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Sure, classes, studying, fieldwork, and internships are a big part of your schedule. But there's plenty of time left over to enjoy yourself. Find a club or organization that meets your interests, or start one of your own. Join an off-campus trip to a cultural performance or sports event. Or stay closer to home and take advantage of numerous outdoor activities on our 1,200-acre campus. Getting involved enriches your college experience and life skills.

Our location in Central New England means it's easy to get to Boston, Providence, Hartford, the mountains the seacoast or local attractions. Franklin Pierce is located in a part of the country known for its natural beauty, safe communities and exceptional quality of life. Use the links above to start exploring the wealth of opportunities that will enrich your college experience outside of class.

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On campus: Franklin Pierce is a special place for those who enjoy a beautiful setting with a wealth of student activities. Walk out your front door to a spectacular mountain view. Continue down the hill to Pearly Pond where kayaks, canoes and sailboats are available free of charge. There's plenty going on indoors too. Catch a concert, hear a guest speaker or join one of many activities that take place in Pierce Hall. Compete as a Raven in Division II varsity sports. Or enjoy the camaraderie of intramurals. Stay fit in our 72,000-square foot airframe building, known as "The Bubble." Study by a roaring fire in the Adventure Recreation Lounge. The choice is yours.


Off campus: Frequent trips are arranged for activities as diverse as shopping in Providence, cave exploring, deep sea fishing, indoor parachuting and more. If you have an idea for a trip, we'll help gather some fellow travelers and make it happen. Franklin Pierce is located in a region known as the "Currier and Ives" corner of the state. There is plenty of classic New England sightseeing and exploring nearby. Head north to New Hampshire's famous White Mountains. To the west is Vermont, which offers beautiful scenery, the Green Mountains and more outdoor recreational activities. The seacoast and popular Hampton Beach are about a two-hour drive to the east. If city attractions are to your liking, day trips to Boston, Hartford or Manchester are all within easy reach.

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It's all about connection: Whatever your interests are outside of class, you will find a place to express yourself and connect with others at Franklin Pierce. Here, community is more than a buzzword. It's the roommate who becomes your lifelong friend. It's the faculty member who mentors you in your job search. It's the middle school student you tutor in the after school program down the road. It's your group project team, pulling together over a late night pizza. If you're looking for a smaller liberal arts school with an active student body and a welcoming community, Franklin Pierce University is the place for you.