Panther Days and Orientation
Our new student orientation program is designed to introduce you to all the academic and student services that will support you and help you maximize your potential while you’re a student at Plymouth State.
Beginning after move-in, Panther Days is your opportunity to build your community by meeting your classmates, faculty, and staff, learn more about PSU policies and resources, and adjust to living on campus before classes start! You will be assigned to an Orientation Group. Your Orientation Leader, a PSU upperclassman who has been in your shoes, leads each group. Together you will move through the Panther Days experience together!
The Orientation Map
Summer 2022 Orientation Dates
Click below to register
**Please note that while we highly recommend that students bring a guest with them, we are only able to accommodate one guest per student due to capacity restraints. (A guest is most typically a parent or guardian of the student)**
Panther Days 2022
Friday, August 26 – Sunday, August 28
For more information contact PSU-Orientation@plymouth.edu.
PASS Office & TRIO
The primary goal of Plymouth Academic Support Services (PASS) is to collaborate with undergraduate students in becoming efficient, independent learners. Our program components of TRIO Student Support Services and Tutoring are designed to engage students in developing effective learning strategies and skills to enable them to enjoy academic success. Click here for more information.
Lamson Library is located on the south side of campus over by Boyd Science Center and Pemigewasset Hall. Lamson Library is a great getaway to get group projects accomplished or even just finding a quiet place to get work done. Services that are available through the library include the Resource Desk which aids with papers and projects, the IT Help Desk which assists with technological issues, the Writing Center is located within the bottom floor of the library, you can rent out resources from laptops, chargers, books and even sewing machines. This is also a great spot to print out and copy materials. Commons Café is located as you walk into the library where you can grab a refreshment or a snack.
The Writing Center is located on the Lower Level of Lamson Library. The services that are offered are available through either 1:1 or in small groups to aid with papers, presentations, resumes, etc.
Study Away is located within Speare in room 118. This a great department if you are interested or looking into studying abroad for a semester because they can assist with expenses, offers grants and scholarships to be able to participate in the programs and it’s a great way to explore new cultures while continuing your degree.
Career Services is a great resource for no matter what year you are here at Plymouth State. Located in Speare 108, the department aids with resume building and reviewing, assisting in the search for internships or on/off campus employment, networking or finding work after graduating. Programming is also hosting to aid in these areas as well. It’s also a great way to be able to be engaged on campus.
Counseling Center which is located across from Hyde Hall provides not only individual services for students, but also provides group services as well. There are also counselors that assist within specific areas as well including anxiety, stress, and alcohol.
Campus Accessibility Services
Campus Accessibility Services (CAS), located in the Speare Admin Building, provides academic accommodations for students with documented disabilities/diagnoses. If a student previously had a 504 plan, an IEP, or a medical diagnosis they could be eligible for academic accommodations through our office. Students will meet with CAS staff for an interactive process to establish accommodations. CAS staff will also assist with specific housing accommodations if they are necessary due to the students’ diagnosis. For the most accurate and up-to-date information, please review our website: https://campus.plymouth.edu/accessibility-services/
Plymouth State University is committed to achieving equal educational opportunity and full participation for students with disabilities. Assurance of this opportunity rests upon legal foundations established by federal law, specifically the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 including Section 504, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act of 2008. By federal law, a person with a disability is any person who: has a physical or mental impairment, has a record of such an impairment, or is regarded as having such an impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities. We are committed to helping students to maximize their potential while helping them to develop and maintain independence through self-determination and self-advocacy.
Health Services is located at 12 Merrill St. or within the Mary Taylor House. Services that are provided are immunizations, STI testing, reproductive healthcare, flu shots, physicals, sports clearances, illness and injury treatment, as well as continuous care for chronic conditions. Health Services also works closely with the Counseling Center in certain cases.
Student Support Foundation
Located within the Hartman Union Building in the Office of Community Impact is a service for all students. Their main mission is to keep students in school during short term emergencies and provide long term student support. They also have food pantries as well as a Community Cupboard which allows students access to food and/or supplies in a time of need. SSF also provides technical, textbook and emergency financial assistance to students.
Please look at the information under the Resources tab.
You can contact Scott Coykendall, email@example.com, about more information on the program or join an information session while you’re here for orientation.
Parent & Family Resources
Click here to learn more about Plymouth State’s parent & family resources.
HUB – Hartman Union Building
D-Hall – Prospect Dining Hall
OL – Orientation Leader
CA – Community Advisor (Residential Hall Student Staff)
CD – Community Director (Residential Hall Professional Staff)
D&M – Draper & Maynard Academic Building
HHPC – Health & Human Performance Center