Policies & Paperwork

Policies

Cooking is prohibited in student rooms in the residence halls and allowed only in designated kitchen units or facilities.

Students may not remove or store furnishings provided by the University and may not replace them with other items owned or rented by the student. The Department of Housing will not remove or store the standard University furnishings. Public area or lounge furnishings shall not be moved into a student’s room.

Co-ed living options are available at Woodside, The Gables and Mills Hall.

  • There are no co-ed options in Handler, Peterson or Haaland Halls.

Rules and requirements:

  • Groups requesting a co-ed apartment or Mills Hall suite participate in the appropriate sign-up process, following the same general guidelines as single-gendered groups. All group members must meet age or class standing eligibility requirements.
  • Co-ed groups must be able to fill the apartment that they are requesting. Partial co-ed groups will not be assigned.
  • While the apartments or suites are considered co-ed, the bedrooms within the apartments or suites are not.
  • During the sign-up process, all members of the co-ed group must sign an online agreement regarding co-ed living.
  • If a person leaves the co-ed living arrangement after being assigned, the remaining residents must identify an eligible and appropriate replacement. If they are not able to do so, Housing may choose to convert the suite/apartment back to a single-gender and relocate those residents who are affected by the change.

**The Department of Housing may use its discretion to prohibit or terminate any co-ed living arrangement that it deems unacceptable.

The Department of Housing does not collect nor require a damage deposit when a resident accepts on-campus housing; instead we bill for each incident that occurs. It is our belief this encourages a sense of ownership in the building by the residents and improves everyone's ability to control costs.

What you can't do.

  • Remove any item of University equipment/furniture from the room or premises
  • Alter or replace the locks or install your own locks or security devices
  • Make any structural or electrical alterations to the room
  • Use nails, screws, bolts or decals on the furniture, walls, doors, woodwork, ceiling or floors
  • Remove the screens; and you can't build partitions or make alterations to the furniture.

What you can use to hang stuff.

Tape that doesn't remove the paint and wall finish, poster tacks, and removable mounting products.

  • Toasters and toaster ovens, hot plates, electric fry pans and electric heaters.
  • Appliances plugged in and unattended such as curling irons, hair straighteners, coffee pots, hot pots, irons and popcorn poppers.
  • An extension used for a microwave or refrigerator that is not construction-grade quality.
  • Refrigerators exceeding a height of 35 inches and drawing more than 1.5 amps of power along with microwaves exceeding a power output of 800 watts.
  • More than 50 percent of any wall or exit door covered (does not include furniture).
  • Candles, tarts, incense and other items with a wick.
  • Room doors must open at least 90 degrees.

The student is responsible for the behavior of their guests, for damages caused by their guests and for informing guests of hall policies. Overnight guests are not permitted in University housing without advance permission of all students of the room/apartment in which they are staying. Overnight guests may not stay longer than two nights in any given week. No more than ten people may be in a residence hall room or between 13 and 24 people in an apartment, depending upon apartment, at one time, per order of the Durham Fire Department.

  • Halogen lamps
  • Hot plates
  • Heating/immersion coils
  • Electric frying pans
  • Toaster ovens
  • Electric heaters
  • Electric blankets
  • Non-UL listed items
  • Air conditioners
  • Clothes washers and dryers
  • Dishwashers
  • Water beds
  • TV or radio antennae or any other objects that are placed outside the room window.
  • Firearms
  • Flammable materials such as; candles, incense, explosives, fireworks, gasoline, propane, butane, etc.
  • Weapons
  • Motorized vehicles
  • Paraphernalia including, but not limited to, bongs, pipes, rolling papers, etc.
  • Built-in wall or ceiling attachments
  • Pets or animals of any kind, except non-dangerous fish. One ten-gallon tank containing fish is allowed per room.
  • Alcohol (unless 21 years or older)

Smoking is prohibited:

  • Within 20 feet of any building.
  • Inside all buildings owned and occupied or leased and occupied by UNH
  • Forest park apartments
  • University vehicles
  • Entrances and outside stairways to buildings. 
  • Courtyards or other areas where air circulation may be impeded by architectural, landscaping or other barriers.
  • Outdoor entry or service lines, such as for ticket purchases, event admissions, bus stops ATMs, etc.
  • Outdoor seating areas provided by food services

Courtesy hours are always in effect and residents are to respect requests of others for quiet. Residence hall quiet hours are Sunday-Thursday 10pm-7am and 12am-8am on Friday and Saturday. Apartment quiet hours are Sunday-Thursday 11pm-7am and 1am-8am on Friday and Saturday.