Parent Orientation

Parent Orientation is a day-long event that occurs on the same day as your student’s orientation in June. This event covers in more in-depth information about the services and resources available to your student during their time at Framingham State University.

The cost of Parent Orientation is $45/person. It includes a light breakfast, lunch, dinner, a parent handbook,and informational materials. There is no cost for your student’s orientation. Your student’s orientation program is completely separate. You will be reunited with them at the end of the day. Your day is jam-packed with information about safety and security, housing, commuting, health and wellness, academic success, student involvement, etc. Along with the informational sessions there will opportunities to win prizes, dance, and receive information in a variety of ways.

It is a long day, but our hope is that you will leave with all your questions answered and feeling comfortable with your student having chosen Framingham State University.

Day of orientation is decided by the major of your student. Below you will find the dates of orientation and the majors associated with each day.


Parent Orientation Schedule

Monday, June 18, 2018:

STEM Majors: Biology, Chemistry, Food Science, Biochemistry, Computer Science, Food & Nutrition, Health & Wellness, Mathematics, Physics and Earth Science, Pre-Engineering

Tuesday, June 19, 2018:

Child and Family Studies, Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Arts & Humanities:  Studio Art, Art History, Communication Arts, English, Fashion Design & Retailing, History, World Languages/Spanish/ASL, Liberal Studies

Friday, June 22, 2018

Business Department:  Accounting, Business & Information Technology, finance, International Business, Management, Marketing

Monday, June 25, 2018

Social & Behavioral Sciences:  Geography, Sociology, Environmental Science and Policy, Environmental Studies and Sustainability, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, Criminology, Global Studies

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 

Undeclared Majors

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Make-Up Day 1:  All Majors


RSVP:  To reserve your space please return the reply form sent to you with your student’s orientation invitation. Or you may email David Baldwin at listing all the attendees, your student’s name, day of orientation, and any special accommodations needed (dietary or otherwise).

Dean of Students Office Location and Hours

McCarthy Center
Fifth Floor, Suite 504
Hours - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm