Application FAQs

 

Complete the Housing Application

If you want to participate in any of our housing selection processes, you must complete an application on your Housing Portal.  You will access the online applications on the tab "Housing Applications." Don't forget: you always have to comeback for your timeslot and to select your space afterwards. Be sure to familiarize yourself with the selection schedule!


Form Your Housing Group

All housing selections are made as a group. If you are looking for a single on the residence halls or want to be randomly assigned in a space, you must create a group of "1" - just you. Keep in mind: to get a single room in the apartments or suite buildings, you still need to be part of a group that fills every space on the suite or apartment. For example: if you are looking for a suite with a single room and double, you need a group of three applicants.  

It depends.

  • The transfer student must be accepted and committed through the Admissions Office in order to be eligible to participate in the selection process. If they're not sure, have the transfer student call Admissions at (603) 862-1360 or email admissions@unh.edu. If they are accepted then they can fill up a housing application on the portal and join your group. 
  • If the student living off-campus is an active student, they should have no trouble re-applying through our portal and joining the group. 

Applicants may find suggested roommates on the application process. Your "Roommate Matching Questions" will help you find a fellow student with similar life-styles by matching you with a percentage. Before the application closes, you can look at student's profile and even send them a message!

Alternatively, students seeking other students to live with next year should use social media resources (Facebook, Instagram, etc.) to find potential roommates. 

You can change your roommate group at any time before the deadline. The group captain can disband the group, or transfer captainship, by revisiting that step of the housing application. An individual applicant can also remove themselves from the group also by revisiting the application. 


Timeslots

Your timeslot is the time in which you can revisit your portal and select a space. Only the group captain can select their group's space at the group's best time-slot. Make sure to plan ahead! Keep in mind that completing your application way ahead of the deadline does not affect your timeslot.  Timeslots are randomly generated and randomly assigned based on the amount of credits earned.

You can log back in to the housing application on your portal and view your timeslot for the upcoming process. Your timeslot is issued based on current credits. The more credits you have, the earlier your sign up time. Students with the same amount of credits are then randomized for times. The group's timeslot is based on the group member with the most credits. 

You can pick a space  from the moment your timeslot opens until the end of that day. If you are unavailable during the opening period, you can transfer the group captainship to another group member who would be available during the initial timeslot.

Remember, the earlier you are able to select a space, the more choices you will have!


Frequently Asked Questions

Incoming Firs Year Students

  • First year students get timeslots randomly assigned so there is no specific way to change your chances. 
  • Popular halls that you like, are probably the same halls  a lot of other students like as well. Demand will be high and those halls’ open spaces will go quickly.  Be realistic with your options and have more than one building in mind. 

Current Residents

  • If you are not a resident of the residence hall or apartment you are interested in during the Selection Process, join a group where at least one of the members already lives in your desired building. Current residents receive first choice in their respective building!
  • Make sure that at least one of your group members has a high number of credits earned. The more credits you have earned, the earlier your sign-up time will be. If you are a first year student (rising Sophomore), remember that your chances to get a single in a suite will be lower than other students with more credits.  
  • If you are aiming for an apartment or suite building, those fill up quickly. Make sure to have a plan B!

No. During any of the selection processes, all areas will be available. For the first year selection process, all halls available to incoming students will be visible. For the apartment selection process, both apartment complexes, Gables and Woodside, will be visible. And, for the residence hall selection, all halls available to upper-class students will be visible. 

Room selection works very similarly to your class selection process. At your specific timeslot, you login to the housing application and you get to choose from whatever room spaces are available at that time. There is a possibility that the space or hall you wanted might not be available.

If you think that you may need to stay on-campus during the Thanksgiving, Winter or Spring Breaks next year, you must choose a room in a Vacation Housing Hall.  Here is a complete list of those halls.

Call Housing at (603) 862-2120, or email housing.office@unh.edu.

Please send an email to housing.office@unh.edu.  Be sure to give us up to three (3) different room types and/or building locations.  Also include a cellphone number so we can stay in touch!  We work with students on the "wishlists" over the remainder of the semester and throughout the summer to get them into more desired spaces.

Call Housing right away at (603) 862-2120 or email housing.office@unh.edu. The assignments team will et you know what options may be available.