Campus Life

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.  For a full list of offerings, please visit

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 multiple 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.  For menus, locations, and other info, please visit:

Graduate Student Housing

Babcock Hall is a vibrant community of individuals 21 and older, with a mix of international, graduate, and non-traditional/undergraduate students. This group of people makes for an incredible community of mature individuals who enjoy their quiet and social time equally. The gorgeous new kitchen on the ground floor is always in use by our residents cooking up incredible meals from all over the world, and our entire ground floor is dedicated social space with the kitchen and several lounges, making it easy to meet and connect with other people! Want to compete in a ping pong or pool tournament, enjoy a quiet study space, or cook up a delicious meal? You can do it all on the ground floor! Then when you’re ready to take a break from socializing, all you have to do is head upstairs to our residential floors. All of our rooms are singles, which means you have your own private space to relax and unwind.

Following acceptance to the Graduate School, any student interested in on­-campus housing should contact the University's Department of Housing at (603) 862-2120.


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

Graduate Student Senate

The Graduate Student Senate (GSS) is the official voice of UNH's graduate student body. We work hard to advocate for graduate students, representing their interests across UNH and the university system. We also work to engage the state legislature and foster a sense of community and social engagement among graduate students on campus.  For more information, please visit:

Memorial Union Building

The Memorial Union and Student Activities fosters a sense of community and inclusion at the University of New Hampshire. We provide services and facilities that enhance the quality of campus life, support the academic mission of the University,  and create opportunities for student development and engagement.  For more information, please visit:

UNH Transportation Services

UNH Transportation Services administers visitor parking; parking for faculty, staff, and students; and University mass transit, including Wildcat Transit, Campus Connector, and Wildcat Access. Other services offered by Transportation Services are Cat Courier, Guaranteed Ride Home, Safe Rides, and the Bike Program.  For more information, please visit:

University Police

The nationally accredited University Police Department’s mission is to support the University community in creating a safe environment that is conducive to higher education by protecting life and property while supporting the rights and dignity of all persons. Specific educational programs, including drug and alcohol abuse prevention, are provided by professionally trained police officers. Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) is taught to female students, staff, faculty, or community members, and a walking patrol provides escort services for students, faculty, and staff. For more information, please visit: