Resources for Recently Evicted Students

The information on this page was developed to assist students in making the transition to living off campus after being evicted from university housing. While we set high standards and hold students accountable when they violate more serious violations, we still want every student to be as successful as possible when the hearing process ends. We hope this guide will assist you in finding off campus housing while minimizing the impact eviction may have on your overall college experience. If you have questions after reading this information, please contact the Office of Community Standards at 862-3377

Tips for Finding Off Campus Housing

  • If you are in the process of appealing your hearing decision, still start looking for off campus housing. If your appeal is denied, your eviction move out date will likely be within a week of the appeal decision. Having already started the off campus housing search process may help make the transition a bit easier for you.
  • If you do not have a car or parking permit, look for off campus housing that is close to campus or along a bus route.
  • Besides utilizing the resources in this guide, contact friends who live off campus. They may have openings in their apartments or know other people who are looking for a roommate.
  • Have a good idea of the type of living situation you would like to be in (or would settle for). Think about the types of things you would be unable to live with.
  • When contacting landlords, speak clearly and professionally. Landlords typically prefer responsible and mature tenants.
  • When looking at an apartment with the landlord, dress nicely and come with appropriate questions. Consider bringing parents or a friend who has rented an apartment before.
  • Write down questions to ask before going to look at an apartment. It’s easy to forget something when you’re there looking at a potential living space.

On Campus Resources

Off Campus & Commuter Services Office
A variety of resources for students living off campus and/or looking for off campus housing.

Memorial Union Building (MUB) 122
http://www.unhmub.com/off_campus
603-862-0303

Transportation Services
Information on parking, parking permits, the campus connector and shuttles to Dover, Newmarket, & Portsmouth

Transportation Services Building (Mast Road near A lot)
http://www.unh.edu/transportation
603-862-1010 (parking)     
603-862-2328 (transit & connector)

Department of Housing
Housing related questions including billing & possible refunds.

Pettee House (across from Stoke Hall)
http://www.unh.edu/housing
603-862-2120

Dining Services/ID Office
Questions regarding your meal plan, cat’s cache, & your ID

Holloway Commons Ground Floor
http://www.unh.edu/dining
603-862-2273

Business Services Office
Questions regarding billing and refunds not related to housing.

Stoke Hall Basement
http://www.unh.edu/business-services/
603-862-2230

Office of Community Standards
Questions about your conduct case as well as any sanctions you need to complete.

Hitchcock Hall Ground Floor
http://www.unh.edu/ocs
603-862-3377

Student Senate Legal Services Office
Resource for enrolled UNH students on legal issues, especially when preparing to sign a lease for an off campus apartment.

Memorial Union Building (MUB) 115
603-312-2465

Off Campus Resources

Holiday Inn Express
2 Main Street, Durham
603-868-1234
The hotel has developed a program to assist students making the transition from on campus to off campus housing. Students and Parents must sign an agreement with the hotel.

COAST (Cooperative Alliance for Seacoast Transportation)
http://coastbus.org/
Bus line serving the seacoast region of New Hampshire (Rockingham and Strafford Counties) and Berwick, Maine with affordable & safe transportation.

The Amtrak Downeaster
Durham Station: 3 Depot Road (UNH Dairy Bar)
Dover Station: 33 Chestnut St
http://www.thedowneaster.com/
The Downeaster operates round-trips daily between the city of Portland, Maine & North Station in Boston.

Town of  Durham
Town Hall Office
15 Newmarket Road, Durham
http://www.ci.durham.nh.us/
General information about the town of Durham

City of Dover
City Hall Office
288 Central Ave, Dover
http://www.ci.dover.nh.us/
General information about the city of Dover

Town of Newmarket
Town Hall Office
186 Main St, Newmarket
http://www.newmarketnh.gov/
General information about the town of Newmarket

City of Portsmouth
City Hall Office
1 Junkins Ave, Portsmouth
http://www.cityofportsmouth.com
General information about the city of Portsmouth

Other Resources to Help You Find Off Campus Housing

MUB Off Campus Housing List
http://www.unhmub.com/housinglist/

UNH Classified Ads
http://www.unh.edu/ads/

Foster’s Daily Democrat Classified Ads
www.fosters.com

Portsmouth Herald Classified Ads
www.seacoastonline.com

Other General Information

  • While your eviction may be for a set period of time (e.g. a year), when that time is up you are not guaranteed on campus housing. Due to high demand of on campus housing, you may only ask to be placed on a waiting list when your eviction ends.
  • You may ask to be placed on the housing waiting list prior to your eviction ending. However, if offered housing, your eviction must be completed prior to moving back into the halls (e.g. if eviction is through May, you may ask to be placed on the waiting list for the fall when it opens in the spring).
  • If other sanctions were imposed in addition to eviction, make sure you complete them by the given due dates. Failure to do so could lead to additional sanctions being imposed.
  • Your housing status has no impact on your need to complete other conduct sanctions. If you are enrolled at the university then you are still responsible for completing any and all sanctions.
  • If you are on probation, remember that  future conduct violations could lead to additional and more serious sanctions including suspension from the university.