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McCarthy Center 504
Phone: 508-626-4645
Fax: 508-626-4087


Every Friday
Join us for mindful meditation led by Meghan Maxfield

Tuesday, 4/7
The Women’s Minority Initiative presents: Alejandra St. Guillen from the Office of New Bostonians.
The purpose of the Mayor’s Office of New Bostonians (MONB) is to strengthen the ability of diverse cultural and linguistic communities to play an active role in the economic, civic, social and cultural life in the city of Boston. MONB acts as a catalyst for providing opportunity, access and equality for immigrants, and highlights the contributions and the essential role that immigrants have played and continue to play in making Boston the world class city that it is. 

Wednesday, 4/8
Film Screening and Discussion: The Mask You Live In
Hemenway Hall 212 

Monday, 4/13
Diversity Dialogue: What was the Holocaust?
The History Club leads us in a discussion on the Holocaust. 

Tuesday, 4/14
Meet the author: Nell Braxton Gibson
Gibson lived through the civil rights movement and became involved in fighting for the rights of African American citizens. She was the first woman to serve on the Board of Trustees at Berkeley Divinity School at Yale University.

In her book “Too Proud to Bend”, Gibson provides a valuable glimpse into her life as a young black girl during this tumultuous era in history. 

LGBT+ Initiative Meeting
The meeting is open to everyone on campus to come and discuss the LGBT+ experience at FSU. Free pizza!

Wednesday, 4/15
LGBTQ Training
Rebecca Minor from the Counseling Center leads us in a training session. 

Wednesday, 4/22
CDI General Meeting 

Wednesday, 4/22
Intercultural Graduation Ceremony
McCarthy Center Forum
The Division of Inclusive Excellence invites you to join us to honor graduating seniors at a special intercultural ceremony.


Each June the University hosts an orientation program for the parents of incoming first year students.  The program takes place over eight days in late June.  Each day corresponds to a different group of academic majors.  You will be assigned a day based on your student's academic major.  The Parent Orientation day is the same as the student's orientation day.  While there is no cost for your student to attend orientation, there is a $35.00/person cost for parents and guests who attend Parent Orientation.

While both parent and student have orientation on the same day, the programs are completely separate until the end of the day dinner.  During the Parent Orientation you will gain knowledge on a variety of topics including academics, safety and security, student life, and of course the laptop program (how to purchase, how they are used in class, etc.).  Although the day is long, our goal is to answer all of your questions before you leave.  The program has a wealth of information presented in an engaging and entertaining way.

Parent Orientation invitations for June will be mailed to students in the spring.  Please keep a look for it in your mailboxes. I look forward to meeting you.

Parent Orientation Dates 2015

June 17    Biology, Chemistry Environmental Science, Food & Nutrition, Food Science, Math, and Pre-Engineering

June 18    Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education

June 19    Art History, Art Studio, Communication Arts, Fashion Design & Retailing

June 22    English, Geography, History, Liberal Studies, Political Science, Undeclared and World Languages

June 23    Accounting, Business Information Technology, Computer Science, Economics, Finance, Management, and Marketing

June 25    Criminology, Global Studies, Sociology, and Psychology

June 26    Undeclared

Framingham State University

100 State Street

PO Box 9101

Framingham, MA 01701-9101


Phone: 508-620-1220