Study Rooms and Lounges
Need a quiet place to study or want to hang out with friends? Check out the study rooms located in each residential community. Lobby and floor lounges are provided to residents and their visitors for studying, meetings, programs, and community-building activities.
Most communities come equipped with billiard and/or table tennis (ping-pong) tables. To use these pieces of equipment check with the front desk of your residential community, as staff members can sign-out pool sticks, ping-pong paddles, and balls.
Community kitchens enable residents to prepare and share meals. Residential Communities have a limited number of pots/pans and other cooking equipment available for checkout. Connect with the front desk of your residential community for assistance.
Enjoy your favorite entertainment, news, sports, and educational channels. (Students must supply their own coaxial cables.)
All individual residential living areas have cable television and wireless network access available at no extra charge. Wired physical data jacks exist in all residential areas but, due to full availability of wireless network access, these jacks are no longer activated by default. Wireless network access is also available in all residential spaces on campus.
Students having devices that do not have integrated wireless connectivity (such as traditional desktop PCs) should consider purchasing an inexpensive USB wireless adaptor from a retailer of their choice. Students having devices that still require wired connectivity and cannot be retrofitted with a wireless adaptor can contact the ITS Help Desk / Learning Commons at 603-535-2929 once they arrive on campus for assistance with their needs.
Laundry facilities are located in each building. Wash prices begin at $1.60 but may vary depending on the cycle options chosen. Dryer cycles may be purchased for $.55 per 20 minutes. Effective Fall 2020 machines are controlled through the use of an iOS or Android smartphone app that requires funds to be deposited by students or families. Machines do not take cash or coin. Please note that the cost for laundry is subject to change.
Bicycle racks and/or bike rooms are provided in close proximity to each living area. To use the bike room in your community connect with your community director when you move in. The University suggests a U-bolt style lock.
Bed Size Information
The size of the mattress that will be on your bed is 36″ wide by 80″ long (Twin XL). Bed height is adjustable from 33.25″ high to 12″ from the floor to the metal box spring. Most can be adjusted to fit a dresser underneath.
Each student is provided a desk and desk chair. Typical dimensions for the desk are 42″ wide x 24″ deep x 30″ high. Typical dimensions for desk chairs are 20″ wide x 24″ deep x 33″ high.
Dressers and Wardrobe
Rooms include dressers and wardrobe/closet spaces. Typical sizes for the dressers are 30″ wide x 24″ deep x 30″ high. Wardrobes are typically 30″ wide x 24″ deep x 73″ high.
Individual residence hall rooms vary in size and character depending on the building, but basic furnishings are similar. All rooms are furnished with 80″ beds (this is important to know when purchasing sheets!), bureaus, desks, chairs, wardrobes or closets, and ceiling lights. Within some restrictions, you are encouraged to add personal touches to your room. You will need to bring your own pillows, linens, blankets, towels, and personal items.
Residence Hall Care Package & Linens Program
Residential Life & Dining Services is a proud partner with Our Campus Market (OCM), which serves over 900 campuses nationwide by offering products to help welcome students to campus and to assist with the transition to the university. This partnership helps to raise funds for activities and services for residents living in the halls that are organized by Residential Life student staff and Community Councils.
If you are interested in learning more about OCM or the programs offered, you can visit its website online at ocm.com/plswhere, where you can submit and track online orders. Residential Life & Dining Services is committed to making sure your experience on campus and with OCM is a positive one, so if you have any questions please feel free to reach out to any of the customer support resources below, with OCM, our office, or review the Frequently Asked Questions information provided at the bottom of this page.
Residential Life & Dining Services partners with New England Student Services to allow students the opportunity to rent a refrigerator during their time on campus. Students may rent a refrigerator for the school year and New England Student Services will deliver directly to and pick-up directly from their room. With all the other necessities you need to bring to college, you’ll appreciate that you will not have to shop for a refrigerator then squeeze it into the car or rent a trailer. No need to transport a bulky refrigerator when the best appliance for students’ needs can be delivered to the college for you if you choose. Please visit their website for additional information.
Per the Residential Life & Dining Services Housing & Dining Lease, the University shall not be liable directly or indirectly for theft, destruction, or loss of money, valuables, or other personal property, belonging to, or in the custody of, the student for any cause whatsoever, regardless of whether such losses occur in the student rooms, storage areas, public areas, hallways, or in the baggage related to shipment or storage. The student is strongly encouraged to carry personal property insurance. Our office supports College Student Renters Insurance through National Student Services, INC. Please visit their website for additional information and details about their program.