Directions & Parking

unh manchester mascot and parking officer

Housed in the historic Pandora Mill building, UNH Manchester is located in the heart of the region’s cultural, economic and entertainment activity.  

Driving Directions to UNH Manchester

Address:  88 Commercial Street, Manchester, NH 03101

From the Seacoast

  • Head west on Route 101 to I-293 North 
  • Take Exit 5, and turn right at the bottom of the ramp onto Granite Street 
  • At the first set of lights, turn left onto Commercial Street 
  • UNH Manchester is the first building on your left 

From the North (Concord, Plymouth) 

  • Head south on I-93 South 
  • Keep left at fork to continue on I-293 South/Everett Turnpike 
  • Take Exit 5, and turn left at the bottom of the ramp onto Granite Street 
  • At the first set of lights, turn left onto Commercial Street 
  • UNH Manchester is the first building on your left 

From the South (Nashua, Lowell) 

  • Head north on Everett Turnpike 
  • Merge onto I-293 North/Everett Turnpike 
  • Take Exit 5, and turn right at the bottom of the ramp onto Granite Street 
  • At the first set of lights, turn left onto Commercial Street 
  • UNH Manchester is the first building on your left 

Student Parking

Primary parking for students is located in the front and rear lots at UNH Manchester, with a valid parking pass. Please see security services to get your pass. 

Overflow Parking

Overflow parking is available in the Canal Street lot located at the corner of Granite and Canal Streets.  Students must display their student parking passes to park in this lot and to avoid ticketing. 

After 5 p.m., you may park in any lot surrounding the building. Do not park in spaces that are not designated for UNH parking before 5 p.m., as it could result in your car being towed at your expense. 

Contact Campus Security for questions regarding parking, 603-641-4124. Their office is located in the reception area on the second floor.

Staff & Faculty Parking

WMUR Lot:  Parking for faculty and staff is the WMUR lot, which requires a UNH employee parking permit. The entrance to the WMUR parking lot is on South Bedford Street. See security to get the code. (This parking area is not available for student or visitor use.) Contact Campus Security for questions regarding parking, 603-641-4124.

Visitor Parking

There are a limited number of visitor spaces located in front of our building at 88 Commercial Street.

Visitors are required to stop by the security desk to get a temporary parking tag to place in their windshield. The security desk is located in the reception area on the second floor. 

If these spaces are full, visitors must find on-street parking or park in the covered Center of NH garage at The Doubletree by Hilton Manchester Downtown (formerly the Radisson). The garage entrance is located at 65 Granite Street, just beyond the Canal Street intersection, and a short six-minute walk from campus. Visitors must pay for parking at the Center of NH parking garage.

Event Parking

For events from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.:

Event guests may find on-street parking or in the covered garage at the Center of NH. The garage entrance is located at 65 Granite Street, just beyond the Canal Street intersection, and a short six-minute walk from campus. Guests must pay for parking at the Center of NH parking garage.** Please take note that parking spaces in the front and rear of 88 Commercial Street are reserved for students only before 5PM. Violators will be towed at their own expense. 

For events starting at 5 p.m.: 

Event guests may park around the building in the spots marked “student parking” or on the upper deck in front of the Foundry Restaurant.

Public Transportation

We are pleased to announce that we’ve worked with the  Manchester Transit Authority to make it easier for students to get to and from campus on the Green DASH, a completely free shuttle that runs through the Millyard and downtown Manchester.