Each Wednesday from 3-4 PM EST, our Office of Student Success has hosted an interactive webinar with various Student Support Services from across our campus to answer students' questions.
Missed or can't make it to a webinar you are interested in? No problem. Each weeks' event is recorded and posted below.
In this webinar, we sit down with M.E. Yancosek Gamble (Associate Professor in the School of Business and Chair of the Department of Performing Arts), Steven Roof (Dean of the College of Science and Technology and Professor of Biology), and Mahmood Hossain (Associate Professor of Computer Science) to cover some questions commonly asked by our incoming students.
Executive Director of Student Support Services, Tresa Weimer, answers Financial Aid questions from students and parents
By attending Orientation, you will consult with an academic advisor, schedule classes, activate your student email account, secure a photo ID card, and much, much more. Orientation attendees become familiar with the entire campus and all of its services, from residence halls to financial aid. New students and parents will also learn about the institution's important calendars, policies and tools and will meet current students, faculty, staff and administrators.
Even though you may have attended an Orientation program at your previous institution, the rules, policies and procedures at FSU will differ from that of other institutions. This program will not only introduce you to our rules, policies and procedures but will also allow you the opportunity to discover important campus services and office locations that will help you complete your educational career with us.
Yes. The Transfer Orientation has been designed specifically for transfer and readmitted students. This abbreviated program will introduce you to academic policies, financial aid processes, and will help you to understand our procedures/policies. It will also allow you the opportunity to discover important campus services and office locations that will help you complete your educational career. Students may register to attend any of our full-day Summer Orientations instead, should this scheduled day not fit your schedule.
Typically a student is characterized as “non-traditional” if they exhibit one or more of the following characteristics:
There will be no charge for the Orientation program as the cost is covered by new student fees.
This is an exciting time not only for the student but for their family as well. Families who actively involve themselves in the orientation process gain a better understanding of college life and what is expected of them and their student. This is important because matching the expectations that families, students, and colleges/universities have regarding one another is known to be a major factor in success and happiness during the college years. Held in conjunction with the student program, our parent/family program is designed to describe the many services, facilities and programs offered at Fairmont State. It also provides contact time with important offices such as Financial Aid, Student Accounts and Residence Life. There is no charge for the program and food will be provided for all.
The initial advising process is done in group format involving several students. We treat this time as a training opportunity for students to learn the process and mechanics of selecting and building a class schedule. Before the program ends, parents will have an opportunity to see their student's schedule and ask questions if they wish.
An email notification will be sent to the student's Fairmont State email account with information about paying your tuition and fees. Watch for this important notification early-mid summer. If tuition and fees are not paid by the deadline, you will be dropped from your classes. Please note that billing communications are sent via email. You may designate a parent, guardian or other responsible party to receive these same email notifications during Orientation.
We will be happy to reschedule you for another Orientation day as long as we have open spots. Our program is designed to accommodate many students and their guests per day. If you have already submitted an RSVP and wish to change your date, please simply visit the RSVP website you used originally and submit a new RSVP. Once your new RSVP has been received, we will discard your previous submission. You may also call us using the contact info below.
Wear comfortable clothes and shoes, and plan to spend the day - most students are with us on campus through mid-afternoon (2:30 - 3:00 pm).
Feel free to contact our helpful staff.
Office of Orientation
Turley Student Services Center
1201 Locust Avenue
Fairmont, WV 26554