Residence Hall Selection Process

The Residence Hall Selection Process for 2022-2023 will begin around early February.

Come back later for more information!  

FAQ

You can log back in to the housing application and view your sign-up time 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. 

Once you commit to housing (by selecting a space in the housing application), you are bound to the terms of the Room and Board Agreement. You can, of course, terminate your housing application before you select a space.  Just remember, you are subject to the terms of the cancellation charge schedule if you cancel your housing once selected.

We think it's important you know this. That's why we highlight the information within your application before you commit. Make sure to read the information thoroughly! 

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

Remember, the earlier in the sign-up period you are able to select a space, the more choices you will have, but don't panic, there are always enough spaces to choose from during the online sign-up.

No. Sign-up times are randomly generated and randomly assigned based on the amount of credits earned.

Room selection works very similarly to your class selection process. At your specific sign-up 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.

Since sign-up times are based on the amount of credits earned, people with higher credits will select their room spaces first. Highly desirable halls and room types fill quickly.  It can be hard for a first year group of students to get a suite building (without being pulled in by current residents), although it happens! We often suggest that the best way to get a space in your desired hall is by being pulled in by current residents who are looking to fill their suites.

Another important tip is to have multiple backup plans. If you don't get the space you really want, what's your backup? It's important to think in advance so you aren't scurrying to create a plan at the last minute. Save yourself from the stress!

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.

Yes. You make a group, and you’ll be a group of one!

It depends.

  • The transfer student must be 100% accepted and committed through the Admissions Office in order to be eligible to participate. If they're not sure, have the transfer student call Admissions. If they are accepted then they can fill up an housing application on our portal
  • If the student living off-campus is an active student, they should have no trouble re-applying through our portal and joining the group. If they run into trouble, have them call Housing at (603) 862-2120 so we can help troubleshoot. Pulled-In students cannot participate as a "group of one" and select a single room in a hall. They can only be pulled into a group.

Students seeking other students to live with next year should use social media resources (Facebook, Instagram, etc) to find potential roommates. Any student who does not have roommate(s) in mind to live with may participate in the "Random Roommate" process from March 12 - March 16 and partially fill an available room.

Call Housing right away at (603) 862-2120. We are open between 8:00AM and 4:30PM. 

The group captain can disband the group, or transfer captainship, by revisiting that step of the housing application. An individual can remove themselves from the group also by revisiting the application. A new group can then be made. The group captain must "verify" the group once it's set - that's an important step prior to being able to participate in room selection.

NOTE: Any time a change is made to the group, the captain must re-verify.

No deposit is required in order to select a space. Instead, you'll be agreeing to a cancellation fee on your application. When you select a space, you are committing to live in on-campus housing for the academic year. If you cancel your assignment and choose not to live on-campus, you will be subject to the cancellation charge fee in the Room and Board Agreement

  • The In-Hall Process is when current residence hall students get to sign-up for the hall they currently live in. 
  • The Between-Hall Process is when current residence hall students get to sign up for a different hall. 

No. If you select a room during the In-Hall Process, you will no longer have a sign-up time for the Between-Hall Process. If you make a mistake and select at in-hall, you'll have to call Housing at (603) 862-2121 and we can reset you or your group for a different space on-campus.

If you think for any reason 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, or email Jody Duval directly at Jody.Duval@unh.edu.