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

Session A: Sunday, June 12–Monday, June 13
Session B: Wednesday, June 15–Thursday, June 16
Session C: Saturday, June 18–Sunday, June 19
Session D: Tuesday, June 21–Wednesday, June 22

Our Team
Kyle Hastbacka (He/Him)

Associate Director of the New Student Experience

Zack Eastman (He/Him)

Graduate Assistant

Kaci Cochran (He/Him)

Student Coordinator

Colin Mengold (He/Him)

Student Coordinator

For more information contact PSU-Orientation@plymouth.edu.

ResourcesFrequently Asked Questions
PASS Office & TRIO

The PASS Office stands for Plymouth Academic Support Services. The office being in Speare 209 provides not only tutoring services for students, but TRIO and Campus Accessibility Services are also located in the same space. Some services include one on one tutoring (1 hour per class per week, up to two classes), group tutoring and assistance with study skills.

Lamson Library

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.

Writing Center

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

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

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

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 is located within the PASS office in Speare 201. Some assistance that they provide is with IEP/504’s, housing and academic accommodations and the process of having an emotional support animal on campus.

Health Services

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.

Pre-arrival Programs

TRIO

Please look at the information under the Resources tab.

Ascent

You can contact Scott Coykendall, srcoykendall@plymouth.edu, about more information on the program or join an information session while you’re here for orientation.

Where do I find parking permits?

Parking permits can be purchased either over the phone or online with University Police. For incoming first year students parking for the school year is at the Ice Arena on our Holderness Campus.

What are the First-Year Residential Halls?

First-Year students live in one of eight Residential Halls which include Geneva Smith, Grafton, Mary Lyon, Blair, Pemigewasset and Belknap. Keep an eye out on your housing application to check on updates for housing assignments. More information here.

How do I access the WIFI?

For internet access on your phone or laptop you access through the network eduroam and the username is your full email and password being your myPlymouth password. For TVs and other devices, they need to be registered before gaining access to the network. When you are on the website to register the devices, you click on the non-browsing devices and fill out the information. For non-PSU personnel the network is PSU Open that can be used while visiting campus.

Where should I park?

First-Year students park at the Ice Arena on Holderness Campus. There are shuttles that go to and from Ice Arena back onto Main Campus. NextBus is an app that should be downloaded to see the status of the shuttle.

How do I get mail on campus?

Regular mail can be picked up in your HUB suite box. To find your suite number please do the following:

  1. Log into myPlymouth
  2. Go to Services Tab
  3. Scroll to Personal Information
  4. Click on HUB Suite combination which will have the suite number and combination (this doesn’t change)

To receive mail, send mail to the following address:

19 Highland Ave
Suite #
Plymouth, NH 03264

For Packages:

  1. Mail Center will send you an email
  2. Pick up the package during Mail Center hours
  3. Tell them your suite number to pick up the package
  4. Hand over your ID to be scanned to show you picked up your package
What are the Meal Plans?

All first-year students, except unless other accommodations are made, have an unlimited meal plan plus $100 in FlexCash. Meal plans are in place when you move onto campus. Menus can be found on the DineOn app or on the website. Any questions you can email meal-plans@plymouth.edu.

For more information, please click this link.

How do I do my laundry on campus?

For laundry on campus, download the Speed Queen app on your personal device and create an account. Once an account is created then use the code PSULND to be able to reach the washers and dryers in your residential hall.

I need to submit a work order, how do I do that?

To submit:

  1. Log into myPlymouth
  2. Go to Services Tab
  3. On the right-hand side look under Physical Plant Services
  4. Click on Student Work Order for Physical Plant
  5. Create an account
  6. Fill out the order (ex. Lights not working, curtain broke, shade missing, etc.)
  7. At the bottom of the form put in the submittal password panthers
I'm having a conflict with my roommate, what should I do?

Please get in touch with your or a Community Advisor within your building to talk about the issue. If any other issues occur, then please call the duty phones of the building. Duty phone numbers are for student use only.