Welcome to the Falcon Family | On-Campus Welcome Wednesday & Online Registration | Orientation

Orientation Fairmont State University | Welcome to the Falcon Family | On-Campus Welcome Wednesday & Online Registration

Register for New Student Orientation

As a new Fairmont State University student, you are required to attend New Student Orientation. We have have day and evening options for on-campus orientation, as well as a virtual orientation 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.

Should I choose On-Campus or Online?

That’s up to you! We’ve created robust in-person and virtual orientation experiences to meet the needs of all our future Falcons. We have to admit, though, we’d love to see you in person, if possible – that way you get a sneak preview of what campus is like, and you can even ‘pre-walk' your daily schedule to get an idea of what your day might be like.

Welcome Wednesdays 

Our cozy, hilltop campus has reopened to the community, so we are offering Welcome Wednesdays – in-person, on-campus orientations for new students enrolling for Spring 2022. These orientations will be on November 10th, December 1st, and January 5th from 12:00-4:00pm.  There will be an evening orientation for non-traditional and adult learners on Tuesday, January 4th, 2022 from 5:00-7:00pm. 

Online Orientation

Students who cannot attend one of the in-person Welcome Wednesday events must register for one of our online New Student Orientation events. We’ve packed all the information you would normally get during a Welcome Wednesday into an interactive online session.  Virtual orientations will be held for any new student on Wednesday, December 1 from 4:00-6:00pm and Thursday, January 6th from 6:00-8:00pm.


If I come to Welcome Wednesday on campus, can my family come?

Each student attending is allowed to bring two family members/guests for Welcome Wednesday orientation days.

What else do I need to do?

For a helpful reminder of the tasks you need to complete before the start of the semester, download your New Student Checklist.

Still have questions? Just email our Office of Student Success at success@fairmontstate.edu for assistance.

Register for New Student Orientation & Other To-Dos

Step One: Register for New Student Orientation by clicking here

Step Two: Schedule your Advising Appointment

Speak with your admissions counselor to schedule a one-on-one appointment with your academic advisor. They will register/schedule you for classes and guide you through your program of study to ensure you succeed and graduate. Need help finding your advisor? Go to your application status page to find your advisor's contact information. This is located underneath your reference number at the top right-hand corner of the page.

Step Three: Attend a virtual Welcome Session or an on-campus Welcome Wednesday

Attend your scheduled online Welcome Session or on-campus Welcome Wednesday. Register today by clicking the link below. 

Step 4: Complete other tasks using myfairmontstate

Remember to log in myfairmontstate using your University Credentials (also often called your UCA, for example: jdoe1) to activate your student inbox, access Felix for course registration, apply for housing, and more.  Check your myfairmontstate inbox regularly for important information and additional events throughout the summer.

Contact Info

Office of Recruitment
Turley Student Services Center
Room 105
1201 Locust Avenue
Fairmont, West Virginia 26554
Phone: (800) 641-5678
Phone: (304) 367-4010
TDD: (304) 367-4200
Fax: (304) 367-4789