Commencement

Fairmont State to honor graduates with virtual commencement

Thursday, May 07, 2020

Fairmont State University has announced it will hold a virtual commencement on Saturday, May 9 to celebrate graduating students. In-person ceremonies have tentatively been rescheduled for August 8. 

Over 175 students graduate at Winter Commencement

Monday, December 16, 2019

Over 175 students walked during the Winter Commencement ceremony for Fairmont State University that took place on Saturday in the Feaster Center. 

Mike Ross, former West Virginia senator and president of Ross and Wharton Gas Company, served as the commencement speaker. 

“I want you to take something with you, work hard for what you want and remember that attitude is important,” he said. “Attitude is more important than facts, more important than what people say.” 

Commencement, holidays: Celebrations that bring families together

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

This time of the year is filled with celebration. For some, it’s a celebration of the holidays. For others, it’s a chance to rejoice in the gathering of friends and family. And now Fairmont State University is thrilled to have one more reason to celebrate: Winter Commencement. 

Two spring commencement ceremonies to be held May 12

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

With shrinking budgets in mind, many institutions have been cutting back on commencement ceremonies and forcing students to choose just a few people to experience their special day. Fairmont State University is looking to change that trend. On Saturday, May 12 two commencement ceremonies will be held in order to better serve graduating students.

FSU to Celebrate 148th Commencement on May 13

Thursday, May 04, 2017

More than 400 students will participate in the 148th Commencement for Fairmont State University at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 13, in the Feaster Center.

Dr. Maria C. Rose, FSU President, will present special remarks for the ceremony, which will mark her last as president; she will retire when her contract ends on June 30.  Julian Pecora of Clarksburg will be the student speaker representing the Class of 2017.

FSU to Celebrate 147th Commencement

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

About 350 students will participate in the 147th Commencement for Fairmont State University at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 14, in the Feaster Center.

Fairmont State to Celebrate 146th Commencement

Monday, May 04, 2015

About 400 students will participate in the 146th Commencement for Fairmont State University at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 16, in the Feaster Center.

Fairmont State alumna Donna Hopkins will be the Commencement speaker. Bryan Foley of Pipestem will be the student speaker representing the Class of 2015.

Commencement Traditions Reach Back Centuries

Friday, May 11, 2012

As students don their caps and gowns, align their tassels and prepare for the Commencement procession, they are participating in a generations old ceremony. From the academic regalia to the mace that is carried, Fairmont State University’s Commencement is steeped in tradition.

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