Fall Opening for all First Year and First Year Transfer students begins on Sunday, August 30th
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, August 31st
All students are required to have a meal plan. Freshmen and new students assigned to residence halls are required to have a full meal plan for the first year. Transfer students assigned to the apartment areas or townhouse area are required to have a minimum meal plan. There are also other meal plan options available. For more information on dining services visit their Web site by checking the link on the housing cost/fees page or telephone, 603.645.9710.
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 to three weeks of school which coincides with the open room change period. After that, changes can be made for the following semester only. The meal plan form can be obtained from Dining Services or Residence Life.
All residence halls are co-ed by room with the exception of one floor in Washington Hall which is female. Co-ed floors have separate bathrooms for men and women. The East Side Apartment Area (Lincoln and Conway Halls) are co-ed by room.
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.
The buildings are not air conditioned and the University policies do not allow for the installation of personal air conditioner units in any residence building. The East Side Residence Halls Area (Hampton and Windsor Halls) are air conditioned.
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 the Public Safety Department, Belknap Hall.
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.