Campus Life

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Graduate Student Housing

Babcock Hall and Forest Park Apartments

Babcock Hall is a community of 180 graduate, international, and nontraditional students. Five-­story Babcock Hall combines social, educational, and cultural opportunities with the convenience of on­-campus living. All rooms are single occupancy, simply furnished, and are wired for cable television and Internet access. Each floor has a kitchenette and several study and television lounges available for residents' use. The building has table tennis, a piano, a fireplace, laundry facilities, and mail delivery located on the lobby level.

Family housing at the Forest Park Apartment Complex provides campus housing for married students, students with dependent children, single graduate students, and staff and faculty members (when space allows). The community at Forest Park is diverse, with students and faculty members from all over the world. The three-­acre complex is located on the southern edge of campus, within close walking distance of UNH academic and administrative buildings and Durham's shopping and business district. The two­- and three­-story buildings within Forest Park house 97 apartments. These include studio (efficiency), one­-bedroom, and two-­bedroom apartments.

Following acceptance to the Graduate School, any student interested in on­-campus housing should contact the University's Department of Housing.

Summer Housing

Rooms in Babcock Hall are available to graduate students taking courses during the summer. Students interested in summer accommodations should contact the Department of Housing. Off­-campus housing is listed on the Web at

Dining Services

UNH Dining Services is committed to providing the highest level of quality food and service at a great value. Offering fresh and healthy food options at three dining halls and seven retail locations, UNH Dining Services can meet the needs of busy graduate students. UNH Dining hall choices include all­-day breakfast, sushi, rotisserie selections, brick oven specialties, and afternoon tapas along with local, sustainable, vegan, vegetarian, and gluten­-free items. UNH Dining retail locations offer everything from Starbucks® Coffee to inspired salads made with the freshest local greens grown right on campus. Flexible meal plans and payment options make UNH Dining Services a convenient way to eat while you are here.

Campus Recreation

Campus Recreation provides a variety of opportunities for you to maintain your active, healthy lifestyle. Programs and facilities are available for full-­time matriculating students.  Memberships are available for non-­students.

Programs include group exercise classes such as cycling, yoga, and Zumba; intramural sports with co-­rec, men’s and women’s teams; sport clubs; outdoor adventures; instructional classes; ice skating; and aquatics.

Campus Recreation manages 11 facilities including the new Hamel Recreation Center (HRC) with cardio and weight equipment, multipurpose courts, bouldering wall, saunas, locker rooms, and much more; Swasey Indoor Pool (located at the Field House); Whittemore Center Arena for ice sports and major events; outdoor fields; Outdoor Pool; and a large outdoor recreation facility on Mendum's Pond in Barrington.

Memorial Union Building

The "Heart of Campus" is the Memorial Union Building (MUB). The original building was a gift from UNH alumni and is the official state war memorial. It is the location for lectures, cultural programming, and a large number of free or inexpensive entertainment programs and activities.

The MUB is wireless in all public spaces and meeting rooms. Key areas of the MUB are the Information Center; two state­-of­-the-­art movie theaters, which include 3-­D capability; Games Room with both billiards and electronic games; the UNH Bookstore; the UNH Computer Store; the Ticket Office; the ID Office and lounge/study space. On the second floor, student mail delivery is available for free for graduate students at Granite Square Station. Close by, mailing and shipping services are also available at Granite Square Shipping. Computing and Information Services provides a computer cluster. The  Union Court offers expanded dining options., Limited drink options, candy, and popcorn are also available at The Notch on the third floor. The Graduate Student Senate has office space in MUB 119E.

Student Activities a division of the Memorial Union, is a resource center for student organizations, leadership programs, Fraternity and Sorority Life, and commuter and non­-traditional students There are more than 275 student organizations, most are open to graduate students and several are graduate­-student specific. Student organization, involvement, and leadership information and events can be accessed through UNH students, staff, and faculty can access all pages by using their UNH IT ID.