Welcome to Fairmont State University in Fairmont, WV. Known as the "Friendly City," FSU has built a campus designed around you and all that you can achieve as a Fighting Falcon. Founded in 1865 as a teacher's college, and known to many alumni as "the college on the hill," Fairmont State University has a long history of preparing students for their next step in life.
Turley Student Services Center
Originally called the Student Center and built in 1959, the Turley Student Services Center was officially opened in June of 2013 as a state-of-the-art facility focused on providing all student services under one roof. This is the first place that future Falcons visit when coming to take a campus tour and meet with an admissions counselor. As a student, you can meet with financial aid, housing, advising, counseling, disability services and career development. The Honors Program, International Student Services, Multicultural Affairs and the Retention Office are also housed here.
This state-of-the-art student center features areas to work out, play intramural sports, shop at the bookstore or grab a bite to eat. Hanging out between classes has never been so fun. The building features a four-lane lap pool, whirlpool and sauna; two large gymnasiums; 7,000 square feet of fitness equipment; "Bound for Success" bookstore; informal dining at the "Nickel" and sit-down dining at the Dining Hall; the Copy Center; Student Health Services; Student Government Office; and Public Safety. As a Falcon, you will spend lots of time in this amazing facility!
Engineering Technology Building
Completed in 2008, the Engineering Technology Building is home to the College of Science and Technology's Computer Science, Math, and Physics Department as well as their Technology Department and Masters of Architecture program. Also known as the ETC, this facility houses the concrete canoe team, Baja buggy team, and FSU's 3D printer. The building features two large lecture rooms and 12 smaller laboratory classrooms.
Duvall-Rosier Football Field
Dedicated in 1927, Duvall-Rosier Field was named for former President Joseph Rosier. In 2000, the name Duvall was added to honor Harold S. "Deacon" Duvall, FSU football coach from 1952-1971. Over the last several years, field turf, a state-of-the-art scoreboard and substantial grounds work has been added. During the football season, Duvall-Rosier Field comes alive with falcon pride. In the off-season, the facility is used for many different activities including Falcon Softball each spring. Fairmont State is a member of the NCAA Mountain East Conference. Varsity programs for men are offered in football, basketball, baseball, cross-country, golf, tennis and swimming. The intercollegiate athletic program for women includes tennis, golf, basketball, volleyball, swimming, softball, soccer, acrobatics & tumbling and cross-country.
The Victory Bell
Welcome to the home of one of Fairmont State's oldest traditions, The Victory Bell. Some days, it is green and pink; other days, it is red and black. Some nights, it is purple and white; yet by dawn, it is gold and green – or maroon and white. Since the 1960s, students have been painting "The Victory Bell" but in the 40s and 50s the bell would be rung to celebrate athletic victories. During WWII the bell was declared silent and not rung again until Victory Day in 1945. Rules prohibit painting the bell during the day so student organizations, sororities and fraternities compete to make their mark on the bell and defend their design throughout the night.
Fairmont State has occupied its present location in Fairmont since 1917, when its administration building, Hardway Hall, was opened. The west wing was added in 1923. The building was referred to as the Administration Building until 1989 when it was renamed for longtime President, Wendell G. Hardway. Today, Hardway Hall houses various administrative offices, including the President's Office, Business/Accounts Payable, Graduate Studies, and Institutional Research. It is also home to the College of Liberal Arts' Department of Social Sciences and Department of Behavioral Sciences, including our Master of Criminal Justice program. These are two of the largest departments on campus.