Around Campus - Upward Bound Thank You Notes

Posted by Andy Cunningham on July 26, 2022 at 11:37 AM

Fitchburg State University's Upward Bound Summer Program students work on thank you notes to send in gratitude to their area internships. Upward Bound provides academic support through tutoring services, educational and college preparatory workshops, and cultural field trips stressing academic development, The program serves high school students from Fitchburg and Leominster for the duration of their high school career and beyond. The 6-week summer residential program gives students an opportunity to live on the Fitchburg State University campus and experience life as a college student. Students attend academic classes in the morning, participate in community service worksites in the afternoon, are engaged in a variety of entertaining workshops in the evening and have the option of attending college visits and cultural trips on the weekend.

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Topics: Programs, Preparing for College, Student Experience, Community

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

Around Campus - MWCC Upward Bound Math & Science

Posted by Andy Cunningham on July 5, 2022 at 11:12 AM

The Mount Wachusett Community College (MWCC) Upward Bound Math & Science (UBMS) Summer Academy, hosted here on the Fitchburg State University Campus, were in classes this morning. Here, students work with staff to get connected, and begin class. This program is administered by MWCC to serve high school students from Athol, Winchendon, and Gardner to prepare them for college and STEM careers. 

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

Around Campus - MWCC Upward Bound Math & Science

Posted by Andy Cunningham on June 27, 2022 at 4:15 PM

Today was the first day of the Mount Wachusett Community College (MWCC) Upward Bound Math & Science (UBMS) Summer Academy being hosted here on the Fitchburg State University Campus. Here, students worked together during their orientation to traverse a "minefield" being facilitated by a member of Paradigm Shift, a student development group that works with TRIO programs like UBMS. This program is administered by MWCC to serve high school students from Athol, Winchendon, and Gardner to prepare them for college and STEM careers. 

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Topics: Preparing for College, Community

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

Summer Orientation Session 2 - Meet with Deans & Chairs

Posted by Andy Cunningham on June 17, 2022 at 12:26 PM

Our newest Falcons, the Class of 2026, made their way to the Holmes Dining Common this morning where they met with Department Deans & Chairs, and Academic Advising at their Summer Orientation 2022. 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, information session, Campus

Summer Orientation - Session 1 - Family & Friends Send-off

Posted by Andy Cunningham on June 15, 2022 at 10:29 AM

Yesterday afternoon, our Summer Orientation 2022 Session 1 was capped off with our newest Falcons, the Class of 2026 along with their Family & Friends, treated to a  send-off celebration at the North Street Hammond Patio. All partook in information sessions, revolving around housing & parking, ice cream, music, Freddy the Falcon, and some Fitchburg State University swag!

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Topics: Preparing for College, Our Students, information session, Community, Campus

Around Campus - Summer Orientation - Session 1, Day 2

Posted by Andy Cunningham on June 14, 2022 at 12:43 PM

This morning, our newest Falcons, the Class of 2026, met with Department Deans & Chars, and Academic Advising at their Summer Orientation 2022 in the Holmes Dining Commons. 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, Student Experience, Meet the Faculty, Advising, information session, Programs and Majors