Fall Opening for all First Year and Incoming Transfer Students begins on Sunday, September 4th.
Room assignment and roommate notification for the fall semester will be emailed in July. Notification for the spring semester will be done in January.
Residence Life works directly with the Office of Disability Services to determine eligibility for appropriate housing accommodations. Please email your request, as soon as possible, to firstname.lastname@example.org. By requesting accommodations, you give permission for the Office of Disability Services to discuss your request (not disability information) with the Office of Residence life.
We expect that all students apply for housing via MyHousing. Once students have fully applied and completed their questionnaire, then their status will be moved to applied status. This will open up the opportunity to request a roommate. If you have a student in mind who you would like to move in with, then you can search for them. In order for students to be roommates, they MUST be a matched pair in MyHousing. If students are in unmatched pairings, then they will not be housed together
After a student has paid their housing deposit they are put into the housing database. In late June we assign all of the students who have paid their deposit by the May 1st deadline; we make assignments based on mutual roommate choices, roommate preferences, hall and area requests, and availability of all of these requests.
All returning students can move in on Monday, September 5th, Labor Day.
All students are required to have a meal plan. First Year and incoming transfer students are required to have either a Gold or Platinum plan for their first semester. After the first semester living on campus, all students can select from any of our dining plans. For more information, please visit Dining Services or call 603-645-9710 for assistance.
The meal plan is a declining balance plan which is part of the student identification card. This works similar to a debit card.
Returning students can raise or lower their meal plan during the first two weeks of a semester. After this time frame, students may only raise their meal plans. Students in their first semester of living on campus can select between the Gold or Platinum plan and then beginning their second semester on-campus, they will have the choice of any dining plan.
All residence halls are co-ed by room with the exception of one floor in Washington which is all female. Co-ed floors have separate bathrooms for men and women. Our apartment, townhouse, and suite-style living areas (Windsor and Hampton) are co-ed within the housing unit.
Students should not expect to move in any earlier than the published check in time.
Availability of rooms determines if room changes may be completed. September entry has the most housing assignments usually meaning limited flexibility. Students may request a change, in writing, prior to arrival but should not assume that it will be completed.
There is a mixture of carpeted and non-carpeted areas. Refer to the residence life amenities page for a description of all residential areas.
Most buildings on campus are not air conditioned with the exception of the Eastside Residence Halls (Windsor and Hampton) and Tuckerman Halls. University policy does not allow for the installation of personal air conditioner units in any residence units.
Traverse rods and drapes are provided on the windows.
During the academic year all rooms are assigned which precludes the showing of a room. However, if the Admission office has a showroom that is available, that room can be viewed. Contact the Admission Office at 603.645.9611 to arrange for a tour. Approximate room dimensions are available on our Web site on the Amenities page.
Students are allowed to have vehicles on-campus. Parking decals must be obtained from Public Safety.
Students can purchase property insurance coverage through National Student Services. Students can apply for coverage or renew and modify existing coverage as well as obtain information that they will need about these programs.
All university furniture must remain in the location in addition to any furniture brought in. Students are financially responsible for university furniture that is missing or damaged.
A suite is a grouping of double and single rooms in a residence hall that has a common lounge and separate sex bathrooms.
Refer to the University calendar. All residences are closed during the break. Resident students will be notified via flyers and electronically about closing issues.
Refrigerators should be no larger than 3.5 cubic feet.
The live-in staff, Resident Assistants and Residence Directors are there to help you get through this. You should contact your residence director if you are having concerns or conflicts with your roommate to help you resolve the situation. If this mediation does not work, your residence director can process information on a room change.
There are three open room change periods during the academic year. This is when room change requests are processed by the Assistant Director in the Central Office of Residence Life. During all other times of the academic year, the Residence Directors make room changes both within their own areas and outside their areas. Single room requests are managed only by the Assistant Director of Housing Operations in the Central Office of Residence Life.
Cooking facilities are provided in the apartment and the townhouse area. There are no cooking facilities in the residence halls. Students are not allowed to have a microwave. An option would be the Microfridge. This is a combination refrigerator and microwave which can be rented by contacting New England Student Services at or by telephone at 401.405.0920. Our registration code for the site is 9481.
The only pets allowed are fish.