Summer Housing

We offer two types of on-campus housing programs in the summer.

  • Summer Housing: For UNH students taking classes or have a University-related, approved reason to live on campus
  • Summer Internship Housing: For any individual (18+ years of age) participating in an educational internship program

Summer Housing

Congreve Hall

Summer housing is provided in Congreve Hall, in both single and double occupancy rooms, for undergraduate students. Congreve Hall is air-conditioned. Space is limited and students taking classes will be prioritized.

Babcock Hall offers summer housing for graduate students and current Babcock residents who are 21 or older.

All students who are approved to live in on-campus summer housing will be expected to continue to adhere with UNH's Student Rights, Rules, and Responsibilities. All policy expectations and details will be shared with our summer occupants as they become known. If you have any questions, please call (603) 862-2120 or email the Housing Office at

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for summer housing, UNH students must meet at least one of the criteria listed below. Course schedule information or confirmation from sponsoring department will need to be provided at the time of your application.

  • Students taking summer courses at UNH (in-person and/or remote)
  • Students doing research or work with a campus department
  • Student athletes required to stay on campus for training
  • Students who otherwise have approved business at the University

Students who need on-campus housing for the summer, whose circumstances fall outside of the above listed approved reasons, will be accepted only by exception at the discretion of UNH Housing. To make a request, file your application under the "other" category and explain the details of your situation.

Move-In Information

  •  You will receive information via email about your transition. If you live on-campus, please keep in mind that you will be allowed to stay in your Spring assignment, even after halls close, if your summer assignment is not ready.


Room Type Rate
Air-Conditioned Congreve Hall Single $38 per night
Air-Conditioned Congreve Hall  Double $35 per night
Babcock Hall Single $35 per night

Dining & Meal Plan Information

Students residing in Congreve Hall during summer housing are required to have a meal plan, regardless of length of stay. Babcock Hall summer residents are not required to have a meal plan. 

Length of Stay <15 days 15-35 days 36-56 days >56 days
Swipe Plan 25 50 75 100
Summer Rate $268 $511 $731 $926

Additional information about meal plans is available on the UNH Dining website.




You've landed the internship, let us take care of the rest!

Stay at the beautiful University of New Hampshire campus while you are completing your local summer internship. The UNH campus offers affordable summer housing where you will enjoy single rooms in Handler Hall, comfortably furnished, and complete with air-conditioning and Wi-Fi. We are located just minutes from Portsmouth and only an hour from Boston.  Dover, Rochester, and other seacoast towns are also close by. It's an easy commute from our campus to the beaches, White Mountains and Lakes. During your stay, you can even catch the train from the UNH Dairy Bar and travel from Brunswick, Maine to Boston, Massachusetts and beyond!


Summer housing will be available on a first-come, first-served basis from May 22nd, 2023 to August 6th, 2023. Requests to stay beyond August 6th, will be evaluated case-by-case. 

  • Individuals must be 18-years or older and enrolled in an educational internship program
  • Proof of internship verification must be provided by employer


  • Single occupancy room in Handler Hall, fully furnished with air conditioning and shared gender neutral bathrooms
    • If you want to be considered for a double occupancy room, please state so in your registration
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • TV Streaming Services
  • Parking on campus
  • Access to the Hamel Recreation Center (fitness facilities), outdoor pool and Mendums Pond

*For those interested in summer dining options while on campus, find out more information here


Participants can expect a flat rate for 10 weeks of on-campus housing dependent on internship for credit versus non-credit. If individuals' arrival and departure dates allow, one to two weeks of additional housing may be available for an additional $300 per week. 

  • Internship for credit - $3,050
  • Internship for non-credit - $3,310

During the registration process, the applicants will be able to select from a number of add-ons, including linen packages and meal plans, at an additional cost. 


  • Full payment in advance will be required
  • All summer interns will be responsible for understanding and abiding by the Housing and Campus policies as listed in our Students Rights Rules & Responsibilities and the Room & Board Agreement. Policy violations may result in loss of housing privileges without refund, and notification to your internship program about misconduct.
  • During the registration process, please be prepared to upload the following documents:
    1. A written internship employment offer or written verification from your employer to confirm the internship.
    2. A confirmation letter from a higher education institution stating that you are a current and active student.
    (Example: a letter from the housing department, registrar or a transcript of upcoming classes).

