Student Success Guide

This Student Success Guide was designed to serve as a resource for prospective and current students, members of a student’s off-campus support network, faculty, staff, and alumni. This tool acts as a companion guide to the PSU website by reviewing information that can support a student in their pursuit for success and provides the rationale as to why it is important to be an engaged and informed member of one’s community. Take some time to thoroughly explore this self-guided road map throughout your PSU journey by clicking the different tabs below!

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In order to know where we’re going, it is important for us to know where we have been. As PSU changes higher education in New Hampshire and beyond by transforming to an integrated, interdisciplinary, cluster-based model, we cannot forget that our roots lie in teaching and preparing students to be active, influential citizens in the world around them.

To learn more about our history and its evolution from the Holmes Plymouth Academy (1808), Plymouth Normal School (1871), Plymouth Teachers College (1939), and Plymouth State College to Plymouth State University (2003), visit the Spinelli Archives in Lamson Learning Commons or this page on the PSU website.

To more fully understand where PSU is going and how we are getting there, you can find the most up-to-date information regarding the transformative steps and current timeline here.


From the moment you step on-campus as a Plymouth Statue University student, you are a member of welcoming community that extends far beyond the town lines of Plymouth, NH–you are part of the panther family. Being a panther means getting involved, giving back, and experiencing all that life has to offer. This is your introduction to the “Panther Way.”

When asked what they would have done differently during their first year of college, many students say that they wished they had asked for help sooner when they needed extra support to be at their best. Advocating for yourself and sharing your concerns with others are some of the most important life skills you can learn, and college is the perfect environment in which to develop them.

In this section you will learn about various people and resources on-campus and in the Plymouth community who are here to aid you in being successful. Take the time to familiarize yourself with all that Plymouth has to offer and reach out as soon as you think you may need guidance so that we can work together to find solutions. At Plymouth State University everyone is willing to answer questions and lend a hand, so don’t be afraid to ask for help!

Want to know more? If so, this section is for you!