Transfer Student Experience

students siting in front of UNH Manchester building

All new transfer students are encouraged to utilize the following resources and supports designed to meet transfer students where they are in pursuing their degree. 

Academic Advising 

Register for classes with Academic Advising. Newly admitted transfer students will meet with their professional advisor to review their academic requirements and select courses for the next semester. 

More information on the advising process


Transfer students begin their UNH Manchester experience by attending one of our summer in-person or virtual Orientation sessions! We will be working with all of our student Orientation Leaders (OLs) to develop an interactive program for you to connect with your peers, learn about what the UNH Manchester community has to offer, and to ask us questions. Please register for one of the sessions below! 

Online Navigation Module

After our Orientation sessions, students will be given access to our online Navigation module that walks them through our many resources on campus. As you know, every college campus is different, and this is a great way to help you find what you are looking for. It is a go-at-your-own-pace module and once completed, students will be given a UNH-Manchester sweatshirt!

Transfer Seminar

Full-time transfer students are encouraged to enroll in this 1-credit course which focuses on UNH Manchester academic and career resources. By incorporating topics such as internship and career planning, academic advising resources, and information literacy, the goal of this course is to foster the development of skills or strategies that are both applicable and valuable across disciplines as well promoting personal success as a new transfer student and beyond.


Students attending orientation will be automatically enrolled in our COVID testing program, and will be contacted to make an appointment to submit a COVID test prior to the event. 

Guests accompanying students will be required to show hard copy proof of one of the following:

  • Full vaccination including the two weeks post-vaccine
    • On or before June 7 for 6/21 Orientation
    • On or before June 11 for 6/25 Orientation
  • A negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the event

Guests who may experience significant cost and/or time barriers to accessing COVID-19 testing should contact for an opportunity to test at UNH Manchester.  The UNH Manchester test is a nasal swab that will be administered by our lab technicians.  Guests participating in this testing service acknowledge that the screening performed by UNH Manchester Is only a preliminary screening, not a diagnostic test.  In the event of an abnormal result, it is the responsibility of the guest to obtain a third-party diagnostic test and to present proof of a negative result to gain entry to this event.

Wildcat Welcome Days

Wildcat Welcome Days kick off the Fall semester the week prior to the start of classes. It is a great time to get some tasks done, eat some food and meet new people! We even have special presentations and resources just for Transfer students. This year, our Wildcat Welcome Days will take place August 25th-27th. Please check back over the summer for more details!

wildcat welcome day



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.