Students will need to have a valid Wildcat Pass when they enter buildings at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) in order to be compliant with the UNH coronavirus (COVID-19) requirements.
Wildcat Pass is a web-based portal UNH is using to ensure that students have complied with all the COVID-19 pre-arrival requirements. In order to receive a compliant Wildcat Pass, students need a recent negative COVID-19 test, a completed informed consent form, completed quarantine attestation, and an updated COVID-19 profile.
The university sent out details about the Wildcat Pass on Aug. 30, the day before classes started, and informed students that “beginning Aug. 31, any university employee may ask you to show your valid Wildcat Pass. Some examples include when you go to class, meet with a professor, use Hamel Rec or enter the dining hall.” It is unclear how often students will need to show their valid Wildcat Pass or if there would be any disciplinary actions for students who are unable to provide a valid pass.
Students are able to access their Wildcat Pass using their UNH log in. Once logged in, students either have access to a copy of their compliant pass, or they are given a list of requirements that need to be completed in order to receive a valid pass. There are links directing students to complete the COVID-19 profile, Quarantine Attestation, and informed consent form for those students who still need to do so.
Students have expressed concerns about the efficiency of the Wildcat Pass system anonymously on the @covidatunh Instagram page. Some students claim that their Wildcat Pass shows they are missing a negative test despite sending the required documents. One student wrote, “I sent in a negative test results to UNH on Friday but now they are denying me a pass because they said they hadn’t received them…I can’t get any questions answered because their phones don’t open until 8 tomorrow.”
According to the Wildcat Pass portal “It may take up to 4 hours for your pass to clear after submitting” any forms. Students do have the ability to apply for a temporary override of the portal by calling the UNH COVID-19 Hotline (603-862-2020), which will be open Monday-Friday from the hours of 8:30-5.