UNH Driving Tour
Eight scenic viewpoints. Limitless exploration. This is the driving tour for future Wildcats. Follow the maps below and press play for audio narration of what you can see and experience at each location.
We can’t wait to show you around UNH. These Wildcat safety guidelines will help you make the most of your visit.
- Please be aware that during the Spring and Summer months there is construction on campus, therefore there may be road closures and detours. Please follow posted signage.
- Each stop on this tour directs you to a parking area, and we will point out where you can pay to park should you wish to explore campus outside your car.
- Wildcats love to walk, bike, rollerblade, longboard – you name it! – across campus. We’ll direct you around our most pedestrian-heavy areas, but please do your part and stay alert.
- In case of emergency, call UNH Police at (603) 862-1427 or 911.
Driving Tour Map
Download the campus map before you come to campus to help make the most of your visit.
20 Sage Way, Durham, NH 03824
First, make your way to campus. Take the 155A exit off Route 4 and head south toward campus. Shortly after you pass the large University of New Hampshire sign on your right, you will enter a rotary. Take the third exit off the rotary for North Drive. Take the first right off North Drive to turn onto Sage Way. Sage Way Lot, the parking location for your first stop, will be on your left. You are welcome to park anywhere in the lot.
Ready to see how Wildcats live, learn and connect? Your first stop is the Sage Way Visitor Lot. Here, you’ll see some of the many teaching and research facilities where students in the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture get their hands dirty, lead the way for a more sustainable planet and deepen their understanding of the ecosystems that surround and nourish us.
3 Depot Road, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 03824
Exit the Sage Way Lot by turning right onto Sage Way. When you reach the end of Sage Way, turn left onto North Drive. Enter the rotary and take the third exit onto Main Street/155A South. Continue on Main Street, passing Wildcat Stadium and the Field House on your right, and then cross the train tracks. Take a sharp left onto Depot Road. Follow the signs to the Amtrak Station/UNH Dairy Bar. You’ll find parking along Depot Road and in front of the train station; you can pull into any available spot. There are pay-to-park spots at this location should you wish to get out of your car for a stretch break or ice cream cone.
From this stop, you can see UNH’s iconic art deco train station, which today is home to the UNH Dairy Bar, one of the most sustainable restaurants in the state, and our popular Amtrak stop, which provides regular, one-hour train service to Boston, Massachusetts and Portland, Maine. You’ll also learn about the Whittemore Center and Wildcat Stadium – both places where our proud school spirit comes to life.
105 Main Street, Durham, NH 03824
Exit the UNH Dairy Bar stop the same way you entered and return to Main Street. Turn left onto Main Street and follow it, passing residence halls and Thompson Hall lawn on your right. Directly after passing Thompson Hall (the large brick building with the clock tower), turn right into the Thompson Hall lot. During the day, this lot has an attendant who will provide instructions on where to park. If traveling in the evening or on weekends, park anywhere in the lot.
At this stop, you’re in for a great view of Thompson Hall, which is both the center of campus and its heart, as well as the beloved green space out front known as T Hall lawn. Just beyond T Hall, you can glimpse Dimond Library and Hamilton Smith Hall, the central building for the College of Liberal Arts. Across Main Street is the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics, UNH’s top-ranked business school. Press play to hear about how each of these spaces contributes to our mission of academic excellence, experiential education, and research leadership.
Quad Way, Durham, NH 03824
Exit the Thompson Hall lot and turn right onto Main Street. You will approach an intersection with another large University of New Hampshire sign. Take the immediate right onto Quad Way. The spots along Quad Way are the parking area for this stop; pull into any available spot. If you would like to get out of your car for a stretch break at this stop, there are pay-to-park spots along the left-hand side of Quad Way.
This stop introduces you to some of the most essential places in Wildcat daily life. You’ll see our Lower and Upper Quad residential areas, as well as the Memorial Union Building (UNH’s student union) and Holloway Commons, the largest of UNH’s three dining halls. Get ready to learn more about where you’ll live, dine and get involved.
McDaniel Drive, Durham, NH 03824
Continue along Quad Way away from Main Street. You will pass by the Memorial Union Building (the large building on the right up on the hill) and many residence halls. At the end of Quad Way, turn right onto Academic Way. Take the first left into the B lot parking area and park anywhere in the lot. You can find pay-to-park spots on the right-hand side of B lot, as well as along Academic Way, should you wish to explore this area outside your car.
At this stop, you can see a little bit of everything, which is why we’ll cover a lot of ground, talking about everything from first-year housing to the arts. You’ll see two of the largest residence halls for first-year students, hear about the range of ways students get around campus, and learn more about our facilities for the fine and performing arts.
College Road, Durham, NH 03824
Leave the B lot parking area at the exit opposite the entrance you used. Turn right onto McDaniel Drive and continue past residence halls on your left and academic buildings on your right. McDaniel Drive will become College Road after the intersection with South Drive. The College Road lot will be on your left, and you are welcome to park anywhere in the lot. Should you wish to get out of your car at this stop, you can pay to park in one of the designated spots.
State-of-the-art learning spaces for students in the health sciences. Cutting-edge physics and ocean engineering facilities. Home-base for relevant data science and cybersecurity programs. From this stop, you’ll see where students in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences and College of Health and Human Services innovate and excel.
Main Street, Durham, NH 03824
DUE TO CONSTRUCTION ON COLLEGE ROAD, FOLLOW DETOUR TO GET TO THE NEXT STOP.
Turn right on College Road and an immediate right onto South Drive. Follow detour signs (remaining on South Drive -- you will drive behind the stadium). When you get to the rotary, take the first right onto Main Street. After the lights, take your first left onto Edgewood Road. The next stop is on the left at the Edgewood Visitor Parking Lot.
From this stop, you can see the 18,000-square-foot Hamel Recreation Center and 900-pound wildcat statue. You’ll hear about the incredible facilities where UNH students pursue their favorite indoor and outdoor activities, from group exercise studios to miles of campus hiking trails. We’ll also share how the wildcat statue plays a big role in our own Wildcat journeys.
10 Pettee Brook Lane, Durham, NH 03824
Exit the Edgewood visitor lot by turning right onto Edgewood Road toward Main Street. Turn left onto Main Street and follow it into downtown Durham. When you reach the one-way section of Main Street, make your way into the left lane. Turn left just beyond the Juicery onto Madbury Road and bear left at the fork onto Pettee Brook Lane. The Town of Durham lot is on the right. This is a public, pay-to-park lot if you would like to leave your vehicle.
The town of Durham is the quintessential college town, with a welcoming vibe and lots of local spots and friendly faces. At this stop, we’ll talk about what Wildcats love about living right next door to downtown Durham and introduce two additional innovative UNH programs you can see from this location: the InterOperability Laboratory, where Wildcats test the networking capabilities of top tech products, and the Peter T. Paul Entrepreneurship Center, where students from all majors have the resources and mentorship to launch their big ideas.