Campus Life, Programs and Services for Students

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From international education to residential life, academic advising to internships and writing, the University offers programs and services to help every student get the most out of their college experience.

Advising Services

Every UNH student is assigned an academic adviser, who provides help in choosing courses and planning a program of study. Each college within the University also has an advising office. Other sources of help, for academic or personal problems, are described below.

Athletics, Men's and Women's

UNH participates in the following intercollegiate men's athletics programs: basketball, cross country, football, ice hockey, skiing, soccer, and track and field. UNH also participates in the following intercollegiate women's athletics programs: basketball, cross country, field hockey, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, skiing, soccer, swimming and diving, track and field, and volleyball. An undergraduate ID provides access to sporting events; football and men's hockey require picking up a ticket.

Campus Recreation

The mission of Campus Recreation is to provide outstanding educational experiences through a variety of recreation opportunities that enhance healthy lifestyles in our UNH community.

Vision: Campus Recreation will be widely known for enriching the lives and educational experience of students through cutting edge recreation services.

Operating Principles: In our approach to our work with participants, co-workers, and colleagues on campus and beyond, we: offer exceptional programs and quality services, seek and support personal and professional development, encourage innovation and treat setbacks as part of the learning process, practice respectful, open, and honest communication, embrace diversity, encourage collaboration, always operate with the student’s best interests in mind, operate with a positive attitude, are committed to an exceptional organizational culture, embrace teamwork and a sense of community.

For more information about programs, services, facilities and hours, call (603)862-203, e-mail or visit

Center for Academic Resources (CFAR)

The Center for Academic Resources mission and philosophy, supports students as they endeavor to achieve their best academically. At CFAR we understand that intelligence is not inherent; it is achieved through experience and effort. We teach the skills, strategies, and behaviors that promote deep learning. Deep learning prepares students to apply their knowledge to new environments and experiences well beyond their college courses.

We believe that; we have something to offer all undergraduates, students learn more by studying smarter, not harder and every student has the potential to improve their learning and reach a new potential. We teach; active learning skills, skills that promote academic effectiveness and critical thinking. We provide; information and referrals to local resources, counseling and guidance to remove barriers to learning and academic success. We encourage students; to develop active learning approaches, to engage in the learning process, to harness proactive life skills, including establishing educational goals and setting priorities.

As part of the University’s commitment to improving access and success for students who have been traditionally underrepresented in American Higher Education, CFAR hosts a national TRIO/Student Support Services (SSS) program, partially funded by the US Department of Education*. Student Support Services is  intended for students whose parents do not have a college education, students with a high financial need, and students with disabilities.

For more information call (603) 862-3698, e-mail or visit

*UNH TRIO SSS is funded by the US Department of Education and the University of New Hampshire. In 2016-17 federal funding totals $328,779. The University of New Hampshire contributes an additional $83,527 in matching funds. The project is funded to serve 200 students in 2016-17.

Commuter & Nontraditional Student Services

Commuter & Non-Traditional Student Services at the University of New Hampshire is here to help you get the most out of your college experience. Whether you are a commuter, non-traditional, military-connected, or graduate student, our primary goals include helping you stay informed, connecting you to valuable resources, and supporting you through targeted programming.

For more information call (603) 862-0303.

Cultural Events

Students at the University can participate in a rich cultural life. Numerous lectures, films, concerts, exhibitions, meet-the-artist receptions, master classes, dance performances, and theatrical productions are offered throughout the year. The UNH Celebrity Series; the Museum of Art; and the Departments of Music, Theatre and Dance, and Art and Art History bring artists of international stature to campus.

