

UNH has extensive resources to help you realize success here on campus. There’s a reason why our alumni are rated as more likely than their peers to be thriving in all five elements of well-being (financial, physical, community, purpose and social). Take advantage of these resources and know that success can be yours.