Sports & Recreation

Athletics

Panther athletics exemplify the Plymouth spirit. Whether you’re a serious athlete, a weekend warrior, or simply a fan, sports will strengthen your connection to the campus community. We offer eight men’s and 11 women’s varsity teams that compete in the NCAA Division III.

ALLWell North

Active Living, Learning, and Wellness (ALLWell) North is an advanced academic and athletic complex that strengthens the connection between classroom learning and hands-on experiences for students majoring in programs including Athletic Training, Adventure Education, Health, Physical Education, and Exercise and Sport Physiology.

The 107,600-square-foot complex includes a large-scale, multi-use space that not only supports PSU’s Department of Health and Human Performance’s academic, research, and outreach activities but also provides students with safe, attractive, and modern athletics and recreational facilities, including a full-size track and indoor tennis courts.

Beyond its numerous physical benefits, ALLWell North embodies the University’s mission of excellence in education, innovation in research, and a commitment to serving our region.

Recreation Programs

Recreation Programs offers many clubs and intramural ranging from golf to Ultimate Frisbee. State-of-the-art cardiovascular and weight-training facilities are open to all students, as are all manner of exercise classes from yoga to kickboxing.

PE Center

The PE Center has over 33 acres of playing fields for the athletic teams and an additional 12 acres used by the Intramural/Recreation Department. More information about fitness room and pool hours as well as the Community Aquatics Program is available on the PE Center web site.

Outdoor Center

If you are looking for positive adventure experiences on an outdoor or indoor ropes courses, an indoor rock climbing, on a river, a lake, a trail, or a snow slope; the Outdoor Center has it all. We have equipment for rental (kayaks, canoes, stand-up paddle board, backpacking equipment and snow activities equipment) which will help you access and enjoy the great outdoors. Have the desire but not the skills or experience, no worries, we also offer outdoor adventure activities for the college community through our SOAR (Student Outdoor Adventure Recreation) program. We also offer community building adventure-based training to PSU groups and organizations or groups and organizations from Plymouth community and broader region through our CALE (Community Adventure Learning Experiences) program.

Ice Arena

The Ice Arena is home to Plymouth State Panther men’s and women’s hockey and offers programs to the general public including open skate sessions, youth hockey, figure skating programs, broomball, curling and learn-to-skate and learn-to-play-hockey sessions.

In Plymouth Magazine

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Let the Sunshine In

A Strategic Approach to a Sustainable Campus » Compressed Natural Gas powers the campus’s hot water and heat. A geothermal system heats and cools the Hanaway Rink at the PSU Ice Arena and Welcome Center. Biomass fuel keeps the new ALLWell North facility warm and provides hot water. And now solar panels on the roof […]

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First in the (New) Nation

A Young Man’s Journey from a Nepalese Refugee Camp to the New Hampshire Polls » Southern Bhutan. Early 1990s. Members of an ethnic minority population, the Hindu Lhotshampas, began fleeing rising levels of persecution by the Bhutanese government. Denied their citizenship rights because of religious and cultural differences, the group—more than 100,000 strong—eventually sought protection […]

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Coming Soon: Merrill Place Residence Hall and Conference Center

Starting fall 2017, Plymouth State students will have a new residence hall to call home. To accommodate its growing enrollment, the University recently began construction on Merrill Place Residence Hall and Conference Center, a seven-story building that will house up to 350 students. “Merrill Place’s design is in line with the evolving housing preferences of […]