This news can create anxiety, but please know that our community is in this together.
I encourage you to take advantage of the resources the University offers. Health and
safety information can be found on the Ravens Return FAQs webpage
. If you have concerns, worries or simply wish to talk with a counselor, reach out
to to schedule an appointment.
To protect the health and safety of Raven Nation and our community in the coming
weeks, it is absolutely crucial you remain committed to the health and safety guidelines
we put in place and follow the requirements of the New Hampshire Department of Health
and Human Services. These guidelines apply not only when you are in the classroom
and to campus life, but extend to all of your activities within our surrounding community
and anywhere you go this semester.
Right now, the national news headlines report that many institutions have cancelled
their in-person fall terms. Several high-profile instances attribute these occurrences
to students who refused to socially distance, wear facemasks and follow basic health
protocols at off-campus parties.
We each play a critical role in our collective public health outcomes. It falls upon
all of us and personal accountability to ensure that we do everything we can to safeguard
the Franklin Pierce community and neighboring towns. The best way we can do this is
to abide by our health and safety guidelines. I ask that you maintain social distance,
wear your facemasks, and limit your interactions off-campus.
Together, we have prepared not only to complete the semester on the Rindge campus,
but to complete a semester unlike any other in the history of Franklin Pierce University.
We will celebrate the friendships and the enriching experiences we shared with one
Embrace your studies and enjoy this time Ravens!