Housing & Dining


Arranging Housing

Housing is in high demand, so we urge you to secure a place to live prior to arriving in the U.S. Please do NOT assume that a space will be automatically available for you.

  • Undergraduate students are required to live in on-campus residence halls for their first and second year at UNH as part of the on-campus housing requirement. Students aged 21+ are exempted.
  • All admitted students will receive housing information via email.
  • Follow the instructions to apply for on-campus housing.
  • If you would like to live in an internationally-themed residence hall, you may request Fairchild Hall on your Housing Application.
  • If you have questions about housing, please contact UNH Housing & Residential Life directly.

Note: There are specific residence halls that remain open during vacation periods. If you plan to stay on campus during vacations, we recommend that you request a space in one of these residence halls.

  • Off-campus housing is available in Durham and the neighboring communities of Dover, Portsmouth, Newmarket and Lee. The Wildcat Transit bus transport operates to and from Dover, Portsmouth and Lee. (Please note that as of summer 2023 there is no longer a bus to and from Newmarket.)
  • Apartment and room listings.
  • Note: Watch out for housing rental scams! If an offer sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Do not send or accept payments from anyone without vetting them first.
  • What I should know before renting an apartment.


Dining Options

Students dining in HOCO

All undergraduate students living in on-campus housing must purchase a University meal plan.

Undergraduates living off-campus and graduate students may purchase a meal plan, but are not required to do so.

For more information or to order meal plans, please contact UNH Dining.