New Student and Family Programs

Welcome to New Student and Family Programs!

Welcome to the office of New Student and Family Programs! Whether you are a first-year student or a transfer student, our department exists to help your transition to Framingham State University. To begin your transition please view the NEW RAM page.  And when you are done with the New Ram Page, please be sure to check out our Incoming Student Resource Manual

Check out our social media pages to stay informed all year! You'll find our social media links below. Parents and family with questions regarding their first-year students should visit our FRAMily to Family Facebook page. This page is designed to make keeping up with your student and campus happenings much easier while answering important questions. If you'd like to follow our various departments on campus, check out FSU's Social Media Directory!

We are here to answer your questions about Orientation, Placement Testing, your FSU Foundations course, and so much more that relates to your first-year of college. Please note that we are currently not conducting Placement Testing.  We will keep you posted once we determine how to best move forward with Placement Testing for the Spring 2021 session.

New Student and Family Programs message about COVID-19

We hope that you, your family, and friends are safe and healthy.

COVID-19 has caused several shifts and changes globally, and on campus; New Student and Family Programs is no exception.

While our office remains operational Monday – Friday from 9:00am– 5:00pm, the methods of interaction have changed. Our staff members are working remotely, as we all adhere to social distancing recommendations.

If you call and get voicemail, please leave a detailed message and someone will return your call. You are also welcome to send emails to  Please be aware that we are not available for face to face interaction and this information may change as we work to serve your needs.

Let us know if you have questions!

Ben Trapanick
Director of New Student and Family Programs
O'Connor Hall 106
Arielle Joy (AJ) Brent
Assistant Director/Orientation Coordinator
O'Connor Hall 102