Block Housing - just what is it?
Block Housing is a phase of room selection that allows groups of residents to select a "block" of rooms near each other in select residence halls on-campus. Block Housing is a great way to live with a group of friends! Current first-year students, and groups of students on the apartment waitlist, are especially encouraged to participate. Block Housing groups must consist of at least 6 members. We cannot guarantee being able to accommodate Block Housing groups larger than 12, but we welcome applications and will do our best! Block housing will offer single, double, and triple room spaces. Students not electing to participate in Block Housing will participate in the online room selection process in March if they would like on-campus housing for the 2020-2021 academic year.
Why YOU should consider Block Housing!
You get to ensure you live surrounded by your favorite people next year! While it may be possible for friend groups to select rooms or suites near each other during the regular online room selection process, Block Housing guarantees this happens. Block Housing is a great alternative to apartment-style and suite-style living, allowing groups of friends to live near each other in their desired room types. Because Block Housing assignments happen before the online residence room selection process, Block Housing groups are the first to know their Fall 2020 housing assignment in the residence halls.
Block Housing offers flexible room options that are gender-inclusive. Stoke and Devine Hall (a building in the Upper Quad) offer gender-inclusive restrooms. Students of all gender identities may participate and make roommate requests that best meet their needs as long as those requests are mutual.
How to apply ?
Paper applications are supplied via email to on-campus residents, can be downloaded from this site, and are also available at the Housing Department at 10 Academic Way. Check your email from UNH Housing! Please complete the application in its entirety, providing all information and signatures from each block member, and submit the forms in person to the Housing Department by the stated deadline. The Block Group Captain will then receive a phone call in order to schedule the room selection meeting.
IMPORTANT: All Block Group Members must also file an online Housing Reapplication for 2020-2021 (reapplication window is Feb 1 - 20). This is important because it is how Housing collects a student’s commitment to the Room & Board Agreement, as well as the student’s emergency contact info, meal plan selection, and other data. All students will receive communications from Housing during spring semester about how and where to fill out the simple online housing reapplication.