New England experiences all 4 seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, & Winter. WMUR is a great resource for weather conditions:

Spring (March to May): Spring is "mud season." The snow from winter is melting, and we tend to see a lot of rain. We recommend bringing or buying boots to wear during this season. You will see plants beginning to bloom and temperatures are usually between 30°F and 60°F (-1°C and 15°C). 

Summer (June to August): Summer is usually sunny, hot, and humid. Temperatures range from 70°F to 105°F (21°C to 41°C). Make sure to bring and use sunscreen! This is a great time to check out the many lakes and rivers around New Hampshire (be sure to check out swimming safe tips here: Swimming Safety). 

Fall (September to October): Fall is one of New England's busiest seasons due to the beautiful foliage. The leaves on most of the trees turn stunning colors of reds, oranges, and yellows. We highly recommend checking out Franconia Notch during this season but be warned! It will be busy. This is a great time to check out some local hikes, but be sure to bring a jacket with you. Temperatures are usually between 35°F and 55°F (2°C and 12°C).                                                                                 
Winter (November to February): Winter is the longest season in New England. Winter brings a lot of snow, ice, and cold temperatures. Heavy winter jackets, snow pants, and winter boots are highly recommended. Temperatures tend to be between -10°F to 35°F (-23°C and 2°C). Colder temperatures are possible! This is a great time to learn how to ski at Pat's Peak! Find more info here:
New England College Resources
NEC recognizes a diverse population of students. See diveristy and inclusion resources and upcoming events here at NEC: Diversity and Inclusion at NEC.

See other student resources here: Student Life at NEC.

Grocery Stores
Katmandu Bazaar: Asian and African grocery options. Find more info here: Katmandu Bazaar
Saigon Asian Market: Asian grocery options. Find more info here: Saigon Asian Market
Himalayas General Store: Grocery options from India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan and more! See their Facebook page here: Himalayas General Store
New Harvester MarketGeneral grocery items minutes from campus. See more info here: New Harvester Market.
Patel Brothers: General grocery items from India. See more info here: Patel Brothers


You can also find general grocery items at places like Market Basket, Hannafords, and Shaws
Henniker, NH
► Gilmore Dining Hall • Abigail's Bakery and Cafe • Daniel's Pub • Country Spirit • Sonny's Pizza 
Concord, NH
 House of India • Katmandu Bazzar • Siam Orchid • The Works
Manchester, NH
 Taj India • Kathmandu Spice • Consuelos
Nashua, NH
► Fharah Ladey (take-away only) • Tropical Point Restaurant & Bar • K'sone's Thai Dining & Lounge
Gilmore Dining Hall on NEC Campus
Shopping Centers
New Life Thrift Shop- Henniker, NH
Dollar General- Henniker, NH
Harvest Market- Henniker, NH
Walmart- Concord, NH
Target- Concord, NH
Mall of New Hampshire- Manchester, NH


Housing & Transportation
Check out our housing page here: Graduate Housing & Transportation.

DMV Info: Licenses & Driving
Driving in the United States without a license is illegal. The Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) issues driver's licenses and non-driver identification cards. The closest DMV is in Concord, NH. There is also a DMV in Manchester, NH. Please see International Advising for more information and necessary documents. Don't forget to research driving laws in each state you will be traveling to!  


Cell Phones
There are multiple cell phone carriers to choose from. Pre-paid phones can be purchased at most major shopping centers. If you are looking for a monthly cell phone plan, the following are located in Concord, NH. 
► Verizon Wireless                 US Cellular

International students are able to open bank accounts in the USA. You will need to submit certain proof of identity. Each bank is different and you should contact the bank you'd like to open account at for required documents. The closest bank to NEC campus is Citizens Bank in Henniker, NH. 
Beware of scams!! Never give our your personal information over the phone or through text message unless you are sure of the source. Please see here for more information: SCAM AWARENESS.

Saftey Numbers
If you are in immediate need of help, always dial 9-1-1. 
For saftey concerns on campus, call 603-428-2323.
National Suicide Prevention Line: 988
Medical Centers
Concord, NH
Convenient MD - walk-in services available
Concord Hospital -urgent care center, emergency room, primary care
Manchester, NH
Convenient MD -walk-in services available.
Elliot Hospital -urgent care center, emergency room, primary care.
Catholic Medical Center -urgent care center, emergency room, primary care.


Fun Things to Do 
► Hampton Beach -stunning ocean views, swimming spots, restaurants and shops. 
► Franconia Notch State Park -scenic drive through the famous White Mountains of NH!
► Pats Peak -learn how to ski, snowboard, snowshoe, or go tubing at Pats Peak which is minutes from the
Henniker, NH campus. Students get to enjoy snowboarding or skiing for free!
► Currier Gallery of Art -art museum in Manchester, NH.
Go Hiking -NH is the home of many beautiful hikes. Find 9 great hikes here: 9 Easy Hikes in NH. 
Don't forget to read hiking safety tips here: Hike Safe NH.
Fisher Cats Baseball -go watch a baseball game at the Fisher Cats stadium. 
► Visit Boston -Boston, MA is an easy day trip from New Hampshire. You can check out restaurants, museums,
the harbor, and learn about New England history!

Mount Williard
Hampton Beach

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