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Fitchburg State University

Fitchburg, Massachusetts, United States
Fitchburg State University, located in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, is a public institution dedicated to integrating high-quality professional programs with strong liberal arts and sciences studies. 

Master's Programmes

Humanities (2)

About

History

When Fitchburg State was established in 1894, it was known as the State Normal School in Fitchburg, and the sole curriculum was a two-year teacher-training program for women. There was no campus then, just a temporary quarters set up in an old high school building on Academy Street operated by Principal John G. Thompson and a teaching staff of three.

Education

Fitchburg State offers undergraduate and graduate programs with an emphasis on career-orientated learning that is firmly grounded in the liberal arts, as well as selected majors in the traditional arts and sciences. 

Research

The university features small class sizes, hands-on professional education, and an accessible faculty dedicated to teaching. A compact campus provides the added bonus of a secure community where social and cultural activities abound and students assume a wide-range of leadership roles in the community, student government and social and artistic affairs.

Career

College Central is the primary job site where Fitchburg State students and alumni may register with the Career Center, post their resume, search jobs, and receive career development and employment related announcements. Registration and use is free to our students and alumni.

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Services

Student services

The Information Desk is a student-run area that provides information about activities scheduled on campus and in the community. Tickets to most upcoming Student Development sponsored events and discount movie passes can be purchased here. The Campus Concierge is also regulated through this area by student staff.

Housing services

Our seven residence halls help students create important and lasting bonds with their peers. You’ll find a friendly and supportive atmosphere that encourages personal growth while introducing you to new and different cultures.

Library services

The Information Desk is a student-run area that provides information about activities scheduled on campus and in the community. Tickets to most upcoming Student Development sponsored events and discount movie passes can be purchased here. The Campus Concierge is also regulated through this area by student staff.

ICT services

Fitchburg State University provides the enterprise versions of McAfee VirusScan and McAfee Antispyware for campus-owned computers. Antivirus and anti-spyware software provides excellent protection from malicious applications that can damage computers and compromise networks. These enterprise versions of the software are available at no charge to students. 

Medical services

The physical and emotional wellbeing of all students is essential for academic success. Our professional staff is committed to offering students high-quality, confidential medical care.

In case of emergency, there is a trained first response Student Rescue Squad on call 24 hours a day. If it's not an emergency, students can go to the Health Services clinic on campus in the Anthony Building. 

Student Life

Campus life

Our seven residence halls help students create important and lasting bonds with their peers. You’ll find a friendly and supportive atmosphere that encourages personal growth while introducing you to new and different cultures. Our residence halls are also a place for students to grow personally and professionally, and to meet life-long friends.

The variety in lifestyle options and student personalities found in the residence halls means that there is a place for everyone.
  • Aubuchon Hall
  • Cedar Street House
  • Herlihy Hall
  • Mara Village
  • Russell Towers
  • Apartments - Townhouse, Simonds, North Street

Sports facilities

Our students succeed in the classroom and on the playing field. Our varsity teams are members of six intercollegiate athletic associations, and we are a member of the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC), which includes seven other state colleges and universities.

Student clubs

There’s something for everyone, from academic clubs like biology and math, to special interests such as anime, MASSPIRG, and ski/snowboarding. No matter your interest, you’re encouraged to participate and find your place.

Fitchburg State University is a host to many student run clubs and organizations. There are a lot of organizations on campus already, but there is always an opportunity to create more. You can have a club for almost anything you can imagine. The clubs on campus are always open to new members, so make the most of your university experience and get involved with a club or two!

Accreditation

Fitchburg State University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.; ABET, Inc the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education; the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education; the Council for Standards in Human Service Education and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Fitchburg, Massachusetts, United States

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