Fairmont State Welcome Week

 

Welcome Week
August 1-8, 2021

(Looking for information on move-in? Check here!)

What is Welcome Week (WW)?

WW is the first major program students will experience at Fairmont State and is designed for all new students living on and off campus or transferring to Fairmont State. WW includes a variety of events to help you become acclimated to campus, succeed academically, and meet your fellow students. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of events, from Convocation to Paint Nights, service opportunities, and more!

Why Should Students Participate in Welcome Week? 

Coming to college is a transition, and you will need some time and help to adjust. We know that students who attend WW are more confident when they start classes because they have had time to meet friends, know the expectations regarding academics, toured the campus, and have the campus resources needed to feel settled. There will be some required components to ensure students get the information they need.

WW FAQ: 

  • What should I expect at WW?
    1. You will meet new students, faculty, and interact with student clubs and organizations.
    2. You’ll go more in-depth with your Academic major and meet the faculty that you'll soon be seeing in the classroom.
    3. We will fill you in on the many services available on campus that can help you succeed.
  • Who can participate in WW?
    1. WW is open to ALL Fairmont State students
  • What is the cost of WW?
    1. Participation is FREE! Plus, you'll probably walk away with some cool stuff as well!

Welcome Week Schedule

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Sunday, August 1
Event Time Name of Event Location Additional Info
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Extended Lease Move-in Residence Halls  
4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Dinner Dining Hall  
7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Board Games with the RAs Residence Halls Get to know those in your Hall
Monday, August 2
Event Time Name of Event Location Additional Info
8 a.m. - 10 a.m. Breakfast Dining Hall  
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. New Student Move-in Residence Halls  
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Lunch Dining Hall  
1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Recreational Games/Activities Falcon Center Quad Volleyball, Corn Hole,
Can Jam, Giant Jenga, etc.
4 p.m. - 7 p.m. Dinner Dining Hall  
7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Trivia/Game Night Falcon Center Conference Rooms Win Prizes!
Tuesday, August 3
Event Time Name of Event Location Additional Info
8 a.m. - 10 a.m. Breakfast Dining Hall  
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. New Student Move-in Residence Halls  
9 a.m. - 11 a.m. Scavenger Hunt Check-in at Falcon Center Quad Complete your passport for a prize!
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Lunch Dining Hall  
1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Name That Tune Gameshow Library MMA Win Prizes!
1 p.m. - 4 p.m. SS Escape Room Sessions Turley 106 Can you escape?
Starts every hour, on the hour
4 p.m. - 7 p.m. Dinner Dining Hall  
7 p.m. - 9 p.m. S'mores socials Residence Halls "It’s Smoré"
Wednesday, August 4
Event Time Name of Event Location Additional Info
8 a.m. - 10 a.m. Breakfast Dining Hall  
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. New Student Move-in Residence Halls  
9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Welcome Wednesday Orientation Colebank Gym/Turley 106  
9 a.m. - 11 a.m. Scavenger Hunt Check-in at Falcon Center Quad Complete your passport for a prize!
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Lunch Dining Hall  
1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Falcon Field Day Falcon Center Quad Intramural/rec activities,
lawn games, Yoga by the bell
4 p.m. - 7 p.m. Dinner Dining Hall  
7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Mountain Creative Crafts Falcon Center Quad Create custom mug/bowl.
*REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Thursday, August 5
Event Time Name of Event Location Additional Info
8 a.m. - 10 a.m. Breakfast Dining Hall  
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. New Student Move-in Residence Halls  
9 a.m. - 11 a.m. Scavenger Hunt Check-in at Falcon Center Quad Complete your passport for a prize!
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Lunch Dining Hall  
1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Student Support Services Meet & Greets Falcon Center Conference Rooms PRIZE RAFFLE! (30min sessions)
Meet Counseling, Student Health, Title IX/Compliance,
Accessibility, Intramurals/Club Sports, Tutoring/Adivising,
Career Development/Civic Engagement, IT
1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Corn Hole Tournament Falcon Center Quad Sponsored by your
Student Government
1 p.m. - 4 p.m. SS Escape Room Sessions Turley 106 Can you escape?
Starts every hour, on the hour
4 p.m. - 7 p.m. Dinner Dining Hall  
6:35 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Black Bears Baseball Game Monongalia County Ballpark Tickets and transport to the game in Morgantown!
*REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Friday, August 6
Event Time Name of Event Location Additional Info
8 a.m. - 10 a.m. Breakfast Dining Hall  
9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Returning Student Move-in Residence Halls  
8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. First Gen Student Breakfast Falcon Center Conference Rooms First-Generation tips for student success
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Student Support Services Available Turley Center  
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Lunch Dining Hall  
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Honors Luncheon Falcon Center Terrace Get to know your mentors
2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Academic Orientation/Socials Science & Technology: ET 305
Liberal Arts: Hardway 128
Education/HHP: FC Conference Rooms
Nursing: ED 213
Business: Turley 106
Academic Pathways: Colebank Gym
REQUIRED - Get to know your Faculty
4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Convocation, Academic Oath, Class Photo Feaster Center REQUIRED
5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Campus Picnic Falcon Center Quad Enjoy free food on the Quad!
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Speed friending Falcon Center Conference Rooms Like traditional speed dating,
minus the romantic pressure
9 p.m. - 11 p.m. Outdoor Movie Duvall-Rosier Field Movie screening at the Football Field,
Concessions provided
Saturday, August 7
Event Time Name of Event Location Additional Info
8 a.m. - 10 a.m. Breakfast Dining Hall  
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Returning Student Move-in Residence Halls  
9 a.m. - 11 a.m. Tie-dye shirts Falcon Center Quad Bring your Welcome Home shirt
and add some color!
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Brunch Dining Hall  
1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Students ONLY Panel Colebank Hear from your peers!
Led by your Student Government
2 p.m. - 4 p.m. "Library-Palooza" Library Interactive stations to learn about
the Library and win prizes!
2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Student Org/Resource Fair Falcon Center/Education Quads Learn how to get involved/connected
on campus!
4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Dinner Dining Hall  
7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Paint Night Falcon Center Conference Rooms Supplies and instructions provided.
*REGISTRATION REQUIRED
7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Video Game Tournaments Library MMA/MMB “It’s a me, Mario!”
(MarioKart/SmashBros)
Sunday, August 8
Event Time Name of Event Location Additional Info
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Brunch Dining Hall  
12:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. Day of Action FC Quad & Local Community Community Service projects
on/near campus
1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Campus Tours/Walk your course schedule Check-in at Falcon Center Quad Check-in at the info table
on the Falcon Center Quad
4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Dinner Dining Hall  
6 p.m. - 7 p.m. ResHall BINGO Residence Halls Win "Residence Hall Essentials" prizes!
7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Back to School Bash w/SGA Falcon Center Quad Live music, s'mores,
refreshments, lawn games

*Registration is required for some events. Please visit the Student Life Calendar to sign up for these events: www.FAIRMONTSTATE.EDU/stulifecal 

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We can't wait to see you there!