Frequently Asked Questions

To qualify, you must be a current undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited university, who is holding an internship in the NH Seacoast area. Spaces in Internship Housing are reserved for non-UNH students. UNH students who need on-campus housing for the summer can check eligibility and apply via Summer Housing.

Most summer interns staying with us are working from approximately May 22 to early August. Detailed information about move-in will be provided to each intern after applications are processed.

Thank you for asking! Here is a list of prohibited items that we ask you to leave at home.

Yes, each room is fully furnished with a twin XL bed, dresser, desk with chair, and closet space.

Yes! The Hamel Recreation Center, housing our fitness center, is conveniently located in the heart of campus. Campus Recreation provides programs and facilities to support an active lifestyle. For information about Group Exercise classes, Outdoor Pool, Mendums Pond, and hours of operation visit

Yes, the policy is that a guest may stay up to 2 nights in any 7 day period.

Yes! UNH offers convenient parking for summer interns who have a vehicle, and it is included in the cost of your stay with us. 

All utilities are provided and included in the rate. 

Yes, the building external doors are locked 24/7 and the only people with access will be registered residents, hall staff, and campus personnel with an approved reason. You will be provided an access card which you may use to come and go from the hall as you please. Your individual room door is key entry and you will be issued a key at move-in.

Yes, the UNH campus has our very own Amtrak train station! Bus routes serving the campus and visiting local towns such as Dover and Portsmouth will also be running on a fixed schedule during the summer.

Each building is staffed with a live-on professional staff and several peer leaders available at all times if you should need somebody.

Inform a hall staff or the Housing Department, ASAP. If there is a maintenance emergency, please call (603) 862-1437.

Linen packet options are available through the registration process for an additional cost.

Yes, you are responsible for payment of your room from your check-in date to your check-out date, regardless of how often you use the space.

You will contact 911 immediately or visit the nearest hospital.

Yes, Wi-Fi is included, you will be able to easily access the UNH public Wi-Fi network. Find out general instructions here

During business hours, you will contact or visit the Housing Department (10 Academic Way). Outside of business hours, you will call (603) 862-2120 to be redirected to campus security and somebody will provide a let-in to you. The first let-in is free but there is a $25 fee for each additional let-in. Contact information for lock-outs will be posted in your hall.

You will leave your keys and access card in a check-out envelope in the key box in the lobby, or turn them in directly to Hall Staff upon your departure. 

Yes. Persons of legal drinking age (21+) may have one open container of alcohol at any given time in their room. Alcohol is not permitted in any of the common areas.

Smoking of any kind is not permitted anywhere on campus, this includes:

  • Tobacco products
  • Marijuana
  • E-Cigarettes and or vape products

Yes! You will be able to add a meal swipe plan during the registration process. Our award-winning Holloway Commons dining hall will be open during the summer for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We also have retail locations open which will serve food, such as the Dairy Bar, or you may purchase “cats cache” or “dining dollars” which are funds placed on your ID card and may be used towards food at locations both on and off-campus. Interns interested in purchasing or adding additional swipe once you are on-campus, can do so by visiting Campus Services

Room assignments can only be changed if space permits, please contact Hall Staff or the Housing Office for more information.

Yes! Our residence halls are equipped with a common kitchen. Kitchen users must clean up after themselves and properly dispose of/recycle all personal items.

No. However, you are welcome to bring your own mini-fridge and use it during your stay with us. We do not provide mini-fridge rentals during the summer months.

Maybe! We may offer double occupancy rooms, but our default room option for all interns will be a private single room. Double room assignments are not guaranteed and we will only seek to accommodate such requests if you have a specific roommate in mind from your program, and you two mutually request each other as roommates.  Housing will not consider double room requests if there is not a mutual roommate request. If you desire a double room, you and your intended roommate may indicate that by emailing directly.

Being assigned to a double occupancy space does not automatically result in a reduced rate for your stay. 

Yes! All bathrooms are gender neutral in Handler Hall for the summer. Your hall is also equipped with single-use lockable restrooms on the 2nd and 4th floor (Bathrooms 252T and 452T). 

Yes! You will receive a Granite Square Station (GSS) mailbox number via email. GSS is located in the Memorial Union Building.