Ravens Return

Welcome Home Ravens!

A Plan to Return to the Rindge Campus

The health and safety of Raven Nation will depend on your commitment to follow the guidelines we have put in place to safeguard the health and well-being of our students, faculty, staff and surrounding communities. These guidelines are not requests, they are crucial requirements we must all live by on campus. I ask that you make a personal commitment to know them, abide by them and demand that others do the same. This will be our collective responsibility all day and every day. Be vigilant, be considerate, be flexible, and be ready for these necessary changes. Together we can ensure that everyone stays safe and well as we reengage with living and learning at Franklin Pierce University.

‒ President Kim Mooney


The Ravens Return section of our website will serve as a hub of information for students and their families, as well as staff and faculty, as Franklin Pierce University continues its work to prepare the Rindge campus for in-person living and learning this fall.

Earlier this spring, the University established four working groups, comprised of faculty, staff and student representatives. These groups have been meeting regularly to develop action plans, with the health and safety of the whole Franklin Pierce community as the priority.

The hard work of everyone in the Franklin Pierce community, including our dedicated student representatives, focused on Academic Enterprise, Health and Safety Measures, Community Engagement and Student Experience, and Responsive and Responsible Operations. These groups have shared their detailed recommendations, and as a University, we are developing health and safety guidelines aimed at protecting the health and wellness of the community.

Additionally, we are discussing both an earlier move-in date as well as changes to the 2020-2021 Academic Calendar. We know these proposed changes may impact your preparations to join us on campus this fall. Information about the 2020-2021 Academic Calendar will be shared when available, as plans for the reopening of the Rindge campus continue to evolve.

Life has changed in many ways due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and Franklin Pierce continues to work diligently to prepare our classrooms, our residence halls and our campus in general for a safe return. Until recommendations from both the state of New Hampshire and CDC are adjusted, we will continue to adhere to social distancing and will require masks be worn on campus – including in our classrooms, in community and common spaces and when social distancing is not possible.

This work is challenging, but the reward is great – the reopening of our Rindge campus to offer all of our students a rewarding, tight-knit community experience with the high caliber academic programs that set Franklin Pierce apart.

While our fall semester will look different than it has in years past, know that the health and wellness of our entire community will remain a top priority.




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