Returners' Sign Up


Residence Hall Housing Sign-Up

Current residents who want to return to our residence halls for 2021-2022 must participate in a  2021-2022 Housing Sign-Up process.

Screen Shot of Initial Housing Selection Process Page

Steps to Take

  • Complete a 2020-2021 housing application. All students who want to return to on-campus apartment or residence halls must complete a housing application.
  • Form your housing group. All housing selections are made as a group. If you are looking for a Single, you must create a group of "1".
  • Select your Group's space.  Only Group Leaders can enter their group's space at the housing sign-up time-slot.  
    View a Sneak Peek of housing selection screens.

Want to Move to an On-Campus Apartment?

Students who currently live at Gables or Woodside and residence hall students who would like to move there, participate in the Call Dibs Apartment Sign-Up process.

Important Housing Dates

Housing Application (online in the Housing Portal)

January 25 - Feb 25:  Housing Application opens 8:00am, Jan 25 and closes February 25 at 4:30pm.  

  • You must complete a Housing Application and form a Housing group in order to select a space.
  • If you are a current apartment resident, please complete the Housing Application by Feb 18 so you can participate in the Call Dibs Apartment Resident Selection  process. 

Call Dibs Apartment Selection Process (online in the Housing Portal)

February 18:  Apartment Returners must complete their application by this date so they can participate in their exclusive Call Dibs selection process.

February 19:  Apartment Returners get their sign-up timeslots (in the 2021-2022 Housing Application in the Housing Portal)

February 23:  Full Group Apartment Returners select their space (timeslots needed)

February 24-25:  Full Apartment Groups select their space (no timeslot required)

February 26:  Residence Hall Students get their timeslots for their Call Dibs Apartment Sign-Up (in the 2021-2022 Housing Application in the Housing Portal)

March 2:  Residence Hall student groups select their on-campus apartment space

March 3:  Partial Residence Hall student groups who wanted an apartment are assigned by Housing personnel



Residence Hall Selection Process (online in the Housing Portal)

March 3:  Residence Hall Students get their In-Hall timeslots (found in the 2021-2022 Housing Application in the Housing Portal)

March 4:  In-Hall room selection process

March 5:  Residence Hall Students receive their Between-Hall timeslots (found in the 2021-2022 Housing Application in the Housing Portal)

March 9:  Between-Hall Room Selection Process (suites)

March 10:  Between-Hall Room Selection Process (traditional)

March 12-16:  Between-Hall Room Selection Process for random roommate assignments.   Any student who has not yet chosen a space on March 4 (In-Hall Process)  or March 9 & 10 (Between-Hall Process), can log back in beginning on March 12 and can select a space from available rooms across campus. This process is first-come first-served and is open until 11:59pm on March 16.

What You Need to Know

  • Congreve Hall typically fills quickly with seniors and juniors during the In-Hall and Between Hall process.
  • Popular halls that you like, are probably the popular halls that a lot of other students like as well (think Congreve, Handler, Peterson, Mills); demand will be high and those halls’ open spaces will go quickly.  Be realistic, chances are first year students aren’t going to get a double in Congreve or Handler or a four-person suite in Mills.
  • Most of the time, the large suites in Mills Hall are taken during their In-Hall process.  Same goes for Handler Hall’s large suites.
  • The one sure way to get into Mills Hall as a rising first-year student, is to be pulled in by a student who already lives there.
  • Groups must fill both sides of a suite!
  • If you are looking for people to fill a group, try the UNH Class of 20XX on Facebook.


What to Expect - Sneak Peek of Housing Sign-Up Screens

When a group leader enters the the 2021-2022 Housing Application in the Housing Portal they will be dropped into the selection process landing page.   Important Note:  only the group leader can enter the actual selection process.  We've created a "What-to-Expect" guide on the steps to take to assign their group.  If you'd like to see what that process will look like and what actions are required, VIEW IT HERE


You can log back in to the housing application and view your sign-up time for upcoming processes. Your sign up time is issued based on current credits. The more credits you have, the earlier your sign up time. The group sign-up time is based on the group captain's sign-up time. If someone in your group has a better sign-up time, you can reassign the group leadership role to them. They will then takeover responsibilities for leading the group and selecting the space for the group. NOTE: If your group does not participate in the in-hall room selection on Mar 4, the group will be issued a new sign-up time for the between-hall process. 

Once you commit to housing (by selecting a space for Fall 2021 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 clearly before you commit.

Remember that you can pick a space anytime during your sign-up time, from whenever your sign-up time slot opens until whenever the sign-up period ends on that day. Or if you are unavailable during the the entry period, perhaps you could transfer the group leadership to another one of your group members who would be available during early in the sign-up period. Of course, 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 on-line sign-up.

No, doesn't work that way. Sign-up times are randomly generated and randomly assigned based on the amount of credits earned. If you will be participating in the In-Hall room selection process, you can login on March 3 and view your sign-up time. Sign-up times for the Between Hall Process will be available after March 5.

Simply put, no. Room selection works very similarly to the concept of your class selection process. At your specific sign-up time, you login online to the housing application and you get to choose from whatever room spaces are available at that time. Since sign-up times are based on the amount of credits earned, it makes sense that persons with higher credits will select their room spaces first. So that means that highly desirable halls such as Mills, Handler and Peterson fill quickly.  It's clear that the chances of a first year group of students getting a space in Mills Hall (without being pulled in by current residents) is fairly slim, although it can happen! We often suggest the best way to get a space in Mills Hall is to be 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 so important to think in advance so you aren't scurrying and trying to slap a plan together at the last minute...too much stress, not enough smiles.

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

Sign up times are directly related to the amount of credits you have earned as of the end of January. A student with more credits will have a better sign up time. Students with the same number of credits are then randomized for times. To optimize your group's sign-up time, please ensure the Group Captainship is assigned to the person with the "best" sign-up time.

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 the student being "pulled in" is active, they should have no trouble re-applying and joining the group. If they run into trouble, have them call Housing so we can help troubleshoot. Pulled-In students CANNOT participate as a "group of one" and select a single room. 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.

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 that step of the application. A new group can then be made to suit everybody's needs. 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 2021-2022 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. 

Nope, sorry. If you select a room in-hall, 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 and we can reset you/your group.

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, or email Jody Duval directly at