Laws & Policies

If you’re under 21, it's illegal to:

  • Have alcohol in your personal possession
    • First offense: $250 minimum
    • Second offense: $500 minimum
  • Misrepresent your age for purpose of obtaining alcohol
  • Drive or ride in a car with alcoholic beverages except when accompanied by a parent, guardian, spouse 21 years of age, or older
  • Be in an area where alcoholic beverages are served unless accompanied by person 21 years of age
  • Be intoxicated by consumption of an alcoholic beverage (BAC of 0.02% or more is evidence of intoxication.)

Penalties may include fines and/or jail sentences.

It's illegal for anyone to:

  • Manufacture, sell, possess, or use a falsified ID

  • Lend a driver’s license to be used for unlawful purpose

  • Purchase alcohol for a minor or someone who is intoxicated

  • Sell or give away alcohol to a minor or individual who is intoxicated

  • Charge for alcohol without a license

  • Drive under the influence

Penalties may include fines and/or jail sentences.

UNH Rules & Regulations

UNH is committed to establishing and maintaining an environment that supports health, safety, and academic success. The unlawful possession, use, and distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol on the University campus or during University-sponsored activities are prohibited. Students found to be in violation may be subject to:

  • Arrest and conviction under the applicable criminal laws of local municipalities, the State of NH or the United States. A conviction can result in sanctions including probation, fines, and imprisonment.
  • Discipline in accordance with the procedures of the Student Conduct System. Discipline may include disciplinary probation, loss of scholarship, loss of study abroad opportunity, termination of housing or dismissal from the University.