The Office of Orientation and First Year Programs would like to congratulate new students on their decision to attend Framingham State University.

The Orientation Program provides an introduction to student life at the University, and helps students achieve a smooth academic transition by providing careful advisement on course and program selection prior to registration. The Orientation Program is specifically designed to meet the needs of new students. It is MANDATORY for all Day Division students entering Framingham State University. Below you will find the dates for First-Year and Transfer Orientation. 

At Orientation new students will ...

  • Register for classes and/or learn how to view their schedules online.
  • Meet faculty advisors from their academic departments.
  • Learn about courses, majors, and how to build a course schedule.
  • Have your student ID picture taken.
  • Create connections with student leaders and other new students.
  • Learn about campus life and available support resources for students.
  • Become familiar with the Framingham State University campus.

Frequently Asked Questions About Orientation and Registration

       First-Year Students

       Transfer Students    

      Parent Orientation *there is no Parent Orientation in August



RSVP to Orientation



*Please note that first-year orientation is scheduled by intended major. It is important that you attend the orientation date specific to the major you indicated on your application. If you would like to change your major, please contact Admissions at 508-626-4500 or email them at admissions@framingham.edu.*  

May 31, 2017                                

Transfer Orientation

June 19, 2017                        

First-Year Orientation I

Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Food & Nutrition, Food Science, Mathematics, Pre-Engineering


June 20, 2017  

First-Year Orientation II

Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Fashion Design & Retailing


June 22, 2017                         

First-Year Orientation III

Art History, Art Studio, Communication Arts, English, Geography, History, Liberal Studies, Political Science, Spanish, Undeclared, World Languages, American Sign Language


June 23, 2017

First-Year Orientation IV

Accounting, Business Information Technology, Computer Science, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing


June 26, 2017

First-Year Orientation V

Criminology, Global Studies, Psychology, Sociology


June 27, 2017

First-Year Orientation VI


June 28, 2017

Transfer Student Orientation

August 16, 2017    

First-Year Orientation

August 17, 2017   

Transfer Student Orientation


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