Move In Day at UNH

Campus Community Members,

As the university community prepares to begin a new academic year, it is time for student “move-in “days Friday, August 25th - Sunday, August 27th

Peak congestion for first year and new transfer student move-in is expected Friday, August 25th between 6 a.m. and 3 p.m.  UNH Police, in collaboration with UNH Parking Services, will close selected parking lots on the evening of Thursday, August 24th. 

Gables & Woodside apartments move-in is Saturday, August 26th, and returning students move-in on Sunday, August 27th. Please go to for move-in information.  You will find additional parking information below.

            Over the years, we have developed proven strategies for managing the experience for students and their families.  The process works well thanks to the outstanding cooperation from faculty and staff whose work is less directly related to move-in and accommodate this annual request for patience and flexibility.  Please consider, with the approval of your supervisor, altering your arrival and departure times or, working virtually from an off-campus location especially on Friday August 25th.

            Most of the campus parking lots will be “CLOSED” for staging to support student move-in operations.  If you must commute to campus on any of these days, please be aware of conditions that may impact travel and parking (and that could result in cars being towed at the owner’s expense if they are left in lots designated as “closed”).  Please anticipate and be prepared for last-minute changes and additional directions from the UNH Police who will be supervising parking and traffic during move-in days.  For more information please email or call Deputy Chief Steven Lee at or 862-1427.

            Please view our fall 2023 move-in FAQ’s at: and our full “Wildcat Days” schedule for new students at:

            We apologize for any inconvenience the move-in process might cause you.  We greatly appreciate your continued efforts and support to welcome our students and their families to campus in true Wildcat fashion.


James W. Dean Jr.


Wayne Jones

Paul H Dean
Chief of Police/ AVP for Public Safety & Risk Management