Franklin Pierce University's 50th Anniversary

Honoring the past...piercing the future
We invite you to celebrate 50 years of history with us.

50th Anniversary Event Calendar
Please mark your calendars for the following events and check back often for updates.

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September 2013

Friday, September 13, 2013
Tailgate Tent at FPU Sprint Football Season Opener
5:00 p.m. Tailgate | 7:00 p.m. Game Start at the Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD
Calling all Franklin Pierce Alumni, Students, Family and Friends in the Annapolis area!  Join President, Dr. James F. Birge on Friday, September 13, 2013 at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD for a Tent Tailgate before the season opener for the Franklin Pierce University Sprint Football team. Food will be served under the tent from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., and tickets to the game are free. We hope to see many of you at this Annapolis, MD Tour Stop on the Pierce Proud tour. RSVP by September 9, 2013 to Alumni Office at

October 2013

October 4 -  6, 2013      
Alumni and Reunion Weekend 2013 - Celebrating milestone reunion years
1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008, 2013

50th Anniversary Celebration Finale

  • Reception in recognition of the 50 hours of Community Service Challenge
  • Time capsule dedication
  • Tile Mural Project Unveiled
  • Fireworks and more

Thursday, October 24, 2013
Alumni Reception in Western, Mass.
6:00 p.m. at the Springfield Yacht Club, Agawam, MA
Alumni, students, faculty, staff, family and friends are invited to attend the Western Mass Pierce Proud Tour stop at the Springfield Yacht Club on Thursday, October 24, 2013. Generous host, James McCann ’72 invites you to enjoy the sunset over the river, catch up with old classmates, meet current and potential incoming students, and hear from President, Dr. James F. Birge about how Franklin Pierce is doing in 2013. Appetizers will be served and there will be a cash bar. RSVP to the Alumni Office by October 17, 2013 at



Share your story

The story of Franklin Pierce would be incomplete without your chapter. We want to hear your story detailing the impact that the University has had on your life, family and career. Stories collected may be used in print publications, on the Web or other collateral materials as determined by the University. To share your story, contact the Alumni Relations office at 1.877.372.2586 or .

If you would like more information about the plans for the 50th Anniversary Celebration, please contact the committee chairman, Rick Falconi '69, at 50thanniversary@franklinpierce.edu or the Alumni Relations Office at 1.877.372.2586. Thank you.


50th Documentary DVD

Order the First 50 Years
Documentary on DVD

Purchase: $20 +shipping

Please call the Institutional Advancement Office place an order

Founding of Franklin Pierce Book

Frank DiPietro's Book
"The Founding of Franklin Pierce University"

You can order Dr. DiPietro’s book through the Franklin Pierce Bookstore