The fine and performing arts are an integral part of undergraduate education. Programs are frequently incorporated into coursework. For further information, contact the departments and organizations listed below:

Paul Creative Arts Center,

Department of Art and Art History, (603) 862-2190,

Department of Music, (603) 862-2404,

Department of Theatre and Dance, (603) 862-2919,

The Museum of Art, (603) 862-3712,

UNH Celebrity Series, (603) 862-3242,

Traditional Jazz Series, (603) 862-2404,

Paul Creative Arts Center Ticket Office, (603) 862-7222,

Memorial Union Ticket Office, (603) 862-2290,

Of course, check the University calendar as well:


Mission: Through our shared values we will provide superior hospitality services to our guests in support of the teaching, research and public service mission of the University of New Hampshire. UNH has an award-winning dining program that we are extremely proud of! We have earned many awards from the National Association of College and University Food Services including three grand prize awards. In addition, we have been featured in the FoodService Director's magazine several times and have been nominated for the Restaurants and Institution's Ivy Award. For more information call (603) 862-3463 or visit

Cat's Cache

Cat's Cache is a debit account encoded on your UNH photo ID card. There are no minimum or maximum balances, no setup fees, no monthly fees and no penalties for refunds. The account balance carries from semester to semester and year to year. Cat's Cache provides cashless access to products and services across campus and at many local businesses, and is available for students, faculty and staff. When you use Cat's Cache to make a purchase, your UNH ID card is swiped through a card reader and the amount of the purchase is deducted from your account balance and the new balance is displayed and/or printed on your receipt. All ID holders have a Cat's Cache account that can be used as soon as a deposit is made to the account. For more information visit

Fraternity & Sorority Life

The University of New Hampshire has a long and rich tradition with fraternities and sororities. The elements that the Greek experience provides to the individual member and to the University are unparalleled. High standards of scholarship, leadership, involvement on campus and philanthropies, and a strong sense of community are just a few of the reasons why the UNH Greek community is integral to getting the best out of your years here!

The Greek community has been active at the University of New Hampshire and its predecessors since 1881 with the founding of Q.T.V. fraternity at New Hampshire College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts. Currently, UNH fraternity, sorority and society members represent over 10% of the campus with over 1400 students as members in the seven recognized sororities, eleven recognized men's fraternities.

For more information call (603)862-100 or visit

Honor Societies

The University of New Hampshire has a long and strong/valued tradition of recognizing outstanding student academic achievement through election to a variety of honor societies.  Some of these national societies recognize performance in any academic field while others are limited to specific disciplines.

Honor societies are most prevalent in colleges and universities.  Based on varying criteria of high academic achievement and leadership, students are invited to join most commonly in their junior or senior year.  Although initiated into the campus chapter, students become members of the national society for life. For more information visit

Discipline Society Name and Sash/Stole/Cord Color UNH Contact


Chi Alpha Sigma, Black and Gold Cord, Joanne Maldari,


Kappa Kappa Psi, Blue and White Cord, Casey Goodwin,

Biological Sciences

Phi Sigma, Yellow, Green and White Cord, Estelle Hrabak,


Beta Gamma Sigma, Gold and Blue Cord, Ashlyn True,


Golden Key, Blue and Gold Sash, Marianne Fortescue and Sylvia Foster,


Eta Sigma Phi, Gold and Purple Cord, Richard Clairmont and R. Scott Smith,,


Lambda Pi Eta, Red, White and Gold Cord, Nora Draper,

Computer Science

Upsilon Pi Epsilon, Maroon and White Cord Radim Bartos,


Omicron Delta Epsilon, Gold and Blue Cord Marc Herold,


Tau Beta Pi, Orange and White Cord Michael Carter,, Erin Bell,, Barry Fussell,


UNH Society of Women Engineers, Green and Yellow Stole, May-Win Thein,


Sigma Tau Delta, Cardinal and Black Cord, Carla Cannizzaro,


Order of Omega, Gold and Ivory, MaryAnne Lustgraaf,

Health Pre-Profession

Alpha Epsilon Delta, Purple and Red Cord, Mary K. Lockwood,


Phi Alpha Theta, Red and Blue Cord, Cathy Frierson,

Hospitality and Tourism

Eta Sigma Delta, Yellow, Dan Innis,

Justice Studies

Alpha Phi Sigma, Blue and Gold, Ellen Cohn,

Liberal Arts

Phi Beta Kappa, Pink and Blue Cord, Susan Siggelakis,


Pi Mu Epsilon, Gold, Purple and Lilac Cord, Ellen O'Keefe,

Natural Resources

Xi Sigma Pi, Green and White Cord, Mark Ducey,


Sigma Theta Tau, Orchid and White, Joyce Cappiello,

Political Science

Pi Sigma Alpha, Red, White and Black Cord, Susan Siggelakis,


Psi Chi, Platinum and Dark Blue, Carolyn Mebert,

Social Work

Phi Alpha, Gold Cord, Gretchen Bean,


Alpha Kappa Delta, Teal Cord, Thomas Safford,


The Department of Housing is committed to providing living environments that maintain high standards of health and safety. Full-time, live-in professionals manage the residence halls and apartments and work with trained student staff to offer special programs and enforce hall and community standards. 

