Spanning more than 1,000 acres, the main UNH campus in Durham is situated in a diverse and beautiful part of New England near the Atlantic Ocean and just an hour's drive from New Hampshire's Lakes Region, White Mountains and Boston.
The UNH Manchester campus is on the banks of the Merrimack River. UNH Manchester offers a wide range of degree programs, with an emphasis on urban issues and a distinct integration with Manchester's thriving professional and business communities.
Located in the state capitol of Concord, UNH School of Law has been ranked among the top 100 law schools and is a top-10 school for the study of intellectual property law. Graduates of the school’s innovative Daniel Webster Scholars Program have been found to be ahead of the curve in terms of career preparedness.
Built in 1893, Thompson Hall is named for Benjamin Thompson, a Durham farmer and businessman who donated his estate to establish an agricultural college. T-Hall is now the university's main administrative building.
Considered the "heart of campus", the Memorial Union Building provides services, conveniences and amenities (video arcades, billiards, ping pong, movie theaters, to name a few). It also houses the campus radio station (WUNH) and is connected to UNH's largest dining hall, Holloway Commons.
Home to the Wildcat football team, Cowell Stadium will undergo a major renovation in 2015.
Spring means May Day carnival, outdoor movies, Solarfest and, of course, commencement!
Did you know the leaves of the gingko tree fall all at once? The UNH Forestry Honor Society holds an annual raffle to see who can correctly guess the date the gingko tree behind James Hall will shed its foliage.
A little snow doesn't keep Wildcats indoors.
Many inviting lawns play host to classes when the weather is just too irresistible to stay indoors. They are popular study spots, too.
From Pulitzer Prize winners to presidential hopefuls, every week there is an opportunity to attend guest lectures and discussions featuring national and international luminaries.
Even at first glance it's easy to see why Dimond Library has received several design awards. With its inviting atmosphere, helpful staff, quiet reading rooms, café and museum, it's a popular place to be.
Thousands of UNH undergraduates conduct independent research each year, and many go on to present their findings at the UNH Undergraduate Research Conference — one of the largest in the nation.
Many students mix online courses into their schedules. UNH offers master's degree programs in social work, educational studies and business administration — entirely online.
The Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics is home to one of the most popular majors at UNH — business administration.
It's not unusual to see kinesiology professors jogging at lunchtime or art faculty painting plein air between classes. UNH faculty live what they teach, and it's evident in the classroom.
The atmosphere of the great hall at Paul College makes it a popular study spot.
Fierce Gnarlz and winsome Wild E. Cat are the most faithful fans of all.
Being part of the athletics tradition at UNH is easy: a little facepaint, some thundersticks and a loud cheering voice are all you need.
Before most of their fellow students are even awake, crew team members take to the water for a sunrise practice.
Leaders to look up to, the UNH cheer team keeps team spirit high every season.
For 95 years the Wildcat Marching Band has been making music in Cowell Stadium.
Splits, leaps, handstands and twisting back flips — all on a beam just four inches wide? No sweat for Wildcat gymnasts, who are ranked an impressive 25th in the nation.
UNH women's volleyball captured back-to-back America East titles in 2013 and 2014.
This is Swazey Pool, the home pool of Wildcat swimmers.
The name of our own Irish step-dancing team, Fia-Chait, loosely translates to "wildcat" in Gaelic.
Racquetball, anyone? Hamel Rec Center has four courts.
New Hampshire's White Mountains offer ample training grounds for UNH alpine and Nordic skiers, and they even play host to UNH student interns.
The ice at the Whittemore Center is the training ground for student-athletes who go on to professional teams both here and internationally.
Our 12 women's athletic teams regularly appear in post-season match-ups, with our players earning national awards. Women's lacrosse has a strong history of championship play.
Our athletes train hard and study hard, taking advantage of the Watkins Center for Student Excellence, which opened in spring 2015.
The natural beauty of the UNH campus is a perfect backdrop for making connections.
Living in one of UNH's many residence halls offers up built-in hang-out opportunities with friends and roommates.
Wildcat fans show their true colors at sporting events. They believe in U-N-H.
Downtown Durham has a village vibe that fosters community beyond the classroom.
Who says you can't do it all? All it takes is a little balance.
This is a nook in the main lounge at Jessie Doe Hall, which also has a cozy fireplace.
Student soldiers today. Leaders tomorrow.
