10:00 am
President Donald L. Birx cordially invites you to the Grand Opening Ceremonies of Plymouth State University’s newest facility:
Active Living, Learning, and Wellness Center (ALLWell) North.

See how ALLWell North will transform the academic and athletic experience at PSU and enhance the quality of education and recreation for our campus and community.

  • Saturday, November 14
  • Tours 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Program at 11 a.m.
  • Dedication of the Steen Bourque Plaza at noon

Kindly RSVP or call (603) 535-2131 by November 9.

If you have questions about this event, please e-mail Tamara Cocchiarella.

3:00 pm

Plan now to attend the Graduate Research Symposium, which will feature oral and poster presentations from graduate and doctoral students across disciplines. Learn more here.

  • Thursday, November 5, from 3 to 7 p.m.
  • Eugene and Joan Savage Welcome Center

May ’14
9:00 am

Friday, May. 2, 9 - 10 a.m.
Newfound Room, Prospect

Please join us at 9 am Friday May 2nd in the Newfound Room at Prospect to celebrate this year's Distinguished PAT Award winner! This prestigious honor is awarded to a worthy PAT by their peers as someone who works tirelessly to improve the Plymouth State University community. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome to attend.

Jun ’13Jun

Friday, Jun 21 - Sunday, Jun. 23
Writing Center, Lamson Learning Commons

Uncle Sam wants you

Are you feeling stuck on your thesis or dissertation?

Do you need a quiet space to write?

Do you need a reader?

  • June 21, 2013‐11 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • June 22, 2013‐11 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • June 23, 2013‐1-7 p.m.

Plymouth State University Writing Center
Lamson Learning Commons

Sign up today by calling the Writing Center: 603.535.2831


Email Ryan Aquilina, graduate writing assistant:

The Writing Center will be running a Thesis and Dissertation Boot Camp from June 21-23. During this time, students who are in the process of writing a thesis or dissertation can come in and have a quiet space to get work done, or to work with an available reader.

Coffee and refreshments will be provided, and there is no charge to participate.

To sign up for this program, please contact Ryan Aquilina, Graduate Writing Assistant: or 603.535.2831.

May ’12
9:45 am

The 141st Plymouth State University Commencement Ceremony will make history Saturday, May 19 as the institution holds its first unified graduation in decades by joining its undergraduate and graduate ceremonies.

Former Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) President Andrew Falender will be the commencement speaker. During his 23-year tenure, AMC tripled its membership, increased its endowment ten times over, modernized and built dozens of AMC facilities and substantially increased volunteer programs and activities, providing many more people the opportunity to enjoy the out-of-doors and enhance their understanding of nature. Falender said he is humbled to provide the commencement speech at PSU.

The commencement ceremony starts at 10 a.m. at Currier Memorial Field off Route 175-A in Holderness, adjacent to the Foley Gymnasium. In the event of rain, events will be held in various campus venues according to Colleges and majors. More information can be found on the Commencement Inclement Weather Plan page.

Commencement Day

Prior to Commencement — provided we have good weather or only light rain, all participating graduates will meet at the HUB Courtroom at 8:45 a.m. on May 19, 2012. The graduates, led by faculty and class officers, will walk together through campus, across the bridge to the PE Center and proceed into the Field House (see campus map.)

The ceremony begins with a processional at 9:45 a.m. in which honorees, faculty and graduating students file into their seats in Currier Field. Once everyone is seated, the formal portion of the ceremony, which includes the conferring of degrees, begins at roughly 10 a.m.

In the event of pouring rain, all graduates must report directly to their inclement weather sites at 9:30 a.m. See more information about the Inclement Weather plan, which includes alternate indoor locations and video viewing areas.

If you are unsure that morning, call the PSU Alert Line at (603) 535-3535, the PSU operator at (603) 535-5000, or check the Plymouth State University website.

May ’12
4:00 pm

The five senior Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio will be discussing their work with their fellow students in the KDAG. This is a new approach to this event. It will be a students only discussion, moderated by Tyler Pike, MAT student at PSU.

Apr ’12
5:00 pm
Apr ’12
9:00 am

PSU events to showcase student research

Toxins, wildlife, agriculture, music, dance and literature will all be on display this weekend at two special events celebrating research at Plymouth State University.

A Research Symposium on Friday afternoon (April 27) and a Saturday morning (April 28) Student Showcase of Excellence feature student projects from a variety of disciplines from science to the arts to the humanities. Both events are free and open to the public and are held in the University’s Physical Education Center on Holderness Road.

Friday’s Research Symposium is offered in connection with the National Institute for Health’s IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) grant to increase opportunities for faculty and student research. Projects will be displayed and student researchers will present their work from 4:30 pm until 7:30 p.m. These projects range from biology and chemistry research to examinations of various environmental impacts.

Saturday’s Student Showcase of Excellence includes projects representation a range of academic disciplines and demonstrates outstanding student scholarship. Student representing more than 16 academic departments will display and demonstrate original research in the sciences, arts and humanities. In addition to poster and table displays, there will be original music and dance performances. Presentations begin at 9:00 am and the event continues until noon. This event is also free and open to the public.

For more information about the PSU Student Showcases, contact Daniel Moore at (603) 535-2525

Apr ’12
6:30 pm

Movie synopsis straight from the website:

"GAS HOLE is an eye-opening documentary about the history of oil prices and sheds light on a secret that the big oil companies don't want you to know – that there are viable and affordable alternatives to petroleum fuel! It also provides a detailed examination of our continued dependence on foreign oil and examines various potential solutions -- starting with claims of buried technology that dramatically improves gas mileage, to navigating bureaucratic governmental roadblocks, to evaluating different alternative fuels that are technologically available now, to questioning the American Consumers' reluctance to embrace alternatives."

Location: Rounds 206

Apr ’12
6:00 pm

Visiting Artist lecture: Lee Misenheimer

April 3 at 6pm
Smith Recital Hall
No ticket required.

Apr ’11
8:00 am

Please join us as we celebrate the finest academic achievements of PSU students. Saturday, April 30,

PSU Ice Arena & Welcome Center, doors open at 8 a.m., with refreshments available, followed by Welcome and keynote address by Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Julie Bernier. The Student Showcase is featuring the best student work in all of PSU’s academic departments. Closing remarks by President Sara Jayne Steen.