SNHU has nine dorms on campus. Each one varies in size, location, features, and cost. This is a detailed guide about the pros and cons of each dorm, as well as some tips for choosing a dorm to live in. Here are the options:
Kingston Hall is SNHU’s newest dorm, having opened in 2018. This 5-floor dorm features single and double room types, along with multiple common rooms along each wing. Each floor also has a common room that serves as an elevator room. In total, the building houses 382 students, putting Kingston Hall at the number one spot for student capacity. Some of its other features include a large lobby, complete with a full kitchen, classroom, pool tables, TVs, and a projector, all available for student use.
As mentioned before, Kingston has two wings. The short wing (left side of the building when entering) has one Resident Assistant (RA) per floor. The long wing has two RA’s due to its larger student capacity. It’s important to note that the first floor only has a long wing of dorms. Located right near the Green Center and Student Center, Kingston has become one of the most popular dorms on campus. Fun fact, Kingston is split between Hooksett and Manchester.
New building with a polished interior; A/C; plenty of common rooms; right on main campus; walk-in corner closet; scenic views.
Overflow parking is in Lot 13; awning-type windows don’t open far; not much space for re-arranging your room.
Washington Hall opened in 1996, making it one of the campus’s oldest buildings. This four-floor dorm houses 242 students in super-single rooms, traditional singles, and doubles. It features one common room per floor, laundry on the first floor (also known as the basement), and seven resident assistants in the building. Washington is located directly next to the School of Engineering, Technology, and Aeronautics (SETA), as well as the Green Center and Kingston Hall.
Great for SETA students; right on main campus; laminate flooring.
No A/C; older building; first floor is partially underground.
Newcastle Hall is a four-floor dorm with super-single style rooms, converted from doubles and singles last year. It features multiple first floor common rooms, as well as a partial kitchen space. There are common rooms on each floor as well as two RA’s. Much like Kingston and Washington, Newcastle is on the main part of campus.
Very close to the Athletic Center, Larkin Field, and the Student Center.
Older building; no A/C; no resident stairwell access; right next to I-93.
Perhaps the most popular of all, the second-newest dorm, Monadnock Hall, is a four-floor apartment-style dormitory. Opened in 2017, Monadnock has 15 four-bedroom apartments (four singles) and 60 two-bedroom apartments (two doubles). Each apartment has its own full kitchen, common area, shower, three sinks, and bathroom. Each floor also has two separate common rooms and seating areas near the elevators. Monadnock Hall also features a large common room with a projector on the first floor.
Right next to the Dining Center and Library; apartment-style dorms; great parking; bus stop nearby.
No A/C; high-traffic building; sought-after dorm may be hard to get into.
Tuckerman Hall is SNHU’s third-newest dorm, built in 2013. This four-floor dorm features singles, doubles, triples, quadruples, and ‘Jack n Jill’ style rooms, as well as large common rooms with a dedicated gym. Tuckerman is located just behind Monadnock and in front of Hampton & Windsor.
Private gym for residents; large common rooms and meeting spaces; more options for dorms; A/C.
Large staircase needed to access.
Hampton & Windsor Hall
Hampton and Windsor are two identical three-floor dorms, featuring a one-of-a-kind suite dorm. On each floor, there are two pods, each containing four suites. Each suite has two singles and two doubles, along with its own private bathroom, two sinks, and two showers. These suites also feature countertops and cabinets for each suite. Each pod also has two common rooms, complete with couches, tables, office chairs, high chairs, and a microwave. Each pod also has its own Resident Assistant. Hampton Hall features two themed floors on the second and third floors. These dorms also have a large first-floor common room separate from pods. These common rooms feature a pool table, Foosball table, projector, and TV.
Suite-style design with private showers, bathroom, and sinks; own countertop; keycard access suite door; well-furnished common rooms; A/C.
A bit farther from the main part of campus; limited parking next to building; stairs required to access from Dining Hall path (wheelchair accessible from East Side Dr. sidewalk).
Lincoln & Conway Hall
Lincoln and Conway Hall are the campus’s only other apartment buildings. Much like Hampton & Windsor, these two buildings are identical. The three-floor dorms feature four single rooms inside one apartment, with a full kitchen. While smaller than the Monadnock apartments, these dorms feature dedicated countertops and two hallways for the four singles it houses. Fun Fact: Lincoln and Conway are referred to as the “East Side apartments.”
Apartment-style housing; all singles; full kitchen; nearby parking.
Far from main campus (approximately a 10 min walk); no A/C; moderate- to high- traffic dorm.