How will you Raven?
Student life at Franklin Pierce University extends far beyond the classroom. At our Rindge Campus, we provide extensive opportunities for our Ravens to engage, excel, and lead. From Residential Life and Student Government to our very own student-volunteer Fire Department, campus-based clubs and organizations reflect Franklin Pierce’s emphasis on shaping well-rounded students who understand the value of service and civic engagement.
Get Involved in Campus Life!
The options are limitless and the choice is yours! Find a club or organization that meets your interests, or start one of your own. Join an off-campus trip to a live performance, professional sporting or cultural event. Or stay closer to home and take advantage of numerous outdoor activities on our 1,200-acre Campus. Regardless of how you get involved, you’ll be part of a small, supportive community that offers big-time opportunities.Learn More
Affectionately known as "The Bubble" on campus, the Grimshaw-Gudewicz Activity Center at North Fields is the hub of the university's highly successful Raven Recreation program and serves as a recreation area for the entire campus.
Built by Franklin Pierce students in the 1970s, this rustic building was first designed as a warming hut for students enjoying skiing and snow tubing. The upper level is comfortably furnished and equipped with a wood stove, high speed internet, cable TV and DVD/VCR. Downstairs houses a bouldering (rock climbing) cave. Students are welcome any time to study, socialize, hold meetings or just relax.
Situated directly on the waterfront, the Boathouse emphasizes the use of Pearly Pond for recreational activities. During the academic year, it is used by the Adventure Recreation program to instruct and supervise the kayaking, canoeing and sailing programs.
The campus has an impressive series of trails designed for year-round use. They are ideal for mountain biking, hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, trail running and nature walking.
Overlooking the interior of the North Fields Activity Center, the Clubhouse offers the campus community a unique meeting area for various activities. It can be set up as a conference room, a dance studio, game room or casual meeting room. Amenities include a kitchenette and restroom facilities.
The intramural fields, located on the academic mall, were constructed as open green space for students to enjoy informal recreational activities and structured intramural sports. These lighted fields allow for evening participation in softball, flag football, ultimate Frisbee and many other campus-wide, recreational special events.
Explore the World Outside Your Dorm Room Door
From our location in Rindge, the best of New England is at your doorstep. Whether you like hiking a mountain, exploring quaint country towns, or taking in the culture of cities like Boston, you'll find it all within your reach.
New Hampshire has 93 state park properties that provide a variety of recreational opportunities for all ages, including beaches, campgrounds, historic sites, waysides, natural areas, a multitude of trails, and much more to explore.
The Monadnock Region had countless opportunities to experience live theater, concerts, or a comedy show. Venues in the area include Keene’s Colonial Performing Arts Center, Jaffrey’s Park Theatre, and Concord’s Capitol Center for the Arts. In addition, major musicians and performers appear regularly in Boston.