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 will reopen for 2022-2023 Academic Year!

We are so happy to have you! Your first step is to complete the Housing/Dining Application. So, get started:

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

This application will provide us important information on how best to assign you. If you initially complete your application by the deadline of May 1st, the application remains open to you for edits and changes until June 20th! So feel free to rethink and reconsider your options until you are satisfied with your "Wildcat Country Home Away from Home" preferences. First-year assignment information will be released in early-July.  Don't forget, the enrollment and housing/dining deposit is due by May 1, 2021. The assignment is viewable on the Housing Portal in the “Housing Application” on the “Summary Page.” 

View My Assignment

Pay Enrollment-Housing/Dining Deposit

Frequently Asked Questions for 1st Year Sign-Up


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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
  • 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

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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    Getting Involved

    There are many ways to get involved in the UNH community! Compete in floor wars,  participate in UNH's intramural sports, or join Hall Council!


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    Communities and Themes

    Learn about the different academic and themed communities across campus! Whether you are interested in eGaming, outdoor activities, sports, making international connections or meeting students from your field, there is a community for you. 

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    Living With A Roommate

    Moving into your first residence hall is an exciting time, but it can also be a time of new adjustments as you navigate living with a roommate.  Here are some tips to help you navigate these changes!

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    Coming Out On Campus

    Transition to life at the University can sometimes feel a bit scary. We've compiled questions and answers for LGBTQ+ students about on-campus housing at UNH. 

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    Furniture Dimensions

    All residential spaces on-campus are fully furnished. Find out the general dimensions of furniture and which halls have loftable beds.