First-Year Students at UNH

How to Become a Wildcat

DOWNLOAD our Enrollment Timeline, to help you keep track of important dates & deadlines. Your future awaits—you don’t want to be late!

Today

ACTIVATE your MyUNH account and Parent Portal using the Student ID number on your acceptance letter. Your MyUNH account is like an online Swiss Army knife. You can use it to apply for housing, choose a meal plan, check your financial aid, make payments, register for classes and other essential tasks.

March
1

SUBMIT your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.ed.gov if you are applying for aid.  

April
21

REGISTER for Orientation starting April 21, then come to campus for your session in June and get yourself oriented to all things UNH.
unh.edu/orientation/june

May
1

EXPLORE your housing and dining options. Read all about our 28 residence halls, including five dorms reserved exclusively for first-year students. Learn more about our three dining halls and our extensive menu of meal-plan choices. Place your housing/dining order by May 1 using your MyUNH account. (See, we told you it was handy!)
unh.edu/housing/first-year

May
1

PAY your enrollment and housing deposits by May 1: $550 if you plan to live on campus, $350 if you’ll be commuting. Also complete the online housing and dining application by May 1; you can’t decide to add housing at a later date. You can pay online or by mail. Just follow the instructions.

June
1–30

SET UP your UNH email in June, using—you guessed it—your MyUNH account, then check it often. You can do this at Orientation. We’ll be sending you regular updates.
myunh.unh.edu 

July
1

SIGN UP for the UNH Student Health Benefit Plan by July 1, or submit a waiver form by June 30 if you’re already enrolled in a qualified health insurance plan. Also send your required health forms to Health Services by July 1.

July
1

SUBMIT your final high school transcript to the Admissions Office by July 1, along with your notarized residency form if you’re a N.H. resident.

August
3

CALL the Housing Office if you have not received your housing assignment (603-862-2120).

August
7

PAY your fall tuition bill by August 7 unless you have set up a monthly payment plan. 

CONGRATULATIONS! You’re a Wildcat.

If you have questions, we have answers. Call the Admissions Office at 603-862-1360.