On-Campus Housing

All class levels are housed separately, by designations defined as first year, sophomore, junior and senior. This is meant to promote community development within the same class and to meet the academic and social needs of each group. Besides living with peers, this arrangement allows staff from Residential Life and Student Activities to provide community events to bridge classroom learning to residential living. This intentional engagement helps students establish meaningful relationships with their peers through shared activities. Use the links below to see student housing details on residence halls, room dimensions, photos and more.


Residence Halls

Additional Information


Off-Campus Petition Process

Franklin Pierce is a residential university committed to education both inside and outside the classroom. As such, we believe that living in university housing is a valuable component of the total educational and developmental experience of being a student. Because of these institutional commitments, a student is required to reside on-campus and is encouraged to become an active participant in campus life.

Residential Life will review off-campus petitions and make the final decision regarding off-campus status. Any student who does not obtain written exemption from the residential requirement is to remain in university housing and is responsible for all associated costs and fees.

1. Please complete both of the forms below to petition for off-campus housing

Required fields are marked with asterisks (*). Once complete, be sure to save it to your computer, then email it to housing@franklinpierce.edu.

The Director of Residential Life will review the petition and make the final decision regarding off-campus status. Any student who does not obtain written exemption from the residential requirement is to remain in university residence and is responsible for all associated cost and fees.

Deadlines
Petition for: Due by:
2020-2021 academic year Friday, March 13, 2020
Spring 2021 First Friday of December
Summer Sessions I & II First Friday of May

2. Please note the following guidelines

  • Simply wanting to live off-campus is not an extenuating circumstance. Your request must stand on its own merits. Circumstances involving other students’ petitions will not be factored into the decision-making process.
  • DO NOT sign a lease or make any commitments to a landlord before receiving notice of your off-campus petition being approved.
  • Housing contracts are signed for the full academic year. Therefore, a request for off-campus housing in the spring must demonstrate extreme circumstances, as it requires your binding contract with the University to be broken.

For more information, contact Residential Life at (603) 899-4176 or housing@franklinpierce.edu.

Submitting the Returning Student Off-Campus Petition

CONTACT residential life

(603) 899-4176
housing@franklinpierce.ed
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.