What to Bring

When you arrive at UNH, your room will be furnished with:

Residents moving into their new hall

You will be responsible for these items for the length of your stay.






Room needs/Kitchen/Storage
  • Cleaning supplies/dish soap
  • Bowl/Plate/Mug/Silverware
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Dry erase board for door
  • Tissues
  • Fan
  • Trash can (Recycling Bin provided in room)
  • Mini tool kit
  • Can opener
  • Area rug
  • Small refrigerator*
  • Microwave*
  • Bike*
Laundry/Clothes Supplies
  • Laundry bag or basket
  • Laundry detergent/dryer balls
  • Clothes hangers
  • Drying rack
  • Fabric softener and stain remover
  • Iron and Ironing board
  • Mini sewing kit
  • Lint brush
  • Small first aid kit
  • Flip flops/shower shoes
  • Shower caddy
  • Personal Toiletries
Linens Supplies
  • Sheets (XL Twin)/pillowcases
  • Towels/body/hand/face
  • Pillows
  • Blankets/comforter (XL Twin)
  • Mattress pad
  • Smart strip surge protector
  • Cellphone/chargers
  • Computer/supporting cables
  • Ethernet cables
  • Electronic/USB storage
  • Portable speakers
  • Extension cords
  • Headphones
  • Camera
  • TV
Prohibited Items
  • Toaster oven
  • Electric blanket
  • Hot plates
  • items non-recognized to a UL standard by a nationally recognized testing laboratory
  • Halogen lamps
  • Candles/incense
  • Pets-except non-dangerous fish in a 10 gallon or less tank
  • Firearms/weapons including airsoft guns

Special Notes

*Microwaves rated with a power output of 800 watts or less, either a stand-alone unit or a part of a microwave-refrigerator combination.

*Refrigerators less than 35" and that draw no more than 1.5 amps of power For sustainability purposes, we suggest one refrigerator per two students. Please see the Room and Board Agreement for more information.

*Microfridge® is an authorized vendor to UNH of rental combination appliances (fridge/microwave) and can be contacted directly at www.collegerefrigerators.com for rental/sales information.

*Bikes – Some halls, but not all, have indoor bike rooms to lock up bikes. All halls have outdoor bike racks. 


For more information about Prohibited items please read "Prohibited items" in our Common Questions.



Housing Office Mission

Our mission is to provide residents and University guests with a safe, comfortable, and affordable living environment that promotes learning, social interaction and personal growth; to maintain facilities, advance technology and provide services that are attentive to resident needs and concerns; and to ensure efficient and effective management of operations and resources.

Residential Life Mission

Creating engaged communities and supporting individual development are important goals, and can stand on their own. However, they also intersect and impact each other. We challenge, nurture and support our students and community through our Department Curriculum Goals: involvement, academics, social justice and healthy living. All of these goals are accomplished through active and passive programming, casual and directed developmental contact with students, and intentional supervision of resident assistants and assistant hall directors.