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First Year Residential Experience

If you’re entering Fitchburg State as a freshman and you want to give yourself the best chance of success, you may want to consider participating in our First Year Residential Experience (FYRE) Program.

The FYRE Program is a voluntary program, created to help incoming freshmen build a foundation for success at Fitchburg State University. Through FYRE, many programs and activities are planned for students throughout the year. These are designed to help make the transition to college easier and give you a good starting point for your journey at Fitchburg State University.

Fitchburg State provides many on-campus tutoring and support services, and FYRE allows students easy access to them. Academic Advising, Center for Diversity and Inclusiveness, and Disability Services are just a few of these services available to you.

These older students, who include the Resident Assistants (RA) that live on each floor, are a great resource for help and advice. They can introduce you to the campus and to people who will get you going in the right direction. The RAs organize social and educational programs for you to attend. Examples of programs include:

  • Intramurals
  • Talent Shows
  • Dances
  • Community Service Projects
  • Information sessions on stress management, how to live with a roommate, safety awareness in your community, and many more!

Many of these programs happen in the residence hall, so you never have to go very far to get involved.

Watch for advertisements and emails about FYRE programs in September.