Scheduling Classes

July 20th, 2011 by Betsy

SCHEDULING CLASSES

A COURSE DESIGNED JUST FOR YOU! (oh yeah, and it’s required)

At Orientation, you will be given the chance to register for a full schedule of courses.
One of these courses, The First Year Seminar: Critical Thinking and the Nature of Inquiry will introduce you to
the concepts of the general education program, our academic community and to the skills educated people use to
generate and address important questions. Because each section of this course is built around a specific question or
topic, we want you to have the opportunity to choose a topic that interests you. AND ABOUT ALL THOSE OTHER CLASSES YOU
NEED TO TAKE…

CLASSES? WHAT CLASSES?

YOU MEAN I ACTUALLY HAVE TO TAKE CLASSES?

In addition to the First Year Seminar you will also be taking several other courses. Some are related to
your major and were recommended specifically for you by faculty in your department. Others are within the General
Education program and are called Directions, which represent different approaches to learning. Prior to gaining access
to the registration system at Orientation, the Office of the Registrar will schedule you into these Directions courses
as well as the courses within your major, based on the major you were accepted into by the Admission Office. Prior to
attending Orientation, if you wish to change your major, please contact the Admission
Office
or 800-842-6900 (option 1).

Got Soap

May 25th, 2011 by Betsy

Transfer & Part-time Student FAQs

May 25th, 2011 by Betsy

What time do I have to be there?

Arrival/check-in is between 8:00am – 10:00am.  It is a full day and we advise you to be on time.

 Do I have to take the Math Placement Assessment?

This is required for students who wish to enroll in Calculus or for students majoring in: Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Information Technology, Mathematics and Meteorology. This placement helps in determining what math class you should take.

The Math Placement Assessment is available online and MUST be taken prior to new student orientation.  Here is the link: http://www.plymouth.edu/services/math-center/math-placement-assessment/

Can I attend one of the two-day Orientation Programs?

Absolutely!  Generally, the two-day sessions are of greatest benefit to entering first year students who have no prior experience in a university setting.  However, if you have interest in attending one of our two-day sessions, please call 1-800-842-6900 and we can discuss with you whether the one-day or a two-day session will best suit your particular needs. 

The two-day sessions in June are:

June 1 & 2, 2014 – Sunday & Monday
June 8 & 9, 2014 – Sunday & Monday
June 11 & 12, 2014 – Wednesday & Thursday
June 15 & 16, 2014 – Sunday & Monday – Not available to reserve until May 19th 

Can I make my reservation via telephone?

Unfortunately, we do not make reservations via telephone.

All students must fill out their RESERVATION form via the web site which is on myPlymouth.  This information was sent to your personal and new campus email address from the New Student Orientation Office.  Remember, students new to Plymouth MUST attend new student or transfer orientation in order to enroll as a student at Plymouth State University.

FAQs for New Student

May 25th, 2011 by Betsy

What are the June Orientation dates?

  • Session A – June 1 & 2 (Sun & Mon)
  • Session B – June 8 & 9 (Sun & Mon)
  • Session C – June 11 & 12 (Wed & Thur)
  • Session D – June 15 & 16 (Sun & Mon)  Not available to reserve until May 19th

Can I make my reservation via telephone?

We do not make reservations via telephone. All students must fill out their RESERVATION form via the web site which is on myPlymouth. This information was sent to your personal and new campus email address from the New Student Orientation Office.

The sessions fill up quickly; please fill out your reservation form via the web ASAP

How come I have not received any orientation information?

Have you sent in your tuition deposit to PSU and has it been received? Information is sent via email ONLY to students who have paid their deposit to PSU.

Do I have to attend both days?

Yes. If you have a conflict with the evening events, you can go home and come back in the morning. However, we highly recommend you stay over to meet new students and to get a feel for residential life.

Can I switch sessions?

Yes, if space is available in the session you would like to switch into. PLEASE call 1-800-842-6900 and ask for the New Student Orientation Office, then ask to be transferred to Randy.

Do I have to take the Math Placement Assessment?

This is required for students who wish to enroll in Calculus or for students majoring in:

Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Information Technology, Mathematics and Meteorology.  This placement helps in determining what math class you should take.  However, any student is welcome to take the placement – it’s free and students will be placed in a math class to their skill level.

The Math Placement is available online and it is highly recommended that it is taken prior to new student orientation.  Here is the link for the Math Placement: http:http://www.plymouth.edu/services/math-center/math-placement-assessment/

What time do I have to be there?

Arrival/check-in is between 9:00am – 11:30am on Day I at the Hartman Union Building (HUB).

Do I have to stay on campus overnight?

