August 22, 2013

Franklin Pierce University   

Parents Association




Important Dates

August 31 - Sept. 2, 2013


September 1, 2013

Returning Students Arrive


September 3, 2013

Fall Semester Classes Begin


September 9, 2013

Add/Drop Period Ends

September 25, 2013

Health and Science
Career Panel

October 4 - 6, 2013

Alumni Reunion Weekend


October 5, 2013

Family Day

October 14 - 15, 2013

Fall Break (Campus Closed)



The Franklin Pierce Parents Fund


The Power of Parents

You are invited to join in  our effort to enhance our student's education with a gift to the Parents Fund.

Parents Fund FAQ's

2014 Parents Fund Status


Donate Now Button


Parent Feedback


Have a suggestion or idea you would like to share
with our administration?

Share your thoughts at
this email address:




Volunteers Needed!


Put your skills and talents
 to work on behalf of

 Franklin Pierce Univeristy!

Volunteers are needed to help during Freshman Move-In Day on
Saturday, August 31!


Click here for a PDF of current volunteer opportunities.


Dear Richard,


Greetings from  the Rindge, NH campus of Franklin Pierce University!  Can it be that the Fall semester is only a few days away?  I hope your summer has been safe and relaxing, and that your student is excited about the coming semester at Franklin Pierce.

The Parents Association is here to serve you!  Please contact me with any ideas or suggestions for content you would like to see in this E-Newsletter.



Opening Day Details

Move In Day 2012

There are a few important details for parents to be aware of that will make the process of moving in to Franklin Pierce much easier.  Make sure your student has read through the New Student Newsletter or Returning Student Newsletter for all the details.


For New Students, check-in will take place on Saturday, August 31.  Please plan to arrive on-campus according to the following schedule, based on the student's last name:
A - E          7:00 a.m.-8:15 a.m.
F - K          8:15 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
L - R          9:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m.
S - Z          10:45 a.m.-12:00 a.m.

There will be a BBQ lunch provided for all new students and their parents between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on Saturday.

Be sure to stop by and say hello at the Parents Association table in the freshman courtyard.  If you meet other new parents who have not yet joined the association, please point them toward our table.

For Returning Students, dorms open on Sunday, September 1 at 11:00 a.m., with check-in concluding at 3:30 p.m.  Upon arrival, students should first check-in with Residential Life at the following locations based on assigned dorm:

Lakeview, Sawmill
     Lakeview, Buildings 1 & 2
Edgewood, Monadnock
     Edgewood, Field House side
     Northwoods Community Room
Mountain View
     Mountain View Community Room
     Cheshire, Parking Lot side
Mt. Wash, NH, Granite
     Residential Life office

Any students that must arrive at a time other than these specified must contact Residential Life at (603) 899-4176 prior to arrival on campus.



Important Dorm TV Information


Earlier this summer the cable TV system on our Rindge campus was updated to a digital signal that now provides students with 90 cable channels!


Student TV's need to be capable of receiving these digital signals.  For additional information about the upgrade and TV compatibility, visit our TV information webpage.




Family Day 2013

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Parents on Campusembers of currently enrolled students are welcome to join us on our Rindge, NH campus for Family Day, scheduled for Saturday, October 5, 2013

Family Day is a great way to learn more about Franklin Pierce University, and to enjoy all that our beautiful campus has to offer.  Activities are planned for all ages.  A kickoff meeting for all members of the Parents Association will be held at 11:00 a.m.  Details will be mailed to all parents in mid-September and you can now see the schedule online. Please be sure to save the date.  We look forward to seeing you at Family Day!



Take A Seat!

The Department of Theater and Dance has received a generous matching gift challenge from an anonymous donor to purchase new seats for our Warehouse and Studio theaters.


All alumni and parents are invited to help us take full advantage of this exciting challenge by making a donation.  Find out more about this opportunity on the Take A Seat webpage.




Center For Academic Excellence

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Somtimes the transition to college life brings challenges to a student's academic performance.  Our Center for Academic Excellence stands ready to help both new and returning students perform up to their full potential.

Academic issues are easier to address earlier in the academic year, so students are encouraged to seek help at the first sign of difficulties.  Students can take advantage of peer tutoring, one-on-one appointments with professional staff, and extensive online resources available on the CAE website.

There is also a Writing Center and Science Support Center available to students needing help in these areas.

All CAE services are free to all Franklin Pierce students.  Make sure your student knows that help is available if they need it!




News From Career Services

Career Center

The Lloyd & Helen Ament Astmann '69 Career Center is a great resource for students as they prepare for entering their field of choice.

Several workshops will be held in September to support our students:

  • Writing Effective Resumes and Cover Letters
  • Tips for Choosing a Major and Career
  • Creating a LinkedIn Profile

It's never too soon to start preparing for employment after graduation.  Make sure your student is taking advantage of this award-winning resource.


Learn more on the Career Services webpage.  




Find Us On Facebook!


The Parents Association is on Facebook!  Click this button to "like" our page, or just search for the "Franklin Pierce Parents Association" page.  Check it often for updates and interesting news from our Rindge campus.


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May these last few weeks of summer be healthy and fun for you and your family.  I look forward to greeting you at Family Day on October 5.

If you have thoughts on how we can enhance our Parents Association, or provide better service to our parents, please call or send me an email with your ideas. 


Dale S. Wheeler

Franklin Pierce University

(603) 899-4021