After Accepted Students Day, June Orientation is the next big milestone to pass before Move-in Day. Whether you attend the one- or two-day program, that span of time is crucial in getting you on the right track to relocate to Wildcat Country. Here’s the breakdown of what to expect:
Your gateway to a fun-filled day (or two)! If you’re attending the two-day program, you’ll have some time to settle into your assigned dorm room. Once you’ve checked-in, introduce yourself to your fellow Wildcats and find your initial orientation room. (I met my first-year roomie during this time!)
Meet With Your Orientation Leader
At this point you will convene with your orientation leader and group in a designated area. Your leader will share a bit about themself as well as lead loads of icebreakers. This is a great chance to connect and make friends with people you already have at least one thing in common with — you’re Wildcats!
Academic Advising (Part 1 & 2)
Parts one and two of the academic advising sessions are specific to the college you’re in. The advisors (who are fab) will go over the logistics and clue you in to key information you’ll need to know for the upcoming year.
During this time, you will register for your first semester courses. If you are an incoming first-year, luckily most courses are picked for you, making it a stress-free process. Regardless of your year, advisors will aid you in registration. You may also find you have space in your schedule to begin fulfilling your discovery requirements or for electives, if you so choose. Familiarize yourself with all courses offered fall 2017.
Freshman Year Schedule by College:
If you attended Admitted Students Visit Day, this fair may be familiar to you. This time around even more departments from across campus will gather, each very eager to share information about their slice of UNH with you. Walk around and don’t be afraid to ask questions!
Framing Your First Year
This portion of the day will be spent in small groups with an orientation leader or two. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and voice concerns in a comfortable environment.
Become The Roar
This event only pertains to those attending the two-day program. In the evening, you will head to the Hamel Recreation Center for a night of fun! Here you will learn our Wildcat cheers, have a plethora of activities to enjoy, including some pool time, and you'll finish off the night with a meaningful walk under the clock tower (it’s so cute tbh, just wait and see).
Get your first taste of our award-winning dining halls by enjoying lunch (and breakfast and dinner depending on your session) at Holloway Commons (HoCo).
This program goes by in the blink of an eye, and before you know it you’ll be saying “Goodbye” to Wildcat Country … but only for now because you’re one step closer to being "home."