First-Year Student Orientation

Get Ram Ready for Fall 2023!

Welcome, first-year students, to the Framingham State University fRAMily! We are so glad that you have chosen to attend FSU and we are excited to help you succeed and reach your goals. Please follow us on social media, @FSUnewrams on Instagram for additional updates and to stay engaged with our community!

Please click here if you are looking for information about Transfer Student Orientation.

New Rams:Tasks for Right Now

New Rams:Checklist Fall 2023

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

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.

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

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. 

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 

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!

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

Orientation 2023 Schedule-at-a-Glance