Orientation Parking Map

June 2nd, 2015 by Michele

Acronym 411 (pdf)

September 12th, 2012 by Dennis

HUB Map (pdf)

June 30th, 2011 by Betsy

Who You’ll Meet at Arrival/Checkin

May 17th, 2011 by Betsy

Orientation Leaders: 

A select group of students who will help you get acclimated to Plymouth State University.


Registrar’s Office:    http://www.plymouth.edu/office/registrar/

You will receive a copy of the schedule that’s been pre-selected for you and find out about the registration process from the Registrar’s Office.  It’s important that you check in with the Registrar’s Office so we know you are attending orientation.


First Class: 

At check-in you’ll be assigned to a mandatory “First Class” session, scheduled for Day #2 of Orientation. During “First Class” you’ll meet with a small group of students and a faculty member to discuss what university-level classes will be like when you return to start the fall semester. This is an opportunity to talk about your expectations while also learning about faculty expectations for what it takes to be successful in your academic program. At check-in you’ll receive information about where and what time to meet on Day #2, along with the name of the faculty member who will lead your session.


Director of Curriculum Support:   http://www.plymouth.edu/admissions/transfer/

  • Transfer & Part-Time Students ONLY on June 10th

Transfer students will receive a copy of their Transfer Evaluation, and the initial application of those credits to their major, if they have declared one.  This information is necessary for registration on Friday, June 10th.  If a course description or syllabus has been requested, transfer students may submit it at this time.  Mary Campbell, Director of Curriculum Support, will be glad to answer general questions about transferring credits to Plymouth.


Plymouth Academic Support Services (PASS):  http://www.plymouth.edu/services/pass/

  • TRIO Student Support Services
  • Tutoring –  Subject and Study Skills
  • Disability Services Office
  • Location: Lamson Learning Commons, Room 003
  • Hours:MondayThursday, 8am-9pm; Friday, 8am-4:30pm; Sunday, 6pm-9pm


Residential Life (Housing):   http://www.plymouth.edu/office/residential-life/

Residential Life staff will be available to confirm that your housing deposit and associated paperwork have been received and that your housing assignment can be processed.

Residential life is pleased to announce the roll out of new housing software (StarRez) with new and improved roommate matching capabilities!   In order for students to take full advantage of this new feature, we ask that applications are completed through the “Roommate Search Profile” step by May 21st.  The “Roommate Matching and Request” step will be available throughout the June Orientations- 5/21 – 6/21.  The deadline to submit the completed housing application is June 24th.

Fall room assignment information will be available beginning mid-July.


University Police:  http://www.plymouth.edu/office/police/

The Plymouth State University Police Department assists in creating and maintaining a safe, comfortable environment for the campus community and surrounding areas.  They offer safety services and workshops, enforce campus parking rules, and educate the community about best practices in personal and community safety and are the primary law enforcement agency for Plymouth State University. For more information about safety and security at Plymouth State University, please visit our annual security report.



Bookstore:  www.plymouthstateshop.com

Sunday Orientation hours:  9:00am – 1:00pm

Mid-Week Orientation hours:  8:00am – 4:00pm


Summer Hours:  9:00am – 4:00pm, Monday – Friday

Closed Saturday & Sunday


Regular bookstore hours which begin on Monday, August 29th

  • Monday – Thursday:  8:00am – 7:00pm
  • Friday:  8:00am – 5:00pm
  •  Saturday:  Noon – 4:00pm
  • Sunday:  CLOSED


You can also reserve your textbooks through the bookstore’s website (listed above).  Your textbooks will be packed and ready to be picked up when you arrive at the University or you can have them shipped to your home.


Sodexo Dining Services:  www.plymouth.edu/dining

Dining Services on campus is contracted out to Sodexo Campus Services.  We operate Prospect Dining Hall, the Union Grille, Daily Paws, Commons Café, Woods Café, Catering and Vending on campus.  Our staff will be on hand to answer specific questions for you in regards to your personal eating habits or more general questions such as types of meal plans available, costs, hours of operation and so on.


First Year Experience:

Our goal, at the Office of the First Year Experience, is to help you transition to a highly engaging, holistic, interdisciplinary educational community. It is our intention to provide you with high quality residential programming, intense intellectual study, and opportunities for social growth as you build the skillsets necessary to succeed in the 21st Century. Swing by our table to install the PSU Panther App on your smartphone or mobile device to have all the resources you need at your fingertips! In the meantime, explore your options for First Year Seminar and pick your top ten choices, so you can breeze through registration.


Information Technology Services (ITS):

Members of the Information Technology Services team will be available during June Orientation to assist new and transfer students with username and password verification which is necessary for registration.  Also during Orientation, students are encouraged to stop by the Learning Commons at Lamson Library to become familiar with the facilities and ask any questions they may have about purchasing a computer.  Before arriving on campus, students may call the Learning Commons IT Help Desk at (603) 535-2929 to get preliminary questions answered. Please visit www.plymouth.edu/infotech for other information related to computing at Plymouth State.


Helpful  Information…..

Student Rights and Code of Conduct:



Student Rights and Code of Conduct are available online using the PSU website listed above.  The Dean of Students web page contains information regarding student rights and responsibilities on campus and within the community.  In addition, information about freedom of expression and assembly, university policies related to alcohol and drugs, the student conduct process, and policies pertaining to sexual misconduct can be found on this web page.  Students are expected to review this information.  To receive a hard copy of the Student Rights and Code of Conduct, or other University policies please contact the Office of the Dean of Students at (603) 535-2206.


