Rachel Fiato '21 highlights this key campus address

Monday, September 9, 2019
UNH's Hood House

UNH's Rachel Fiato '21

What is Hood House home to?

  • The University Advising Center
  • First-Year Programs
  • Military and Veterans Services
  • Career and Professional Success
  • CONNECT Program
  • Study Away USA
  • Orientation

Here's some of the people and orgainzations ready to help you when you visit Hood House:

Paula DiNardo

Paula is on the first floor in Hood House 111 and is our manager of Study Away USA, the Washington Center program and National Exchange Students. A total of 17 UNH students will be attending different colleges this semester thanks to her.

Nate Talbot

Nate is our director of the University Advising Center. Their office has all full-time academic advisors with more than 100 programs. The University Advicing Center helps students seeking non-degree classes and all undeclared students. The staff recently created the Canvas course for undeclared students as a pre-orientation workshop to help students explore their interests and decide what classes to take their first semester.

Hood House Fun Facts

Hood House was renovated thanks to a generous gift from a UNH alumnus and librarian, Robert Morin '63.

The building was named after Harvey Perley Hood, or HP Hood, more commonly known for the Hood dairy company.

Andres Mejia

Andres is in charge of our CONNECT program as well as First-Year Programs. The CONNECT program is a multicultural, first-generation program offering workshops descibing classes and carreer paths as well as community building with team mentors.

Career & Professional Success

This central professional team is on the second floor of  Hood House with specialized teams within each of the university's colleges. There are professional interview rooms for local companies and for webcam calls, and all students are welcome to use this office as a resource and to use its interview rooms for professional group projects.

Karen Gilbert, Jessica Willis and Penny Watson

These three amazing women are in charge of our Military and Veterans Services. They are mentors to all veterans and will help guide students through academic advising and how to get the most benefit out of their UNH experience. Penny is in charge of working with disabled veterans post-Sept. 11, 2001. There are a total of 398 veterans within the program here at the university, some of whom have received benefits through ROTC scholarships. We offer 40 each year for Yellow Ribbon. To learn more, visit unh.edu/veterans.

Jeremy Gasowski | Communications and Public Affairs | jeremy.gasowski@unh.edu | 603-862-4465