Move-In FAQ

Move-in Weekend FAQ’s

Parking, Transportation, Traffic Control, Campus Services

Q: Which department manages Move-in Weekend?

A: No one department manages move-in weekend. Move-in weekend is a highly collaborative initiative between many campus departments. However, the primary departments are:

UNH Police- lot closure and parking lot enforcement, Traffic Control, Pedestrian Safety, and community policing.

Parking (campus Service Office) - parking enforcement after daily move-in operations cease, parking permit questions, application and issuance.

Student Life and Housing Office- Move-in operations from curb to room

Q: Should I come to campus during move-in weekend?

A: 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 26th.

Q: Are campus parking lots open?

A: Most of the campus parking lots will be “CLOSED” for staging to support student move-in operations. If you have to 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 Chief Paul H Dean at paul.dean@unh.edu or 862-1427.

Q: Which campus parking lots are closed?

A: Friday First Year Student Move-in “ONLY” 8/26/2022

Parking lots that are “CLOSED” midnight -4:00 pm: A-lot, B-Lot, College Road Visitor Lot,  Campus Crossing Visitor Lot, D-lot F-lot, H-lot, P-lot, Q-lot, U-Lot, Strafford lot, Brook Way Lot (all sections), Philbrook Lot, Edgewood Visitor Lot, DeMeritt Circle lots, Congreve Lot, and all spaces along Academic Way. Vehicles parked in these lots “WILL” be towed at OWNERS expense.  Resident only permit lots that are “CLOSED”midnight-4:00 pm: E-Lot, E1-Lot, E-2 and Evergreen lots

 Saturday “Gables, Woodside Move-in”8/27/2022
Parking lots that are “CLOSED”, midnight – 4:00 pm: A-Lot, Sage Way Visitor. All vehicles in closed lots “WILL” be towed at OWNERS expense.

Sunday “Returning Student Move-In “8/28/2022

Parking lots that are closed “CLOSED”, midnight – 4:00 pm: A-lot, B-Lot, Campus Crossings Visitor Lot, D-lot, F-lot, H-lot, P-lot, Q-lot, U-Lot, Brook Way Lot (all sections), Edgewood Visitor Lot, DeMeritt Circle lots, College Road Visitor Lot, Congreve Lot. All vehicles in closed lots may be towed at OWNERS expense.

Q: Which campus parking lots are open?

A: Friday First Year Student Move-in “ONLY” 8/26/2022

Resident only permit lots that are “CLOSED”midnight-4:00 pm: E-Lot, E1-Lot, E-2 and Evergreen lots 
Parking lots “OPEN” for move-in staff: R-lot, G1-Lot, M-Lot, N-Lot, Mast Lot, Mathes Lot, Moiles Lot, Barton/Cole Lot, Field House East & West lots, T-Lot, Sage Way Visitor, Z-lot, Leavitt Lane, Grounds & Events lots, Colovos Road lots, and any other remote parking lots west of the rail road tracks, not listed above as “closed”, may be used by faculty/staff with valid parking permits.

Gables and Woodside parking lots, and Boulder Field are available for faculty/staff on “FRIDAY ONLY”.

Resident only permit lots “OPEN” for permitted residents: Resident East, Gables, and Woodside lots.

A: Saturday “Gables, Woodside Move-in” 8/27/2022
Resident parking lots that are “OPEN” to permit only: Gables, Woodside, E-Lot, E1-Lot, and E-2-lots may park in their assigned lots after completing move-in. Vehicles without a valid resident permit will be towed.
Parking lots that are “OPEN”: All campus parking lots not listed under closed lots are open.

Sunday “Returning Student Move-In” 8/28/2022
Parking lots that are “OPEN”: All campus parking lots not listed under closed lots are open.

Resident parking lots that are “OPEN” to permit only: Gables, Woodside, E-Lot, E1-Lot, E-2 and Evergreen lots. 

Q: Is there a campus map online and that I can print to help me locate parking lots on campus?

A: Yes, go to https://www.unh.edu/transportation/parking/campus-parking-maps or download the UNH Mobile App for maps, bus schedules and many other helpful tools to navigate campus life.

Q: What if I want to help with move-in?

A: If you would like to assist during move-in, you may contact Colleen Sullivan (colleen.sullivan@unh.edu) in Residential Life. She will assign you a role and provide information about where to park.

Q: What if I have a resident permit?

