First-Year Programs

Welcome to First-Year Programs!

Welcome to the office of First-Year 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.  

We are here to answer your questions about Orientation, Placement Testing, your FSU Foundations course, and the Common Reading Selection.  Please feel free to call, email or stop by with any questions you may have.  We hope you enjoy your first-year here at Framingham State University! 

Ben Trapanick                                                                           
Director, First-Year Programs                                                      
O'Connor Hall 106                                                                       


What We Do

  • Orientation

    The Orientation Program provides an introduction to student life at the University, and helps students achieve a smooth academic transition by providing careful advisement on course and program selection prior to registration. More about Orientation.

  • Placement Testing

    Proper course placement is important in fostering the academic success of college students. More about placement testing.

  • Black and Gold Beginnings

    Continue your transition to FSU by experiencing a variety of events prior to the start of classes. More about Black & Gold Beginnings. 

  • FSU Foundations

    FSU Foundations is a program designed to assist first-year students in their transition to Framingham State. More about Foundations.