New Students

Are you new to FSU? Here are some computing resources to help get you ready:

Purchase a Laptop for School

All students at FSU are required to own a wireless laptop. Students may bring or purchase any laptop, but the University secures excellent pricing on a University recommended system each year. Through our purchase program, you can take advantage of special pricing on hardware that we have vetted for durability, reliability, and supportability.

Information on recommended laptop

Order the FSU recommended laptop

Download or Purchase University Software

Do not pay too much for software. There is software provided to our campus community at exceptional (sometimes free) pricing due to our negotiated campus agreements. Some software can be downloaded through FSU and others purchased at a discount. You will be required to provide proof of your academic affiliation during the registration process so use your Framingham State email address to register.

Software downloads from FSU

Purchase software at a discount

Set Up Your Email

All students receive an FSU email account. This email account is your official connection to the University and is used as the primary means of communication from the administration and faculty. Students access their email through Office 365.

Set Up Wireless Printing

FSU uses a print management system, commonly referred to as Pharos, which helps students monitor their print jobs, enables access to networked printers, and increases document security. Each student at FSU is allotted 350 pages per semester for black and white or color printing and 100 pages per intersession and summer session. There are printers set up for student use in labs, classrooms, the library, McCarthy Center and other public access locations. In the event a student exceeds his/her limited of printing, a request may be made to the Technology Resource Center.

Download Pharos

Download FSUgo

FSUgo is a free app for Apple and Android devices, or access the app features at m.framingham.edu. FSUgo features: a campus directory, event and calendar listings, news, athletic game schedules, library services, the campus map, social media, dining options and other useful information for students, faculty, staff, alumni and visitors.

Make a Backup Plan for Your Data

It is never a good time to lose all your course work, favorite pictures or any other document on your hard drive but, hard drives do fail. Back up your data to either an external hard drive or your Microsoft One Drive.

Information about Microsoft One Drive