Affectionately known as "The Bubble" on campus, the Grimshaw-Gudewicz Activity Center
at North Fields is the hub of the university's highly successful Campus Recreation
program and serves as a recreation area for the entire campus.
Adventure Rec Lounge
Built by Franklin Pierce students in the 1970s, this rustic building was first designed
as a warming hut for students enjoyingskiing and snow tubing. The upper level is comfortably
furnished andequipped with a woodstove, high speed internet, cable TV and DVD/VCR.
Downstairs houses a bouldering (rock climbing) cave. Students are welcome any time
to study, socialize, hold meetings or just relax.
Boathouse at Lakeside Educational Center
Situated directly on the waterfront, the Boathouse emphasizes the use of Pearly Pond
for recreational activities. During the academic year, it is used by the Adventure
Recreation program to instruct and supervise the kayaking, canoeing and sailing programs.
The campus has an impressive series of trails designed for year-round use. They are
ideal for mountain biking, hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, trail running
and nature walking.
Overlooking the interior of the North Fields Activity Center, the Clubhouse offers
the campus community a unique meeting area for various activities. It can be set up
as a conference room, a dance studio, game room or casual meeting room. Amenities
include a kitchenette and restroom facilities.
The intramural fields, located on the academic mall, were constructed as open green
space for students to enjoy informal recreational activities and structured intramural
sports. These lighted fields allow for evening participation in softball, flag football,
ultimate Frisbee and many other campus-wide, recreational special events.