Undergraduate housing is available to all full-time baccalaureate degree candidates and associate in applied science degree candidates. Offers of housing to associate in arts degree and non degree students are considered on a case-by-case basis. Students are not required to live on campus. Offers for on-campus housing are sent to all accepted new freshmen.Transfer and readmitted students may apply for housing via the housing wait list. Offers will be made on a space-available basis. Application information is available at

For more information call (603)862-2120 or visit

Information Technology

UNH Information Technology delivers network and communications infrastructure, as well as provides IT services that support students, faculty & staff with learning & research. For a complete list of services and to learn more visit the UNH IT Service Catalog. For information on how to use the services, visit the Self-Help Knowledge Base. For more information call (603)862-4242 or visit

International Students and Scholars

The Office of Internaitonal Students and Scholars (OISS) provides services to international students, faculty, staff and exchange scholars covering a broad spectrum, which begin before the international visitor arrives on campus and often continue past the completion of their program. These include: Preparation of eligibility documents for visa issuance along with pre-arrival instructions and information; Preparation of applications to U.S. immigration offices to secure appropriate work authorization for international faculty and staff; In-depth orientation programs for new students and scholars, covering a variety of issues such as immigration rights and responsibilities, adjusting to life in another culture, working in the U.S., adapting to the U.S. educational system, area attractions and services and much more; A variety of workshops and seminars such as immigration and employment workshops and career orientation seminars.

All international students are encouraged to maintain contact with the OISS and are required by law to report changes of address, academic program, or source of educational funds.

OISS also serves as a liaison between international students, faculty and staff and various other UNH offices and departments. For more information visit or call (603) 862-1288.


Supported by the federally funded Job Locator Development Program, the internship office in the University Career and Professional Success helps students locate pre-professional internships in settings ranging from traditional business and research facilities to more uniquely tailored environments that reflect academic and career interests. Students who wish to engage in career-oriented work experiences for credit should consult with an appropriate faculty sponsor regarding the possibility of receiving academic credit.

Students who wish to secure internships should consult the internship postings listed on the Wildcat Careers link on the website. Postings are also listed in the center. Several academic departments also have internship listings posted.

For more information call (603) 862-2070 or visit

Memorial Union Building

The Memorial Union and Student Activities fosters a sense of community and inclusion at the University of New Hampshire. We provide services and facilities that enhance the quality of campus life, support the academic mission of the University,  and create opportunities for student development and engagement.

The Memorial Union Building (MUB) is the University's community center and is the official war memorial of the state of New Hampshire. The MUB provides opportunities for student involvement and offers space for programs, meetings, and study, as well as for major public events, movies, and other entertainment. Students, faculty, and staff serve on the Memorial Union Board of Governors and work with the director to set policies and establish the budget for the building's operation. The original building was a gift from UNH alumni and first opened its doors in 1957.  For a complete listing of Memorial Union programs, offices, services, and events, call (603) 862-2600 or visit

Military & Veteran Services

The mission of Military & Veteran Services is to provide the highest quality service and support to Student Veterans, Service Members and those who have a military connection, as outlined in the Principles of Excellence and The 8 Keys of Success

Military and Veteran Services (MVS) will be the primary office to go to for any military connected student using an educational benefit or seeking support (academic, personal, social) to ensure success during their time at UNH.  Students will make the M & VS office their first choice in learning about educational benefits, and support programs and services while on campus.  We will be the first-line resource within the university community for information about support, services, educational benefits and programs offered.  The MVS office will play a central role on campus in raising awareness, educating the community and being vigilant about maintaining our status as a Military Friendly Institution.  

