Housing for UNH students in Prato is provided by 3 institutions located in the city center, none of which are more than 15 minutes’ walk from the school and from each other. Meals are not provided by housing.
Please note that housing in Prato is not like in a typical campus dorm, and that none of these housing facilities is exclusive to UNH students. You will be sharing these buildings with other people, such as tourists, business people, and visiting professors.
All housing is equipped with desks, air conditioning, wi-fi internet access, closets and private bathrooms. They all are managed by housing staff who can be contacted at any time for maintenance issues or emergencies. Bedrooms are cleaned regularly by housing staff, and bedding and towels are regularly changed. Some housing includes a washing service, while others include access to a washing machine.
When you arrive in Prato you’ll get a special Housing orientation and a copy of our housing handbook and policies.
Housing and Roommate Assignments
Once accepted to the program, all students will complete a questionnaire about their personal habits that will help in making roommate pairings and housing placements. If students know other students accepted to the program, they will be able to indicate a roommate request. Please note, that while we take student preferences into account, we are not always able to satisfy these requests
What if I do not like my roommate?
We encourage you not to make assumptions about your roommate until you have actually lived together for a while. Most roommate issues are easily resolved by talking with your roommate. Often people who don't seem to have much in common at first turn out to become good friends. Prato staff will assist in working out roommate conflicts and the first person you should contact if there is a problem is the Program Director. He can give you advice, mediate the problem and assist you in completing a roommate contract if necessary. Room changes are not necessarily possible and are not guaranteed.