New Rams Checklist-Fall 2023

Congratulations on your acceptance to Framingham State University – we are delighted to welcome you to our fRAMily! Contact the New Student Orientation Office at or 508-626-4615 if you have questions!

Once you are ready to become a Ram, your first step will be to confirm your enrollment. In order to do this, you will need to reply to your offer of admission and submit your non-refundable enrollment deposit. After you submit your deposit, follow the remaining steps on the New Rams Checklist below to prepare for your arrival on campus.

New Rams:Tasks for Right Now

New Rams:Checklist Fall 2023

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Step 1- Activate your Accounts

It is crucial to activate your FSU account in order to start receiving communications from Framingham State University. Follow the Tech Prep Instructions given to you in your enrollment packet!

If you have any issues using your FSU username and password, contact IT Services at 508-215-5906 or

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Step 2 - Complete the Ram Ready Portal

This set of online modules is designed to give you vital information you will need as you navigate being a new Ram! 

To access the portal, log in to myFramingham with your FSU username and password. Click "Online Orientation" on the lower left-hand side.

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Step 3 - Submit Required Forms

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Step 4 - Schedule your Course Selection Appointment

For First-Year Students: Incoming first-year students will meet with their department chair, faculty department advisor or professional advisor in a one-on-one meeting, Zoom or in person.  During the meeting, you will discuss your fall course plans and create your fall schedule.  Currently, we are offering June appointments so you may receive the best selection of courses. Instructions to make your June appointment

For Transfer Students: Incoming transfer students will meet with their department chair in a one-on-one meeting, Zoom or in person.  During the meeting, you will review your transfer credit and your Degree Audit on myFramingham, choose fall courses and complete registration.

To schedule your appointment, please visit this list of department chairs and their email information. Request a meeting by including your name and FSU student ID number.  They will arrange a meeting time with you.

Step 5- Pay your Bill Or Set up Payment Plan

Once you register for courses, it is important to take care of your bill! 

To pay your bill or set up a payment plan, log into myFramingham with your FSU username and password. On the student home page, click on the "Pay your Bill" icon. 

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Step 6- RSVP for a Taking Care of Business: Summer Support Session

Come take care of business before Black and Gold Beginnings Orientation! Sign up for one of the two-hour sessions throughout the summer. Each session will include:

  • Get your Student ID
  • Learn how to pay your bill
  • Talk to Financial Aid
  • Learn about Residence Life
  • Talk to an Academic Advisor
  • Get information on how to submit your required health forms online
  • Start meeting new Rams, including your Orientation Leaders  

Attending a Taking Care of Business: Summer Support Session is a requirement for all new incoming students.

RSVP for Taking Care of Business: Summer Support Session

Frequently Asked Questions 

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Step 7- Move-in to your Residence Hall

For students living on campus, move in will be held on September 2, 2023. 

We will have activities on the evening of September 2, so commuter students will receive information on when to head to campus!

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Step 8- Attend Black and Gold Beginnings Orientation

Black and Gold Beginnings Orientation will be held September 3-5, 2023. This program is designed to give you the knowledge and resources you need to be set up for success at FSU! Tentatively, we will offer housing for the commuter students during the program. 

Black and Gold Beginnings Orientation is required for all incoming students.

Click here to RSVP