Additional Resources

Having the right tools and supplies can go a long way to supporting your education. Below are some resources that may be helpful. We offer resources such as loaner laptops and additional technology and education supports,  transportation, health and medical as well as clothing. 

Technology

UNH is committed to helping students who are managing extenuating financial circumstances and need access to the technical resources required to learn and study.

Loaner Laptop Program 

Laptop Loner

Due to the large number of requests we have received for laptops we are currently very low on stock and may need to add you to a waitlist.

If  you have a loaner laptop that you are no longer using, please reach out to usnh.cares.laptops@unh.edu to return it. 

The Loaner Laptop program at UNH helps undergraduate and graduate students who do not have the financial means to access or replace the technical resources required to learn and study. Students who are approved receive a Lenovo L14 laptop to be used during the academic year. 

UNH Law students: There is a separate laptop program offered through the Law School, please email the Office of the Assistant Dean for Students at lauren.berger@law.unh.edu

Yubikey RequestsYubikeys are available on a first-come, first-served basis. If your request is approved, Enterprise Technology & Services will reach out to you with instructions on scheduling an appointment to pick up your yubikey at the Help Desk in Diamond Library. We ask that you handle this Yubikey with the same care as your own, and in compliance with the USNH Acceptable Use Policy.

I-Clicker Requests  I-Clickers are available on a first-come, first-served basis. If your request is approved, Enterprise Technology & Services will reach out to you with instructions on scheduling an appointment to pick up your I-Clicker and license at the Help Desk in Diamond Library. We ask that you handle this I-Clicker with the same care as your own, and in compliance with the USNH Acceptable Use Policy.

Technology Help Desk Client Portal The Technology Help Desk Client Portal empowers faculty, staff, and students with the ability to search for answers and find solutions to common technology issues in a time-efficient manner. This portal also allows users to electronically submit IT requests, track progress, provide feedback, and withdraw requests. You can also visit the Technology Help Desk in the Dimond Library Main Level room 34

Library Workstations and Public Computers- accessing public computers and workstations 

INTERNET OPTIONS FOR LOW AND FIXED INCOME HOUSEHOLDS 

AFFORDABILITY CONNECTIVITY PROGRAM    Can reduce the cost of phone or internet services by providing a monthly discount

COMPUTER LAB AND PRINTING LOCATIONS  On campus printing and computer labs (UNH Durham)

 


 

Additional Resources

Transportation Resources

CATTRAX BIKE SHARE PROGRAM UNH Cat Trax is a collaborative bike share program with a mission to make sustainable transportation more accessible on campus and in Durham

Medical and Dental Resources 

Greater Seacoast Community Health 

Network of community health centers that serve everyone from infants to seniors, single people and families, insured or uninsured, and all income levels. For uninsured individuals they offer a sliding scale based on income. Offers: primary health care, pediatric care, dental care, behavioral health, pharmacy and lab services at their two locations: 

Goodwin Community Health 311 Route 108, Somersworth, NH (603) 749-2346

Families First Portsmouth, 8 Greenleaf Woods Drive, Suite 100, Portsmouth, NH, 03801, 603) 422-8208

FREE CLINICS IN NEW HAMPSHIRE

GOOD RX- DISCOUNTS ON PRESCRIPTIONS

Tufts University School of Dental Medicine: Comprehensive Care Clinic

Low-cost option with 50% lower fees than area private practices including root canals, fillings and referrals to their specialty clinics. Most insurance accepted but is not required. Dentists-in-training will work with experienced dentists to provide your care. (note: appointments can last up to 3 hours to accommodate the teaching process) Tufts also offers an emergency and specialty clinics.

Tufts University School of Dental Medicine: 1 Kneeland Street, Boston, MA 02111

617-636-6998 to make an appointment or schedule online

DENTAL HYGIENE CLINIC: NHTI Concord's Community College low cost teaching clinic 

DENTAL CLINICS IN NEW HAMPSHIRE

Clothing Resources

List of local Thrift stores 

It can get very cold here in New Hampshire. There are many local stores that offer free or heavily discounted clothing including winter coats, gloves and hats or business attire. Check out local thrift stores like Echo Thrift Shop in downtown Durham or Goodwill in Dover which offer affordable clothing, furniture and household goods. ​ 

Below you can find several clothing stores that offer significant discounts or for free clothing that can help you to find more warm clothing options.  
 

  • Echo Thrift Store, 17 Main St in Durham (behind Community Church of Durham)- offers clothing for free for students experiencing financial struggles, or you can fill a bag for $5. Open M-F 10am-4pm.
    https://www.echothriftshop.org/ They have lots of coats, sweaters, hats and gloves as well as household supplies (Basic Needs staff at UNH can provide gift certificates)

  • Second Generation Thrift Shop: 9 Tide Mill Rd. Greenland NH- 100% of proceeds support New Generation’s mission of breaking the cycle of homelessness for local mothers and children. https://newgennh.org/thrift-shop/ 

  • Goodwill, 450 High St. Somersworth NH 03878, Monday-Saturday 9am-8pm, Sun 9am-6pm. Mondays they offer Stuff a Bag for $15. They offer clothing, household supplies and furniture for a heavy discount.  

  • Share Fund Thrift Store, 150 Wakefield St. Rochester NH, Mondays and Wednesdays 9am-3pm, 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month 9am-12pm. (Basic Needs staff at UNH can provide a referral letter to be able to receive free shopping)  SHARE Fund Thrift offers clothing, shoes, & accessories for adults & children, as well as household goods, toys, books, games, movies, and more! 

  • Habitat for Humanity: ReStore Website: www.habitat.org/restores 
    Habitat for Humanity ReStores are nonprofit home improvement stores and donation centers that sell new and gently used furniture, appliances, home accessories, building materials and more to the public at a fraction of the retail price. 

    Newington: Southeast NH Habitat for Humanity Address: 29 Fox Run Road, Newington, NH 03805 Phone: (603) 750-3200 Website: www.senhhabitat.org/restore Email: info@senhhabitat.org 

  • Goodwill Retail Stores (Northern New England) Website: www.goodwillnne.org 
    “Our stores offer a full range of apparel, accessories, footwear, children's merchandise, and home decor. You never know what you'll find at one of our stores, as the merchandise changes daily.” 
    Portsmouth Goodwill Store Address: 720 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth, NH 03801 Phone: (603) 430-2040 
    Somersworth Goodwill Store Address: 450 High Street, Somersworth, NH 03878 Phone 603-343-5560 

  • Operation Blessing 
    Address: 600 A Lafayette Road, Portsmouth, NH 03801 Phone: (603) 430-8561 
    Website: www.theobnh.org and Email: donate@theobnh.org 

    Primary needs, such as food, clothing, furniture and household goods, are available free of charge at the Center, where caring volunteers are available to assist them with their needs. 

  • Wonderland Thrift Shop 
    Address: 28 Portsmouth Avenue, Stratham, NH 03885 Phone: (603) 686 5313 Website: www.wonderlandthrift.org and Email: info@wonderlandthrift.org 

    Wonderland Thrift donates profits to local non profit agencies, and local people, local families, via financial assistance, bill payments, fuel/heat/grocery cards as well as having an innovative free clothing program. 

  • Join a Buy Nothing Facebook group: this is a group that you can find in most towns/areas with the goal of exchanging home essentials for free to reduce waste and save money. This can be for furniture, clothing, food items etc. This relies on trust and you will likely need to arrange to pick up items. Each group may have its own set of rules.  (Durham's group is Oyster River- Pass it On- No Sales on Facebook)