About Our New Residence Hall
Our newest on-campus residence, Westside Hall, promises to create a dynamic hub of activity on campus. Although the top three stories of the building are residential units, the ground floor provides amenities to the University at large as well. A 250-280 seat dining room, common lounge spaces, office space for UNH personnel, and 2,300 square feet of classroom space with state-of-the-art technology will be open to everyone.
An impressive 90,000 square feet, the facility will sit at the southwest corner of UNH's main campus near Celentano Residence Hall (formerly Soundview) and Kayo Field and is expected to be move-in ready for the fall of 2014. Click here to read more about our newest residence hall.
Live Video of the Construction Site
To follow the progress of construction, we're happy to provide live webcams from three different vantage points. Click on one of the thumbnails below to get started.
Please note, third camera view temporarily removed due to site work obstructing view in that area.
Update - July, 2014from Louis Annino, Associate V.P. for Facilities
While some may be enjoying the "lazy days" of summer, the activity at our new residence hall is anything but lazy. In fact, we are now into what we hope is a sprint to the finish line in anticipation of opening this fall when our students arrive!
A full complement of contractors and trades personnel are working extended hours, and they have started adding the final finishes to this magnificent facility that will serve more than 370 residents.
The North Wing, which features exciting views of Kayo Field (see photo #9), has its mechanical systems installed, while painting, carpeting, and lighting also are moving toward completion. The first floor of the North Wing features game rooms, cyber lounges and study space, in addition to laundry and mail rooms.
The South and East Wings, which boast stunning vistas of our campus, are next in line for final touches. The East Wing is already rapidly moving to completion. It will house student lounge space with a working fireplace and two general purpose classrooms that can be converted to a large 80-90 person meeting room. There is also office space for our ROTC and Residential Life programs as well.
Also important, with the new building will be additional parking both inside and outside for 175 vehicles to serve the greater campus population. Also, a raised platform nested to the east of the new building will provide a special outdoor area. The platform will sport an artificial grass surface, making it an ideal location for student social and recreation activities. It also will have attractive landscaping, lounge furniture and gaming equipment, creating a first-rate space for students to gather with their fellow students and guests.
While we have many things left to do and little time to spare, through creative planning and construction, we are positioned to complete the building construction in less than 12 months! As you may recall, we started in late October 2013 after several weeks of blasting and site preparation.
It is exciting to report on the positive progress of this project. We’re backing our contractors 100 percent as they make a strong finish, and we thank them in advance for their efforts. We also thank the University community for working with us as we eagerly await the opening of this tremendous new facility.
New Residence Hall - Updates and Webcams
Questions?If you have questions about our newest residence hall, please contact Associate Vice President of Public Safety & Administrative Services Ron Quagliani at (203) 932-7147 or firstname.lastname@example.org