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Return to UNH Housing for 2018-2019!

Returning to on-campus housing for the 2018-2019 academic year is S-I-M-P-L-E and begins on February 1.  We've outlined the few quick steps in takes, plus we have a great question and answer section, some video help (coming soon), and, of course, we can answer any questions you have on Facebook, Twitter, Insta, or by email/phone.  But first begin by perusing this web page for the essential elements of returning to on-campus housing for the Fall 2018 academic year.



Complete Re-Application

The Housing Re-Application opens Thursday, February 1 at 8:00am. 

If you are a current resident and wish to return to on-campus housing for the 2018-2019academic year, re-apply beginning on Thursday, February 1 at 8:00am!  The re-application window is Feb 1 - 22.  This is a strict window/deadline.  You MUST complete your housing re-application before 4:30pm on Thursday, February 22!


Go Form a Group

As you complete the reapplication or at some later time ( but before you select a space) you must form and verify your Housing Group. Your Housing Group may be as simple as a group of 1 (going for a single room), or a group of 7 or 8 (trying for a large suite in Mills Hall). All group actions and sign-up processes take place within the Housing Reapplication.

Most students have no issues with this step - as digital natives this step comes natural to you!  BUT, if you "get stuck" or have questions, we have a great FAQ section or you can pop us a question on social media or email.  We're here to answer any concerns or questions you have.

If you are staying in your same residence hall (even if you are staying in your same room), you will select your space on Thursday, March 1 during on online room selection process.

If you are moving to a different hall, the online room selection process will take place on Wednesday, March 7 or March 8.

  • On March 7 rooms available will be suites, triples, built-up triples, and quads.  
  • On March 8 rooms available will be singles, doubles and any rooms left over from March 7
  • On March 9 - 11, pick a room with a random roommate assignment.


  • You must fill all beds in a suite to successfully assign your group.

  • Selecting a space during one of the sign-up nights is the only way to guarantee yourself on-campus housing for the 2018-2019 year. Please be sure to participate if you would like to live on-campus next year! Students are welcome to complete "wish list" requests at the Housing Office beginning on Monday March 19 if they would like to seek a reassignment.

NEW! Get a "Random Roommate"

Don’t have friends in mind to live with next year? No problem. You will have an opportunity to get a random roommate by partially filling a space in an available room.

Any student who has re-applied for housing who did not select a space on March 1, 7, or 8, can log back in to their application beginning at 10am on March 9, and can view available spaces across campus. Students will be able to partially fill any available space and get a random roommate through this process.

This “Random Roommate” process is open from 10am on Friday, March 9 through 8am on Monday, March 12. This is the last timeframe to select a residence hall space for 2018-2019, so be sure to take part in order to guarantee yourself on-campus housing!


NEW! Gender Inclusive Housing

UNH Housing recognizes that same-sex room assignments may not be comfortable or appropriate for all students. Students of any gender identity will be able to self-assign themselves together in gender inclusive spaces on Devine Hall 3rd floor. This floor offers a variety of room types and a gender inclusive bathroom. If you're looking for a Gender Inclusive Housing experience - select your space on the 3rd floor of Devine Hall during room selection! For more information about GIH,  visit:


