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Road Map for New Undergraduate Students


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You've made a great decision by choosing to attend UNH. We are committed to making your transition as seamless as possible! This website will provide you with a step-by-step list of everything you need to do before classes begin for the Fall 2016 semester.
Get started by watching the video at left!
There are several things we need you to complete before your arrive on campus. Start this process right here with these simple instructions.

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To fully complete the financial aid process and receive a Final Award, families MUST complete the FAFSA. There may also be additional information that you need to provide to our Financial Aid Office.

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SOAR is a mandatory orientation program that allows you to meet fellow classmates, familiarize yourself with University programs and services, as well as provide an oversight of academic and student life.

All students, regardless of class status, must register for a SOAR session.

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According to Connecticut State Law, all full-time students must have proof of several immunizations. Also, each full-time student is required to have a physical examination before entering school. These forms should be submitted by July 1.

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The Accessibility Resources Center (ARC) supports educational equity and administrates former IEP or 504 Plan requests and modificiations to housing and dining. All students should determine if ARC provides resources that they require. If you are not a student with a chronic medical condition, disability or military combat-related disorder, you may be able to skip this step but should still review it.

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All resident students must sign the Housing License Agreement by the deadline to ensure housing for the fall semester. After signing the agreement, you'll be invited to take a roommate questionnaire, which the Office of Residential Life takes into careful consideration to place and match you with roommates. Commuter students may skip this step.

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In this section, you will complete Math and English placement exams, watch a video and review a document about the courses you'll be taking, and complete a Registration Survey that will determine your first-semester course schedule. These must all be completed by May 16.

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If you selected your SOAR (orientation) session, you will receive confirmation and need to return a form prior to attending. Now we just need you to confirm the date you registered for.

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You have the opportunity to submit a Charger Card ID photo prior to attending SOAR. Choose your own photo!

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Student Orientation Advising and Registration (SOAR) is a mandatory program that allows you to meet fellow classmates, familiarize yourself with University programs and services, as well as provide an oversight of academic and student life.

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New students must choose to accept or waive UNH sponsored health insurance and then pay their fall semester tuition bill with the Bursar's office. This must be completed by July 13.

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To fully complete your student record at UNH, and receive appropriate college credit, placement, and financial aid, you must submit your final high school and/or college transcripts and test scores. This must be completed by July 15.

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Step 13 - Receive Your Housing Assignment
The Office of Residential Life takes careful consideration to place and match you with roommates based on the information provided in your housing questionnaire. Housing assignments will be sent to your UNH email on July 22. Commuter students may skip this step.

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The University of New Haven offers a variety of dining options on campus, from traditional college dining hall-style to order-on-demand sit-down and take-out. All students are eligible to purchase a meal plan, but students living in University-sponsored housing are required to choose a meal plan. This must be completed by August 5.

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Commuter students must order their parking permit online. Familiarize yourself with our parking rules and regulations and take a look at the parking map.

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Just before arriving for the fall semester, all students must complete an online education course.

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Charge In (August 25) is the first day on campus for all new resident and commuter students. All students - whether first-year or transfer, resident or commuter - must be in attendance for all events from August 25 through August 28. Classes begin August 29.

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Completing the Road Map for New Students is just the beginning of your journey as a student at UNH. These important resources for new Students will help you succeed personally and in the classroom.

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