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Complete University Pre-Arrival Requirements


Complete University Pre-Arrival Requirements

Just a few short assignments to help get your first year started out right. (These do NOT apply to upperclass transfer students.)

Just prior to arriving on campus, we ask that you complete a very important survey that will help our support staff gather important information about the Class of 2019. In addition, all first-year students must complete the Common Read before Opening Day.

Common Read

The Common Read Program is designed to provide incoming first-year students with a shared experience that builds connections and invites inquiry. You will receive your Common Read text at your SOAR session this summer, where you will also participate in discussions designed to prepare you for this common reading experience.

This year's Common Read is The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot. Find out more about the book and access a library guide about the text.

Over the summer, you can participate in conversations about the book with other incoming first-year students on Facebook. Once you arrive to campus, you will learn about the exciting Common Read events planned for your first year at UNH. Be ready to take advantage of these opportunities to enhance your reading experience by completing the Common Read prior to Opening Day. 

Deadline is August 20

DEADLINE: You must complete the Common Read before Charge In (Thursday, August 20).

"Think About It" Online Course

All incoming first year students are required to complete an online education course that addresses the topics of alcohol, illegal drugs, and sexual misconduct. The first part of the course must be completed before your arrival, with subsequent follow ups due after your arrival on campus.

You will receive an email about the survey to your UNH email address in July, 2015.

Deadline is August 21

DEADLINE: You must complete the online course by August 21.

What do I need to do to complete Step 16?
  • After receiving your copy at SOAR, begin reading the Common Read and complete it before Opening Day (August 21).
  • You will receive an email with directions for completing the online education course. The "Think About It" online course must be completed by August 21.
  • If you reach this page before receiving your copy of the Common Read, and/or before the link to the survey appears below, click the green sign below to advance to Step 17.
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  1. Questions?

    For questions about the online education program, please contact Associate Dean of Students Ric Baker at

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