Visit Fitchburg State
The Admissions Office will be closed on Monday, October 12 in observance of Columbus Day and Wednesday, November 11 in observance of Veterans Day.
You hear it all the time. The best way to get a real sense of the campus is to visit. It's true!
- Visit during the week
- Visit on a Saturday
- Attend a Fall Open House
- Tour an Academic Department
- Transfer Tuesdays
- Shadow a Student
- Schedule a Group Visit
Students pursuing an undergraduate degree at night, continuing education, or graduate degree
We look forward to your visit! If you have questions, please contact the Admissions Office at 800-705-9692.
- Information Sessions and campus tours are available Monday - Friday at 11:30 AM and 2:00 PM
Many current students will tell you it was their first visit to our campus that confirmed their decision to attend Fitchburg State. When you set foot on our beautiful campus you will know pretty quickly if we are the right fit for you.
When you visit our campus you will see the new Antonucci Science Complex, walk through our redesigned campus quad, and meet some of our dedicated faculty, staff, and students. Most importantly, when you're on campus you will experience firsthand the great community that we have here at Fitchburg State University!
Our campus tour begins with an overview by an admissions counselor followed by a student-led campus tour. Please use the link below to register for a weekly visit to our campus.
We host Saturday Information Sessions on select Saturdays December through April. The Saturday information sessions start at 11:00 am in Hammond Hall and are followed by a tour of the campus. Our Saturday Information Session schedule will be posted after our Open House events. Please consider attending our daily tour or Open House.
During the fall we host three Open Houses. These events are intended primarily for seniors in high school and transfer day students and offer a comprehensive look at the campus including academic departments, student life, athletics, admissions and financial aid. We will be offering our Open Houses on the following days:
- October 17
- October 31
- November 14
During the fall and spring semesters we offer 45-minute tours of select academic departments. This is a great opportunity to take a closer look at our academic spaces and equipment, and to speak with faculty and current students. All guests will begin their visit with the department tour, followed by the information session and campus tour with Admissions.
One of the many unique features of our education department is the McKay Campus School, a public PreK – 8 used by the city of Fitchburg. Our education students have numerous opportunities to work in a variety of real-life settings within this space. This tour will give an introduction to our program and a first-person perspective of our on-campus student-teaching site.
The Education department tour is hosted on Thursdays at 1pm and is led by department chair Dr. Ronald P. Colbert.
As the first public university in Massachusetts to offer a Nursing program, the continued success of our students is attributed to the dedication of our faculty and their commitment to collaborative and interactive teaching. The beautifully appointed lab spaces of Thompson Hall are exclusive to our Nursing students and include a health assessment lab, clinical skills lab and a home care setting lab. With our hands-on learning approach, students test and challenge their clinical and decision-making skills in realistic patient care scenarios with technologically advanced manikins like the SimMan 3G and SimNewB.
Hosted on Mondays at 1pm, our staff-led Nursing department tour gives prospective students an in depth look at our program and its facilities.
Communications Media & Game Design
Our Communications Media and Game Design programs place strong emphasis on experiential learning. With access to industry standard equipment and software, students gain hands-on experience that is invaluable to their professional success
Offered on select Thursdays throughout the fall semester, student-led tours of the Communications Media and Game Design department will show our various classroom and production areas. Tours will be held at 1pm on the following dates:
- October 22
- November 19
- December 3
Our Transfer Tuesdays Programs are information sessions designed specifically for undergraduate Transfer Students. During your visit to campus you will learn about: the transfer application process, how your credits transfer into our curriculum, academic advising, MassTransfer eligibility, day and evening programs, and cost and financial aid. An optional campus tour will follow the presentation. The program is available on the following dates but if you cannot attend, you can contact the Admissions Office to schedule a one-on-one appointment with an Admissions Counselor. Check-in for the program will be in the Admissions Office, 280 Highland Ave, Fitchburg, MA 01420. Click the button below to register for a Transfer Tuesday this fall
- September 29 - 3:00 pm
- October 20 - 3:00 pm
- November 3 - 10:00 am
- November 17 - 3:00 pm
If you are interested in finding out what it’s like to be a “Falcon” for the day, we can have a current student host you for the day during our spring and fall semesters. Please complete our shadow request form and email it to our Shadow program coordinator two weeks prior to when you would like to visit. If you are having trouble opening our form, please email Kiel Szivos
High School counselors, teachers, or leaders of college-bound organizations are welcome and encouraged to speak with the Admissions Office to organize a group visit to our campus. These visits are intended for prospective college-bound students already in or about to enter high school or for already enrolled college students transferring from another institution. In order for the Admissions Office to provide the best possible experience for your students, please review the following guidelines regarding bringing your group to visit Fitchburg State University:
- Group tours for fall will continue until December 9th. These visits will be offered on Wednesdays and Fridays only at 10:00 am and 1:30 pm. Only one group can be accommodated per available time slot so please provide at least two options for days and times when requesting a group visit
- Tours are not available on weekends or holidays when Fitchburg State University is closed. We also may be unable to accommodate groups during busy periods such as school vacation weeks or large on-campus events
- Requests for group visits must be submitted a minimum of three weeks prior to the requested date
- All group visits will include an information session by an admissions counselor and campus tour by a current Fitchburg State University student
- One chaperone must be present for every ten students
- Visit cancellations must be made 48 hours prior to the schedule tour
- If your group is running late, the Admissions Office must be notified via telephone at 978.665.3144. If a group is over 15 minutes late, unfortunately we may either need to shorten or cancel the tour portion of the visit
- Although we are not able to provide complimentary lunch to our group visitors, groups are certainly welcome to have lunch at Holmes Dining Commons. After your visit date has been confirmed, we will forward information regarding lunch arrangements to you.
To schedule your group visit or for questions regarding bringing your group to Fitchburg State, please contact Kiel Szivos at KSzivos@fitchburgstate.edu or 978.665.3148