The students, faculty, and staff of the University of New Hampshire would like to invite you to experience the excitement of the annual Undergraduate Research Conference (URC), a celebration of academic excellence in undergraduate research. At the spring symposium each year, more than 2,000 UNH students from all academic disciplines present the results of their research, scholarly, and creative projects at over 20 professional venues spanning both the Durham and Manchester campuses.
The URC has something for everyone and showcases what UNH undergraduates do best!
- Parents and family members of all ages and all interests are welcome.
- Business and industry representatives discover new talent at the URC.
- The broader UNH community learns about the diverse research of our own UNH students.
All events are free and open to the public. For accessibility accommodation requests, please contact the URC.
Directions and Parking
Parking at Daytime URC Events
All parking permit regulations are in effect for the dates of URC events. Hourly parking at $1.25 or $1.50/per hour is also available in the Campus Crossing Visitor Lot (formerly known as "Mill Road Visitor Lot"), the Edgewood Visitor Lot, and the Sage Way Visitor Lot. See parking booth attendant for a permit. Or visit the UNH Parking & Transit Center (20 Sage Way) for information on where to park; metered spaces are also available there for $1.25/per hour. A permit for an extended time may be purchased for $8 at the Parking & Transit Center.
If meters and hourly parking lots are full, there is additional parking in West Edge Lot; however, this option requires a shuttle to campus. Please plan accordingly and arrive on campus as early as possible to avoid missing a presentation.
Parking at Evening URC Events
A & B Lots and Sage Way Visitor Lot. Directions to Lot B are: Follow Main Street into downtown Durham. Bear right onto Mill Road. Take first right onto College Road. Bear left into Lot B. Campus lots are open for free after 6pm on weekdays.
Driving Directions to the UNH Campus (Durham)
(UNH is located off of NH Route 4)
From I-95 South (Maine), take Exit 5 (in NH) to the Spaulding Turnpike (Route 16N), then take Exit 6W (Route 4 West) towards Durham to the Exit for Route 155A. At the bottom of the ramp take a left onto Main Street.
From I-95 North (Mass.), take Exit 4 (in NH) (left hand exit) to the Spaulding Turnpike (Route 16N), then take Exit 6W (Route 4 West) towards Durham to the Exit for Route 155A.
From the West, take route 101 East to Exit 7 (Route 125 North). Follow Route 125 North to the traffic circle. Take Route 4 East to the Durham Exit (2 miles) (Route 155A).
Driving Directions to UNH Manchester
(400 Commercial Street, Manchester, NH 03101)
From the NH Seacoast: Head west on Route 101 to Route 293 North. Continue and take Exit 5. Turn right at the bottom of the ramp to Granite Street. At the first set of lights, turn left on to Commercial Street. The University Center is at 400 Commercial Street, approximately one-half mile on the left.
From Route 293 North to Exit 5: Turn right at the bottom of the ramp on to Granite Street. At the first set of lights, turn left on to Commercial Street. The University Center is approximately one-half mile on the left.
From Route 293 South to Exit 6: Follow the signs over the Amoskeag Bridge. Turn right at the fork on to Canal Street. At the first set of lights, turn right on to Commercial Street. The University Center is approximately one-half mile on the right.