Fall Open House

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See for Yourself

UNH Thompson Hall lawn

 

Fall Open House

saturday, Oct. 9 & Oct. 23

 

A fresh look at the University of New Hampshire at our Fall Open House. Four sessions. Two dates. More connections. Each date and time will offer the same opportunities to learn about academic and student life. Join us this October on our beautiful, Durham campus as we welcome future Wildcats and their families.

As a safety precaution for our guests and campus community, we are limiting the number of visitors to campus on these dates. Sessions are at capacity. Please join us for a different program.

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Fall Open House Mobile Schedule

Enhance your Fall Open House experience by downloading the UNH mobile app. You’ll have access to important schedule information, announcements, giveaways and more!

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Sessions are at capacity. A waitlist is available with limited spaces and no guarantee we will pull you from it.

For the safety of all, we encourage joining us for a different program.

Saturday, October 9, 2021
**Please note, faculty representing majors within the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture will not be available on this date.
WAITLIST COMING SOON 

Saturday, October 23, 2021
9am- register today -

10:45AM WAITLIST COMING SOON 

9 a.m. start
Schedule of Events *


*Tentative schedule; subject to change

  • 8:30 – 9 a.m.   Check-In 
    Arrive early to allow ample time to find parking and review your schedule before the day begins. We recommend arriving by 8:30 a.m.

  • 9:00 – 9:35 a.m.   University Welcome and Panel
    Discover the ways UNH works as a community to nurture the undergraduate student experience.

  • 9:50 – 11:30 a.m. Academic Breakout Sessions
    Learn more about UNH’s 100+ majors and unique academic opportunities at interactive sessions hosted by each of our five colleges. These academic sessions will be offered in a variety of formats, including Q&A conversations and facility tours.

  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Lunch in the Dining Halls
    Lunch will be available for purchase in our award-winning dining halls.

  • 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. Wildcat Trail Tour
    Visit the Wildcat Trail tour stops outlined on your campus map to meet with UNH student ambassadors and hear about our beautiful campus.

  • 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Resource Fair
    The walk-through resource fair will also be open at this time with representatives from the many facets of student life at UNH.

10:45 A.M. start
Schedule of Events *


*Tentative schedule; subject to change

  • 10 – 10:45 a.m.   Check-In 
    Arrive early to allow ample time to find parking and review your schedule before the day begins. We recommend arriving by 10:15 a.m.

  • 10:45 – 11:20 a.m.   University Welcome and Panel
    Discover the ways UNH works as a community to nurture the undergraduate student experience.

  • 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Academic Breakout Sessions
    Learn more about UNH’s 100+ majors and unique academic opportunities at interactive sessions hosted by each of our five colleges. These academic sessions will be offered in a variety of formats, including Q&A conversations and facility tours.

  • 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.  Lunch in the Dining Halls
    Lunch will be available for purchase in our award-winning dining halls.

  • 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Resource Fair
    The walk-through resource fair will also be open at this time with representatives from the many facets of student life at UNH.

  • 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Wildcat Trail Tour
    Visit the Wildcat Trail tour stops outlined on your campus map to meet with UNH student ambassadors and hear about our beautiful campus.

FAQs & Helpful Information

It will be a busy day on campus, so we recommend building an additional twenty minutes into your estimated GPS travel time to allow for navigating campus and parking once you arrive at UNH. Arriving 30 minutes prior to the start time will give you plenty of time to make your away across campus, pick up materials and plan your day.

Since each session is scheduled for a specific time, we recommend previewing the agenda and planning your day so you don’t miss out on what you most want to see.

The Open House program will take place at a variety of locations across campus as we share the best of UNH with you. The location of each session is listed in the agenda. Wear comfortable shoes to make the most of campus on foot. Should you require accessibility accommodations, please contact our office at least two weeks before the event. Learn more here

We recommend bringing a water bottle to use at any of our hydration stations across campus and your favorite note-taking materials. There will be a lot of great photo opportunities throughout your day at UNH, so you might also want to bring your smart phone or camera to document every memorable moment.

We suggest planning your day around your priority academic sessions. Open House is the only event in the fall that gives you access to representatives from all undergraduate majors. Interested in more than one academic program? This is your Open House, so feel free to attend as many academic sessions as you can fit into your schedule. To learn more about student life, we recommend attending the welcome panel, following the Wildcat Trail, or asking questions at the resource fair. You may not have time to do everything, so choose what is most important to you. We are happy to welcome you back to UNH for a campus tour or admissions information session, which are offered throughout the year.

We anticipate about 1,250 visitors at each of the four Open House sessions. After the “Welcome and University Overview” kick-off, the flexibility of this year’s Open House means there will be a variety of small-group (20 attendees or less) and large-group (60 attendees or more) sessions around specific academic and student life interests. Many of our Open House events, like the Wildcat Trail tour and Residence Hall Open Doors are designed so that you can stop by as fits your schedule.

We encourage you to attend as many as academic sessions as you’d like. Open House is a great opportunity to learn about a variety of academic programs (and we have more than 100 of them!) since it’s the only fall event where there are representatives for every undergraduate major.

Create an account with the UNH Mobile App to custom build your own schedule on the app. More information coming soon. 

The Wildcat Trail allows you to follow the orange paw prints around campus. The route painted on the sidewalks follows the usual tour route. At each stop you will see an orange tent with UNH student ambassadors. They will provide information about what that stop represents and answer any of your questions. This is not a guided tour; feel free to stop by each spot on the trail at your leisure through the day. Guided tours are not offered during Open House because of the volume of visitors we expect. Don’t worry, guided tours are offered all year and we’d be happy to welcome you back again for a guided tour.

Due to preventative measures recently taken on campus to protect our community from exposure risk to COVID, visitors from outside UNH are no longer permitted in residence halls. We will update the agenda soon with more information on how residential life information will be available at open house. You can learn more about residence halls here.

Lunch will be available for purchase in one of our award-winning dining halls. There are additional fast casual dining options across campus and numerous restaurants and coffee shops in downtown Durham, just a five-minute walk from campus.


We encourage you to walk-through the resource fair to meet with representatives from some of our student organizations. Since we have more than 200 clubs at UNH, not all of them will be able to attend Open House. Interested in a student organization that’s not at Open House? Be sure to stop by the resource fair table for the Memorial Union Building – UNH’s student union, also called the ‘MUB’ – where student life representatives will be able to answer any questions you may have about getting involved. Athletic coaches will not be at Open House, but we invite you to learn more about UNH’s D1 athletic teams and proud Wildcat traditions on our website.

UNH staff will be wearing orange lanyards at Open House so they’re easy to spot. They are here for you, so please do not hesitate to ask any questions you have throughout the event. You will also see blue information tents across campus, where you can find UNH admissions counselors and event resources.

Please go to the Smith Hall information tent to claim any lost items. Smith Hall is located at the corner of Main Street and Garrison Avenue.

Undergraduate Admissions Office
Smith Hall, admissions@unh.edu
(603) 862-1360

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