No, however it is highly recommended so that you can meet new students and to get a feel of residential life. Students will be housed in either Grafton or Smith Hall.  Co-ed arrangements (by floor) and it is on a first come first served basis.

Do parents/guests have to attend both days?

No. It is not mandatory for parents/guests. However, if they would like to come DAY I or DAY II only, here is the breakdown:

  • $40.00/per family member, for Day I attendance only (includes lunch & dinner)
  • $25.00/per family member, for Day II attendance only (includes breakfast and lunch)
  • $60.00 per family member for Day I and Day II not staying overnight (includes all meals)
  • $70.00 per family member for Day I and Day II staying overnight (includes all meals)

Do parents/guests have to stay on campus?

No. However, from past orientations, the parents/guests have had a great time staying in the residence halls for the evening (Langdon Woods). If they would like to stay off campus, please check out this list of area accommodations.

Freshman Abroad Program – Limerick, Ireland

Students participating in the Freshman Abroad Program MUST sign up for Session D (June 15 & 16).  If they are unable, please contact either Deb Regan or Lisa Ladd from the Global Education Office at bagley@plymouth.edu

Can I get a REFUND?

All refund requests must be made in writing to the New Student Orientation Office explaining the reason and you will be refunded minus the cost of the meals. It will be mailed to you, the student, after the June Orientation program is over or if requested, it may be put toward your tuition bill.

Scheduling Classes

May 24th, 2011 by Betsy

CLASSES? WHAT CLASSES?

YOU MEAN I ACTUALLY HAVE TO TAKE CLASSES?

When you arrive for Orientation, you will receive a copy of your schedule made up of courses selected for you based on General Education requirements and requirements of your major.  At Orientation you will be given the chance to register for The First Year Seminar: Critical Thinking and the Nature of Inquiry. This course will introduce you to the concepts of the general education program, our academic community and to the skills educated people use to generate and address important questions. Because each section of this course is built around a specific question or topic, we want you to have the opportunity to choose a topic that interests you.

Parents or Guests Attending Orientation

May 24th, 2011 by Betsy

BRING MOM AND DAD ALONG! COME ON, IT’LL BE FUN!

We realize the special concerns parents have today, so we have provided a schedule to help meet their needs. Our overall program is centered on academic advising, registration and orientation of new students. In some instances, the program for students and parents overlaps. At other times, separate sessions will deal solely with parental concerns. Please encourage your parents to come and participate in the program.

The program fee for each family member/guest attending with your is $70.00. Students do not have to pay a fee for the orientation program, as it is built into the fall semester tuition bill. Only family members/guests attending with their students have a program fee. Details are provided on the orientation reservation form via the web.

Once you have paid your deposit…sign up for New Student Orientation!!

Log into myPlymouth and look for… Sign-Up For Orientation

Local Banks in Plymouth, NH

May 24th, 2011 by Betsy

Local Banks in Plymouth, NH

Bank of New Hampshire 
536-4200,  800-832-0912 
www.banknh.com
389 Tenney Mountain Highway #2
Plymouth, NH 03264

Citizen’s Bank
603-536-6920  
www.citizensbank.com
20 Highland Street
Plymouth, NH 03264

Community Guaranty Savings Bank
603-536-0001 
www.cgsb.com

28 South Main Street
Plymouth, NH 03264

Meredith Village Savings Bank
603-536-8228
www.mvsb.com
131 Main Street
Plymouth, NH 03264

Northeast Credit Union 
1-888-436-1847 
http://www.necu.org/
341 Highland Street
Plymouth, NH 003264

Northway  Bank
(603) 536-2733 
www.northwaybank.com
1-3 Highland St.
Plymouth, NH 003264

Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank
603-536-4908
www.theguarantybank.com

7 Town West Road
Plymouth, NH 03264

Orientation Accommodations

May 24th, 2011 by Betsy

WHERE YOU’LL CATCH YOUR Zzzz’s

After you check in at the HUB between 9:00am and 11:30am, you will be directed to your residence hall where your room will be assigned to you for the night.

Please bring a pillow, sleeping bag and a towel. Parents/guests sleeping on campus will be provided with a pillow, pillowcase, two sheets, a light blanket and a towel.

Note, parents/guests will be housed separately from students. Parents/guests will be housed in LANGDON WOODS RESIDENCE COMPLEX. Students will be housed in GRAFTON HALL, or SMITH HALL during the orientation program. Co-ed arrangements (by floor) and it is on a first come first served basis.

Parents/guests attending together will room together; parents/guests attending alone will room with another parent/guest of the same gender. You must check out from your residence hall by 2:00pm on Day II.

Once you have paid your deposit…sign up for New Student Orientation!!

Log into myPlymouth and look for… Sign-Up For Orientation