UNH students get in on the act through song and dance performances. Live theater puts them in front of and behind the curtain.
Wildcat Transit has a fleet of buses and shuttles that get students where they want to go, on and off campus. But skateboards and mopeds are popular forms of transit, too.
Thompson Hall lawn is a gathering spot for students who want to get their Zen on. Or toss a Frisbee. Or just take in the sun.
UNH has 13,000 undergraduates, 2,000 graduate students and hundreds of student organizations and clubs that meet regularly.
Congreve Hall is a popular residence hall choice for students who want to be close to the Hamel Recreation Center and the vast Scott lawn.
The challenges of college come in many forms.
A cup-of-something brings students together in UNH dining halls. It's about more than the brew.
Students know who students want to see: Because student organizations bring big musical acts and other live performers to campus, the shows are nearly always sold-out.
UNH theatre and dance programs have strong ties to the local Seacoast and Boston acting scenes.
An added benefit of the university's undergraduate and graduate music programs? Talented students, faculty, alumni and celebrity guests perform regularly throughout the year.
For 50 years, students on the UNH Woodsmen Team have been sawing, logrolling and chopping their way to the top of their sport, and many alums of the team have gone on to compete in professional competitions.
Whiskering up is a pre-game ritual for Wildcat fans.
After a stint on American Idol (he made it to the final three!), UNH alumnus Alex Preston is pursuing his dream of writing and singing songs.
Even Gnarlz takes a break for a little disc now and then.
Arm stands aren't for everyone, but the cushiony grass of the Scott lawn offers a great place to practice.
The Student Committee on Popular Entertainment, better known as SCOPE, brings big acts to campus.
Walking through the Paul Creative Arts Center on a given day you may hear the sweet sounds of the symphony orchestra drifting from a rehearsal room.
Students from the physics department run the UNH Observatory, which offers regular viewing sessions.
From peatlands to grasslands to floodplain forests, New Hampshire has dozens of habits that serve as studying grounds for UNH faculty and students. This is the Isles of Shoals archipelago just off New Hampshire's coast.
Did you know that in Ghana, West Africa, families commission “fantasy” coffins for their dearly departed? Visiting faculty and guest lecturers bring different cultural perspectives to learning, as coffin artist Eric Adjetey Anang did in this art history classroom.
The Organic Dairy Research Farm is a 300-acre living laboratory and popular field study destination. The milk from these Jersey cows ends up on supermarket shelves in the form of organic yogurt.
New Hampshire lakes offer a convenient setting for real-life research, like that of this student, who studied whether aerosols at the surface of this lake are linked to such diseases as ALS and Alzheimer's.
UNH faculty and students in nearly every academic area are conducting research for the public good.
UNH equine facilities house horses that help teach students in the equine studies program, which features three specialization areas, including the popular therapeutic riding track.
Located at the west edge of campus, Boulder Field is a great spot to launch a high-altitude balloon like this one, which traveled with its payload 97,000 feet into the atmosphere, gathering photos, videos and atmospheric data along the way.
Marine research is a constant here at the Shoals Marine Laboratory on Appledore Island, just off the coast of New Hampshire. Incoming freshmen marine biology majors have the opportunity to spend a week at the lab before the fall semester begins.
This Wildlife Conservation & Biology major got a grant from the UNH Hamel Center for Undergraduate Research to study how cottontail rabbit habitat management impacts shrub-dependent songbirds.
Picturesque downtown Durham is stomping grounds for students, whose nicknames for popular destinations (BNG, T&C, Scorps) have been adopted into the community vernacular.
From crew to sailing to swimming to SUPing, nearby rivers, lakes and ponds are hot spots.
A quick drive or bus ride from the Durham campus, nearby Portsmouth is a destination of choice.
Welcome to Red Sox Nation. Conveniently close to UNH, Boston offers a slew of fun day-trip destinations including the New England Aquarium, Fenway Park, Faneuil Hall and so much more.
Durham is a convenient jumping off point for exploration into New Hampshire's Seacoast region, featuring bustling Portsmouth as well as beaches, state parks, entertainment and cultural destinations. The cities of Boston, Mass., and Portland, Maine, are just an hour away by car, bus or train.
New Hampshire's white sand beaches are a short drive from campus.
With the dazzling backdrop of New Hampshire's Presidential Range, the urge to hike, ski, snowshoe or climb can be hard to resist. Campus Recreation and the UNH Outing Club make regular trips in all four seasons.