February 1-22 – online housing reapplication is open. You must reapply in order to be eligible to partake in room selection.
March 1 – In-Hall room selection day. Groups/individuals select a room in their current hall on this day.
March 7 – Between-hall room selection day. Groups/individuals select a room in a different hall on this day. This night focuses on suites, quads, and triples.
March 8 – Between-hall room selection day – focuses on any leftover suites but now will include doubles and singles.
March 9-March 12 - "Random Roommate" process. You may partially fill an available room.
A: After re-application closes at 4:30pm on February 22, you can log back in to the application and view your sign-up time. Sign up times are issued based on current credits. The more credits you have, the earlier your sign up time. The group sign-up time is based on the group captain's sign-up time. If someone in your group has a better sign-up time, you can reassign the group leadership role to them. He/She will then takeover responsibilities for leading the group and selecting the space for the group.NOTE: If your group does not participate in the in-hall room selection on March 1, the group will be issued a new sign-up time for the between-hall process. Log back in after March 1 to see the new sign-up time.
A: Remember that you can pick a space anytime during your sign-up time, from whenever your sign-up time slot opens until whenever the sign-up period ends on that day. Or if you are unavailable during the the entry period, perhaps you could transfer the group leadership to another one of your group members who would be available during early in the sign-up period. Of course, the earlier in the sign-up period you are able to select a space, the more choices you will have, but don't panic, there are always enough spaces to choose from during the on-line sign-up.
A: No, doesn't work that way. Sign-up times are randomly generated and randomly assigned based on the amount of credits earned. On Feb 22, In-Hall sign-up time will be available. If you will be participating in the in-hall room selection process, you can login on Feb 22 and view your sign-up time. Sign-up times for the Between Hall Process will be available after March 1st.
A: Simply put, no. Room selection works very similarly to the concept of your class selection process. At your specific sign-up time, you login online to the housing application and you get to choose from whatever room spaces remain available at that time. Since sign-up times are based on the amount of credits earned, it makes sense that persons with higher credits will select their room spaces first. Couple that knowledge with the understanding that highly desirable halls such as Mills, Handler and Peterson fill quickly, it's clear that the chances of a first year group of students getting a space in Mills Hall (without being pulled in by current residents) is fairly slim, although it can happen! We often suggest the best way to get a space in Mills Hall is to be pulled in by current residents who are looking to fill their suites. Another important tip is to have multiple backup plans. If you don't get the space you really want, what's your backup? It's so important to think in advance so you aren't scurrying and trying to slap a plan together at the last minute...too much stress, not enough smiles.
A: You can come by our office (10 Academic Way, across from McConnel Hall, behind the bus stop), beginning on March 9 at 8:00am to complete a "Wish List" form. We work with students on the "wish lists" over the remainder of the semester and throughout the summer to get them into spaces they more desire.
A: Sign up times are directly related to the amount of credits you have earned as of the end of January. A student with more credits will have a better sign up time. Students with the same number of credits are then randomized for times. To optimize your group's sign-up time, please ensure the Group Captainship is assigned to the person with the "best" sign-up time.
A: Yes. You make a group and you’ll be a group of one.
A: It depends. The transfer student must be 100% accepted and committed through the Admissions office in order to be eligible to participate. If they're not sure, have the transfer student call Admissions. If the student being pulled in is active, they should have no trouble re-applying and joining the group. If they run into trouble, have them call Housing so we can help troubleshoot. These students can NOT participate as a "group of one" and select a single room. They can only be pulled into a group.
A: Students seeking other students to live with next year should use social media resources to find potential roommates. Any student who does not have roommate(s) in mind to live with may participate in the "Random Roommate" process from March 9 - March 12 and partially fill an available room.
A: The group captain can disband the group, or transfer captainship, by revisiting Step 5 of the housing application. An individual can remove themselves from the group also by revisiting Step 5 of the application. A new group can then be made to suit everybody's needs. The group captain must "verify" the group once it's set - that's an important step prior to being able to participate in room selection. NOTE: ANY time a change is made to the group, the captain must re-verify.
A: No deposit required in order to select a space. Instead, you'll be agreeing to a cancellation fee on your re-application. A cancellation fee will only be applied to your account if you select a space and later cancel.
A: Nope. If you select a room in-hall, you will no longer have a sign-up time for the between-hall process. If you make a mistake and select at in-hall, you'll have to call Housing and we can reset you/your group.
A: If you think for any reason that you may need to stay on-campus during the Thanksgiving, Winter or Spring Breaks next year, choose a room in a building that remains open: * Adams Tower West, Congreve, Fairchild, Hubbard, Devine, Hitchcock, and Randall remain open over Thanksgiving, winter and spring break (additional fees apply). * Scott Hall, Sawyer Hall, and McLaughlin Hall remain open during Thanksgiving and spring breaks only (additional fees apply).

Charge Schedule

REMEMBER - NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED In lieu of a deposit, during your reapplication you will be asked to agree to our cancellation charge terms. A Cancellation Charge will be applied to your student account only if you withdraw your commitment to 2018-2019 on-campus housing. The cancellation charge schedule is outlined below. Full description and terms are contained in the Room and Board Agreement

Full Academic Year Student Request

If released, student financial

By June 1st


By July 1st


By August 15th


By first week of fall classes

25% of fall semester housing fee

By 30 days into fall semester

50% of fall semester housing fee

After 30 days into fall semester

100% of fall semester housing fee

Spring Semester Only Student Request

If released, student financial

By January 1st


By first week of spring classes

25% of spring semester housing fee>

By 30 days into spring semester

50% of spring semester housing fee

After 30 days into spring semester

100% spring semester housing fee