College of Liberal Arts Admitted Student Visit Day

SATURDAY, APRIL 1 | SATURDAY, APRIL 15


The Admitted Student Visit Day for the College of Liberal Arts (COLA) will take place Saturday, April 1, and April 15. We also have additional resources available so that you can learn more about the distinct COLA experience from our faculty, staff, and students. We can't wait to see you soon! 

Registration coming soon

Check-in Location:
Hamel Recreation Center
Parking & Directions

Schedule of Events*

*Tentative schedule; subject to change

  • 10 a.m. Check-in

  • 10:30-11:15 a.m. Opening Session
    Welcoming remarks from the Associate Dean, faculty, and current students.

  • 11:30 a.m.-1:45 p.m. Resource Fair, Academic Department Fair, and Lunch in the Dining Hall
    Learn more about your admitted major from current students and faculty during the Academic Department Fair. Speak with representatives from campus offices and organizations that help support students, during the Resource Fair. Attendees will be dismissed in three groups with distinct agendas allowing them 45 minutes at each fair and for lunch.

  • 11:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. Financial Aid Office Open 
    Located at 11 Garrison Avenue, Stoke Hall. Representatives will be available to address general and specific questions.

  • 12:30-3:30 p.m. Select Residence Halls Open  
    Select residence halls will be open to visitors to learn about the community. Hall Directors and residents will be available to answer questions. 

  • 1- 1:30 p.m. Residential Life and Housing Presentation 
    Learn about the variety of residential options for our students during this overview presentation. Residential Life and Housing representatives will also be present during the resource fair. 

  • 1:45 p.m., 2 p.m., 2:15 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3 p.m. General Campus Tours
    See the core of campus while learning more about UNH and the student experience on this student-led walking tour. The tour is approximately one hour.

Parking and Directions

Parking will be available in A-Lot for guests attending the Admitted Student Visit Day. We recommend arriving at least 45 minutes prior to the program start to allow enough time for parking and walking to the event location. Look for the large orange teardrop sign outside A-Lot. The event check-in is at the Hamel Recreation Center. Use the directions below to navigate from A-Lot to the Rec Center.

A-Lot Driving Directions
GPS Address: 15 Gables Way, Durham, NH

Use the map for driving directions from your location. We recommend using the exit at Route 155A to access parking easily and following the instructions to campus below.

  • Exit at Route 155A and turn towards Durham (the 3rd exit that references "Durham", if coming from Route 4).
  • Follow 155A past a short stretch of fields to continue to the UNH campus.
  • At the traffic circle, take the third exit onto North Drive and continue for 0.1 miles.
  • Turn right onto Sage Way and continue for 0.2 miles.
  • At the stop sign, turn left onto Gable Way. The parking lot will be on your right.

A LOT TO THE recreation center
 

Once you have parked in A-Lot, proceed to the Hamel Recreation Center building.
Walking Directions (7-10 minutes)

  • Exit the lot by walking towards Main Street via the stairs at the end of the parking lot or walking up the sidewalk on Gables Way and Sage Way.
  • The Field House is across the street from A Lot.
  • Do not cross the street.
  • Facing the field house, you will see train tracks to your left. Remain on the A Lot side of the street.
  • Turn left onto Main Street and walk towards the train track overpass so that it is on your left side.
  • You will walk past Depot Road on your left. A large field and a large building (Whittemore Center Arena) will be on your left. Walk past these and continue towards the pedestrian pathway just past the Wildcat Statue.
  • The Hamel Recreation Center is located behind New Hampshire Hall and after the parking lot. 

Edgewood Road visitor Lot and H-LOT DRIVING DIRECTIONS - RESERVED ACCESSIBLE PARKING (STATE-ISSUED HANDICAP PLACARD OR LICENSE PLATE ONLY.)
GPS Address: 5 Edgewood Rd, Durham, NH

Additional Disability-Related Parking information

Those using devices to aid in temporary mobility issues (ie. crutches, scooters, canes etc.) may be granted access without a disability placard. Please note, H Lot is the section behind Edgewood Visitor Lot. Accessible parking is available in both lots in any space. These lots provide the easiest entrance access to the Hamel Recreation Center where check-in will occur and the first session of the day.

Use the map for driving directions from your location. We recommend using the exit at Route 155A to access parking easily and following the instructions to campus below.

  • Continue onto Main Street towards Downtown Durham.
  • At the traffic circle, continue straight to stay on Main Street.
  • Proceed down Main Street for 0.5 miles.
  • Turn left onto Edgewood Road.
  • Edgewood Visitor Lot and H-Lot will be on the left.  

Should lots fill, please feel free to park in any parking lots designated for faculty/staff use. These lots are free and open on the weekends. Please pay attention to signage in lot entrances to avoid ticketing. Below are our recommendations for the largest lots closest to the venue for the first session of the day.

Metered spaces on Garrison Avenue and Main Street are monitored by the town of Durham. Unfortunately, Admissions cannot work to have tickets waived should you receive a parking fine ticket. Meters do not start accepting payment until 10 am. We discourage parking at the meters.

D-Lot Driving Direction
(Elliot Alumni Center)

GPS Address: 9 Edgewood Road, Durham, NH
 

Use the map for driving directions from your location. We recommend using the exit at Route 155A to access parking easily and following the instructions to campus below. 

  • Continue onto Main Street towards Downtown Durham.
  • At the traffic circle, continue straight to stay on Main Street.
  • Proceed down Main Street for 0.5 miles.
  • Turn left onto Edgewood Road.
  • Proceed straight on Edgewood Road for .02 miles.
  • Turn left onto Strafford Ave.
  • D-Lot will be on the left.

D LOT TO THE recreation center
 

Once you have parked in D-Lot, proceed to the Hamel Recreation Center building.
Walking Directions (5 minutes)

  • Walk towards Edgewood Road to exit the parking lot via the stairs and/or sidewalk.
  • Turn right on Edgewood and walk towards the traffic lights on Main Street.
  • You will eventually see the Hamel Recreation Center (on your right).
  • Turn right when you see the Edgewood Visitor Lot parking area and proceed straight ahead on the sidewalk.
  • The entrance to the Hamel Recreation center is straight ahead to the right.

B-Lot Driving Directions
GPS Address: B Lot, Mcdaniel Drive, Durham, NH

Please Note** Due to construction on campus, College Road which leads into McDaniel Road when heading towards B Lot, is closed. Please avoid following GPS instructions that direct you onto College Road. Use the map for driving directions from your location. We recommend using the exit at Route 155A to access parking easily and following the instructions to campus below. 

  • Exit at Route 155A and turn towards Durham (3rd exit that references "Durham", if coming from Route 4).
  • Follow 155A past a short stretch of field to the UNH campus.
  • At the traffic circle, take the first exit and follow the detour signs until the road becomes McDaniel Drive.
  • B-Lot will be on your left.

B LOT TO THE recreation center
 

Once you have parked in B-Lot, proceed to the Hamel Recreation Center building. Walking Directions (16 minutes).

  • Exit B-Lot by crossing the road at Academic Way (lot entrance).
  • Proceed towards and walk down Quad Way for about 0.2 miles.
  • Turn left on Main Street and continue walking for about 0.3 miles. When you turn left on Main Street, the Memorial Union Building should be on your left.
  • Walk past Thompson Hall (clock tower) which will be to your left. Just before the traffic lights, cross the street at the intersection of Main Street and Edgewood Road.  
  • The Hamel Recreation Center is just past Edgewood Visitor Lot on Edgewood Road.

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