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Planning Your Stay

Travel Information

Off-campus travel/lodging information:

  • Holiday Inn Express, 2 Main Street, Durham, NH 03824, (603) 868-1234
  • Three Chimneys Inn, 17 Newmarket Road, Durham, NH 03824, (603) 868-7800

Other questions? Contact the Conference and Catering office at (603) 862-1900.

Room and Board

Housing and meals are not included in the tuition. However, on-campus air-conditioned housing, including breakfast, is available for an extra charge. Housing reservations can be made by calling (603) 862-0863 or (603) 862-1900. For more information, please download the General Information for Housing & Meals and Housing Registration Form. Follow the procedures and dates outlined.

For More Information about On-Campus Housing



Holloway Commons Dining Hall Hours

Breakfast: 6:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Dinner: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Breakfast is included with on-campus housing. Participants may also eat meals in the UNH dining hall on a pay-as-you-go basis. UNH Dining Services will be closed July 4th. Participants here at that time will be given alternative available dining options. Dining hall hours may be subject to change.


Durham has a market and several restaurants to serve your dining needs.


Deliveries (packages/letters) may be sent to:

“Your Name” c/o UNH Violin Institute Stoke Hall, Room G50
11 Garrison Avenue
Durham, NH 03824

Mailing Packages Home:

Main Street Mailing and Copy - UPS & FedEx
54 Main St.
Durham NH 03824
(603) 868-1002
Hours: M-F, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Closed weekends

US Postal Office
2 Madbury Rd
Durham, NH 03824
(603) 868-2151
Hours: M-F, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Parking and Transportation

Everyone with a car needs a parking permit. Participants who request parking permits and pay the $25 fee as a part of registration will receive their permits upon arrival. Parking permits will be given to participants registered and paid in advance at the dorm Sunday night in the housing packet or Monday, the first day of class.

Wildcat Transit, the UNH bus service, runs Monday – Friday 7:20 a.m. – 5 p.m. Dispatch Phone: (603) 862-2328. CALL THE DISPATCHER WITH ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT UNH BUS SERVICE.

Bus stops for service between Handler Hall and Putnam Hall are located in front of Kingsbury Hall (near Putnam) and Main Street (@Field House & Mast Road). The Service Connector runs every 20 minutes. When you get off at Main Street, you will need to walk down Mast Road to Putnam Hall.

The UNH Wildcat Bus Service if FREE on campus. For service to Portsmouth it cost $1.50. There is no weekend bus service during the summer.

If you don’t have a car and don’t want to take the bus, walking around campus is easy and good exercise!

Additional Options

Campus Recreation

Whittemore Center

The 104,425 square foot Whittemore Center provides the University community (inclusive of summer studies students) with the latest recreational sports facilities and equipment. There is a per day rate for an adult guest pass to the recreation center. The guest pass may be obtained at the service desk located at the Whittemore Center on Main Street. A daily pass is $11. Guests under the age of 19 are only permitted during designated family programs. A driver’s license is required to show proof of age. Summer hours are scheduled for Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. On Saturdays and Sundays, the facility is open from noon to 5 p.m. The CRC will be closed July 4th. For updated information on the CRC, please call the service desk at 603-862-2031 or visit the campus recreation website.

Mendum’s Pond

For summer recreation, swimming, and boating, Mendum's Pond recreation area is just seven miles from Durham. Visit the campus recreation website, click on the “facilities” tab and view hours and information about Mendum’s Pond. There is no lifeguard on duty, so do not go swimming alone.

Medical Care

Health Services

Located at 4 Pettee Brook Lane in Durham, across Main Street from Holloway Commons. Students have access to Health Services. Services are provided on a fee-for-service basis. Health Services will bill your insurance company if you present your insurance card. If you do not have a card, payment must be made at Health Services at the time of service. Heath Services is open M–F, from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. It is closed on weekends.

For more information regarding Health Services, please call (603) 862-9355.

Medical emergency

Call *911 (from a campus phone) or 911 (from a non-campus phone)

Getting Medical Care When UNH Health Services is Closed

What to do when you need medical services and Health Services is closed? You have the following options available:

  • Medical Emergency: For a medical problem requiring immediate assistance, call 911 to get an ambulance.
  • Minor Illness & Injuries: If medical treatment is not urgent but you are not sure treatment can wait until Health Services is open, call Health Services at (603) 862-WELL (9355) and press 2. You will be automatically connected with a medical call center, where staff will conduct a phone assessment, and make suggestions for additional care options, including a visit to an urgent care center or hospital, if appropriate.

