Visit Fitchburg State
Due to inclement weather, the Admissions Office is closed and our regularly scheduled tours are cancelled for Monday, February 8.
The Admissions Office will be closed on Monday, February 15 in observance of President's Day.
- Visit During the Week
- Visit on a Saturday
- Academic Department Tours
- Fall Open Houses
- Transfer Tuesdays
- Transfer Decision Days
- Shadow a Student
- Schedule a Group Visit
- Graduate & Continuing Education Information Session
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.
Information Sessions and campus tours are available Monday - Friday at 11:30 AM and 2:00 PM.
We host Saturday Information Sessions on select Saturdays December through April. This event will begin at 11:00 am in Hammond Hall and will be followed by a tour of campus.
On April 23rd there will be a separate session for students interested in transferring. In addition to a presentation on the Fitchburg State experience, admission requirements, transfer credit policy, MassTransfer, and the support of faculty and academic advising will be discussed. Tours will be available immediately following the session.
- January 23rd
- February 20th
- March 5th
- April 23rd
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 Pre-K8 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 spring 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:
- January 28th
- February 25th
- March 31st
- April 28th
- May 5th
Each fall we host three Open House events for prospective students. Our Open House events have concluded for the year. Please consider attending a Saturday Information Session or weekly tour.
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.
Transfer Tuesdays have concluded for the fall 2015 semester. A schedule for spring dates will be forthcoming. If you would like to schedule a one-on-one appointment with an Admissions Counselor please contact the Admissions Office.
Fitchburg State Transfer Decision Days are an opportunity to bring your application and required materials to campus and receive a decision in person. If you are interested in scheduling an appointment to receive a decision, please email Dan Connolly, Associate Director for Transfer Admission, at firstname.lastname@example.org. All majors but Nursing and Game Design are eligible to participate. All official transcripts must be in a sealed envelope or already on file in the Admissions office in order to receive a decision. For a complete list of application requirements please visit the Transfer Applicants page.
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 two weeks prior to when you would like to visit. If you are having trouble opening our form, please email Kiel Szivos
Please note that shadow visits during the spring semester will resume on January 27th and continue until May 11th.
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.
Group tours have concluded for the fall 2015 semester. Spring semester group visits will resume on January 27th and continue until May 11th.
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 visits will be offered on Mondays, Wednesdays, or Fridays only at 10:00 am. Please note only one group can be accommodated per available time slot. When requesting a group visit, please provide at least two possible dates
- Requests for group visits must be submitted a minimum of two weeks prior to the requested date
- Group visits 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
- All group visits will include an information session by a professional staff member and campus tour by a current Fitchburg State University student
- Reasonable accommodations will be made for groups requesting tours of specific academic departments or student support offices. Please note that Admissions cannot guarantee the availability of these offices during your visit time
- One chaperone must be present for every ten students
- We are unable to offer complimentary lunch to groups visiting campus. If your group will be requesting lunch accommodations, please indicate this at the time of your visit request.
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