New Student Orientation

Get Ram Ready for Fall 2024!

Welcome to the Framingham State University fRAMily! We are so glad that you have chosen to attend FSU and we are excited to help you succeed and reach your goals. Please follow us on social media, @FSUStudentExperience on Instagram for additional updates and to stay engaged with our community!

FSU’s Orientation model has two parts:

1. Taking Care of Business Support Sessions

2. Black and Gold Beginnings Orientation Program

1. Taking Care of Business:

These Taking Care of Business sessions encourage students come meet with offices and departments to complete required business! These sessions also allow you to get your Student ID, meet other new students, and check out the spaces on campus!

Offices in attendance will be:

  • Financial Aid
  • Advising/Course Selection Help
  • Student Accounts/Billing
  • Health Center
  • Residence Life
  • Admissions
  • Parking Services
  • Dining Services
  • Student ID Office (Please bring a valid form of Government issued photo identification: License, state ID card, passport, etc.)

Sessions will be offered on the following dates: 

Lunch or dinner will be provided. 

Residence Halls will be open the hour before check in on Thursday sessions (3pm-4pm) and the hour after closing on Saturday sessions (12pm-1pm) to get a glimpse inside one of our residence halls. 

Black and Gold Beginnings Orientation 

This 3 day program takes place from September 1-3, 2024. Residential students will move in on Saturday, August 31, 2024. Commuter and residential students will join together on September 1st for orientation’s kick off! 

The Black and Gold Beginnings Program is to get students the necessary information to be successful in their transition into Framingham State. This program is required for all new students coming into Framingham in the Fall.

The program schedule will be posted in August on this page for you to view.

Registration for Black and Gold Beginnings will be available soon.

Next Steps

For your most up to date Enrolled Student Checklist please login to your Application Portal for the required items you need to complete before Orientation and classes start in September.

Save the Dates:

Residence Hall Preview Nights will take place on June 13, 2024 from 6-8pm and July 12, 2024 from 6-8pm!

Come explore all the Residence Halls on campus to get an in-person look at where you might be living in the Fall! Email with questions. 

Check out the 2024 Orientation FAQs!

Questions? Email us at or give us a call at 508-626-4637. 

Info on Transfer/New Student Orientation for the Spring 2025 semester will be posted in October of 2024.