Where to live at UNH

Where to live at UNH

After your freshman year has come and gone – you have the choice to live wherever you want in Durham. You may pick to stay on campus, or you may venture off to your Sorority/Fraternity house, off-campus apartment complexes, etc. With so many options on where to live, and usually a small window of time to actually decide where you will spend the next year of your life here at UNH, the choices seem overwhelming. There are pros and cons to every option – and I’m here to lay them out for you. Hopefully, this will help you in your housing ventures this year. Below are just one of many different housing options on campus and in Durham.

Dorms / Suites

Where to live at UNH

Congreve Hall is located in the heart of campus just steps away from the Recreation Center as well as Dimond Library.

PROS

CONS

– Dorm community

– Close living corridors to meet lots of new people

– Many activities brought to you at your own dorm

– Close to campus

– Great location

– No personal kitchen

– No personal bathroom (unless you live in a suite)

– More strict rules to follow

– Less privacy

On-Campus Apartments

Where to live at UNH

The Woodsides Apartments are on campus apartments located right behind the Whitemore Center on campus.

 

PROS

CONS

– More privacy

– Personal bathroom and personal kitchen

– More independent feeing

– Living room/common area for you and your friends

– More space

– Further away from campus than most dorms

– Still have similar rules as the dorms did

– More living expenses than the dorms (i.e., kitchen and bathroom supplies)

Off-Campus

Where to live at UNH

This particular apartment complex is located above Froyo World, which leaves students close to downtown as well as campus.

Off-Campus

PROS

CONS

– Completely independent

– Less strict than UNH housing

– A chance to decorate however you please with your friends

– More space

– Own bedroom (sometimes)

– Paying monthly rather than in one bill

– Higher living expenses

– Far from campus (sometimes)

– Competitive

     No matter which way you spin it – all your options have pros and cons. It’s all about finding the right people to live with, and having a positive outlook on the situation. If you go into your living situation with negative thoughts, than it won’t be a positive experience – that goes for anything. You just have to figure out which option is best for you, and your career here at UNH. There’s no right or wrong answer, it’s all up to you and what makes you feel the most comfortable.