Dining Services Policy Regarding Animals in Food Service Areas

In accordance with N.H. RSA 466:44, with the exception of service animals, no animal is permitted in any food service or food preparation area, or any store that sells food.  A service animal is a dog or miniature horse that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability. Emotional support animals (ESA) do not qualify as service animals. Students with service animals in dining areas are responsible for their animal’s behavior, including towards other people and facilities. Students with service animals that display aggressive behaviors or cause an undue burden to the residential community, will be asked to remove animals they cannot control. Assistance animals that are not service animals may not enter UNH Dining facilities.