Graduate Student Resources

Welcome to the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department!  We wanted to provide you information on the area for you and your family members. You can find most of this information on the UNH Graduate School Student Resources Page.  

Below is a list of student resources for both the department and university that are important:

Travel Grant Request Form

The Graduate School is pleased to announce that travel grants are available to assist graduate students presenting papers and poster sessions at professional meetings and conferences. This includes costs incurred from online events such as registration and conference fees. Travel grants are also available to students who are attending professional development workshops and seminars that will enhance their research agendas. Should you have any questions please contact

Professional Development, Community & Self-Care

The Graduate School proudly promotes a holistic vision of professional development for our students and postdocs that is tied directly to mental, physical, and social health. We believe that each individual's path to success lies in a healthy work-life balance and a strong sense of community. Looking for opportunities to learn from experienced professionals? Want to speak with a counselor? Interested in diversity, equity & inclusion initiatives? Visit our Professional Development and Student Success Webpage to find information about many more of the resources available to you. 


Our first recommendation to new graduate students in search of housing is to contact their advisor or program coordinator. The most popular options are on-campus in Babcock Hall and off-campus walking distance at 260 Mast Road. Many students find housing and roommates through their departments, typically on or off-campus—in Durham, as well as in neighboring towns such as Dover, Newmarket, and Portsmouth. Information for off-campus housing is available at UNH PadsPlaces4Students, and this list of resources curated by UNH Housing. You can also email for help with finding off-campus housing options. 

We understand that some graduate students have families. There are many child care centers around the seacoast. If you don't know where to look we reccommend contacting the Child Study Development Center for suggestions. 

Students, faculty and staff may be eligible for campus parking permits. Be aware that cars without permits and cars illegally parked may be ticketed and/or towed by the City of Durham or UNH Police. Student permit decals are sold online in advance of semester openings, or over the counter at other times of year. Some categories are subject to availability, and resident permits can and do sell out. Visit the Student Permits Webpage to learn about available permit types.

The Wildcat Transit is a bus system that connects across campus and to neighboring towns, including Portsmouth, Dover, and Newmarket. Wildcat Transit is covered by student fees, so all you need to show is your UNH ID for a ride. A UNH ID also enables free rides on the Coast Bus, a local bus system that connects beyond the Wildcat Transit routes.

Allergies? No problem. Gluten free? There are stations just for you. Vegetarian or vegan? Tons of options. Personal dietician? We have one of those, too. UNH Dining has something for everyone at locations all across campus. Check out their meal plans, and if food insecurity is a reality for you, check out the Swipe it Forward program, as well as the Waysmeet Cornucopia Food Pantry. UNH has a food pantry called Cats Cupboard, they have lots of information on food and if you have any questions you can email them at:

Here's a list of Stores around the Seacoast, distance from UNH:

  • Hannaford Supermarket Durham, NH (o.8 mi)
  • Rite Aid Durham, NH (0.8 mi)
  • Market Basket Lee, NH (4.7 mi)
  • Trader Joe’s Portsmouth, NH (9.9 mi)
  • Shaw’s Dover, NH (7.9 mi)
  • Aldi Dover, NH (7.8 mi)
  • Hannaford's Rochester, NH (16.1 mi)
  • Target Somersworth, NH (9 mi)

The New Hampshire Seacoast is full of gems—we have both mountains and beach, and a string of towns each with their own vibe. Whether you’re looking for a great cup of coffee, running trails, where to see live music, or a place to grab a beer after class, we’ve got you covered. Check out this guide to get started exploring all that the Seacoast has to offer!