FSU Hosts Maroon and White Day on Oct. 31

Friday, October 30, 2015

Fairmont State University will host hundreds of future Falcons and their families for Maroon and White Day, the University’s fall campus visitation day, on Saturday, Oct. 31.

Held in the fall and the spring for students of all ages who are deciding where to continue their education and their families, Maroon and White Day is an opportunity for prospective students to check out Fairmont State and its more than 80 academic programs. To register for the event, visit www.fairmontstate.edu/cvd. For those who can’t attend the Oct. 31 event, other visitation options are available at https://www.fairmontstate.edu/admit/visit-us.

“We are looking forward to welcoming students and guests for Maroon and White Day,” said Christy Burner, Assistant Director of Admissions and Recruitment and Special Events Coordinator. “It’s not too late to register. We hope our guests will enjoy the day and get to know us. Fairmont State offers a wide variety of high quality and affordable academic programs. For many of our students, finding such a value close to home is an added attraction.”

The event begins with check-in at the first floor lobby of the Falcon Center from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. FSU President Maria Rose, Student Government Association President Mitch Moore and others will welcome students and their guests from 9 to 9:30 a.m.

“I had no idea what to expect at college. What I found at Fairmont State are limitless possibilities. I’m the Student Government president. I worked in the Admissions Office. I’m double majoring, and I have a great internship this year. I can really say my life changed here. Fairmont State is helping me to exceed my personal goals, and I can’t wait to see what’s next,” Moore said.

From 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., visitors can choose interactive sessions and take tours of campus and residence halls. Sessions will provide information about admissions, financial aid, veterans affairs and housing. Special sessions will be offered on topics such as student life and the Honors program. Those who attend will have the opportunity to meet faculty members and learn about academic programs at the Academic Fair. A complimentary lunch will be offered by Dining Services in the third floor of the Falcon Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“As one of West Virginia’s largest universities, Fairmont State offers many resources but is also small enough that students find the personal attention they need from faculty. Our 17:1 student to faculty ratio means that professors remember students’ names and students get to know their peers,” said Amie Fazalare, Director of Admissions and Recruitment.

Fairmont State University, with a 120-acre main campus in Fairmont, is located along the state’s growing high technology corridor. With its almost 150-year history of academic excellence, FSU is a place where teaching and learning matter and students are the first priority.

Over the past decade, the main campus has been expanded with new construction including an Engineering Technology Building, student center, residence hall, parking garage, improved library facility and significant ADA accessibility improvements.

With an enrollment of more than 4,200, FSU offers six associate degrees, more than 80 baccalaureate degrees, as well as graduate programs in architecture, business, criminal justice and education. Unique programs include National Security and Intelligence and a minor in Folklore Studies. With approximately 200 full-time faculty, the student-to-faculty ratio is 17:1. The institution is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

The mission of Fairmont State University is to provide opportunities for individuals to achieve their professional and personal goals and discover roles for responsible citizenship that promote the common good. In its overarching desire to help transform lives, Fairmont State University values scholarship, opportunity, achievement and responsibility. Visit www.fairmontstate.edu.