One of our most valuable resources at UNH is the wonderful natural environment that surrounds us. The main campus of the University is in Durham, a small New England Town, in the seacoast region of New Hampshire. Portsmouth, a sophisticated seaport town, is just 10 miles to the east along with sandy beaches and the rocky Maine Coastline. The White Mountains are 60 miles to the north. Boston is a quick 65 miles to the south. The 200-acre campus is surrounded by more than 2,400 acres of fields, farms and woodlands owned by the University. College Woods, on the edge of campus, includes five miles of well-kept paths through 260 acres of woods.
There are numerous University resources dedicated to undergraduate and graduate students both in terms of academic and student life. We invite you to explore the University student resources at admissions.unh.edu/why-unh/studentlife and learn more about what it means to be a UNH student.
The Recreation Management and Policy faculty are actively engaged in both theoretical and applied research projects that help to advance the professional knowledge in recreation and leisure studies, guide professional practice in the field, and enhance student and constituent understanding of recreation and leisure management practices.
Every graduate student engages in independent research through either a Master's Thesis or Colloquium Project. A sampling of recent colloquium projects and theses are provided to demonstrate the diverse interests, perspectives and talents that our graduate students bring to the Master's program and the expertise and interests of our RMP Faculty that support this research.
UNH's Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) was created in 1987 to encourage undergraduates to pursue research alongside a faculty member. Since then, the program has funded over 1000 students across all disciplines to pursue research projects that allow these students to acquire knowledge that transcends their other studies.