Office of First-Year Programs
Ben Trapanick, Director, First-Year Programs
Dwight Hall Room 116
Lauren O'Donoghue, Assistant Director, First-Year Programs
Dwight Hall Room 116
WELCOME TRANSFER STUDENTS!
Frequently Asked Questions about Orientation and Registration for Transfer Students
When is Orientation and Registration?
Orientation and registration for new transfer students starting in the Fall 2013 semester will take place on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 and on Thursday, May 30, 2013. If students are unable to make their assigned orientation time, they will be invited to attend orientation in August.
Accepted students will be invited to a specific day and time based on their major. Expect to receive information regarding specific dates and times, which are also listed below. Class registration and advising will take place at orientation. Students must participate in the entire program in order to register for Fall 2013 classes. If you are unable to participate in the full program, you will have to use the add/drop at the beginning of the semester to create your class schedule.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
9:00 a.m.: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education
9:45 a.m.: Undeclared
10:30 a.m.: Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Food and Nutrition, Food Science, Pre-Engineering
11:15 a.m.: Computer Science, Fashion Design and Retailing, Mathematics, Nursing
Thursday, May 30, 2013
9:00 a.m.: Criminology, History, Liberal Studies, Modern Languages, Political Science, Sociology
9:45 a.m.: English, Geography, Psychology
10:30 a.m.: Art History, Art Studio, Communication Arts
11:15 a.m.: Business Administration, Business and Information Technology, Economics
What time do I check in?
Transfer students will check in to May orientation at different times based on major area of study. Please be on time for your major check-in. Check-in times and orientation groups are listed above.
What happens at orientation?
- Meet faculty advisors from your academic department
- Learn about courses and your major.
- Register for classes.
- Have your student ID picture taken.
- Be introduced to the campus computing environment.
- Meet current student leaders and other new students.
- Learn about campus life and available support resources for students.
- Become familiar with the Framingham State University campus.
Where do I check in?
Check-in takes place in the lobby of the McCarthy Center on State Street. Members of the Black & Gold Orientation Team will be available to offer directions and assistance as you arrive on campus.
Where do I park?
You may park in the Maynard Road lot only. Please click here to see the map for directions and look for the parking signs when you arrive on campus.
Can I bring my parents, other family members, or guests?
Are you an incoming Veteran?
If you are an incoming Veteran student, there are a few documents you will want to bring with you to transfer orientation. Make sure you bring your DD214 form and your Certificate of Elligibility (for the GI Bill) to orientation. A representative from the Veterans Association will be present at check-in to help answer your questions. If you have specific questions about documentation, please contact Kevin Fields at email@example.com.
What orientation to do I attend if I've changed my major?
If you have worked with Admissions to change your major and you have received confirmation that your major has been changed, you may come to the orientation time for your new major. It is important to come to the orientation date for your major. Check-in times will vary based on your major, so please take note of the check-in times listed above. If you have questions about how to change your major before you come to orientation, please contact Admissions at 508-626-4500.
Who are the Black & Gold Orientation Leaders?
The Black & Gold Orientation Team is comprised of current students who are outstanding leaders in academics and who are involved in campus life at Framingham State University. They are trained to help you make a smooth transition to the University.
Will meals be provided?
We offer coffee, tea, juice and pastries at check-in.
If I have a disability, how do I request accommodations during the Orientation/Registration Program?
Individuals with disabilities who require accommodations including accompaniment by a Personal Care Assistant, sign language interpreter, or assistance with communications, must notify our office of those needs in advance at (508) 626-4637.
What about placement testing?
Not all transfer students are required to take the Math and Writing Placement Exams. Students who must take placement exams will receive the relevant information with the student orientation brochure. If you are required to take the exams and do not have a scheduled time to do so, please contact the Placement Testing Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up online.
Is there a fee for Orientation?
There is no separate charge for student orientation.
For more information:
Framingham State University
100 State Street
P.O. Box 9101
Framingham, MA 01701
Telephone: (508) 626-4637