There are many opportunities to participate in hall council, the Student Council and related activities. Students are also encouraged to participate in Project L.E.A.D., which is a series of leadership development initiatives run by the Memorial Union Center. Students on campus have many opportunities to develop leadership skills and put them to use.
The 104,425 square foot Hamel Recreation Center has all the resources to fulfill any fitness regime. The center includes 2 multi-purpose courts, a suspended running track, a fitness/weight center, racquetball courts, squash courts, basketball courts, a bouldering wall, aerobics room, saunas and more. If that isn't enough, UNH has a full-scale climbing wall and an indoor and outdoor lap pool. For students looking to get exercise outside, they can rent bikes, skis, ice skates and snow shoes on campus.
The University of New Hampshire has over 200 clubs and organizations. Clubs include honors societies, a student-run radio station, cooking club and robotics club. There are clubs and organizations for any interest. If a student can't find the club they are looking for, the university has an easy process for starting new clubs on campus. UNH has 200 clubs but they are growing every year!
The Memorial Union Building is truly the heart of campus. The student center has a food court, movie theaters, a gaming room, pool hall, computer stations and plenty of comfortable couches for studying or lounging around with friends. Also, all of the clubs on campus have spaces in the Memorial Union Building, so it is always a popular spot for students to meet up with their friends.
Durham is a nice university town with restaurants, grocery stores and convenience stores all within walking distance from campus. UNH is also 15 minutes away from the city of Portsmouth which has the most restaurants per capita in the US. Portsmouth is right on the coast and has wonderful boutique shopping and a thriving arts community.
UNH has a Campus Connector service that takes students around campus as well as the Wildcat Transit that takes students to the surrounding towns and cities. Both of these services are free for all students. UNH also has a train station on campus that provides daily service to Boston. C&J luxury bus service leaves from campus and goes directly to New York City every day.