New Student Orientation | Schedule

Move-In & Orientation Schedule for New Students

Sunday, August 15th

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TIME ACTIVITY LOCATION

9 -  12 p.m.

New Residential Student Move-In Blocks
(Register via Sign-up Genius for a 9, 10 or 11 a.m. Move-In)

New Student Check-In

Residential Life and Health Check-In

Student ID Pickup & Residential Room Keys

 


Four Corners

Granite Parking Lot

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Resources Available

General Information Table
Information Technology Staff
Campus Bookstore/Online Textbook Order Pickup

Post Office Package Pickup
Student Employment Process
TD Bank Representatives
Photo ID Pictures
Vehicle Registration
Raven Card Deposits

 

First Year Court Yard
First Year Court Yard
Rear of the Bookstore, Campus Center

Post Office, Campus Center
Pioneer Lounge, Campus Center
Pioneer Lounge, Campus Center
Spagnuolo Hall, Campus Center
Spagnuolo Hall, Campus Center
Student Financial Services, Coles Hall

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Lunch on Cheshire Field

 Cheshire Field

1:30 p.m.

Welcome by President Kim Mooney

Orientation Tent

1:45 p.m.

Meeting Your Peer Group

2025 Class Photo

Orientation Tent

Manor Lawn

3:30 p.m.

Embracing Your Time at FPU & Community Expectations
The Dean of Students and Assistant Director of Student Conduct and Community Standards will review what’s expected of you as an FPU student. They will discuss the Student Handbook and Student Code of Conduct and how to enjoy your time at FPU in a safe and healthy manner.

Orientation Tent

 

Campus Safety Welcome & Introduction to Rindge Safety Leaders 
The Director of Campus Safety will provide an overview of the support and services provided by his staff team to foster a safe and supportive campus community. Local safety officials will share their community expectations.

Orientation Tent

 

Knowing Your Information Technology Resources  
Gain a better understanding of the services offered by IT Department to support your academic success. 

Orientation Tent

 

Let’s Taco ‘Bout Dining!  
The Nutritionists from Campus Dining Services will share more about the dining options available to you, provide strategies on navigating meal times and discuss how to work with their staff if you have dietary restrictions.

Orientation Tent

5 - 6:30 p.m.

Dinner by Peer Group

 

6:45 p.m.

Get a Life Outside the Classroom & Making Informed Choices
College is an opportunity to redefine who you are and what you wish to become.  Get a Life Outside the Classroom connects you with your peers, allowing you to learn more about one another and explores important issues that may impact your college experience. College life is filled with many decisions and choices, making informed choices helps you grow into the person you wish to become.

Orientation Tent

8 p.m.

Raven Street Fair
Meet Classmates, enjoy FREE: Kona Ice, Wipe Out and/or Bungee Extreme, Caricature Artist and Make Your Own Street Signs.

First Year Courtyard &
Academic Triangle

 

Monday, August 16th

TIME ACTIVITY LOCATION

7:45 - 9:15 a.m.

Breakfast

Dining Hall

9:30 a.m.

Peer Groups Gather… Raven Nation Make Some Noise … Orientation Updates

Orientation Tent

9:45 a.m.

What is Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion & A.L.A.NA. @ FPU
Explore the culture, values and principals of what makes FPU welcoming and affirming place to be! BeYOU@FPU.

 Orientation Tent

10:45 a.m.

Student Employment & the Student Financial Services Top 5 
Students will be engaged to think and strategize about how to best use the resources available to finance their education and learn about employment opportunities on campus.

Orientation Tent

11:30 a.m.

Zero Shades of Gray
An interactive and engaging program that equips individuals with skills and information to prevent sexual assaults.  Assault is not a women’s issue, or a men’s issue… it is a human issue. Zero Shades of Gray is an invitation to be part of the movement to end sexual assault.

Orientation Tent

12:15 p.m.

Lunch by Peer Group

Orientation Tent

1:45 p.m.

Peer Group Meetings

Orientation Tent

2 p.m.

Getting Involved at FPU 
Becoming involved in your campus community is an instrumental part of the student experience. Staff and student leaders will share their experiences as active and engaged individuals, and provide information to help you to engage within your new community.

Orientation Tent

2:25 p.m.

Counseling & Health Services
In this presentation, you will learn how to access both Health Services (medical) and Mental Health Services (counseling), where to go for these services and what we are able to provide to you. As an enrolled student, you have access to these services while school is in session. We will also be able to answer questions you have concerning COVID.  This is the session where you will be able to meet the entire Medical and Counseling staff so if you do get sick or need support, you will know who to go to.   

