Move-in Weekend FAQ’s
Parking, Transportation, Traffic Control, Campus Services
Q: Which department manages Move-in Weekend?
A: No single 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 the curb to the 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 25th.
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 parking 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 e-mail or call Deputy Chief Steven Lee at: Steven.Lee@unh.edu or 603-862-1427.
Q: Which campus parking lots are closed?
A: Friday “First Year Student Move-in – ONLY” 8/25/2023
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, 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 the OWNERS expense.
Resident Only permit lots that are “CLOSED” midnight – 4:00 pm: E-Lot, E1-Lot, E2-Lot, Evergreen lots and Strafford lot.
Saturday “Gables & Woodside Move-in” 8/26/2023
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” 8/27/2023
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 the OWNERS expense.
Q: Which campus parking lots are open?
A: Friday, “First-Year Student Move-in “ONLY” 8/25/2023
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, West Edge Lot, 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 & 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” 8/26/2023
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” 8/27/2023
Parking lots that are “OPEN”: All campus parking lots not listed under closed lots are open. We strongly encourage those with "Resident" parking to utilize Mast Rd Lot and West Edge Lot through Move-in operations.
Resident parking lots that are “OPEN” to permit only: Gables, Woodside, E-Lot, E1-Lot, E-2 and Evergreen lots.
Q: Is there an online campus map 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org ) 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 25th midnight-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 25th – Gables & Woodside lots.
Resident parking lots that are “OPEN” Saturday & Sunday, August 26th and 27th, to permit only: Gables, Woodside, E-Lot, E1-Lot, and Evergreen lots may park in their assigned lots. Vehicles without a valid resident permit will be towed. Please note: E2-Lot will be closed on Sunday to facilitate move-in.
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 areas during move-in operations?
A: Yes & No. It depends if the lot or loading dock area is closed to move-in operations. Please contact Deputy Chief Steven Lee 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 overnight. Where should I park?
A: The UNH Police Department will issue the housekeeping supervisor dashboard permits for housekeepers needing to park in lots until 5:30 am. Housekeepers who need to park during the day should use an “OPEN” lot in the FAQ list above.
Q: I’m a faculty member and need to access my office on Friday August 25th. 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 25th. Accessing campus after 3:00 pm is best for move-in operations. Alternatively, Alumni Center, and Gables parking lots, and Boulder Field (weather dependent) are available for faculty/staff on “FRIDAY ONLY”.
Q: Where can I find out what is going on during Move-in Weekend?
A: You can find a schedule for key new student-related activities using the link to Wildcat Days at: https://www.unh.edu/new-students/wildcat-days
Q: Will the Library be open and available for new and returning students?
A: You can access all the information regarding our libraries and services by clicking here.
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:
|UNH Opening Weekend|
|August 25-27, 2023|
|Stow & Go (Stoke, Williamson, Christensen, Upper Quad) and Early Move-In|
|Sun, Aug. 20||9am - 12pm|
|Tue, Aug. 22||9am - 12pm|
|Move-In||Sunday, August 20||Graduate Students||9am-noon|
|Friday August 25||1st Year Students||8am-4pm|
|Saturday, August 26||Gables/Woodside||9am-4pm|
|Sunday, August 27||Upperdivision students||9am-4pm|
|Police||911 or 603.862.1427|
|Fire Dept||911 or 603.862.1426|
|Hours For In-Person Service|
|Fri. Aug. 25||Sat. Aug. 26||Sun. Aug 27|
|Housing||603.862.2120||8am-5pm||at Gables & Woodside 9a-4p||9am-4pm|
|Health & Wellness||603.862.9355 is 24/7||9am-4:30pm||closed||closed|
|Dining||Holloway Commons||6:30 am-6:30pm||7:00am - 3pm||8:00am - 9:00pm|
|Philbrook||9:00am - 6:30pm||7:00am-2:00pm||8:00am - 9:00pm|
|Facilities||603.862.1437 is 24/7 (for emergency)|
|IT Help Desk support||603.862.4242 is 24/7|
|Granite Square Station (Mail Room)||9am-4pm||10am-1pm||closed|
|Campus Services-ID, Parking, Dining||8am-7pm||11am-3pm||closed|
|Campus Recreation||Hamel Rec Center||6am-9pm||9am-9pm||9am-9pm|
|Routes 3,4||reduced 6:30am-7pm||no service||no service|
|Transportation||Reduced Service Connector||6:40am-5pm||no service|
|Move-In Connector||8:30 am – 4:30 pm||no service||9:30 am – 4:00 pm|
|Weekend Connector||no service||no service||12n - midnight|
|PACS||603.862.2090 is 24/7||closed||closed||closed|
|SHARPP||603.862.7233 is 24/7||9am-4pm -Drop in Hours||closed||closed|
|Registrar||8am-noon & 1pm-4:30pm||closed||closed|
|Student Financial Services||Stoke Hall||8am-4:30pm||closed||closed|