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.

As an FSU student you have many technology resources available to you. Your first task as a deposited student is to activate all of these accounts! All these accounts must be activated as soon as possible, prior to completing the remaining steps below.

See the Tech Prep letter to see what needs to be activated. Your FSU username will be found in your enrollment packet.

The Ram Ready Portal is our set of online modules that welcome you to Framingham State and provides vital information for your FSU journey. You can access the Ram Ready Portal by logging into myFramingham and finding the link under “Online Orientation” on the left-hand side of the home page. This will take approximately one hour to complete, and you are able to stop and continue from where you left off. Once completed, you can navigate the information as needed.

The Ram Ready Portal will go live in May 2023.

You will meet with a faculty advisor to discuss academics at FSU and select your courses! The advisor will reach out to you in order to schedule this appointment. Make sure to keep an eye on your email!

You may be contacted about Placement Testing. Not every student will need placement testing. We review each student and will contact students when placement testing is appropriate. For more information about Placement Testing, click here.

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.

Throughout the summer, The Center for Student Experience & Career Development will be hosting Support Sessions. During these 2-hour sessions, you will have the chance to take care of business and connect with new and current students!

  • Support Sessions dates and times:
    • May 31 @ 5-7 PM
    • June 10 @ 10 AM-noon
    • July 13 @ 5-7 PM
    • July 15 @ 10 AM-noon
    • August 17 @ 5-7 PM
    • August 19 @ 10 AM-noon

You only need to attend one support session, as the content for each session will be the same.

Click RSVP to Register

For students living on campus, move-in will be held on September 2, 2023. We will have programming on the evening of September 2, so commuter students will receive information on when you head to campus for the activities!

New Student 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 commuter students during the program. New Student Orientation is required for all incoming students.

You will receive more information via email as the Spring semester progresses. If you have any questions, reach out to us at 508-626-4637 or