Student Programs and Services

-Other Programs and Activities

-Campus Facilities

-On Campus Student Services


Campus Programs
Recreational, social, educational, and cultural activities provide opportunities for students to use their leisure time productively. Students are actively involved in the planning and implementation of student activities and intramural programs, and they share responsibility for the operation of indoor and outdoor programming on campus. Facilities include the campus waterfront, with beach and boating facilities, fifteen kilometers of cross-country, and mountain biking trails, the low elements Adventure Course, a hill for sledding and outing hut, the Grimshaw-Gudewicz Activity Center at North Fields, the Flint Campus Center, WFPR radio station, FPC-TV television studio and campus fire department.

Student Development Programs

The student development programs assist students to develop life management skills, and encourage students to become involved and active participants in all dimensions of college life. Students have special opportunities to participate in the operation and planning of most of these co-curriculum programs.

Leadership Development
The development of student leaders is an ongoing process at Franklin Pierce College. Students gain and enhance leadership skills through active participation in leadership programs. Student leaders are challenged and supported by professional staff members who provide workshops and advising which assist students in their leadership roles. 

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At Franklin Pierce University, students publish a student newspaper in print and online, The Pierce Arrow; literary magazines, Nevermore and the Northern New England Review, as well as an online journalism showcase, The Exchange. These publications provide an ideal opportunity for students to gain a working knowledge of both practical and creative writing, layout and graphic production, as well as management experience.

Fire Department
Students at Franklin Pierce University comprise the ranks of the University's in-house Fire Department. The Department makes use of its own fire truck and provides emergency service response including the use of a corps of student EMTs. Men and women student volunteers work closely with the Safety and Security Department in providing protection to persons and property.

Student Government Association
The Student Senate makes recommendations to the administration in policy matters concerning student activities, welfare, and services. It allocates student activity funds to the various student clubs and organizations on the campus. Officers are elected each spring, and student senators from each residence hall and each class are elected in the fall.

Judicial Board
The Judicial Board is a group of seven students. The Board hears cases involving violations of the Student Code of Conduct and recommends appropriate action to the administration.

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Graphic Communications Center
The Graphic Communications Center is located in Petrocelli Hall. It includes classrooms, photo studio, Apple computer room, and the print shop.

Peterson Hall (The Manor)
One of the original and oldest buildings on campus, Peterson Hall provides a quiet environment for student study (Alumni lounge) and a Faculty Lounge. Peterson Hall provides offices for the College President, the Provost, Dean of Academic Affairs, the Assistant to the President for Administration, the Assistant to the President for Institutional Advancement, and the Office of Public Relations and Creative Services.

The Emily Flint Campus Center
The Campus Center is the focal point of co-curricular life for all members of the College community and guests. Completed in 1986, this beautiful facility hosts a variety of community life programs, services, and activities. The 29,000 square foot facility houses the Director of Student Activities and Community Service, three dining areas, a pub, function areas, bookstore, post office, TV lounge, meeting rooms, student activities offices, Student Senate offices, information center, and an automatic teller banking service.

The Campus Center is an active facility which is available to the College community seven days a week. Student staff assist in the responsibilities of managing the center and provide program support.

Grimshaw-Gudewicz Activity Center at North Fields
This state-of-the-art airframe structure vastly expands the scope of services offered by the College to students, faculty, staff and the greater Monadnock region. North Fields was completed in December of 1995 and its Grand Opening Celebration was held on April 23, 1996. Activities take place inside the airframe on a variety of surfaces, including a 1/5 mile track, tennis courts, basketball courts, turf, multi-purpose area, and the cardio/strength area. Recreational programming in this 72,000 square foot facility consists of Intramural Sports including: basketball, flag football, soccer, ultimate frisbee, tennis, volleyball, and floor hockey. Other recreational activities include in-line skating, jogging, aerobics, frisbee, strength/cardiovascular training, badminton, and other pick-up sports. Special events such as the "Up All Night - Mardi Gras Celebration" and fall orientation events are also held inside the airframe.

The Recreation Department at Franklin Pierce also sponsors the Outdoor Recreation and Campus Adventure program. Trips are planned to off-site recreational facilities each semester. Past destinations have included Maine, Vermont, and Massachusetts. Popular trips include skiing at Mt. Snow and Okemo, cross-country skiing, rock climbing, dog sledding, snowshoeing, horseback riding, whitewater rafting, sea kayaking, and camping.

Student employment is also available at North Fields, with positions ranging from customer service representatives and intramural referees to graphic designers and daily operations supervisors.

Students should check in at the facility often in order to be aware of the many events that are planned each semester by the Department of Recreation.

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Food Service
All students living in on-campus residences, with the exception of the Special Living Options, are required to eat in the Campus Center Dining Commons. Variable board plan options of 19-15-10 meals per week are available for upperclassmen. All new students will be assigned to the 19 meal plan for their first year. Students living off-campus may purchase meals at the Dining Commons or the Snack Bar on a cash basis.

The Franklin Pierce Computer Network
The Franklin Pierce University network at the Rindge campus provides access to all members of the Franklin Pierce community. Students use it for email, word processing, and other applications for recreational activities, coursework, and professional development. Software supported includes Microsoft Office, C, C++, Visual Basic, Java, J++, Adobe PageMaker, Photoshop, Premiere, and AfterEffects. The operating system of the network is Microsoft NT.

Internet Access
Internet access is available to all computers on campus and the thrree labs at, as well as most resident halls. The FP network is connected to the Internet via a T-1 link for the highest speed available.

Upon request, Franklin Pierce provides local dial tone to each dorm room. Residents of those rooms need to provide an analog telephone for making and receiving calls, and to access 911. Long distance calls require a calling card (purchased by the student).
Voicemail is available upon request. Voicemail can be programmed to ring in your room so that people from off campus can reach you and your personal voicemail directly. To request dial tone service or a voicemail number, go to the link provided on the Accepted Students webpage at

Cable Television System
The College Cable Television system provides service to all campus residences without charge. Students may bring a TV from home and receive all available programming, which includes a campus-wide messaging network (FPAN--Franklin Pierce Activity Network).

Campus Post Office
The Campus Post Office, located in the Campus Center, is a sub station of the U.S. Postal Service, and is governed by the U.S. Postal Service for Rindge, NH 03461-0060