Transfer Student Orientation

Get Ram Ready.

The Office of Orientation and New Student and Family Programs would like to congratulate new students on their decision to attend Framingham State University!

As of August 14, 2020, our Virtual Advising & Registration Days have concluded. Please read below for the important information you'll need to prepare for the semester. Our recording of the Transfer Advising Day will provide you with an introduction to the course registration process, but you will need to follow the instructions below to register for classes.

Please follow us on social media, @newFSUram on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and @framilytofamily on Facebook for additional updates and to stay engaged with our community.

Please click here if you are looking for First-Year Student Orientation information.

To register for your Fall 2020 courses, please contact the department chair for your major. To prepare for your appointment, please review your Transfer Student Advising Guide. The Advising Center can also be of assistance at advising@framingham.edu.

1. For students who created their schedule in August, once you have created your schedule, you will be able to pay your bill, which is due August 30th. You will receive an email from Student Accounts with instructions on this process, including how to waive your health insurance fee.

2. In order to be fully prepared for the semester, please complete the Ram Ready Portal. These online modules will walk you through all of the business items that need to be completed over the summer and will provide you with the information you need to know about our campus community prior to your start in the Fall. The Ram Ready Portal will also provide you with helpful information to prepare you for your course registration process. You will find the link to the Ram Ready Portal on the student homepage of myFramingham.edu. You’ll log in with your FSU username and password.

3.You must also complete the EverFi module that has been sent via email regarding Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Completing this module is the first step in contributing to the inclusive and anti-racist community that FSU is committed to creating. 

4. All full-time students must upload their immunization records. Please visit our Health Center’s webpage, which includes information for incoming students.

5. All incoming students were emailed by idoffice@framingham.edu with instructions on how to upload a personal photo to have your campus ID created. You’ll need your ID to access buildings and utilize your meal plan, if you have one. Please contact them with questions.

6. Please ensure that you complete all the items on the New Ram Checklist.

7. If you are moving onto campus, please be sure to check your FSU email regarding move-in sign-ups and procedures. Be sure to also check the Registrar’s Fall 2020 subject listing and schedule for more information on class format as some classes have moved from face-to-face and/or hybrid to remote classes. If you have accepted an invitation to live on campus this fall and change your mind after checking on the status of your classes, don't worry--you can cancel your housing assignment without a penalty until August 26

8. Initial COVID Testing:  If you are living and or learning on-campus you have received an email telling you how to sign up for testing. Residential students must receive a test within 24 hours of moving-in.  Commuter students taking classes on campus must complete their onboarding COVID testing by September 1st.  If you do not take the test you may be removed from housing and/or asked to take your classes remotely until you complete a test. 

9. Student Community Health Compact: Sign the  Student Community Health Compact and refer to the University COVID Website or the FSU Student Navigating Your Return to Campus webpage for updated information. 

Please note that we are currently not conducting Placement Testing.  We will keep you posted once we determine whether and how best to move forward with Placement Testing for the Spring 2021 session.

Due to restrictions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the following policy for placement testing at Framingham State University will be implemented until further notice:

WRITING:  Incoming students who do not meet the criteria for Expository Writing will be contacted by the Placement Testing Coordinator with information on how to register and complete the online Writing Assessment.   Current FSU students who have not taken writing have been contacted by the head of the writing program and should check their e-mail and Starfish notifications.

WORLD LANGUAGES:  Language testing will not be available until further notice.  Language majors should send an e-mail to placement@framingham.edu for further advisement. Once testing can resume, details including registration and dates will be posted.

MATH: Math testing will not be available until further notice. Incoming students will be placed in math courses based on their high school GPA.  Once testing can resume, the Placement Testing Coordinator will be in contact with all incoming students regarding their math placement status, advise if testing is necessary, and share information on how to take the test.  Priority test dates will be offered to STEM majors who should take the math placement test in order to be placed in the most appropriate math and science courses for their major. 

Any questions may be directed to placement@framingham.edu.  Thank you.

We hope that you will engage with our campus community, even as many of our connection will occur virtually. You will receive information in the coming weeks about our Black & Gold Beginnings program, the final part of orientation, which provides students with an opportunity to engage with other students as well as campus resources available to help you succeed. Our Orientation Leaders are excited to engage with you during these events! You can connect with us now by following us on social media @newFSUram, and you can connect with other incoming students on our Framingham State University-Class of 2024 page. This page is also where we will share important updates for incoming students!

A Military Connected Student is anyone who has a family member, partner, or significant other who have served on Active Duty, Reserves or National Guard for any branch of the service.

A Military Connected Student for purpose of Education Benefits is anyone who is:

  • Currently serving on Active Duty or actively drilling for the Reserves or National Guard
  • Has served on Active Duty, Reserves or National Guard
  • Has a parent who falls into one of the above categories.
  • Has a spouse who falls into one of the above categories.

If you fall into any of these categories, please make it a priority to attend your Military Connected Orientation to discuss the VA Education Benefits and State education benefits for Veterans you may be using to fund your academics. 

  • In order for your to have your tuition and fees > You must see us.
  • In order for you to be paid any stipend you are entitled > You must see us.
  • We will walk you through the process to ensure you and the University get paid!

Even if you are not receiving VA Education Benefits or State Education Benefits for Veterans, all are welcome to stop by our Veterans Services Center. This is a space where you can study, collaborate, eat, or just relax. 

We are located in Dwight Hall rooms 111A and 113. 

(508) 626-4632                 

Veterans@Framingham.edu

Leanna Lynch - Coordinator of Veterans & Military Student Programs

16 ½ year Army Veteran and Class of 2018 FSU Alumnus 

Transfer Virtual Advising & Registration Day   

Military Connected Orientation

*You should attend your Military Connected Orientation following your Virtual Advising & Registration Day, but you may attend any of the Military Connected Orientations as your schedule allows. You must register in advance to receive the link to the Zoom meeting via email. Please register using your FSU email address.

May 27, 2020 

May 28, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEuf-uuqD4oHNcN7uu233eT3l8yoe_cB9Wf 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

June 26, 2020

June 29, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIsdumqrDkpH90mh4MwHLtQLJmYl32OwXCZ 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

July 17, 2020 

July 20, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJctcOGhpzsuGNDYtKGMa6_ae2Nv2SYvrTe8 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

August, 2020 

August 17, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJApdO2vqDwtEtUhHtGqXWpDzeCUxO8Xe6JA 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

 

Families and Guests should follow our Family & Guest Orientation page this summer to view recorded presentations and to register for live Zoom events. Please scroll to the section of the page with information for 2020 Orientation Information for Families & Guests.

Ram Ready Portal

The Ram Ready Portal will be an essential part of your transition to FSU. To access the Ram Ready Portal, log into myFramingham with your FSU username and password. On the student homepage you will see a channel for the Ram Ready Portal that you can select. You will log in with your FSU username and password. Through the Ram Ready Portal you will:

  • Walk through your “To-Do List” with forms, due dates, and requirements that need to be completed prior to the start of school.
  • Learn how to create your personal college experience through academic, social, and community involvement services and opportunities.
  • Further your understanding of how you will contribute to creating a safe and inclusive campus community.

Black & Gold Beginnings

Black & Gold Beginnings will take place virtually between August 24-September 15. You will receive information about Black & Gold Beginnings via email. By attending social, academic, and informational events you will:

  • Build awareness of campus resources that will help you succeed at FSU
  • Recognize what it means to be a Ram in the FSU community.
  • Establish connections with fellow students and members of the FSU faculty and staff.

To view a listing of our events, please go to RamLink at ramlink.framingham.edu. You will see the events by clicking on the "Events" tab.