Reserved Housing Assignments

Reserved housing means that, while we guarantee we have a space for you, we do not have your exact room assigned yet. UNH has a policy of housing all first year students who request to live on campus, so don’t worry – we have room for you! Cancellations come in on a continual basis and we will make room assignments for those in reserved housing as quickly as possible.

Reserved housing doesn’t mean you did anything wrong. Rooms are assigned by an automated assignment process which places all first year students who have submitted their application by the deadline. The process incorporates thousands of students and their individual preferences. Each year, there are students left in the pool after the first round of assignments are made – those students become the reserved housing group (that’s you). You didn’t do anything to land you here – it just happened. We know that you are anxiously awaiting your assignment, so we will work hard to get your assignment information out to you as soon as possible!

No – you are not alone! Each year, we have succeeded in assigning reserved housing students to rooms and this year will be no exception. You will have an assignment prior to moving in so that you will still have time to connect with your roommate and move in to your new space along with everyone else.

While changes happen constantly as cancellations are received, we try to incorporate your preferences so there is no way for us to predict when we will be able to assign you to a room. You could receive a housing assignment tomorrow or it could be a few weeks. All assignments will be made prior to your arrival to campus.

When you are assigned to a room, we will send an email to your student UNH email account with the assignment. The email will give you the information you need to learn about your room assignment and roommate, if applicable.

Actually, many past students in reserved housing ended up being assigned to some of our most sought after halls! Please feel free to submit any additional preferences via email at or call our Call Center at (603)862-2120.

If you have further questions about reserved housing, please feel free to contact us via email at or call our Housing Call Center at (603) 862-2120. We would be happy to answer your questions!