Incoming Students

Incoming Students
First Year Students on Move-In

Living on campus offers an opportunity to seek out new experiences while feeling comfortable in your new home away from home.

Welcome to #WildcatCountry

The First Year Application is closed for 2022-2023 Academic Year!

We are so happy to have you! Your first step is to complete the Housing and Dining Application. The steps have been broken into three parts. So, to get started:

  • Complete the application by the deadline of May 1st
  • Students will receive timeslots. During this timeslot, students will be able to self-select a room.
  • Select a space on one of our numerous residence halls on your designated time.

If you complete the application by May 1st, it will remain open to you for edits until the self-selection process begins mid-June. Remember, first-year students are always guaranteed housing!

Want to learn more?

Read the step-by-step guide before applying 

Don't forget:

Pay Enrollment-Housing/Dining Deposit

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Life on Campus

Living in one of our residence halls will provide you with a chance to grow as a person while being supported by our professional live-in Residence Hall Director staff and undergraduate Resident Assistants. Our residential experience is designed to provide fun and engaging activities, opportunities to meet new people and offer resources as you find your way on campus.


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Learn about New Student Programs!

Are you looking for information about orientation? Do you want to know what resources are offered to incoming students? New Student Programs hosts the first year and transfer student orientation and provides transition programs for new students and their families! On their page, you will find orientation dates, information on Wildcat Days,  overviews on Early Arrival Programs and much more!

If you have any questions, reach out to




What to Bring

When you arrive at UNH, your room will be furnished with: 

  • Twin bed with 36x80" mattress (twin XL)
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Closet space
  • Window blinds
  • Bed guard rail (installation guide
  • Some halls have bunkable or loftable beds

You will be responsible for these items for the length of your stay.

Room needs/Kitchen/Storage

  • Cleaning supplies/dish soap
  • Disinfectant wipes and spray
  • Bowl/Plate/Mug/Silverware
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Dry erase board for door
  • Tissues
  • Fan
  • Trash can (Recycling Bin provided in room)

Laundry/Clothes Supplies

  • Laundry bag or basket
  • Laundry detergent/dryer balls
  • Clothes hangers
  • 3 cloth face coverings (minimum)


  • Small first aid kit
  • Flip flops/shower shoes
  • Shower caddy
  • Personal Toiletries
  • Thermometer

Linens Supplies

  • Sheets (XL Twin)/pillowcases
  • Towels/body/hand/face
  • Pillows
  • Blankets/comforter (XL Twin)


  • Smart strip surge protector
  • Cellphone/chargers
  • Computer/supporting cables
  • Electronic/USB storage
  • Portable charger/Power bank

Room needs/Kitchen/Storage

  • Mini tool kit
  • Can opener
  • Area rug
  • Small refrigerator*
  • Microwave*
  • Bike*

Laundry/Clothes Supplies

  • Drying rack
  • Fabric softener and stain remover
  • Iron and Ironing board
  • Mini sewing kit
  • Lint brush

Linens Supplies

  • Mattress pad


  • Portable speakers
  • Extension cords
  • Headphones
  • Camera
  • TV

*Microwaves rated with a power output of 800 watts or less, either a stand-alone unit or a part of a microwave-refrigerator combination.

*Refrigerators sized less than 4.5 cubic feet are permitted.  We suggest one refrigerator per two students. Please see the Room and Board Agreement for more information.

*Bikes – Some halls, but not all, have indoor bike rooms to lock up bikes. All halls have outdoor bike racks. 

  • Toaster oven
  • Electric blanket
  • Hot plates
  • Air condition units
  • Items non-recognized to a UL standard by a nationally recognized testing laboratory
  • Halogen lamps
  • Candles/incense
  • Pets-except non-dangerous fish in a 10 gallon or less tank
  • Firearms/weapons including airsoft guns
  • For more information about prohibited items check out the Room & Board Agreement


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