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Join Framingham State in Celebrating 175 Years of Teaching Excellence

Javier CevallosAs the oldest public normal school in America, Framingham State holds a special place in the history of higher education in this country. The opening of the school in a one-room building in Lexington on July 3, 1839 paved the way for higher education to be extended to large segments of the population without regard to race, gender or economic class.

Over the past 175 years, the University has evolved into a comprehensive arts and sciences institution with about 6,500 undergraduate and graduate students studying in more than 50 fields, ranging from fashion design to physics. And while we’ve certainly come a long way since our founding by Secretary of Education Horace Mann, we still strive to live up to his vision for the institution to be “good enough for the richest and available to the poorest,” citizens of Massachusetts.

Framingham State’s historic legacy serves as a point of pride for everyone involved with the University over the years. Our 175th anniversary provides us with an important opportunity to celebrate our past, while looking forward to a bright future. It also gives us a chance to reflect on the important work that we do in public higher education.
Please consider joining us for some of the events and exhibits we’re holding throughout the year to celebrate our anniversary, including an Opening of the Doors Ceremony at the original Lexington School House and a special gala at the Massachusetts State House in October, which will serve as a fundraiser for student scholarships.
I hope to see you soon as we celebrate the 175th Anniversary of Framingham State!
Best Wishes,
Javier Cevallos, PhD

Framingham State University

100 State Street

PO Box 9101

Framingham, MA 01701-9101


Phone: 508-620-1220