Get ready to SOAR with 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.

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

Come visit our cozy, hilltop campus for a  Welcome Wednesday-an in-person, on-campus orientation experience 

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. 

If I attend an on campus orientation event, can my family come?

Yes! We encourage students to bring their support system to Welcome Wednesdays, and Saturday Orientations 

If I am an incoming student in the Fall when I do attend orientation?

Spring 2023 orientation dates coming soon! Orientation options includes a variety of dates for Spring New Student Orientations.

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 at  orientation@fairmontstate.edu for assistance.


Register for New Student Orientation & Other To-Dos

Step 1: Register for New Student Orientation by clicking here

Step 2: Schedule your Advising Appointment

To view academic advising information, please click here.   

Step 3: Attend a virtual Welcome Session or an on-campus Welcome Wednesday Orientation.

Attend your scheduled online Welcome Session or on-campus Welcome Wednesday. Spring 2023 dates will be coming soon!

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