Franklin Pierce University
31 - Sept. 2, 2013
Semester Classes Begin
Break (Campus Closed)
Franklin Pierce Parents Fund
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Greetings from the Rindge, NH campus of Franklin
Pierce University! Can it be that the Fall semester is only a
few days away? I hope your summer has been safe and relaxing,
and that your student is excited about the coming semester at
The Parents Association is here to serve you! Please contact me
with any ideas or suggestions for content you would like to see in
There are a few important details for parents to be
aware of that will make the process of moving in to Franklin Pierce
much easier. Make sure your student has read through the New Student Newsletter or Returning Student Newsletter for all
For New Students, check-in will take place on
Saturday, August 31. Please plan to arrive on-campus according
to the following schedule, based on the student's last name:
A - E 7:00
F - K 8:15
L - R 9:30
S - Z 10:45
There will be a BBQ lunch provided for all new students and their
parents between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on Saturday.
Be sure to stop by and say hello at the Parents Association table in
the freshman courtyard. If you meet other new parents who have
not yet joined the association, please point them toward our table.
Returning Students, dorms open on Sunday,
September 1 at 11:00 a.m., with check-in concluding at 3:30
p.m. Upon arrival, students should first check-in with
Residential Life at the following locations based on assigned dorm:
Buildings 1 & 2
Field House side
View Community Room
Parking Lot side
Mt. Wash, NH, Granite
Any students that must arrive at a time other than these specified
must contact Residential Life at (603) 899-4176 prior to arrival on
Important Dorm TV Information
Earlier this summer the cable TV system on our Rindge
campus was updated to a digital signal that now provides students
with 90 cable channels!
Student TV's need to be capable of receiving these
digital signals. For additional information about the upgrade
and TV compatibility, visit our TV information webpage.
All family members of
currently enrolled students are welcome to join us on our Rindge, NH
campus for Family Day, scheduled for Saturday, October 5, 2013.
Family Day is a great way to learn more about Franklin Pierce
University, and to enjoy all that our beautiful campus has to
offer. Activities are planned for all ages. A kickoff
meeting for all members of the Parents Association will be held at
11:00 a.m. Details will be mailed to all parents in
mid-September and you can now see the schedule online. Please be sure to
save the date. We look forward to seeing you at Family Day!
The Department of Theater and Dance has received a
generous matching gift challenge from an anonymous donor to purchase
new seats for our Warehouse and Studio theaters.
All alumni and parents are invited to help us take full
advantage of this exciting challenge by making a donation. Find
out more about this opportunity on the Take A Seat webpage.
Center For Academic Excellence
transition to college life brings challenges to a student's academic
performance. Our Center
for Academic Excellence stands ready to help both new
and returning students perform up to their full potential.
Academic issues are easier to address earlier in the
academic year, so students are encouraged to seek help at the first
sign of difficulties. Students can take advantage of peer
tutoring, one-on-one appointments with professional staff, and
extensive online resources available on the CAE website.
There is also a Writing Center and Science Support Center available
to students needing help in these areas.
All CAE services are free to all Franklin Pierce students. Make
sure your student knows that help is available if they need it!
News From Career Services
& Helen Ament Astmann '69 Career Center is a great resource for
students as they prepare for entering their field of choice.
Several workshops will be held in September to support
Effective Resumes and Cover Letters
for Choosing a Major and Career
a LinkedIn Profile
It's never too soon to start
preparing for employment after graduation. Make sure your
student is taking advantage of this award-winning resource.
Learn more on the Career Services webpage.
Find Us On Facebook!
The Parents Association is
on Facebook! Click this button to "like" our
page, or just search for the "Franklin Pierce Parents
Association" page. Check it often for updates and
interesting news from our Rindge campus.
May these last
few weeks of summer be healthy and fun for you and your family.
I look forward to greeting you at Family Day on October 5.
If you have thoughts on how we can enhance our Parents
Association, or provide better service to our parents, please call or
send me an email with your ideas.
Dale S. Wheeler
Franklin Pierce University