Student Services

Whether you're looking for academic assistance, help writing your resume, referral to a health clinic or you simply need tips on how to make the most of campus technology, at Franklin Pierce you will find the support you need to succeed academically and in all facets of student life. Our comfortably-sized campus means you will always be treated as a person, not just a name on a roster. Our student services are designed to provide support, prompt answers to your questions and personal guidance in everything from admissions and enrollment to preparing for life after graduation.

Students outside Peterson Hall

Center for Academic Excellence
The Center for Academic Excellence includes math and writing skill refresher programs, an English as a Second Language transition program and support for students with learning differences. A variety of services are available and free to all Franklin Pierce students. The Center for Academic Excellence, located on the first floor of the library, is staffed by a team of professionals dedicated to assisting all students with their academic success.

Wensberg Writing Center
The Peter C. Wensberg Writing Center serves all members of the Franklin Pierce community as a resource for writing needs and concerns. The Writing Center is staffed with Faculty and Peer Tutors who are trained to help student writers through every stage of the writing process, from conception to final draft. 

Health Services
The Health Services Center provides a full range of primary care, referrals, and educational services tailored to the individual and unique needs of college students. Health Service professionals offer initial diagnosis and treatment for a broad spectrum of illnesses and injuries and appropriate follow-up care. They can refer students to a variety of specialists. Some care is offered on-site, while other services are provided by a network of local experts. Students are encouraged to consult the Health Services staff for counseling and advice on any topic related to general health.

Safety and Transportation
The Department of Campus Safety and Transportation is responsible for the protection of both persons and property. Officers patrol the campus buildings and grounds around the clock and are always available to assist students, faculty, staff, and visitors. The department is also responsible for crime awareness education programs, issuing ID cards, and administering and enforcing parking regulations.

Residential Services
University and Residential Life staff are committed to providing safe and healthy living communities that foster students' personal and interpersonal growth. The goal is to provided an environment that enhances academic life and helps students achieve their potential as individuals and participants in society.  

Outreach Education & Counseling
The Center for Outreach Education & Counseling manages student development programs and services in such areas as college adjustment, communication and relational skills, leadership skills, alcohol and other drug prevention, and sexual ethics. The Center also offers limited individual counseling and assistance to students, maintains contact with local mental health providers and assists students in finding suitable off-campus treatment providers.

Student Financial Services
The Office of Student Financial Services provide financial aid information and a host of resources for students seeking to enroll (or who are already enrolled) at Franklin Pierce University. Student Financial Services offers a knowledgeable staff to help you with financial aid, online management of student financial accounts and undergraduate residents on campus in Rindge, New Hampshire the opportunity to manage and reload their Raven Card for the cafeteria and bookstore.

Career Services
The Career Services Office offers a variety of services to assist students in all phases of their career decision-making and job search. Staff is available on the Rindge Campus for individual appointments, classroom presentations, workshops, special events, and hall programs. Assistance is available with researching careers and job market trends, choosing or changing a major or minor, finding internships, writing resumes and cover letters, preparing for interviews, connecting with potential employers and applying to graduate school.

Information Technology
The Information Technology Department provides technology services to the University community. Its mission is to seamlessly integrate the delivery of information services to the university community including voice, data, video and presentation services. The department provides the university community with state-of-the-art tools designed to enhance the teaching and learning process, better prepare students for the future and efficiently administer university functions.

Food Service
All first year residential students are required to be on a meal plan for the entire year and have the option of either unlimited number of visits to the cafeteria, $150 in dining points and two guest passes or unlimited number of visits to the cafeteria and two guest passes. Upper-class students living in traditional halls (Granite, New Hampshire, Mt. Washington, Edgewood, Cheshire, and Monadnock) must be on a meal plan in accordance with their class level options. Students living in Special Living Options areas (Sawmills, Lakeview, Northwoods, Mt. View, Pierce Village, and the A-Frame) can choose if they wish to participate in a meal plan. Download a meal plan options here

Students living off-campus can either purchase a meal plan or purchase meals at the Dining Commons on a cash basis. Requests for changes in the meal plan must be filed in either Residential Life or Student Financial Services by the end of the add-drop period of registration.

Other On-Campus Student Services

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 the network for e-mail, word processing, and other applications, as well as 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 network's operating system is Microsoft NT.

Internet Access
Internet access is available to all computers on campus, in computer labs as well as residence halls. The FP network is connected to the Internet via a T-1 link for the highest speed available.

Cable Television System
The University 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 regulations applicable to such rural stations. Mail should be addressed as follows:

Student's Name
Franklin Pierce University
FP Box. [#]
Rindge, NH 03461-0060