Family Weekend 2013: September 27 - 29

The Office of Retention at Fairmont State University is pleased to invite you to attend Family Weekend 2013, scheduleed to take place September 27 - 29.  During this revitalized annual event, Fairmont State  family members will have an unparalleled opportunity to check in on their students, to enjoy fellowship and share a meal, and much more.

Family Weekend also provides a wonderful occasion for families to get a first-hand look at life as a college student.  Families can attend a class with their student, enjoy a football game, or visit the Falcon Center recreation complex.    Family Weekend is an event all its own and this year, for the first time, offers an opportunity to become more familiar with not only the campus and its support services, but also the surrounding community.  Downtown Fairmont’s SeptemberFest event is sure to be enjoyed by all.

It is important to note that the Family Weekend event is FREE for all registrants, but that families should come prepared to purchase any Bookstore merchandise in which they may be interested, as well as the dinner-time meal on Saturday, September 28th. That evening, families will have the opportunity to visit Downtown Fairmont for Septemberfest, an event featuring many local vendors, some musical performances, and much more. Families may opt to purchase food from participating vendors that evening, or may purchase a meal on-campus (Locust Ave. campus) in the Dining Hall. The Retention Office would estimate that having approximately $8 on-hand per family member would be best.  Again, no registration fee exists for the event - and, families will receive a thank you gift for attending.

For a complete look at what you and your family can expect this Family Weekend, please view our full schedule by CLICKING HERE

Again, you and your family members are formally invited to attend and we look forward to you visiting.  Please let us know whether you plan to join us by submitting an RSVP.  In order to do so, please complete and submit the electronic RSVP form below.

Questions?  Please email us at  

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Full name of one parent/family member who plans to attend event