Touring our UNH campus is a great way to learn more about what life as a UNH student will be like and to picture yourself here. Though our tours give an overview of the most important parts of campus, they don’t have time to cover everything. Welcome to our Off the Beaten Path: My Favorite Places on Campus blog series, where UNH students walk you through some of the coolest and most unexpected locations where they spend time on campus!
Today, Caroline '24 G '25, a nutrition (dietetics) major from Danbury, CT, talks about the best places to spend time on campus, including the beautiful foliage of College Woods and the experience of preparing snacks for D1 athletes and coaches at the Fueling Station.
Let's talk about some unique campus features and locations that are off the beaten path!
1. Fueling Station
I started volunteering at the Fueling Station in the field house during my sophomore year. At the Fueling Station, we hand out and prepare snacks for the D1 athletes and coaches at UNH. It has been a great way to get involved more on campus and to meet new people. Nutrition students primarily volunteer here, but any major is more than welcome!
2. Simulation Lab
The simulation (SIM) lab in Kendall Hall is one of my favorite academic rooms at UNH. The SIM lab is set up like a hospital room and we are able to interact with mock patients to practice our clinical skills. Being able to practice in the SIM lab is a great hands-on learning experience and made me more comfortable going into my actual clinical experience at a local hospital.
3. College Woods
College Woods has been a great place for me to go to spend more time being active outside. There are plenty of well-maintained trails perfect for going on a walk with friends or going on a solo run. My favorite time to visit College Woods is during the fall semester because there is beautiful foliage! It is so nice being close to a safe trail system.
4. Breaking New Grounds
Breaking New Grounds on Main Street is my favorite place to grab coffee around campus. They have plenty of seating to chat with a friend or to do homework during the school day. They have so many different types of coffee to choose from so you can always try something new.
5. Hubbard Reading Room
I do most of my studying and schoolwork in the Hubbard Reading Room in the Dimond Library. The Hubbard Reading Room is a designated quiet space in the library, so I am always able to focus on whatever project I am working on. The walls are also mostly windows, so there is always plenty of natural light. I love looking out the windows to see what the weather is like and what is going on outside.
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