Nearest Hospitals

Wentworth Douglass Hospital, 789 Central Ave, Dover, NH 03820, (603) 742-5252

Portsmouth Hospital, 333 Borthwick Ave., Portsmouth, NH 03801, (603) 436-5110


Campus Security: 2-1427 (from Campus phone) or (603) 862-1427 (from a non-campus phone)
Emergency Contact: Dial *911 from campus phone or 911 for non-campus phone

UNH Rules and Regulations

Alcohol: The acquisition, distribution, possession or consumption of alcohol by members of the UNH community must be in compliance with all local, state, and federal laws.

  • University Residence Halls and Apartment Complexes: Residents of legal drinking age may consume alcohol in their rooms or apartments. Alcohol may not be consumed in common areas, such as lounges, hallways, etc.
  • Academic and Classroom Buildings: Consumption of alcohol is not permitted in academic buildings or on the adjacent grounds. (This includes Putnam Hall.)

Do not share alcohol with anyone under the age of 21.

Audio/Video Recordings: Audio and/or video recordings of Institute classes by participants are not permitted.

Drugs: In compliance with the Drug Free School and Campus Act, the University prohibits the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees on its property or in its activities. Violation of these laws is subject to full penalty under the law through the courts.

Discriminatory harassment: The University of New Hampshire is committed to establishing and maintaining an environment that puts concern for the dignity of its members among the central ethical dimensions of its intellectual enterprise. Discriminatory harassment, including sexual harassment, unjustifiably interferes with members of the academic community and creates a circumstance in which access to education and work is diminished.

It is the policy of the University of New Hampshire to uphold the constitutional rights of all members of the university community (students, staff, and faculty) and to abide by all United States and New Hampshire State laws applicable to discrimination and harassment. In accordance with these laws, all members of the UNH community will be responsible for maintaining a university environment that is free of intimidation and harassment.

Non-smoking: In accordance with RSA 155:64-77, Indoor Smoking Law, smoking is restricted in virtually all University System buildings and facilities. Specifically, smoking is prohibited in all classrooms, laboratories, studios libraries, theaters and auditoriums, gymnasiums, athletic areas, and public reception areas.

Teaching Evaluation: The policy of the University of New Hampshire is to assess the quality of teaching of every course by obtaining student reaction to every course and its instructor by means of a standardized questionnaire, which allows both numerical and narrative responses.

Bicycles & Bicycle Operation: The operator of any bicycle is obligated to do so in conformance with all state Laws, applicable Town Ordinances, and University administrative regulations. The rules of the road that apply to motor vehicles also apply to bicycles. Bicycles are not to be operated on sidewalks, in buildings, or counter flow to traffic.

Parking and Securing of Bicycles: Bicycles are to be parked and secured only in places provided for that purpose. It is prohibited to secure bicycles by attachments to stair railings (exterior/interior) building entrances, light poles, trees, sign posts, etc.

Animals: The keeping of, encouraging of and allowing animals other than bona fide seeing eye dogs and laboratory type animals in University buildings is prohibited for safety, sanitary, and health reasons. Tying, chaining or otherwise restraining animals inside or outside buildings is prohibited.

Student Conduct: The granting or denial of admission to a program is within the sole discretion of UNH. Each participant is expected to conduct himself/herself in a manner conducive to learning. UNH may terminate participation, if at any time, in the opinion of UNH, a participant carries out willful and repeated violation of UNH's rules and Violin Institute rules and safety regulations, without any refund. In addition, UNH may terminate participation for the inability to perform basic craftsmanship course objectives, with UNH's discretion to prorate a tuition rebate.

Guests: It may be appropriate, from time to time, for guests to visit the Institute. All UNH students are responsible for the behavior of their guests when on University property and may be held accountable for violations of any University rule by their guests. The definition of 'guest' includes, but is not limited to, any person(s) a student invites into his/her room or apartment building or to the campus, and/or any person(s) involved in activity in his/her room or apartment.

The attendance of guests at workshops must be cleared with the instructor and the Violin Institute Administrator ahead of time.

Theft of Services: Class size in the Violin Institute is kept low to allow for the most personalized attention possible. Participation in the Violin Institute is open to paid participants only for the course for which they have registered. Unpaid individuals or individuals attending beyond the period for which they have registered, will be charged the full tuition if space is available; or they will be asked to leave. Continued attendance will subject the person to the provisions of NH Theft of Services statutes.

Contact Information

  • Main office: (603) 862-7380
    Jen Baker, program coordinator: (603) 862-1739
  • Mail: Violin Institute
       UNH Professional Development and Training
       Room G50, 11 Garrison Avenue
       Durham, New Hampshire 03824, USA
  • Fax: (603) 862-7381
  • E-mail: professional.development@unh.edu
  • Office hours: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday – Friday