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Media Visiting Our Campus

We welcome and encourage members of the local, regional and national media to visit our University to cover campus events and to pursue other timely stories of interest. Just as public access to information is important, we seek to balance this with our educational mission to carry out good teaching and research with limited disruptions; maintain the safety and well-being of members of the Franklin Pierce University community and visitors at all times; protect the privacy of students who live and learn on our campus, as well as the privacy of faculty, staff and administrators; and ensure the privacy of academic, personnel and other records as required by state and federal law.

The University requires all members of the news media to contact the University’s Office of Communication before visiting campus to engage in interviews or gather other information for a story. In the event of a developing after-hours news story, members of the press are asked to check in with the Department of Campus Safety in the St. Peters Building, and should be able to produce valid press credentials, prior to parking on campus.

Under no circumstances will photography be permitted inside residence halls, dining halls or classrooms without receiving prior permission from the Office of Communication 603-899-4344.
All visitors and guests are required to check in when arriving on campus, but don’t need to do so when attending an event open to the public, and the same is true for media. For any event where a news release has been issued by the University——such as a sporting event or artistic performance— there is no reason to contact anyone prior to arriving on campus to cover the event, though news reporters are asked to identify themselves and their respective news outlet, when attending these events on campus and engaging in interviews with students, staff and others.

Commercial Photography/Video

All non-University photography, videotaping, and filming that represent “commercial shoots” require the authorization of Franklin Pierce University. Further, they must be submitted with at least 48-hours’ notice and require a completed release form, which can be obtained by contacting the Office of Communication at 603-899-4344

Campus Facts

Franklin Pierce is a small, private, regionally-accredited university that combines a liberal arts foundation with coursework for professional preparation. The University consists of the College at Rindge and the College of Graduate and Professional Studies. The institutional mission focuses on preparing citizens and leaders of conscience for a new century who make significant contributions to their professions and communities whether their aspirations are global or local.

Established: 1962

Achieved university status: July 2007

Current President: Dr. Kim Mooney

Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Individual programs are accredited by discipline-specific accrediting agencies. More...



  • Traditional undergraduate residential campus on 1,200 acres between Mount Monadnock and Pearly Pond in southwest New Hampshire 
  • 23 academic majors and 29 minors. Most popular majors are business, mass communication, psychology, criminal justice and history.
  • NCAA Division II Athletics. 17 intercollegiate teams. Home of the Franklin Pierce Ravens
  • Home of three academic institutes: the Marlin Fitzwater Center for Communication; the Monadnock Institute of Nature, Place and Culture; and the New England Center for Civic Life
  • Study abroad opportunities and programs including Pierce on the Camino


  • Offers degrees at the associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels focusing on health, education, business, technology and leadership 
  • Provides three paths to earning a degree: in class, combination of in class and online, or 100% online
  • Offers New England's only Doctor of Arts in Leadership, in a public-private partnership with Plymouth State University


  • Named to the Templeton Foundation Honor Roll for Character Building Colleges 
  • Recipient of four New Hampshire Professor of the Year Awards (three from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education; one from the New Hampshire College and University Council)
  • 2007 NCAA Division II Men's Soccer National Champion
  • Five-time NCAA Division II Women's Soccer National Champion
  • 2005 Kennedy Center American College Festival Regional Winner
  • "Students in Free Enterprise" 2005 Northeast Regional Winner
  • Home of the Franklin Pierce / WBZ-TV Poll for 2008 Presidential Primary
  • 2011, 2012, and 2013: Forbes ranks Franklin Pierce University as one of the top 650 undergraduate institutions in the country.
  • 2011: US News & World Report ranks Franklin Pierce University 125 among the top Regional Universities (North)