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A Message from President Rich Lapidus

Welcome to Fitchburg State University. As a community of caring professionals, we are committed to your success and to helping you maximize your potential and achieve your goals.

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First Year Experience

Throughout your first year, you’ll work with a success coach to ensure you discover the right mindset, build academic skills, and become an effective self-advocate in a college setting.

Learn more about the First Year Experience

Housing / Dining

Whether you live on campus or commute from home, you’ll find our university to be a safe and welcoming environment for everyone. Let us show you what life here is all about.

See what it’s like to be here

Study Abroad

Go beyond the classroom with a semester abroad or travel overseas for one of our faculty-led study programs. No matter your comfort level, there’s a way for you to travel and learn.

Hear from our students about what study abroad means to them

Make a Difference

Volunteer and get involved in the surrounding community. Collaborate with local businesses and organizations to make the world around you a better place.

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Gear up and get in the game with one of our 16 Division III athletics teams. Our new state-of-the-art athletics facility offers access to equipment and resources so you’re ready for anything.

Become a Falcon

You Fit Here

You Fit Here
And We'll Help Guide You On Your Journey

It’s not uncommon for students to feel isolated and unconfident when they begin their college lives. It’s a big adjustment and one we want to help you make. You’ll have access to dedicated staff and faculty who will ensure you’re getting what you need to show that you fit here.

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Research Your Interests

Our annual undergraduate research conference is a fantastic way for students from all departments to explore their creativity and scholarship.

Plan Your Area of Study

Stay Fit and Healthy

Our recreation center is fully outfitted for your physical fitness needs, and our wellness services offer quality support and confidential medical care.

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Attend guest speakers, participate in community reads, enjoys concerts and comedians. There's always something happening on campus.

See What's Happening

Find Your Voice

There's more to life than academics and we've got over 70 student-led clubs and organizations so you can share your passions with others.

Get Involved

Don't Go It Alone

Don't ever feel like you can't ask for help. From peers to counselors, as well as faculty office hours, you’ll always have the support you need to succeed.

Find Support

Your life beyond the classroom

Fitchburg State offers a rich landscape of opportunities inside and outside the classroom.
Take advantage of opportunities to explore and get involved with our campus community.

Easy Access

to Boston and the surrounding areas


Wachusett Mountain, 20 minutes away


unique opportunities outside the classroom

Your ticket

museums, sporting events and more


free performances throughout the year


from a diverse menu of healthy food options


the beautiful, natural surroundings of New England


student-run clubs and organizations


make a difference in your community


DIII athletic programs.
Go Falcons!

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