As an office that provides services to veterans and military connected students, we value: The ability to provide the highest level of quality service (empathy, good listening skills, serve all individuals equally) meeting individual needs with respect and dignity; Networking with those who may be able to assist, especially in a crisis: the VA, nearby Veteran Centers, other agencies that focus on services and support for Veterans; The highest standards of professionalism, with an emphasis on ethical behavior and ensuring confidentiality; The ability to be transparent in our work (sharing of information between staff so everyone is informed)

For more information call (603) 862-0643, visit or e-mail

Multicultural Student Affairs

The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (OMSA) creates opportunities for people to participate in an inclusive community and to explore and understand diversity, social justice, inclusion, and equity. OMSA's work is grounded in an understanding of diversity that includes people of all abilities, ages, ethnicities, genders, nationalities, races, religions/spiritual traditions, socioeconomic classes, and sexualities.

Providing support and development for Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islanders; Black/African American/Caribbean/African; Latino/Latina/Hispanic; Middle Eastern/Middle Eastern American; Native American/First Nations; multiracial students; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning students; and first-generation college students as well as ally students is a key focus of OMSA's work.

OMSA offers cultural and educational programs to all students; offers opportunities for exploring leadership potential within a multicultural and social justice context; provides support and advocacy for students as well as coordinating support from additional colleagues, programs, and offices on campus; gets students connected; helps students to learn more about race, sexuality, gender, class; responds to acts of intolerance; and helps all members of the University community to feel safe and welcome at UNH. OMSA's work encompasses professional development opportunities for colleagues as well.

The office provides computers for student use, social and study space, a media library, and educational resources and support for faculty and staff. Staff members include the director, the assistant director/coordinator of LGBTQA+ initiatives, and the multicultural coordinator. For more information call (603) 862-5204,  e-mail or visit

Office of Community Standards

The University of New Hampshire Community Standards (CS) office supports the academic mission of UNH by maintaining the general welfare and safety of the University community and preserving a productive living and learning environment.  This is accomplished by our administration of the University of New Hampshire Student Code of Conduct and Conduct Process; the agreed upon community standards established by UNH students, staff, and faculty. 

To achieve these aspirations, the Community Standards office supports and enforces standards of behavior designed to foster an environment of civility and respect where both rights and responsibilities are deeply valued.  CS respects each and every UNH student by protecting their rights and ensuring fairness through the enforcement of University policies and regulations.  CS believes in personal responsibility, accountability, and that your choices matter.

For more information call (603) 862-3377, email or visit

Police Department

The primary mission of the University of New Hampshire Police Department is the protection of life and property. This is accomplished through fair, consistent and equal enforcement, always keeping in mind the rights and dignity of the public.

The University of New Hampshire Police Department is a full service nationally accredited law enforcement agency. The members of the university community are entitled to a professional department. It is for this reason that we have voluntarily sought accreditation  through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) and the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA). Accreditation is an intensive effort covering 444 standards and involves the entire agency.  

For more information call (603)862-1427 or visit

President's Commission on the Status of People with Disabilities

The mission of the President’s Commission on the Status of People with Disabilities is to promote empowerment and inclusion of students, faculty and staff and guests with disabilities at the University of New Hampshire.  The Commission acknowledges that people with disabilities are a diverse group that includes individuals with visible and non-visible disabilities.

The Commission shall provide a forum for discussion and assessment of disability-related issues and opportunities that are relevant for the campus and larger community.  In addition, the Commission shall advise the President and the Associate Vice President of the Office of Community, Equity and Diversity on disability–related issues, policies, services, attitudes and practices on campus.  This mission is motivated by the belief that people with disabilities are assets to our community, adding value and diversity to our living, working and learning environment.

For more information call (603) 862-1058 or visit

A central resource for people with disabilities on campus is Student Accessibility Services, (603) 862-2607 (711 TTY; 800-735-2964 NH Relay ); or visit

President's Commission on the Status of People of Color

The UNH President's Commission on the Status of People of Color proposes, recommends and evaluates programs, policies and services aimed at enhancing diversity and supporting people of color within the UNH community. The commission acts to ensure implementation of goals to increase campus diversity through minority student, faculty and staff recruitment and retention, and through curriculum development.

