Visit Fitchburg State

Visit During the Week

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.

WEEKLY VISIT REGISTRATION

Visit on a Saturday

We host Saturday Information Sessions on select Saturdays December through April. This event will begin at 11:00 a.m. in Hammond Hall and will be followed by a tour of campus.

Saturday Information Sessions have concluded for the spring 2016 semester. If you would like to visit campus please consider attending our daily tour.

Academic Department Tours

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.

Education

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 tours have concluded for the 2015/16 academic year. These tours will resume in September.

Nursing

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. Our staff-led Nursing department tour gives prospective students an in depth look at our program and its facilities.

The Nursing department tours have concluded for the 2015/16 academic year. These tours will resume in September.

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 days throughout the fall and spring semesters, student-led tours of the Communications Media and Game Design department will show our various classroom and production areas.

The Communications Media and Game Design department tours have concluded for the 2015/16 academic year. These tours will resume in September.

Fall Open Houses

Each fall we host Open House events for prospective students. In the fall of 2016 these events will be hosted on the following days:

  • October 29th
  • November 12th

Registration for Fall Open Houses will be available in September. In the meantime please consider attending our weekly tour.

Transfer Tuesdays

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 will begin at 3:00 p.m. on the following dates:

  • May 10
  • May 24

TRANSFER TUESDAYS REGISTRATION

Transfer Decision Days

Fitchburg State Transfer Decision Days are an opportunity to bring your application and required materials to campus and receive a decision in person. 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 scheduling an appointment to receive a decision, please email Dan Connolly, Associate Director for Transfer Admission, at dconnol9@fitchburgstate.edu.

Transfer Decision Day appointments will be available from 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. on the following days:

  • May 20
  • June 17

Shadow a Student

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 note that shadow visits have concluded for the 2015/16 academic year. 

Schedule a Group Visit

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.

Spring semester group visits will continue until Friday, May 6th.

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