COVID19 Housing Policy
In this challenging time, your health and safety are our highest priorities at UNH. We value each of you and are committed to both your success and your wellbeing. The contagion of COVID-19 is forcing universities across the country to change how we function, and we must do our part to blunt the possible spread of COVID-19 on our campus and in our host communities.
Given the recent announcement by President Dean of continuing only non-face-to-face, remote learning through the end of the Spring 2020 semester, and in light of the White House’s declaration of a national emergency, all university housing will be closing for the duration of the semester. Undergraduate and graduate students should not to return to campus housing after Spring Break.
We will review the circumstances of students who have a demonstrated and compelling need to remain in campus housing through semester’s end. For safety purposes, that small number of approved students will be assigned a room in a designated residence hall on campus.
We soon will contact all of you who were residing in campus residence halls or university-owned apartments on the Durham campus to make arrangements for the removal of your belongings. In the meantime, please do not come to campus. We are currently developing plans for a safe and orderly movement out of housing and will be in touch again soon. We actively encourage you to continue to shelter in place at your off-campus home once you have moved out of Durham housing. We will remain available to you all semester and are here to assist you any way that we can in this challenging time.
More information can be found under the Housing and Residential Life section of the FAQs on the UNH Coronavirus Update on the UNH homepage.