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McCarthy Center 504
Phone: 508-626-4645
Fax: 508-626-4087


Wednesday, 4/2
1:30pm – 2:15pm
Diversity Dialogue: Consent
Multicultural Center
FSU Health Center & SEALS lead a discussion about sexual consent.

Thursday, 4/3. 2:30pm.
Becoming Ever More Monstrous: Feeling Transgender In-Betweenness
North Hall Commons
Sonny Nordmarken, a transgender UMass Amherst graduate student, recently conducted an auto-ethnography. His work discusses society’s reaction to his gender transition through a sociological lens. He will be speaking about his journey with an emphasis on his research.

Friday, 4/4. 10:30am - 11:30am.
Diversity Dialogue: Socio-Economic Class in P-12 Schools
Multicultural Center
Education Professors James Cressy, May Hara and Kelly Ann Kolodny lead a discussion.

Monday, 4/7. 12pm – 2pm.
Sexual Assault Awareness Table
McCarthy Center Lobby
Learn about sexual assault prevention and consent.

Tuesday, 4/8. 1:30pm – 3pm
$tretch your student dollar: A free $alt financial workshop
Multicultural Center
Joanne Dashiell, MBA, leads a workshop that will teach you about student loans, scholarships & smart money decisions.

Each June the University hosts an orientation program for the parents of incoming first year students.  The program takes place over eight days in late June.  Each day corresponds to a different group of academic majors.  You will be assigned a day based on your student's academic major.  The Parent Orientation day is the same as the student's orientation day.  While there is no cost for your student to attend orientation, there is a $35.00/person cost for parents and guests who attend Parent Orientation.

While both parent and student have orientation on the same day, the programs are completely separate until the end of the day dinner.  During the Parent Orientation you will gain knowledge on a variety of topics including academics, safety and security, student life, and of course the laptop program (how to purchase, how they are used in class, etc.).  Although the day is long, our goal is to answer all of your questions before you leave.  The program has a wealth of information presented in an engaging and entertaining way.

Parent Orientation invitations for June 2014 will be mailed to students in the spring.  Please keep a look for it in your mailboxes. I look forward to meeting you.

Parent Orientation Dates 2014

June 18, 19, 20, 23, 24, 26, 27

Framingham State University

100 State Street

PO Box 9101

Framingham, MA 01701-9101


Phone: 508-620-1220