First Year Application

First Year Application
Become the Roar

This is your first step to complete the application!

Read thoroughly for next steps. 

Once you complete your application, do not forget to come back and select a room. So, to get started:

  • Visit your Housing Portal by clicking “Apply Now!” at the end of the page
  • Login using your UNH Credentials
  • Select "Housing Application" on the blue menu bar
  • Select the Academic Year Term that applies to you & select "Continue"
  • Complete all the steps of the application and submit!

When you complete your application, it will remain open to you for edits until the self-selection process begins! Complete the  first step of your application before the deadline on May 1st. Remember, first-year students are always guaranteed housing. 

Don't forget:

Pay Enrollment-Housing/Dining Deposit

Before you start, check out the video below!


This is a step-by-step guide to complete your application!


Learn how to search for and add roommates!




Make sure to plan ahead!

  • Spend time learning about our wide range of communities so you have more than one preference in mind when going into the Self-Selection Process. Having more options will save you time and stress. Have a Plan B and C!

  • Remember there is no "best residence hall" on-campus, all halls are different and have unique and special things to offer. Every community has a high satisfaction rate and most of our students return to campus after their first-year! 

  • Please keep in mind, suite spaces and single rooms are limited for first year students.

  • If after selecting your space on-campus you decide you want a different option, you can always reach out to Housing at and we will help you out. Changes happen all summer!

Looking to meet roommates? Learn about our "Suggested Roommates" feature on the application. You can meet other first year students there. Find a step-by-step guide here or watch the video above. 


Watch how you will select a room on your designated timeslot!