SuperTip for Student Success…. It is critical for the success of meeting deadlines and understanding processes to


  • Access your PSU email account
  • Visit my.plymouth.edu
  • Check your HUB suite box (mail box in the HUB)


Area Accommodations

May 5th, 2011 by Betsy

Directions to PSU

May 5th, 2011 by Betsy

Required Health Questionnaire

May 5th, 2011 by Betsy

PSU ID Notice

May 3rd, 2011 by Betsy

PSU Identification Information

PSU is committed to protecting your identity and preventing identity theft fraud. As a result, you must present an original of one of the following documents in order to have your Plymouth State University ID issued at new student orientation.

  • State issued Driver’s License
  • State issued Non-driver’s ID card
  • Passport
  • Military ID card
  • Valid School ID w/photo

Please call the Hartman Union Administrative Office at 603-535-2376 for any questions related to identification forms needed in order to have your PSU ID photo taken.
Thank You
New Student Orientation
Hartman Union Administrative Office

Academic Advisor Information

May 2nd, 2011 by Betsy


You will be assigned an academic advisor during the month of July. To find out who your academic advisor is, follow these instructions:

  1. Log on to your myPlymouth account;
  2. Click on Services;
  3. Click on Student;
  4. Click on My Student Information;
  5. Check term says appropriate term (UG Fall 2016);
  6. Scroll down to Primary Advisor where your advisor’s name will appear.

As a student, you have the following responsibilities:

  • Share information with your academic advisor regarding your interests, goals, educational and career plans.
  • Share any personal information that may have a bearing on your academic career. For example, the numbers of hours you work, your responsibilities to your family, your financial status, if applicable to your attendance, scheduling issues, etc. are all necessary information for you and your advisor to map out a plan that is right for YOU.
  • Be familiar with the University Catalog and the Student Handbook. They both contain vital sources of information.
  • Make a note of your advisor’s office hours and phone number. If you cannot meet with your advisor during that time, schedule an appointment. If you cannot make the scheduled appointment, call your advisor to reschedule. Your advisor’s time is valuable, just as yours is.
  • Keep records of what is required in your program for graduation. Keep copies of any correspondence from the University, and from meetings with your advisor. It is ultimately your responsibility to fulfill your requirements for graduation, so keep track of your progress toward fulfilling degree requirements.
  • Be familiar with the University deadlines.
  • Be prepared for meetings with your advisor. This is particularly true when meeting with your advisor to plan your courses for the next upcoming semester. Review what courses are outstanding for your program, and go to your meeting with a prepared list of questions and course choices.
  • Contact your advisor immediately if you are having any difficulties. Your advisor is a resource to you and to the services available on campus.

Your advisor has the following responsibilities:

  1. 1.      Registration and Program Advising 
  • To help the student feel welcome and to provide pertinent general information relative to University life;
  • To assist the student in completing registration and utilizing the drop/add process;
  • To be certain that the student is familiar with procedures and regulations relative to curricula offered, requirements for graduation, required courses and electives, and the content and values of specific courses;
  • To make the student aware that he/she is primarily responsible for the development of an appropriate academic program;
  • To establish a basis of contact with the student upon which personal, academic, and administrative process may be integrated. 

 2. Scholastic Achievement

  • To coordinate this University and its offerings with the student’s abilities, needs, and interests;
  • To assist the student in the evaluation of scholastic strengths and weaknesses, and planning for improvement;
  • To analyze with the student personal efficiency in studying with attention to individual energy, health, and related problems. 

3. Social Adjustment 

  • To assist the student in making wise and sufficient selection of suitable activities in line with abilities and interests;
  • To encourage the student to give support to worthy and interesting programs for the social good;
  • To identify, prevent, or remedy the social maladjustment of the student through observations and conferences;
  • To assist the student to develop a sense of personal integrity;
  • To use available resources as a means of understanding and helping the individual to meet problems of social relationships in the classroom, in living arrangements, and with friends and family.

Be active in your advising relationship.  Watch for an e-mail in August, as you will be meeting with your academic advisor at the beginning of the fall semester, the day prior to classes beginning.  Should you have questions, please feel free to contact the Undergraduate Advising Center at 603-535-3065.

myPlymouth For Family/Friends of Students

May 1st, 2011 by Betsy

Do Family Members Need Access to Your Enrollment and Billing Information?

Through PSU’s new myPlymouth for Families you can give family members access to your enrollment and billing information, without sharing your personal myPlymouth user name and password. myPlymouth for Families provides the information your family members need, and all from an account set up just for them.

What do you need to do?

  • Log into myPlymouth.
  • Click on the “Invite Someone” link in the Family Access channel.
  • Complete the required information and set your family member’s level of access. Be sure to select from the list of options: bill notification, bill view, enrollment verification, housing view, purchase Campus Flexcash, or course schedule view.
  • Confirm that you’ve read the FERPA statement.
  • Click on the Grant Access! button.

Your family member will then receive an e-mail from Plymouth State University [PSU Family Portal] with a link to activate their account and begin exploring everything myPlymouth for Families has to offer.

We welcome your feedback and hope you’ll invite your family members to become part of the myPlymouth for Families community.