Orientation Tent

3:10 p.m.

Game Day Experience
Get involved with Raven athletics through the interactive fan experience. Coaches and staff will provide information about the gameday events Raven athletics has to offer.

Orientation Tent

3:30 p.m.

Free Time (Music & Crafts)

First Year Courtyard

5 - 6:30 p.m.

Dinner by Peer Group

Dining Hall

6:45 p.m.

Residential Hall Community Meetings 
Your Residence Hall Director (RD) and Community Assistant (CA) will provide an overview of living on campus, expectations of being a member of a residence hall community, available opportunities to enhance your experience living on campus, and will share a little about themselves to help you get to know them. 

Orientation Tent

8 p.m.

Dating Doctor David Coleman
Building relationships in an honest and supportive way are essential.  Reporting “on-line” to be “in a relationship” is a far cry from actually being in one. Apps like Tinder, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, have forever changed the dating landscape. One post, one text, even one picture can alter multiple lives in a moment. In a humorous, yet challenging way, David Coleman, The Dating Doctor, will help you navigate dating’s treacherous landscape as he addresses: mutual consent, safe words, becoming an intervener, the characteristics of healthy relationships, surviving and thriving following a difficult (public) breakup, David’s expertise and experience make this more than just a program…it’s an event.

Orientation Tent

9:30 p.m.

Spirit Leader Beach Party Social, Music, and Snacks
The Spirit Leaders invite you to close out the night, make s’mores, listen to music, and meet more of your fellow classmates.

Library Café Patio


Tuesday, August 17th

TIME ACTIVITY LOCATION

7:45 - 9:15 a.m.

Breakfast

Dining Hall

9:30 a.m.

Peer Groups Gather… Raven Nation Make Some Noise

Orientation Tent

9:45 a.m.

It’s Never too Early to Know Your Career and Internship Services
Meet your Career Center staff at the beginning of your academic career. You will learn why developing a four-year plan now will set you up for success at graduation.

 Orientation Tent

10:45 a.m.

Explore Your Colleges
This is an opportunity to hear from faculty and administrators in your area of study
about what to expect from your academic journey and the variety of options and exciting experiences open to you.

- College of Business – Marcucella 102
- College of Health & Natural Sciences – Spagnuolo Hall
- College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences – Orientation Tent
- Undecided Students – Marcucella 219

Orientation Tent

Marcucella 102
Spagnuolo Hall
Orientation Tent
Marcucella 209

11:45a.m.

Peer Groups Meet

Orientation Tent

12 p.m.

Lunch Break by Peer Group

 

1:45 p.m.

Peer Groups Meet

Marcucella Hall Classroom

 

FYE Instructor Meetings
Students will meet with their FYI instructor, who also be serving as your academic advisor, and learn what is expected of you academically as a new student at Franklin Pierce University

Marcucella Hall Classroom

2:30 p.m.

Academic Convocation
Academic Convocation celebrates the start of the academic year. You will hear from
University administrators, a faculty member and a student leader.

Orientation Tent

 

Meet Your Faculty and Ice-Cream Social
Meet your Faculty and fellow Ravens for conversation and ice-cream novelties

Library Café Patio

3:30 p.m.

Cardboard Boat Building & Regatta
Engage in a university tradition when peer groups work together to build and race their cardboard boat.

Manor Lawn/Waterfront

5 - 6:15 p.m.

Dinner

Dining Hall

6:30 p.m.

Class of 2025 Residential Life Community Program
Join the Residential Life staff for Cornhole, Can Jam, and S’mores in the Academic Triangle.

First Year Courtyard

7:45 p.m.

Sunset with the Spirit Leaders and Celebration Fireworks & Popcorn
It is time to close out orientation! Your invited to join all your fellow Ravens, play lawn games while watching the sunset over Pearly Pond. Stay on Manor Lawn after the sun sets to watch the fireworks and enjoy some snacks!

Over Pearly Pond/Manor Lawn

 

Classes Begin: Wednesday, August 18th at 8 a.m.

Get Involved! Learn more about clubs and organizations on campus.

CONTACT

Scott Ansevin-Allen, Assistant Dean

Student Involvement(603) 899-4151

Office Hours

Mon-Fri
8 a.m - 4:30 p.m.