A: Resident only permit lots that are “CLOSED” Friday, August 26thmidnight-4:00 pm: E-Lot, E1-Lot, E-2-lots. This closure is for Friday ONLY. We need the parking lot to stage first year students and their families for unloading into their residence hall.
Resident only permit lots that are “OPEN” Friday, August 26th Gables and Woodside.

Resident parking lots that are “OPEN” Saturday & Sunday August 27th and 28th to permit only: Gables, Woodside, E-Lot, E1-Lot, E-2, and Evergreen lots may park in their assigned lots. Vehicles without a valid resident permit will be towed.

Q: Do I need to move my car if I’m a Hall or assistant Director?

A: No, however, a Police Officer may ask you to move your vehicle if it impedes move-in operations

Q: Can I park in handicap parking during move-in operations?

A: Yes & No. It depends if the lot or loading dock area is closed to move-in operations. Please contact Chief Paul Dean at 603-862-1427 if you have any questions.

Q: Can I leave my car overnight move-in weekend?

A: No. not unless you have a valid resident parking permit. Vehicles without a valid resident permit will be towed.

Q: Will the transportation buses be operating during move-in weekend?

A: Bus times and routes vary during move-in weekend. Please visit transportation services website for up-to-date information https://www.unh.edu/transportation/buses-shuttles

Q: I’m a housekeeper and work overnights. Where should I park?

A: The UNH Police Department will issue the housekeeping supervisor dashboard permits for housekeepers needing to parking in lots until 5:30 am. Housekeepers who need to park during the day should use a “OPEN” lot in the FAQ list above.

Q: I’m a faculty member and need to access my office on Friday August 26th. Where do I park?

A: 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 26th. Accessing campus after 3:00 pm is best for move-in operations. Alternatively, Gables and Woodside parking lots, and Boulder Field are available for faculty/staff on “FRIDAY ONLY”.

Q: Which offices are open for the weekend?

A: You can find a schedule for key student-related services below, for the most up to date information, check each department's webpage:

Hours of Key Student-Related Services for Move-In
   

Hours for In-Person Service

   

Fri. Aug. 26

Sat. Aug. 27

Sun. Aug 28

Health & Wellness

603-862-9355 is 24/7

9am-4:30pm

10am-4:30pm

Closed

   

 

 

 

Dining

Holloway Commons

7:15am-7:30pm

7:30am-3pm

8am-9pm

Philbrook

7:15am-7:30pm

7:30am-1:30pm

8am-9pm

Picnic (Fishbowl)

 

4:30pm-7pm

 

Dairy Bar

8am-4pm

Closed

Closed

Union Court

Closed

Closed

Closed

Wildcatessen

Closed

Closed

5pm-1am

Philbrook Café

Closed

Closed

5pm-1am

   

 

 

 

Facilities

603.862.1437

 

 

 

Control Center

7am-4pm

7am-4pm

7am-4pm

Mobile 5

3pm-11pm

3pm-11pm

3pm-11pm

Lock Shop

7am-4pm

7am-4pm

on call

   

 

 

 

IT Help Desk support

603.862.4242 is 24/7

 

 

 

Library

7:30am-5pm

10am-6m

10am-6pm

   

 

 

 

MUB

Building Hours

8am-7pm

9am-11pm

9am-11pm

Granite Square Station (Mail Room)

9am-4pm

10am-1pm

Closed

Games Room

Closed

7-10pm

6-11pm

Campus Services-ID, Parking, Dining

8am-7pm

10am-3pm

closed

Bookstore

9am-5pm

10am-4pm

10am-4pm

   

 

 

 

Campus Recreation

HRC

6am-9pm

9am-9pm

9am-9pm

Outdoor Pool

1-5pm

1-5pm

noon-5pm

Mendums Pond

Closed

Closed

Closed

   

 

 

 

Transportation

Routes 3,4,5

Reduced 6:30am-7pm

No Service

No Service

Connector

7am-5pm

No Service

Noon-Midnight

   

 

 

 

Psychological and Counseling Services (PACS)

Help is available 24/7 at 603.862.2090

Closed

Closed

Closed

   

 

 

 

SHARPP

Help is available 24/7 at 603.862.7233

8am-4:30pm

Closed

Closed

   

 

 

 

Library

Dimond

7:30-6pm

10am-6pm

10am-6pm Tours Offered

Kingsbury

8am-4:30pm

Closed

Closed

   

 

 

 

Registrar

 

8am-Noon & 1pm-4:30pm

Closed

Closed

 

 

 

 

 

Financial Aid

 

8am-4:30pm

Closed

Closed