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Falcon Center

Parents & Families

Welcome to the Family!

We are so pleased that your student has chosen to attend Fairmont State University. Now that you have a student here, you are a member of our Falcon Family, too! 

We understand the importance of family, and we strive to make it a key value here. We provide an atmosphere that is inclusive and welcoming so all Falcon families feel supported and empowered. 

The goals of our Parents and Family Program are to: 

  • Serve as a central resource for parents and families and enhance strong partnerships for student success. 
  • Develop and enrich parent and family involvement opportunities throughout the university community 
  • Provide information about the student experience at Fairmont State. 
  • Foster tradition, pride, and investments in our community. 

Supporting Your Student Throughout College

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Kanawha Valley Family Picnic 

During this free event, incoming students and their families will be able to meet with Fairmont State University representatives and get all their questions answered before they start college. 

All incoming students in attendance will be entered into a drawing to win a one-time $1000 scholarship to Fairmont State!

Register for the Family Picnic!

Falcon Family

Sign-up for FREE and partner with the University to boost your student's success. You will receive email updates and notices throughout each semester along with an electronic newsletter and other perks!  

Run into a challenge along the way, or have a suggestion for ways Fairmont State can further its efforts to partner with parents/families? Reaching out to us via the Falcon Family Association is simple – we look forward to hearing from you. You can sign up for parent/family updates online!

Questions or concerns? Please contact

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Letters from Home

Letters from Home is a new program here at Fairmont State University that keeps you and your student connected while your student is with us at Fairmont State. To participate in the program, simply download the template to your computer, type your message, and email it to with your student's name in the subject line.

This will allow you to write a letter to your student at any point in the year and it will be delivered straight to their room.

If you have any questions please reach out to

Download the Letters from Home Template

Reach Out

Justin Rader

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Assistant Director of Student Life
 Suite 317, Turley Student Services Center