Around Campus - UBMS Dual Enrollment Program

Posted by Andy Cunningham on July 21, 2022 at 3:30 PM

This summer more than 65 students from Fitchburg State's Early College, Upward Bound, and Upward Math and Science Programs are taking part in Dual Enrollment courses made possible by a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education's Commonwealth Dual Enrollment Program.  Here students in Professor Kyle Anderson's Earth Systems Science Class take part in a lab exploring the principles of Oceanography. 

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Topics: Preparing for College, Student Experience, Admissions, Programs and Majors, Community

Around Campus - Lowell H.S. Students Tour Campus

Posted by Andy Cunningham on July 18, 2022 at 11:17 AM

Senior Admissions Tour Guide Riley Hogan gives a tour to students visiting Fitchburg State University from Lowell High School.

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Topics: Preparing for College, Student Experience, Admissions, Campus

Summer Orientation Session 3 - Meet with Deans & Chairs

Posted by Andy Cunningham on June 22, 2022 at 12:35 PM

Our newest Falcons, the Class of 2026, began the second day of their Summer Orientation 2022 (Session Three), with some ice breaker activities and major-centric academic presentations. Afterward, they met with Department Deans & Chairs, and Academic Advising at the Holmes Dining Common. These first year students got a chance to go over their schedules as well as learn more about their chosen majors.

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Topics: Preparing for College, Advising, Our Students, Admissions, information session

Around Campus - Summer Orientation - Session 3

Posted by Andy Cunningham on June 21, 2022 at 12:18 PM

Our Orientation Leaders flash a 3 to signify the third session in our Summer Orientation 2022 for Incoming first year students. Our newest Falcons, the Class of 2026, began the day with welcome remarks from Associate Dean for Student Development Hank Parkinson, Vice President for Student Affairs Laura Bayless, and Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Catherine Canney. After some more introductions and directions, groups ventured out to the quad for some ice breaker activities, then to a day full of information sessions and activities.

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Topics: Preparing for College, Events, Admissions, information session, Campus

Around Campus - Summer Orientation - Session 2

Posted by Andy Cunningham on June 16, 2022 at 1:17 PM

Our Summer Orientation 2022 Session 2 for for Incoming first year students began this morning with check-in, followed by welcome remarks from Associate Dean for Student Development Hank Parkinson, Vice President for Student Affairs Laura Bayless, and Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Catherine Canney. Afterwards, groups of the newest Falcons groups went out to the quad for some ice breaker activities, then to a day full of information sessions and activities. Later in the morning, and impromptu game of "beach" volleyball broke out in Weston Auditorium.

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Topics: Student Experience, Events, Admissions, information session, Community, Campus

Orientation Leader Training - Tour of Fitchburg, MA

Posted by Andy Cunningham on June 9, 2022 at 10:15 AM

Our Office of Student Development Student Orientation Leaders, who are on campus preparing for orientation sessions for our newest Falcons, The Class of 2026, took a tour of Fitchburg, MA yesterday with Associate Director of Student DevelopmentCommuter and Volunteer Affairs Shane Franzen acting as Tour Guide. The trip included many points of interest including the Fitchburg Art Museum, Flat Rock Wildlife Sanctuary, Game On, Dean Hill Cemetery (The Rev), and Cogshall Park. Other points of interest like shopping, restaurants, and local landmarks were pointed out during the drive. The tour was capped of with ice cream at Country Pizza.

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Topics: Student Experience, Our Students, Admissions, information session, Community, Commuters

Sizer School Students - Dual Enrollment Program

Posted by Andy Cunningham on May 23, 2022 at 2:31 PM
Coordinator of Early College and Dual Enrollment Andrew Goodwin hosted students from the Sizer School who are interested in Dual Enrollment. The Dual Enrollment program is unique to the Sizer School and Fitchburg State University. Dual Enrollment consists of college classes that are available to take during the high school day for a discounted rate, and is available to both juniors and seniors. The unique part of this program is that each student can elect to take nearly any course offered by Fitchburg State University, as long as the student meets any prerequisites for said classes. The students enjoyed an information session, a panel discussion, and a campus tour. Learn more about our Dual Enrollment Program here.
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Topics: Programs, Student Experience, Admissions, information session

University Welcome Center Opening Reception, May 11, 2022

Posted by Andy Cunningham on May 12, 2022 at 12:55 PM
Richard Toomey, Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management, invited the entire campus community to celebrate the completion of the renovation work for the new University Welcome Center in the Anthony Student Services Building on Wednesday, May 11.  Colleagues and campus partners were encouraged  to visit and view our new shared space intended to welcome all guests to the campus.
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Topics: Events, Admissions, Community, Campus

Admissions Welcome Center - MA School Vacation Week

Posted by Andy Cunningham on April 19, 2022 at 3:15 PM

It's school vacation week in Massachusetts and our Admissions Welcome Center has been rolling out the red carpet for students and their families that are interested in becoming Fitchburg State University Falcons. The Welcome Center expects to be busy all week with tour groups leaving the Anthony building on a regular basis. Learn about our admissions process here.

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Topics: Preparing for College, Admissions, Community, Campus

Future Falcons Day - April 9, 2022

Posted by Andy Cunningham on April 9, 2022 at 3:00 PM

Future Falcons joined us at an admitted student open house to see what their life at Fitchburg State could be. The admitted students were able to attend information sessions and get an in depth look at their academic department, talk with current students, have financial aid questions answered, and more. The morning was capped off with the Future Falcon Day Celebration at our Recreation Center. After a welcome from President Richard Lapidus, Future Falcons, their families and guests, were able to mingle with a multitude of departments and student groups. Learn more on your opportunities here at Fitchburg State here.

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Topics: Student Experience, Events, Advising, Our Faculty, Admissions, information session, Programs and Majors, Community