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Summer Orientation

Get a feel for the Fitchburg State culture with our incoming-freshmen and transfer student orientation program. 

The four summer orientation sessions in 2019 are:  

  • June 17 & 18
  • June 20 & 21
  • June 24 & 25
  • June 26 & 27

Make the Most of Orientation!


We want you to have the best experience when you come to orientation. Take a moment to review the information below and you'll be on your way to making the most of your time with us summer.

Please note that summer orientation, including the overnight stay, is mandatory.

  • Check in begins at 8 am in Aubuchon Hall - there will be signs for parking and directing you to check in.
  • After you check in grab some refreshments, get your ID picture taken, and request your parking pass.
  • Each student will stay in a double room with another incoming student. All students will be given a temporary access card to the halls during orientation.
  • You will need to bring your own sheets, towel, pillow and a blanket.
  • The residence halls do not have air conditioning, if you think you'll need a fan, please feel free to bring one!
  • Pack light! Your stay on campus will be relatively brief.
  • There are no guests permitted during summer orientation, except family members who are participating in the family orientation part of the program.
  • Students cannot leave the Resident Hall during their night stay. Food can be ordered in. Activities will be provided.
  • No use of alcohol or other drugs.
  • Students should expect to stay until 2:30 PM on day two.
  • There will be a $25 fee for lost key cards.

Save the Date and Register Today!
 

Complete the registration form to select the orientation date that works best for you.

If you have specific questions regarding Orientation, please contact the Student Development Office at 978.665.3163.

If you have any trouble with the registration site, please contact Tara Manzello at 978.665.3144.

Summer Orientation Student Agenda

Your two-day orientation program is designed to allow for a successful transition into your new life as a student at Fitchburg State.

We aim to prepare you for the expectations of rigorous academic work and active social engagement. The programs you attend during orientation will be imperative to your success.

Summer Orientation Student Schedule: Day 1

Time

Activity

Location

Leader

8:00 am

Check-in/Tours of Russell

Aubuchon

OSD, Housing, OL’s, Admissions

9:30 am

Welcome

Weston

Dr. Alberto Cardelle & Dr. Laura Bayless 

9:45 am 

Opportunities and Outcomes

Weston

Alumni and Orientation Leaders

10:45 am

Small Group Activities

Assigned Location

Orientation Leaders

12:00 pm

Lunch

Holmes

Orientation Leaders

1:00 pm

Student Services Panel

Kent

OSD, Health Services, Counseling Services, IT, Chartwells, Athletics, Bookstore

 2:00pm

Student Accounts/ Financial Aid

Kent

Heather, Denise

3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Concurrent Sessions

  • CSI/Game Room
  • Academic Support Services
  • Housing/Parking
  • Commuter/Parking

 

  • Library 101/Game Room 
  • 3rd Floor
  • G01A
  • G01B

 

  • Pam/OLs
  • Career, Chris, Jason, Nelly
  • Medley
  • Shane

5:30 pm

Dinner

Holmes

Orientation Leaders

6:30 pm 

Marshmello Tower 

Main Lounge

Hank Parkinson

8:00 pm

Karaoke & Pizza

Falcon Hub, Game Room, Rec Center

Orientation Leaders 

 


Day 2
 

Time

Activity

Location

Leader

8:00 am

Breakfast

Holmes

 

9:00 am

Combat Hunger

Recreation Center

Orientation Leaders

10:15 am

Academic Transitions

Assigned Classrooms

Sean Goodlett

 

11:15 am

 

Debrief/Assessment (Group A)

 

Assigned Locations

 

Orientation Leaders

11:00 am

Introduction to Web4 (Group B)

Ellis White

Linda Dupell

11:45 am

Lunch

Holmes

 

12:30 pm



Introduction to Web4 (Group A)


Ellis White

Linda Dupell

12:30 pm


Debrief/Assessment (Group B)

Assigned Location

Linda Dupell

1:15 pm

Small Group by Major

Assigned Locations

Orientation Leaders

2:00 pm

Advising and Registration

Library

Career, Linda

2:00 pm

Meet & Greet and Schedule Review with the Chairs

Hammond

Academic Advising, Dept. Chairs, Deans

3:00 pm

Placement Exams

Computer Lab

Kris

Summer Orientation Parent Agenda

As a parent/guardian of a Fitchburg State student, you play an integral role in their academic success.

During your session, you will receive an introduction to the excellent programs and services that are made available to your student.

By providing you with a stronger understanding of student success, the Fitchburg State community, and more, we will leave you prepared for a smooth transition in September.

Parent-programs are scheduled for the first day of orientation. Please plan to pick up your student at 2:15pm.

Summer Orientation Family Schedule: Day 1

Time

Activity

Location

Leader

8:30 am

Check In/Tours of Russell

Aubuchon

OSD, Orientation Leaders, Admissions, Housing

9:30 am

Welcome Remarks

Weston

Dr. Alberto Cardelle & Dr. Laura Bayless 

9:45 am

Panel Discussion: 
Counseling Services
Disability Services 
Health Services

Ellis White

Multiple Staff

10:45 am

Housing/Parking

Commuter/Parking

Ellis White


Hammond G01

Medley

Shane Franzen

12:00 pm

Campus Safety

Ellis White

Chief Cloutier

1:00 pm

Roundtable lunch with Orientation Leaders

Holmes

Orientation Leaders and Phil Bowers

2:00 pm

 

Student Accounts/Financial Aid

Kent

 

Heather, Denise

 

3:00 pm

Coffee/Mingle with Staff

Bookstore

Bookstore Staff