Alexander Hall

Alexander Hall
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.

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1 Commons Way
Durham, NH 03824
United States

Hall Theme

  • College of Liberal Arts (RLC)
  • First Year Students Only
  • Gender Inclusive Community

 

Hall Director

Meet Hall Director Madison Maynard

Room Type Academic Year Rate Per Year
Single Room 2022-2023 $8,894
Double Room 2022-2023 $7,932

  • Fireplace
  • Inside bike storage
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Room
  • Lounges
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Bunkable Beds
  • Loftable Beds

College of Liberal Arts (RLC)

This learning community, housed on the second floor of Alexander Hall, is available to all first-year students in the College of Liberal Arts (COLA) including those who have chosen a COLA major and students who are joining as undeclared COLA students.  This RLC will provide individualized academic and career support that includes programming and resources to help students build community during the transition from high school to UNH and COLA.  Being involved in this residential 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 if undeclared, how to focus in on a major of interest, in regular programming and events.  The Alexander staff work closely with the COLA Dean’s office, the COLA academic advisor group, and junior and senior COLA students on these programming efforts, and they often hold events within the hall!

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, may choose to share a room with someone of any gender identity that is most comfortable and appropriate to their own identity. All LGBTQIA+ students and allies, committed to creating a safe and affirming living environment, are welcomed and encouraged to select this community.      

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.

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