Meet the New Ravens

Jan 1, 2020

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Class of 2023 Welcome

A flock of new Ravens arrive on the Rindge campus on Saturday, August 24 – 470 of them to be exact! We are looking forward to welcoming them to the Franklin Pierce community with events and activities planned throughout Orientation Weekend and beyond.

As a group, the Class of 2023 and students transferring from other universities bring a broad range of experiences to share with their classmates. Nearly a quarter are students of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds. They come from 27 states and 13 countries, from as far away as Kenya and as close to campus as Rindge. About 70% come from the New England states, and if you meet a Jacob or an Ashley, know those are the most popular male and female names in this class.

“The entire Franklin Pierce community is eager to welcome our entering students. Our Residential Life staff have planned activities ranging from our annual Cardboard Boat Regatta on Sunday to our Student Engagement Fair on Friday. With a variety of athletics, clubs, service projects and activities to choose from, our student leaders are working hard to ensure every Raven finds a place to connect,” said Linda Quimby, Vice President of Enrollment and University Communications.

Many of these new students have already begun making a difference in the world when they:

  • Responded to hurricane damaged areas in the U.S.
  • Earned a presidential award for over 4000 volunteer service hours
  • Served their neighbors by building furniture for the homeless, serving in soup kitchens, and working with children with congenital heart defects

Their talents and initiative inspire as they have:

  • Established and built a lawn service company
  • Led clubs for journalism and sports broadcasting
  • Trained in first response and law enforcement

These entering undergraduates will start their Franklin Pierce education under the new academic structure, and plan to pursue majors in:

  • College of Business – 21%
  • College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences – 36%
  • College of Health and Natural Sciences – 31%
  • Undecided – 12%

Welcome Ravens – we’re glad you’re here!

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