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New Student Orientation Impact

New Student Orientation

As a new Fairmont State University student, you are required to attend New Student Orientation. We offer on-campus orientations, as well as virtual orientations for those seeking a virtual option.

New Student Orientation is where you will officially become a student at Fairmont State University. This program will introduce you to our campus, services, programs, and academics. Additionally, New Student Orientation is where you will get your Spring or Fall class schedule. Even though classes have not started yet,  your college journey starts today. We understand that the transition from home to college can sometimes be difficult. That’s why our orientation program is specially-designed to help ease your transition into life at Fairmont State, and ensure that you have all the information you need to have a successful start to your college journey!  

During orientation, you will be able to obtain your Falcon ID card, class schedule, and learn about the numerous resources that Fairmont State University has in store for you to ensure your success inside and outside of the classroom. 

If you are unable to attend an on campus orientation, please click here to submit a request for an online orientation. 

Come with us and get ready to SOAR at New Student Orientation.
Again, welcome to our newest Falcons!


Students riding a trolley around Fairmont
The success of New Student Orientation is tied to how students acquire, retain, and implement knowledge, contributing to increased self-efficacy and confidence. Here at Fairmont State University, we want to help you discover who you are and what your passion is.
Students sitting on a bench at a mini golf course
A Falcon’s ability to navigate is critical to their success. Confidence in where resources are located as well as how to access them are key elements of New Student Orientation.
Students at a foam party on campus
Take Flight
Feeling connected to people and to a place are paramount in a Falcon’s transition to campus. Demonstrated relationships with peers and generalized feelings of support are often critical in fostering success and belonging.
A student being helped by a counselor
Register for Orientation
Welcome to Fairmont State University, the next part of your college journey is to attend a New Student Orientation Session where you will learn about Fairmont State University policy, procedures, register for the upcoming term and much more!
Students reviewing paperwork
Your Account
Your Fairmont State University account will connect you to several key systems and resources around campus.
A parent and a student at orientation
Schedule of Events
Download a copy of the orientation schedule of events that is also below.

Orientation Dates & Registration Windows

Orientation Date Registration Window Release Date
July 11, 2024 Registration Now Open
July 17, 2024 Registration Now Open
August 14, 2024 Registration Now Open
August 21, 2024 Registration Now Open