Activities & Events

Manchester Campus Life

MCPHS-Manchester is a community of like-minded individuals passionate about their careers. Beyond the classroom, there are many ways to get involved, have fun, or blow off some steam.

On our Manchester campus, you will have access to:

Discounted tickets

Our Office of Student Affairs offers free and reduced-price tickets to several fun experiences in the Manchester area, including Canobie Lake Park, Fisher Cat Games, movie tickets, mini golf, and laser tag.

Excursions and day trips

Join our Office of Student Affairs and a number of our student organizations on day trips and exciting excursions, like a rock climbing trip with the Outing Club.

YMCA Fitness Benefit

All Manchester students have access to six YMCA New Hampshire locations at no cost. During the first two weeks of each semester, students can sign up at the location of their choice to take advantage of the group classes, pools, open gym, climbing walls, and more. The YMCAs are in located in downtown Manchester, Goffstown, Concord, Portsmouth, Rochester, and Londonderry.

On-campus activities

Each semester, you can connect with friends at many on-campus activities, which include bingo, campus picnics, ice cream bars, international lunches, and more.

Relaxation days

During exam weeks, take a moment to relax at our “All About Balance” events, which include stress-reduction activities. You can enjoy chair massages, puppy therapy, Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, stress-relief crafting, and more. During final week SGA sponsors snack-filled study breaks. 

Professional organizations

Our students are focused on professional development and learning the art of networking. With several MCPHS chapters of professional organizations on our Manchester campus, students from all programs can present at national conferences, meet industry leaders, and make connections that last a lifetime.

Volunteer opportunities

Members of the MCPHS–Manchester community take pride in getting involved and making a positive impact on others. There are numerous volunteer opportunities available on campus. Join the student chapter of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and volunteer at the Hillsborough Nursing Home. Help fight hunger at the New Horizon Food Pantry with our Outing Club. Or stay on campus and be part of fundraising activities and drives that are making a real difference in the community.

Welcome Weekend 

Each spring and fall, we celebrate the beginning of a new academic semester with activities.