The mission of the President’s Commission on the Status of People of Color is to facilitate the development of a diverse university community by exploring ways to resolve concerns of students, faculty, and staff of color and recommending policy change to the Associate Vice President for Community, Equity, and Diversity. Students, staff and faculty serve on the commission.

For more information call (603) 862-1058 or visit

President's Commission on the Status of LGBTQ People

The mission of the UNH President's Commission on the Status of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer+ People is to facilitate the development of a university community that is equitable and inclusive of all sexual orientations and gender expressions through advocacy, education, assessment, and activism.

The LGBTQ+ Commission achieves this mission by monitoring the campus climate for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer faculty, students and staff, reviewing the policies and programs that might affect this community, and advising and assisting the university President, and the Associate Vice President of the Office of Community, Equity and Diversity, on these issues. The commission also provides educational and awareness programs to help encourage an inclusive and equitable climate.

The GLBT Commission was established in 1992 as a Task Force; in 2002, then-President Joan Leitzel authorized the establishment of the commission. The commission changed its name to UNH President's Commission on the Status of LGBTQ+ People in 2015. The Commission meets monthly during the academic year. Its membership includes gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer, transgender and allied university faculty, students, staff and community members who are appointed by the President and the Associate Vice President of the Office of Community, Equity and Diversity.

For more information call (603) 862-1058 or visit

President's Commission on the Status of Women

The mission of the President's Commission on the Status of Women is to insure that UNH creates equal educational and employment opportunities for women of the UNH community, promoting an environment free of sexism and discrimination through policy, advocacy and education.  The commission achieves its goals by recommending policies that improve the status of women and ensure an environment of equal education and employment opportunities for women to the President and the Associate Vice President of the Office of Community, Equity and Diversity.

The Commission will collaborate and develop alliances with existing organizations and governance structures within the university community including the Community, Equity and Diversity Advisory Council for the purpose of promoting an environment free of sexism and discrimination.  They will also seek to inform the university community of the status of women on the UNH campus by collecting and disseminating data, initiating and supporting educational outreach programs, and by providing informational and educational programs and materials to help women on the UNH campus develop their skills, continue their education, and increase their networking opportunities.

The Commission was established in February 15, 1972, to explore conditions and attitudes within the University of New Hampshire, relating to the mobility and functional equality of women.

For more information call (603) 862-1058 or visit

Psychological and Counseling Services

Psychological and Counseling Services is the primary mental health facility on campus. We offer a variety of services that are designed to enhance students' ability to fully benefit from the University environment and academic experience. This includes providing counseling and therapy for students who may be experiencing situational or ongoing psychological difficulties, providing programming to meet the developmental needs of the student population, and encouraging a University atmosphere conducive to personal and intellectual growth as well as psychological well-being. We are fully funded by student fees. An intake appointment is available to all students who have paid the js/cc fee. Ongoing services are a clinical decision.

The staff at the University of New Hampshire Psychological and Counseling Services believes that our role in a university setting is multi-faceted. We see ourselves as specialists in developmental, clinical/remedial and preventative interventions with young adults and non-traditional age college students. As counselors, we facilitate student’s further development of their strengths so that they can overcome their challenges.

We also aim to serve the community while being part of the community. As community members with specialized training in work with the university population, we are knowledgeable about the special needs of students, faculty, staff, and the systems of which we are a part. A large part of our community work focuses on prevention; we believe that increased awareness of healthy ways to cope with stress can help the UNH community and its individual members achieve their professional and personal goals.

All information about a student's visits to the Counseling Center is confidential and cannot be released without the written permission of the student. The University of New Hampshire Psychological and Counseling Services has been accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services since 1978.

For more information, call (603) 862-2090 or visit

Residential Life

Residential Life staff members focus on integrating students' learning outside the classroom with traditional learning in the classroom. Staff members work with students, helping them to succeed academically, become positively involved in the hall and University community, and make friends. They accomplish this by providing students with social and educational opportunities, along with daily interaction.

