Housing & Dining

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On-Campus Housing: UNH Downtown Commons

UNH Manchester is excited to announce the opening of a new UNH residence hall this fall 2018.

Located at 1000 Elm Street, UNH Downtown Commons will offer double and triple rooms, on-site dining, laundry facilities, cable TV, internet and more. The residence hall is just a 14-minute walk to campus, and only steps from downtown Manchester’s vibrant restaurants, shops and nightlife.

We’ve also partnered with the New Hampshire Institute of Art to offer 10- or 19-meals-per-week plans in the NHIA dining hall, located on-site at 1000 Elm.

Housing at UNH Downtown Commons is provided on a space-available basis. Contact the office of admissions for more information.

Interested in becoming a Resident Assistant (RA)? Opportunities to apply for Academic Year 2020 RA positions will be available in spring semester. 


Rates for Spring Semester 2019

Room Rates Per Semester
Double room (16 week plan)* $3,610
Meal Plan Rates Per Semester
16 week plan (10 meals per week) $1,740
16 week plan (19 meals per week) $1,990

*No occupancy during college break periods. 


Self-identifying with Student Accessibility Services (SAS) is the first step in both gathering useful information – what SAS offers & what other resources exist – and establishing accommodations. You will need to provide documentation, make an appointment to review/discuss it, and identify appropriate accommodations. Please see the Documentation Guidelines for direction on what to provide. If you are unsure, submit/bring whatever you may have so we can review and evaluate it.

To get accommodation letters set-up:

  • Complete the Online Intake via Clockwork
  • Schedule an appointment to meet with a SAS staff member (this can be face-to-face or via SKYPE/ZOOM)

There is no deadline to make contact with SAS, complete the Online Intake, or provide documentation to SAS. The process of identifying and determining accommodations is an ongoing conversation. Students should provide additional documentation and/or talk with SAS as concerns and needs arise, or as the condition of the disability changes.

As part of our effort to be paperless, all documentation should be submitted via ClockWork (in electronic format). Please do not send disability-related documentation to Admissions or Housing. SAS is the central location for this information.

Take a walking tour of UNH Manchester’s new residence hall


Located on Elm Street, UNH Downtown Commons offers double and triple rooms, on-site dining, and is only steps from downtown Manchester’s vibrant restaurants, jobs and nightlife. Residence Hall tours are offered on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 1:00 p.m.

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If you like food, particulary a variety of styles and flavors, our campus puts you in the center of some of the state's best choices. Here are just a few options, but be sure to take a short walk downtown to see (and taste) the variety yourself.

Off-Campus Dining
NHIA Dining Center

If you're feeling indecisive, the buffet at New Hampshire Institute of Art's dining center is a great option. The dining center is located on Spring Street in downtown Manchester, just a 14-minute walk from campus. Be sure to bring your student ID card for student pricing.

Meal plans are available through NHIA dining and can be purchased at the UNH Business Office on the fourth floor in the Student Services suite or by calling 603-641-4329.

Other Local dining

From Mediterranean and Italian to Mexican and Cajun, there are more than 80 cafes, restaurants, diners and eateries in downtown Manchester.

You can find them all listed here, courtesy of Intown Manchester.