How to Become a Resident Senator

Fall 2021 Elections

The Fall 2021 elections will be held September 13-16 to fill Senator positions in all Residence Halls on campus.

Senator Responsibilities

Being a Student Senator means fighting for student rights and interests. As a Student Senator, you will be at the table for important campus decisions with administrators, state and local officials, and other prominent leaders in the UNH community.

Student Senators are amongst the most involved students at UNH. The responsibilities of a resident Student Senator are:

  • Attending Senate Orientation Sunday, September 19, 2021
  • Reporting to your Hall Council's weekly meeting
  • Attending a weekly meeting of one Student Senate Council of your choice
  • Performing 4 office hours per work in the Student Government Complex in the MUB, up to 2 of which can be fulfilled at a Student Organization meeting elsewhere in the MUB. 
  • Representing your Hall at weekly Student Senate meetings, Sundays at 6.00pm in Hamilton Smith Hall


If you have any questions about Student Senator responsibilities, please contact the Executive Officer at


"I came into Student Senate wanting to make a difference, but I didn't anticipate the difference it would make in my life. Not only did Student Senate allow me to feel accomplished in my community, it also let me find friendships that have become the cornerstone of my college experience."

- Audrey Getman, Non-Resident Student Senator, Class of 2019


Campaign Policies

To run as a Student Senator, you must abide by the following:

Unless otherwise noted by your Hall Director, you may do all of the following to campaign:

  • Hang up posters in your residence hall
  • Knock on your neighbor's door to ask them to vote for you
  • Encourage your peers during hall socials to vote for you while the ballot is open

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