First Year Student Experience

student at orientation

Step 1


Register for Orientation

Summer orientation has passed. If you were unable to attend or enrolled after, please check your UNH email to connect with your advisor about registering for courses. You can also attend Wildcat Welcome Day to help get you ready the Friday before classes. Please see information below.

Step 2


Prepare for Advising & Course Registration

Newly admitted first-year students will meet with a professional advisor during orientation to review their academic requirements and select courses for next semester. 

If you missed orientation, please continue to check your UNH student email address for more information about advising and course registration.

More information about the advising process

Step 3


Register for Wildcat Welcome Day

We have a special opportunity for you to join us on Campus the Friday before classes on August 26th. The day is made up of two parts. The first is service, focused on giving back to the Manchester area. There were will different opportunities to volunteer in the Manchester area. Additionally, we will be hosting a resource fair, give you the chance to get your ID photo taken, offer tours of the building, free food, and more! To register and keep up to date on this event, please scan or click QR Code below.

RSVP 

Step 4


Take First Year Seminar Course

All first-year students will take a First Year Seminar course during their first semester. This 1-credit course co-facilitated by Peer Assistant Leaders (PALs) is designed to cultivate the academic and resiliency skills and resources necessary to become confident and engaged learners. You will select your First Year Seminar when you meet with your professional advisor. 

 

Student Housing


Located at 1000 Elm Street, UNH Downtown Commons offers spacious rooms, lounge spaces, laundry facilities, cable TV, internet and more. The residence hall is just a short walk to campus and steps from downtown Manchester’s vibrant restaurants, shops and nightlife. 

Learn more about living on-campus

 

Spring Semester Start


If you are starting UNH-Manchester in the Spring semester, there will be Winter Orientation sessions available to you. More information on those sessions will come closer to the start of the Spring.