Housing is available for ELS and undergraduate students with the exception of married students. Undergraduate housing is limited, so make your reservation early. There is no on campus housing for graduate students.
You may wish to live on-campus in one of our residence halls, apartments, or townhouses or search for off-campus housing on your own. Whether you decide to live at SNHU or explore other housing options, the following information should help you get started on your search.
Southern New Hampshire University Residence Halls; Southern New Hampshire University is proud of its Residence Halls and encourages you to consider them when making your housing decision.
Some of the benefits of living on-campus are:
If you’re interested in finding out more about the Residence Halls or how to sign-up for a room, please contact the Office of Residence Life by phone 603.645.9758 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. They’ll be happy to discuss your options with you! To guarantee campus housing, return your housing contract and deposit by the recommended date. Temporary housing is not available on campus.
Search the Local Newspapers
One of the best ways to begin your search for off-campus housing is through the local newspapers. Landlords often advertise open apartments in the "Classified Ads" section of the newspaper. Some local newspapers you may want to check out are:
Friends and Flyers
If you already live on campus or know people living in the Manchester area, one great way to find an apartment is simply through word-of-mouth. You may find that one of your friends knows of an acquaintance searching for someone to share or sub-let their apartment. Take a walk around campus and you’ll also find plenty of flyers posted on bulletin boards that are advertising open apartments or rooms.
Private Room Rentals
These are opportunities to rent a room with a local family. This is a great way to improve your English and experience American culture firsthand. SNHU does not screen or endorse any private room rentals. It is recommended that you receive a written lease outlining your rights and responsibilities and those of your landlord.
Off-Campus Housing Checklist
First consider on-campus housing. If you want to live off-campus, be sure you are eligible. To be eligible to live off-campus you must be a graduate student or a married student
If you decide to look for off-campus housing, look for ads that show an apartment that fits your budget and call the phone number on the ad. You must see the apartment before you sign a lease.
Know these terms:
Think about these questions when looking at apartments:
Please remember! A lease is a binding legal contract that you must respect. Follow guidelines for rent payment, security deposit/damage, friends, sub-letting, pets, smoking and moving out. Please be respectful of rules in your lease so that future students may enjoy the opportunity to rent the apartment. Remember that the landlord considered the behavior of past students in choosing to rent the apartment to you.
Before you sign the lease:
Local Utility Company Contact Information
There are many cell phone companies which you may use rather than having a phone in your apartment. Ask friends which they find has good coverage and reasonable prices.
Good luck with your search!