Plymouth State University
$7,028 / year
$13,868 / year
Room and Board
Herbert H. Lamson Library, built in 1964 with a major renovation and expansion in 1998, is wireless and provides seating for 1500 students and a storage capacity for 450,000 volumes of print materials. The Lamson Learning Commons, which incorporates library circulation services with Information Technology Services (ITS) Help Desk and instructional technology support; an internet-style cafe; the Michael J. Spinelli, Jr. Center for University Archives and Special Collections; Plymouth Academic Support Services; and the Writing and Reading Center, were all added in 2006. The Library provides access to a growing range of digital resources including online databases, full-text electronic journals and e-books. The library’s current collections number over 350,000 cataloged print and nonprint items, 1,000 periodical subscriptions, K-12 curriculum collection, New Hampshire Impact Center collection including science and mathematics instructional materials, and a large children’s literature collection. The library offers multimedia work spaces with technical and research assistance, a 60 desktop computer cluster, exhibition space, classrooms, meeting rooms, and group study rooms. The Library provides, at no charge to students, Inter-Library Loan services for book and journal materials not owned by Lamson Library. As a member of the New Hampshire College and University Council (NHCUC), students have borrowing privileges at other college libraries in the state.
- Member of library consortia.
- 309,865 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
- 976 current serial subscriptions.
- 657,490 microforms.
- 14,505 Audio/Visual items.
- 0 e-books.
Museums & Art
Karl Drerup Art Gallery; Silver Cultural Arts Center; Judd Gregg Meteorology Institute; Mark Sylvestre Planetarium; New England Weather Technology Evaluation Center; Graphics design studio; Geographic Information Systems laboratory; Child Development and Family Center; Electron microscope; MIDI studio; Center for the Environment; Institute for New Hampshire Studies; Small Business Institute; Frost Faculty Center for Learning and Teaching Excellence; Writing and Reading Center; Math Activities Center; Plymouth Academic Support Services; Bagley Center for International Programs, National Student Exchange, Career Services, Internship Partners; Ropes Course
- Students are not required to take a computer course.
- Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
- Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft
- 500 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
- 45 Internet connections in libraries.
- 330 Internet connections in Laboratories.
- Email accounts are available to all students.
- Internet access is available to all students.
- Student web-pages are permitted.
- Online class registration is available.
- 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.
Wireless Internet Hotspots
- Wifi is available in all the libraries, in some classrooms
- Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
- Approximately 400 students can be on the network at once.
nonremedial tutoring, women’s center, placement service, health service
minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious
on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, interview training
24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
- The school offers housing for students.
- 53% of students live in school housing.
- The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing
Types of housing available
- 5% of housing units are Singles.
- 53% of housing units are Doubles.
- 16% of housing units are Triples.
- 26% of housing units are Apartments.
- 0% of of housing units are some other type.
- In total, there are 10 housing buildings.
- 90% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
- 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
- 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.
- 60% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
- Alcohol is permitted on campus.
- Popular events on campus: Spring Fling, Homecoming, Winter Carnival;
- Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, musical theater, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, yearbook
- In total, there are about 107 organizations on campus.
- Honor societies: Delta Mu Delta (business), Eta Sigma Gamma (health education), Kappa Delta Pi (education), Lambda Pi Eta (communication), Pi Gamma Mu (social science), Phi Alpha Theta (history), Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Sigma Iota (foreign languages), Psi Chi (psychology), Phi Alpha (social work), Phi Epsilon Kappa (health, physical education, recreation), Gamma Theta Upsilon (geography), Sigma Tau Delta (English);
- Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Campus Crusade for Christ, Campus Ministry, Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship;
- International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Globally Minded Students, Nicaraugua Club, World Language Society
- Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) ALSO (Gay/Straight Alliance), ASB (Alternate Spring Break), AWARE (Alliance for Women’s Awareness, Rights, and Equality), Chamber Singers, College Chorale, Common Ground, Contemporary Dance Ensemble, Dance Team, Debate Team, Electronic Gaming Club, Film Club, Gaming Club, Guitar Ensemble, Health and Wellness Club, LEADS (Leadership Effectiveness and Development Seminar), Medieval Society, OSSIPEE, Outing Club, PACE (Programming Activities in a College Environment), Plymouth Players, Plymouth State Theatre, Poets and Writers, Piano Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, PSU Volunteers, Symphonic Band, Student Senate, Vocal Order, WPCR (Radio), The Conning Tower (Yearbook), and a variety of professional and major department clubs such as the American Marketing Association, American Meterological Society, Childhood Studies Club, Psychology Club, and the like.
- Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) The Clock, weekly
- Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Manchester, New Hampshire (62), Boston (110)
- Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): White River Junction, Vermont (50)
- Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Plymouth, New Hampshire (0)
- Public transportation does not serve the campus.
- All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
- 29% of students have a car on campus
- School employment is available.
- 16% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 855
- Freshman are not discouraged from working.
- There are 2 fraternities
- 0 fraternity houses
- 1% of students are fraternity members
- There are 4 sororities
- 0 sorority houses
- 1% of students are sorority members.
- Army ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (University of New Hampshire)
- Navy ROTC: Not offered
- Airforce ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (University of New Hampshire)
class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited