Franklin Pierce University provides students access to computing resources, including equipment and access to networks, as an integral part of the educational environment. The University computer network at the Rindge campus provides network and Internet access to all members of the Franklin Pierce community. Students use it for e-mail, coursework, professional development, and recreational activities.

COMPUTER LABS

On the Rindge campus:

  • IT General Use Lab
    Located on the lower level of the DiPietro Library building
    24/7 availability
  • Petrocelli Mac Lab
    Located on the 2nd floor of Petrocelli Hall
    Open for general use outside of scheduled classes
  • Marcucella 218
    Located on the 2nd floor of Marcucella Hall
    Open for general use outside of scheduled classes
  • Fitzwater 105 Mac Lab
    Located in the Fitzwater Center
    Open for general use outside of scheduled classes
WIFI ACCESS
WiFi

Wireless connectivity is available in classrooms, the Library, labs, residence halls, and other public spaces on the Rindge Campus. Your computer must have wireless capability in order to connect to the wireless network. You will need to register your computer using your network account the first time you connect to the Franklin Pierce network.

You may connect computers, tablets, smart devices, or gaming systems to the wireless network. Personal wireless routers however are NOT permitted. Game consoles, smart TVs and other non-computer devices can be registered through the Help Desk to get internet access.

Hard-wired (ethernet) network connectivity is available in residential hall rooms on a limited basis.

COMPUTERS

Students are required to register their computers on the network before they are granted access to network resources or internet. Please refer to the downloadable SafeConnect instructions to register your PC.

The Help Desk provides basic support for student-owned machines, including:

  • Operating system troubleshooting
  • Virus removal
  • Data backup assistance

If you are purchasing a new computer or hard drive, you may take advantage of an educational discount through GovConnection, GHA Associates or at the Apple Store. These sites will offer featured products at prices that reflect our institutional discount.

SOFTWARE

All registered students have access to Microsoft's Office Online suite of applications as part of their Office365 subscription. This includes versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint that can be run from any web browser.

Also, as part of the Office365 Suite you get Microsoft OneDrive. OneDrive gives each registered student subscribed to Office365 1 Terabyte of document storage space in the Microsoft cloud for the duration of their time with Franklin Pierce University. For more information about OneDrive click here

Instructions for downloading the Microsoft Office Suite from the Office 365 website.

Antivirus is a very important application to have on your computer to protect yourself and those connected to the network with you from nasty virus infections. All computers connecting to the Franklin Pierce network should have some form of antivirus software installed. Follow this link to get more information on antivirus as well as free tools you can put on your machine to declutter your hard drive and remove malware left on your machine after web browsing. Antivirus/Malware/Cleaning Utility

MOBILE DEVICES

STUDENTS - Need help adding your Franklin Pierce email to your phone? Click the links below to our helpful guides.

  • Setting up your email on an iPhone
  • Setting up your email on an Android device

Preferred cellular providers in the Monadnock region are Verizon, U.S. Cellular, and AT&T.

Information for faculty and staff on discounted contracts from these providers is maintained by Human Resources.

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