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Join us for our Fall Open House

UNH Main Campus - Durham, NH

Saturday, September 22

9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

#ThisIsUNH. Sign up for our Fall Open House at our main campus in Durham, NH to find out why students from 49 states and 72 countries choose UNH, a top-50 public university at the best location in the East.

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Event Schedule

We are looking forward to giving you an in-depth look at our academics, housing, dining, student life, and so much more. Here is a list of scheduled events for the day.
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We recommend guests arrive early to allow ample time to find parking and get organized prior to the sessions start time. We will check you in for the day, give you any needed materials, and allow you time to look things over before the day begins. 

Come hear about the UNH experience through the eyes of the UNH President and the Student Body President. We will give you quick look at what this community means to us before opening up the doors to let you discover it for yourself. 

Learn about the admissions, application and financial aid processes. Many frequently asked questions, such as admissions criteria, average GPA, deadlines and others, will be answered in this presentation.

You have the flexibility to learn about UNH’s campus and the community at your own pace through the course of the day. Stop at the designated room or tent location, where a group of UNH tour guides will be available to teach you about the topic for that stop. Examples of tour stops include learning more about the library, residential life and dining, student involvement, diversity and social justice, and transportation. 

A few of our residence hall communities will be open for guests to tour. Residence Hall Directors and student volunteers will be available to talk about their community and show you a few residence hall rooms. Although this is not a comprehensive look at every single residence hall we offer at UNH, there is a good sample of options for you to visit. We will showcase a large hall (300+ residents), medium hall (165-300 residents), and two small halls (under 165 residents). Of the four halls available for you to visit, two are for First Year Students Only while the other two are for upper and underclassmen. While we wish every hall could be open for guests to visit, we are mindful of the start of the semester for our students and would like to respect their space as they begin classes for the year. For a more comprehensive look at all residence hall options, check out the great resources available through Housing & Residential Life: https://www.unh.edu/housing/residence-halls.

Once you click on a hall name, you have access to a plethora of information including floor plans, activities and programs offered in that hall, and information on the distance of that hall to other locations on campus

Come learn about the different ways our Wildcats stay active. The Recreation Center will be open for guided tours of the facility led by student volunteers. 

Faculty from our academic programs will be available to present major information to prospective students and guests. Presentation formats will vary by major but could include a sit-down information session with the opportunity to ask questions, walk-in sessions where you can ask questions, facility tours for programs that have lab space, or student work demonstrations. 

Meet with representatives from a sampling of the student and academic support services and organizations available to you at UNH. Representatives from residential life, study abroad, student leadership programs and other areas will be available to answer your questions. For the best experience, we suggest visiting each table at the resource fair and asking, “What does your office do on campus and what kind of experience might it provide for students?”. You won’t know what you’re missing if you don’t ask. We have over 200+ student-led organizations. Please note that we will have representation from the Memorial Union and Student Leadership Building that can provide a list of all the active organizations on campus in lieu of all the student organizations participation.

Lunch will be served in two of our three award-winning dining halls. Food is served buffet style to accommodate a variety of dietary needs. Should you wish to explore other food options, downtown Durham is a short walk from campus and has some lunch options. Fit in a meal at your convenience during the day. 

Drop-in to ask our admissions and financial aid representatives your questions about the college application and financial aid process. Transfer admission counselors will also be available to meet with prospective transfer students. Transfer students are encouraged to bring unofficial transcripts for review to ask specific questions about transfer credit eligibility. This session is intended to fill the gap on information presented at the Admission Info and Financial Aid Session, not replace it. If you have attended a campus information session previously and have a specific question, this drop-in time is for you. 

The UNH IOL works with companies such as Cisco, Apple, Dell and Intel, testing their products and services. See live demos and ask questions of some of the more than 100 undergraduate students working there.

Get frequently asked questions answered by representatives from Residential Life and Housing. You’ll learn about life on campus and how students are assigned living arrangements. 

Learn how the Honors Program will enrich your university experience and challenge your intellectual curiosity. Hear about Honors admission criteria, research opportunities, and leadership positions. 

Learn why our Wildcats are happy while they’re with us and what they do after graduating from UNH. Career service and student leadership professionals along with UNH alumni will be here to share their experiences and stories with you. What you do beyond the classroom matters. Find out how you can get involved as a student and the dividends it will pay for your career prospects.

Ask questions of our current UNH students to learn more about academics and student life. This time is for you to get your questions answered about the Wildcat experience. 

Learn about the admissions, application and financial aid processes. Many frequently asked questions, such as admissions criteria, average GPA, deadlines and others, will be answered in this presentation.

Planning Your Visit

Find details about lodging, event transportation and parking as well as campus maps and accessibility information.

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If you have questions about the Fall Open House event, please contact Admissions at (603) 862 - 1360 or admissions@unh.edu. We’d be happy to help!