Justin Kennedy

Justin Kennedy
Hall Director
Phone: (603) 862-2268
Office: Residential Life, Hitchcock Hall Rm 13A, Durham, NH 03824


  • B.A., Sociology and History, Gordon College
  • M. Ed., Higher Education Administration: Student Affairs Administration, University at Buffalo.

About Me


Why did you choose to become a hall director?
I view myself as an educator and I am passionate about supporting students’ learning and growth outside of the classroom. I love having conversations with students about their passions and future aspirations and connecting them to resources on campus that can help them be their best. I love my job because I help cultivate a community that connects students from different walks of life. I also laugh a lot in this job, which I am told is quite healthy.

Why did you choose to work for Res Life at the University of New Hampshire?
The people at UNH at what impressed me the most. Everyone I have met has a true passion for serving and supporting students. There is a strong sense of community at UNH; in the residence halls, amongst staff, and across departments on campus. Residential Life at UNH is also well known for advocating for social justice and the environment, both of which are important values for me. I also love the outdoors and there are a ton of outdoor gems at NH and within a short drive of campus.

What advice would you give to students?
College is an amazing experience and it is your adventure to choose. Get involved, find your niche, and pursue your passions. Don’t be afraid to fail and learn from your mistakes. I highly recommend studying abroad as you will learn about yourself and the culture you come from. Most of all, be yourself and celebrate the opportunities you have to engage with people from all walks of life in college.