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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.


The University has been doing a full-day Parent Orientation for the past eleven years.  We have received tremendous feedback about the program.  This is just a sampling of some of the feedback we have received.

Comments from June 2014:

"Everyone was very informative. All questions answered from an engaging staff. Thought it was a very worthwhile day."

"All the questions I came with were answered! It was a lot of fun too! Can I come and live here for the next four years?"

"Your staff has great comraderie and really seems to enjoy working together. It makes me feel comfortable sending my daughter to FSU."

"The entire day was absolutely outstanding.  I feel confident to send my daughter off. It was a little long but worth attending."

Comments from June 2013:

"Best orientation program, very down to earth and extremely informative."

"A little long, but I'm sure it is because the students needed the time."

"This is my third daughter to attend FSU and today confirms how great we know FSU is."

"A lot of info but helpful, even for parents who had already been through the process with other children."

"Very informative, impressed with all aspects of information and overall orientation experience."

Comments from June 2012:

"I found the orientation very informative and entertaining. Thank You!"

"Very good. I feel so much more prepared for what to expect and what my daughter
can expect and needs to do to be successful."

"This day put me (as a parent) at ease, it was very informative. Everyone I interacted with today
associated with FSU is so upbeat and positive and realistic. I hope my student will take advan-
tage of all the excellent support that I learned about today."

"All was great, well planned and informative.  Long day, but I don't think it can be helped."

"Exceeded my expectations! Now I don't feel so anxious for September 1st."

Comments from June 2011:

"This is my 5th child's orientation that I have attended and this was by far the best of the previous four.  It was both informative and well-presented.  I feel very good about my son's decision to attend FSU!"

"All was absolutely wonderful! So well done, such a great atmosphere, happier than ever with this choice."

"Very comprehensive, fun, and funny, I am very excited to have my daughter attending."

"A very nice, informative day, I feel confident that a student has all the resources on campus that they need to succeed.  Well done!

Comments from June 2010:

"I was very pleased with the entire program, and especially was impressed with the wealth of new student programs to help them acclimate to Framingham State.  Thank You."

"It was a very long day, but very informative.  Staff was very nice and they made me feel good about sending my daughter to Framingham State."

"The program was not only informative but 'entertaining'.  I cannot say enough about how blessed our family is to have our son be part of this great school!  The camaraderie between faculty is genuine and impressive."

"Thank you so much for this program.  I feel like you understand freshmen and their mentality and maturity level."

"Excellent. felt like parents were pulled in as much as possible and the sense of community was very apparent."

Framingham State University

100 State Street

PO Box 9101

Framingham, MA 01701-9101


Phone: 508-620-1220