The Residential Life staff includes a director, a team of professional staff members, and resident assistants (RAs) who are a carefully selected group of undergraduate and graduate students. Each residence hall is staffed with at least one full-time professional and several resident assistants.

For more information call (603) 862-2268 or visit

Student Accessibility Services

Student Accessibility Services (SAS) (formerly Disability Services for Students) is committed to establishing a community that ensures full participation for students, and providing assistance that will facilitate independence and academic progress. The office is responsible for determining and ensuring academic and housing accommodations. In addition, we are a source of information and referral; a resource and collaborative partner for the campus community; and a point of support and advocacy regarding access issues in general.

Self-identifying with SAS is the first step in both gathering useful information—what SAS offers and what other resources exist—and establishing accommodations. You will need to provide documentation, make an appointment to review/discuss it, and identify appropriate accommodations. Creating a faculty accommodation letter is part of that process. Please see the Documentation Guidelines for direction on what to provide. If you are unsure, submit/bring whatever you may have so we can review and evaluate it.

There is no deadline to make contact, complete an intake, or provide documentation. The process of identifying and determining accommodations is an ongoing conversation. Students should provide additional documentation and/or talk with SAS as concerns and needs arise, or as the condition of the disability changes.

For more information call (603) 862-2607 (voice), 711 (TTY) or 800-735-2964 (Relay NH); (603) 862-4043 (fax); e-mail; or visit Student Accessibility Services is located in Smith Hall, Room 201.

General Information for Students with Disabilities

Students seeking academic accommodations, services, and accessibility should contact Student Accessibility Services (SAS): voice (603) 862-2607; TTY Users: 7-1-1 or 800-735-2964 (Relay NH);;

Most major buildings have ramps and many have elevators and adapted restroom facilities. Contact SAS, (603) 862-2607, or Affirmative Action, (603) 862-2930, with questions about building facilities.

Students with disabilities may use state-issued accessible parking permits in visitor lots and at metered parking (free). State permits are available through a student's home state (Department of Motor Vehicles [DMV]). Please note: on-campus parking in restricted lots ("permit required") requires BOTH the state-issued accessible permit and a UNH campus permit. Questions about temporary accessible parking should be directed to Parking Services at (603) 862-1010.

For information about dietary restrictions and needs as an accommodation, visit

Students with disabilities who need accessible UNH housing should contact SAS early to allow for identification of appropriate accommodation(s) and notification from SAS to Housing. Wildcat Access Van is a demand-response system that operates within the service area of the Wildcat Transit routes. All of the fixed route buses are lift-equipped. For information on this service or for the special arrangements possible during periods of inclement weather, contact SAS, (603) 862-2607.

All B.A. candidates must fulfill the University's foreign language requirement by the end of their sophomore year. A student with a documented disability may petition the foreign language board for course substitutions on the basis of that disability. Contact SAS to learn about the process.

No otherwise qualified individual may be excluded from or denied access to any program, course of study, or any other offering of the University solely on the basis of a disability. Concerns regarding the institution's compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act (ADAA) of 2008, or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 should be addressed to the ADA/504 Compliance Officer in the Affirmative Action Office at (603) 862-2930 (Voice/TTY).

Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention Program (SHARPP)

The mission of the Sexual Harassment & Rape Prevention Program is to eliminate sexual and intimate partner violence. SHARPP's mission is accomplished in two parts: by providing free and confidential advocacy and direct services to all survivors and their allies; and by offering culturally competent awareness and prevention programs to the University of New Hampshire community.

SHARPP is a University of New Hampshire program overseen by Student Life, dedicated to providing free and confidential services to survivors of sexual assault, relationship abuse, sexual harassment, childhood sexual abuse, and stalking, as well as their allies. We also provide education, outreach and trainings on the above topics along with consent, active bystanders and healthy relationships to the greater University community.

SHARPP's direct services include a 24-hour crisis line, emergency medical accompaniment, criminal justice advocacy and information, University judicial support, academic intervention, Title IX support and referrals. SHARPP also provides crisis services and support for those who are close to the survivor, including roommates, parents, friends, family members, and faculty and staff.

