Alexander Hall

Alexander Hall
UNH Alexander Hall

Alexander Hall is a vibrant and friendly community housing only first-year students. It is centrally located on campus and shares an outdoor quad area with several other residence halls.  Alexander has two main lounges where students hang out, one for fun and recreation and the other for studying. Students love Alexander's small and close-knit community atmosphere. They find adjusting to college and making friendly connections easier in this first-year only hall.

The first floor of Alexander Hall offers Gender Inclusive Housing and a gender inclusive restroom. Gender Inclusive Housing offers incoming first year students the ability to share a room with someone of a different biological sex, gender, or gender identity, if doing so is comfortable and appropriate to their own identity. Learn more about Gender Inclusive Housing here.

Getting Here

Alexander Commons Way
Durham, NH 03824
United States

Hall Theme

  • Alexander ACCOLADES
  • First Year Students Only
  • Gender Inclusive Community


Hall Director

Meet Hall Director Madison Maynard


ACCOLADES is a community housed on the second of Alexander Hall, consisting of mostly College of Liberal Arts (COLA) undeclared first-year students. The RLC was developed to reach students that are undecided in their choice of major so that they can find community with others that are also undeclared and in search of their academic and career path. Being involved in this community is a great way for first-year students to feel connected and to find friends within their classes and their residence hall.

The Alexander staff works to incorporate academics, study skills, time management tips, information on how to select classes and build a schedule, and how to focus in on a major of interest, in their weekly programming and events. The staff works closely with the dean of the college, Dean Michele Dillon, COLA advisors, and upperclass COLA students on these programming efforts, and they often attend events within the hall! The Dean's office has even provided free tickets to events on campus, books, and goody bags during final exams week!

First Year Students Only

Residence halls with all first-year communities have an environment that is supportive and safe for first-year students transitioning into college. Everyone is going through similar struggles, asking similar questions and our staff is available to build community, connect them to campus resources, and help them make the most of their first year of college! Many of these students are taking similar classes as well. Living here gives students the convenience of forming study groups, meeting lots of first-year students, and attending many community building events and hall discussions geared to their specific needs as new wildcats!

Gender Inclusive Community

Incoming first-year students, as well as current undergraduate students, may choose to share a room with someone of any gender identity that is most comfortable and appropriate to their own identity.

Room Type Academic Year Rate Per Year
Single Room 2021-2022 $8,676
Double Room 2021-2022 $7,738
Single Room (Vacation Housing) 2021-2022 $8,776
Double Room (Vacation Housing) 2021-2022  $7,836

Building Floor Plans

October, 1951

Dedicated 20 October 1951. Named in honor of Norman Alexander, Professor, Department Head of Government, Dean of Men 1929 – 1944. He arrived in 1923 and was a valued university member until 1948.

  • front of Alexander Hall

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    Join the outgoing community of first year students in Alexander Hall!


  • Alexander virtual paint night

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    Join the outgoing community of first year students in Alexander Hall!

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    Join the outgoing community of first year students in Alexander Hall!