COVID-19: Updates, Resources and Information
Welcome to our COVID-19 planning site, designed to keep our community informed of the steps Framingham State University is taking in response to this public health emergency. I encourage everyone to visit this site regularly for the latest information and updates on our planning.
Following a very difficult year, I'm happy to report that the University is preparing for a far more normal 2021-2022 academic year, with residence halls and classrooms close to capacity and in-person events and activities.
President F. Javier Cevallos
Framingham State University has joined the COVID-19 College Vaccine Challenge launched by the White House pledging to engage every student, faculty and staff member in the importance of getting vaccinated. FSU also joined the rest of the Massachusetts State University System, as well as a growing number of colleges around the country, in announcing in April that all students will be required to get the COVID19 vaccine in order to attend in the fall. This decision requires undergraduate and graduate students who are attending in-person classes, conducting research on campus, living in residence halls, or participating in campus life activities to become fully inoculated with a COVID-19 vaccine prior to the start of the academic year in September. The presidents for the State University System expect that all faculty and staff will also be fully vaccinated prior to the fall semester. Click here for more information.
Preparing for the 2021-2022 Academic Year
Framingham State University is preparing for an academic year that should look much more like a traditional semester with in-person classes, full residence halls, athletics and activities. We will continue to follow all safety guidance from local, state and federal officials as we move to reopen our campus.
The best way to prevent illness is to get vaccinated. On its website, the CDC also recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases.
If you are a student experiencing a fever and symptoms of a respiratory illness (such as cough or shortness of breath), please contact your PCP or University Health Services (508) 626-4900. The Health Center is also available to answer questions from faculty and staff, but those who are experiencing symptoms should contact their PCP.
Stimulus Fund Reporting
Stimulus Fund Reporting
Framingham State University is receiving funding from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) under Section 18004 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES ACT). Half of this funding will be used for emergency grants to students and can cover expenses due to the disruption of campus operations from COVID-19. Such expenses may include housing, food, technology, health care, or child care.
|Health Center||View Email||508-626-4900|
|Counseling Center||View Email||508-626-4640|
|Dean of Students Office||View Email||508-626-4596|
|Academic Affairs||View Email||508-626-4582|
|Human Resources||View Email||508-626-4530|
Anyone with an @framingham.edu e-mail address is welcome to submit comments or suggestions on the University’s response to the COVID19 pandemic to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our students often say they feel it as soon as they step on campus. The sense of community and fRAMily is something in which we take great pride. We want you to feel it, too, even if you can't physically visit our campus. We have built a number of virtual experiences for students and families who are new to our community so you can connect virtually with faculty, students and staff.