SHARPP's outreach programs provide awareness and educational programming, including education programs for students in the residential halls, classrooms, and Greek life, and orientation activities and training for athletic teams, student organizations, and faculty and staff. Topics include sexual assault, relationship abuse, sexual harassment, childhood sexual abuse, and stalking, under-served populations, understanding consent, active bystanders, healthy relationships and rape culture and Title IX.

The SHARPP office is located at Wolff House, in front of Health Services at the corner of Pettee Brook and Main Streets. The office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The website is and features Ask an Advocate, an online resource for help and information. SHARPP's support line and administrative number is (603) 862-3494. SHARPP is also available through a 24/7 toll free number at 1-888-271-7233 and by TTY at 1-800-735-2964.

Student Life

Student Life is a vibrant community of student affairs professionals who share a devotion to the development and education of all students at UNH.  Working in collaboration with colleagues from across the campus, we are dedicated to developing the intellectual abilities of our students and strengthening the character and judgment to use those abilities wisely.  Resilience, accountability, and engagement are  qualities that you will hear us talk about frequently over the academic year.  They allow one to explore without fear, fulfill hopes and aspirations, and address challenge squarely.   We are Student Life,  here to help you help yourself.  Visit us on the web or in person for an ear to listen, for guidance when you want it, and for support when you need it.  John T. Kirkpatrick, Senior Vice Provost for Student Life and Dean of Students

The office of the senior vice provost for Student Life and Dean of Students provides students with information, direction, and assistance in problem resolution. For more information call (603) 862-2053 or visit

University Advising Center

The University Advising Center, provides academic advising to undeclared students in the College of Liberal Arts. The center's professional staff provides assistance to students in clarifying their interests and skills as they relate to developing a program of study at the University and declaring a major, offering opportunities to explore career possibilities.

The center is also the campus resource for all students seeking admission to medical and related health profession schools and law school. The center is the primary academic advising resource for non-degree students and assists all students in identifying and connecting with other resources across campus.

For more information call (603) 862-2064 or visit

University Career and Professional Success

The mission of University Career and Professional Success is, Imbue career preparedness across the entire UNH community to equip our students with the experiences, knowledge, and skills to thrive in an ever-changing future.

The strategic objectives are to partner with faculty and staff to integrate career and professional success into the UNH experience. Consider the broad spectrum of students to effectively deliver the highest level of impact. Actively engage a variety of employers to increase access to high quality jobs and internships. Prepare students to proactively engage in their post graduate success.

For more information about programs, services and opportunities call (603) 862-2070 or visit

University Writing Programs

The University Writing Programs (UWPs) were created to promote, support and assess writing at the University of New Hampshire. The UWPs are housed in Academic Affairs and report to the Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs.  The UWPs are contained in a single unit that includes responsibility for the Writing Committee, Writing Across the Curriculum  (WAC), the Connors Writing Center (CWC), and the Online Writing Lab (OWL).  The curricular component of WAC, consisting of the writing-intensive (WI) courses, is situated within academic departments.

We work with academic units, departments, allied programs, individual faculty, and students to advance the culture of writing at UNH.  This approach values and encourages writing as an "activity and subject of study,"1  not only in writing intensive (WI) classes but wherever writing occurs.  Through frequent guided practice, UNH students become accustomed to negotiating the writing process, are more self aware and able to transfer positive writing habits, and can adjust to differing genre conventions. We offer a wide array of services and resources to support students and faculty with their writing-based endeavors in the curriculum.

For more information call (603) 862-3272 or visit

Connors Writing Center

The Connors Writing Center offers free, one-on-one writing conferences to members of the UNH community: students, faculty and staff.  We work with writers from all disciplines on many different kinds of academic writing.  Our 50 minute conferences are conducted by trained writing assistants, who are UNH undergraduate and graduate students.

We work with writers on all types of writing, from analysis essays to lab reports, conference proposals to dissertations. Our conferences are not limited to one specific type of writing or a single academic field—we collaborate with writers from across the university on a large range of academic writing.

Typically, the writers who visit are working on projects for courses. But we also see writers who are working on personal projects, statements of purpose and personal statements for graduate school, and so on.

For more information about resources and services available call (603) 862-3272 or visit