UNH Online Student Resources

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Welcome to the Student Resources page for UNH Online. Here you will find a basic outline of what is available to you as an online student with the UNH Graduate School. Please email unh.online@unh.edu with any questions you have about the information on these pages. For more information on events and resources related to professional development, community, and self care visit the Career, Professional, and Community Development webpages. You can also learn more by following the link below to the UNH Online Website.

UNH Online Website

Getting Started

It's recommended that all students be aware of important school-specific due dates. The UNH online term calendar shows graduate student registration deadlines, add/drop dates and refund periods. Please note that the UNH term calendar operates on a different schedule from the traditional semester model, running in 8-week terms.

  1. Contact your advisor or other appointed department representative to help you choose courses for the semester.
  2. Find Course Registration Numbers (CRN) for each class you plan to take. Note: All courses must be listed at the 800 level or above for graduate level credit. Be sure to also choose "Online (no campus visits)" under the "Course Delivery Method" dropdown menu. You can browse and find specific courses using the time and room schedule.
  3. Access WebCat through myUSNH.
  4. After you log in with your UNH credentials, click on Registration.
    1. Make sure 'Select Term' is set to the correct term.
    2. Select 'Add/Drop Classes' and enter the CRN's for the courses to complete registration.

For additional registration information, visit the Registrar's Office, or view the complete guide to Graduate Student Course Registration.

For UNH Manchester students, visit the Manchester Registrar's Office for additional information. 

All graduate students can get their UNH ID at the Dining ID Office, located on the 2nd floor of the Memorial Union Building (MUB) or sent to their home address. For full information on ID cards (including what you can get with a UNH ID), visit UNH ID card.

Student Accessibility Services (SAS) provides services to students who have permanent or temporary disabilities, including students with physical or learning disabilities and students with health issues (mental or physical) which impact their UNH experience. We seek to create a welcoming, universally accessible environment where all students are able to participate in the myriad aspects of the UNH experience. Students have the right (and responsibility) to self-disclose and make use of the services available. To begin this process, students are encouraged to contact SAS to discuss what services, resources, and accommodations exist. The choice –to use or not –is yours. Make an informed choice. We invite you to connect with us to learn about the options available. If at any time you cannot access forms or pages on this site and need to request an accessible format, please email SAS.office@unh.edu for assistance.

MVS offers timely processing of VA benefits with extensive programming to support student Veterans, Service Members, and other military-affiliated students. With a recently remodeled space (with over 2200 square feet!) and three full-time staff members, MVS is the primary go-to for any military-connected student using a military educational benefit or seeking support (academic, personal, or social). Contact unh.veterans@unh.edu for more information. 

If there's anything that UNH loves, it's acronyms. Here is a list of common acronyms you'll hear in the community. As a general rule of thumb, if there's a way to pronounce the acronym as a word (like PACS or MUB or COLA), you should do so. Additional acronyms you’ll hear in the graduate community include: GSS (Graduate Student Senate), ABUGS (Advisory Board for Underrepresented Graduate Students), 3MT (3-Minute Thesis), GRC (Graduate Research Conference), DYF (Dissertation Year Fellowship), STAF (Summer Teaching Assistant Fellowship), and RCR (Responsible Conduct of Research).

Health & Wellness

UNH Health & Wellness provides resources specifically for online students focused on mental health and general wellness. To learn more about these resources (requires USNH login).

Academic Supports and Resources for Online Students
FAQ: Mental Health & Wellness for Online Students

mental health services (use code unh)

For questions, access issues, or concerns please email Nicole Horne, Senior Director of Advising and Student Engagement, CPS Online at Nicole.Horne@unh.edu.


Technology & Online Services

A UNH Wildcat email account has been created for you. This will be the primary mode that many University departments use to communicate their processes and deadlines, so it is imperative you check your email on a regular basis. To activate your account visit the Accessing Student Email – WildcatsMail webpage.

Students can use Webcat to view course schedules, register for courses, view grades, view holds, request enrollment verifications, request transcripts, view degree evaluations, view their bill, pay online, request a refund, and view financial aid information, among a number of other important tasks.

The University utilizes the LMS system MyCourses (also referred to as Canvas), to deliver all online course content. MyCourses is the platform you will use to access your online courses. The login credentials you received during the application process can be used to access the platform. For information on how to navigate Canvas.
Canvas: Student Overview webpage

UNH has created a Tech Checklist where you'll find detailed information on all sorts of online resources and services that you will be using throughout your time at UNH. The checklist includes info on setting up your UNH email, installing Microsoft Office 365, accessing Box (file storage service), and much more.
Tech Checklist 

Students can find and order the textbooks required for their classes on the UNH Bookstore website by visiting the Find Course Materials webpage. To look up courses, you will need to know the term, department, course number and section of the class.
Find Course Materials


Financial Information & Tuition

Business Services is UNH's student billing office. They initiate billing, process payments, loans, and scholarships, and counsel students relative to their financial obligations. On Business Services’ webpage, students can view tuition costs and read more about how to pay their bill while accessing other important information related to the billing and payment processes.

For UNH Manchester Students, visit the Manchester Business Services Office for more information.  

UNH’s Financial Aid Office can help students understand the different types of financial aid available to them and guide them through the process of applying for aid and filling out the Department of Education’s FAFSA Form.

For UNH Manchester Students, visit the Manchester Financial Aid Office for more information. 

Welcome to the UNH Graduate School

The Graduate School Office serves to connect and direct graduate students from all programs. Visit our staff directory for more information, and email grad.school@unh.edu for general inquiries.

UNH’s main campus, Durham is just an hour north of Boston and an hour south of the White Mountains. It's easily accessible by many means of transportation, including Amtrak train (we have our very own station right on campus). The main UNH website provides a virtual tour of the campus, as well as directions and campus maps.

UNH’s Manchester campus, housed in the historic Pandora Mill building, is located in the heart of the region’s cultural, economic and entertainment activity. UNH Manchester hosts the following UNH Online programs: Cybersecurity Policy & Risk Management M.S., Global Conflict & Human Security M.S., National Security Intelligence Analysis M.S. and the Data Science Graduate Certificate.


A comprehensive list of forms and policies related to admissions, academics, financial aid, and more.
UNH Graduate School Forms & Policies

Professional Development, Community & Well-being

The Graduate School proudly promotes a holistic vision of professional development for our students and postdocs that is tied directly to mental, physical, and social health. We believe that each individual's path to success lies in a healthy work-life balance and a strong sense of community. Looking for opportunities to learn from experienced professionals? Want to speak with a counselor? Interested in diversity, equity & inclusion initiatives? Visit our Career, Professional, and Community Development webpages to find information about many more of the resources available to you.

Career, Professional, and Community Development