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, Nov. 12.
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 Nov. 12 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 James Jesmer and others will welcome students and their guests from 9 to 9:30 a.m.
From 9:30 a.m. to 2 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. Prospective students who want to participate in Admissions on the Spot will have their application fee waived. FAFSA completion assistance also will be available at the event. Those who attend will have the opportunity to meet faculty members and learn about academic programs at the Academic Fair from 9:30 a.m. to noon. A complimentary lunch will be offered by Dining Services in 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 more than 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 about 4,100, 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 Aviation Technology and minors in Folklore Studies and Museum 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. Visit www.fairmontstate.edu.