How do you get involved on campus? How easy is it to make friends in college? What is college campus life like? As a prospective college student, you may be wondering how you will find a campus where you can find your community.

Keep following our Wildcat Life blog series to learn more about what student life at UNH is really like.

UNH students walking on campus


Current students at UNH say its strong welcoming and inclusive community is what drew them to campus.

Hear it from them:


"My favorite experience at UNH was living in Hunter Hall as a freshman. I met a really great group of people that I still am friends with to this day. It’s just so fun to look back at those memories and to someone that’s coming to UNH, I just would tell them to soak it all in and savor every minute."

Emma Breslend ‘22


"It just felt like a home away from home. Like I got on campus, and I knew it was it."

Joey Neleber ‘22


How will you get involved in the UNH campus community? Read on to learn about areas of student life at UNH and where you can get involved with our community. 


How do I join a club or student organization?

With over 200 student clubs and organizations, there’s something for everybody.

  • Find your people by joining a student org.
    • Check out Wildcat Link where all of UNH’s student organizations are listed along with contact info. Start browsing now to learn where you will get involved on campus.
  • Want to get active? Check out intramural and club sports or fitness programs at Hamel Rec Center.


Beauregard Center Graduation Celebration


How does UNH promote diversity, equity and inclusion?

  • The Beauregard Center for Equity, Justice and Freedom works to create a more inclusive, equitable and socially just campus through education, advising, advocacy and community building.
  • UNH has many student organizations that promote diversity, social justice, equity, and inclusion.
  • The Diversity Support Coalition (DSC) consists of six student organizations that support multiculturalism, diversity, social justice, equity and inclusion.


Does UNH offer study abroad?

UNH fully embraces its global community. Through Study Abroad, students immerse themselves in the languages and cultures of other countries and make lifelong connections. UNH welcomes students from 49 states/territories and 33 countries.


How can I volunteer as a UNH student?

Serving the Community is a UNH tradition and part of what brings the Wildcat community together.

  • Through UNH Serves, students can search for volunteer opportunities, log service hours, share achievements on LinkedIn, and more.
  • Semester-in-the-City: a semester in Boston in a rigorous 30+ hour per week internship with a leading social change organization


UNH students in residence hall room


How do I meet friends while living on campus?

UNH students will tell you that living on campus has led to them meeting close friends and building community.

On-campus life at UNH:

  • many unique residence halls to call home, each with their own feel and personality
  • Peer resident assistants offer fun activities and opportunities to engage with the community within each residence hall.
  • Communal kitchens and lounges mean there is always somewhere to share in a favorite meal or get help on homework.


UNH Hockey game


What does Wildcat spirit mean at UNH?

If you’re looking for a school with spirit, you’ll find it at UNH by:

  • cheering on our 18 D1 Athletics Teams and participating in fun traditions
  • catching an exciting ice hockey game at Whittemore Center Arena or a football game in Wildcat stadium
  • participating in traditions like Homecoming and Family Weekend 


UNH students


Getting involved is a way of life at UNH. At UNH, you are more than one story, one label, or one dream.  Our many areas of connection and community will allow you to express your full self.


Check out these stops on our virtual tour to learn more about our campus community:



UNH students walking through dining hall

Admitted Students Guide: Dining

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Dina Rathke

A Look Back on Some of our Student Takeovers

Want to learn more about the daily routine of a college student? Our UNH Takeover series features students from across campus sharing a day in their life. As we wrap up 2022, we're looking back at some of our favorite student social media takeovers. watch the takeovers


UNH campus

What is UNH's Virtual Tour?

What is UNH’s virtual tour? How do you take the virtual tour? UNH’s virtual tour offers a 360-degree immersive experience of our campus, including classrooms, research facilities, dining locations, student life and so much more! read more about the virtual tour