What to Bring - What NOT
When you arrive at UNH, your room will be furnished with a twin bed, a desk, desk chair, dresser, mirror, closet, window covering and a window screen. You will assume responsibility for these items and they will be yours for the length of your stay.
You will need to provide the following items:
- long twin-size sheets
- blankets, comforter, pillow & pillow case
- clothes hangers
- toiletries (soap, shampoo, toothbrush, etc.)
- trash container
- high quality surge protector
- ethernet and TV cables
Here are some items that you may want to bring, or purchase once you arrive:
- Laundry basket & detergent
- Decorations for your room
- Message board for your door
- Dishes, silverware, drinking cups
- Desk lamps
- Rug or other floor covering
- Radio, stereo, alarm clock
- Underbed storage bins
- Desk supplies (pens, paper)
- Compact Flourescent Lightbulbs (CFLs)
- mattress pad/egg crate
- computer and its peripherals
Storage space is not available. Students are expected to keep all personal items within the confines of their room.
The following items are NOT PERMITTED in any residence hall room, kitchen or lounge:
- pets of any kind, except non-dangerous fish in aquariums that hold 10 gallons of water or less
- halogen lights
- items that hang from the ceiling
(for a comprehensive list see the Room and Board Agreement)
Microwaves rated with a power output of 800 watts or less are allowed in student rooms. Microwaves can either be a stand alone unit or a part of a microwave-refrigerator combination unit.
Refrigerators less than 35" and that draw no more than 1.5 amps of power are also permitted. Please see the Room and Board Agreement for more information.
Residents of the undergraduate residence halls are given a mailbox in the Memorial Union Building at the Granite Square Station (GSS). Box numbers can be obtained by logging in to your Blackboard account and clicking on the Webcat/Student Services tab. Access Webcat via their linked button and then click on the "View UNH Durham Granite Square Station (GSS) Mailbox Address" link. Residents of The Gables, Woodside Apartments, Forest Park Apartments and Babcock Hall receive their mail in their respective areas, and will receive their mailing information at check-in.
All UNH rooms have wired high-speed internet access via the Campus Residential Network (ResNet). Per UNH's Acceptable Use Policy, networking equipment (routers, hubs, etc) cannot be connected to the campus network. For more information on direct computer connections (and specific computer requirements), check out CIS's Back to School website.