Connecting with your peers and creating a sense of community is a great part of the graduate school experience. The Graduate School promotes social networking among students and postdocs through regularly scheduled events and platforms for connecting remotely. Student organizations and recreation on campus present open and inclusive environments for getting to know your peers and maintaining a healthy social lifestyle during your time at UNH.

  • Shantel Palacio, PhD Student in Education
    Finding Community Through Accountability

    "The writing blocks have been an incredible way to engage with and at times commiserate with fellow students. When you've hit an impasse with your studies and stay isolated, it feels like a mountain that cannot be climbed. The writing blocks, not only keep me accountable with structured calendar blocks for study...(1/2)

  • Shantel Palacio, PhD Student in Education

    ...but when I express my concerns, I often get strategies or support from the incredible community of students who have either been there before or are also facing similar challenges. Knowing that I am not alone and am a part of a community of scholars turns that mountain into a small foothill! I am grateful for the support and encouragement I've received from my accountability buddies in the writing blocks!" (2/2) - Shantel Palacio, PhD Student in Education

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There are a number of student-led organizations open to graduate students at UNH. A list of these with details and contact information can be found here.

These weekly drop-in sessions aim to help postdocs and students from all graduate programs learn to write more productively. These sessions help students identify writing goals and deadlines and then work towards accomplishing those goals in a supportive writing environment with other graduate students and postdocs. For more information on this semester’s schedule, please contact Caroline Kanaskie at

Comprised of master's and doctoral students representing the cross-sections of U.S. underrepresented graduate students (e.g., colleges, gender) that advises the Graduate School deans on retention and recruitment-related initiatives. The board meets in-person monthly, and has a particular focus on building community for the underrepresented population. Will develop an "Underrepresented Graduate Student Organization", which will be governed by ABUGS.

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Northeast Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (NEAGEP)

  • The Northeast Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (NEAGEP) program is a consortium composed of 15 universities and colleges (including five minority-serving institutions), whose goal is to work cooperatively to increase the number of underrepresented U.S. minority students recieving doctoral degrees and becoming faculty members, with a particular emphasis in STEM fields. Founded in 1999, and under the Administrative leadership of the UNH Graduate School since 2018, this consortium has successes in an array of fronts, including collaborative work on recruitment and retention activities and innovative research regarding supports and challenges facing underrepresented graduate students.
    • "UNH is proud to take the lead in continuing this important work to increase diversity in graduate education, particularly in STEM fields. NEAGEP has made great strides and we are committed to ensuring it only grows." - Wayne Jones, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs via UNH Today

The Office of International Students and Scholars is here to welcome you. We provide immigration advising and support and coordinate programs to bring our international, campus and local communities together. OISS will help you discover opportunities at UNH to immerse in American culture and share your own traditions with others from the U.S. and from around the globe.

Campus Recreation provides outstanding educational experiences through a variety of recreation opportunities that enhance healthy lifestyles in our UNH community.

The benefits of your UNH affiliation don't end when you graduate. Your UNH Wildcat network is a unique community dedicated to the success of current and former students at every stage of life, and you are a vital part of it.

The Graduate School hosts regular social events such as the monthly First Thursday gatherings and Meet & Greets with UNH administrators. Keep a look out for the Graduate School Weekly Newsletter emails and follow the Graduate School on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to stay up to date on what's happening.