First Year Experience Passport Program


A facet of the First Year Experience (FYE) initiative at Fairmont State, the  required FYE Passport Program is intentionally designed to ensure that first-year students meet goals and outcomes that are critical to student development and success. 

Students will participate in a minimum of five total Passport Activities, one for each of the FYE outcomes outlined below.

  1. Title IX and Student Behavior Regulations Training
  2. Learning the Ropes – Library, Taskstream, Blackboard and Technology
  3. Making Wise Decisions at Midterm
  4. Learn strategies and establish habits to maximize health and wellness in college
  5. Develop global perspectives in preparation to live responsibly in a diverse, globally interconnected, and changing world
  6. Navigating an Academic Path - Using the UG Catalog, Model Schedule and the FSU Online Tools (required for those in SOAR 1199)



1. Students need to download the Guidebook app, a comprehensive FYE resource guide that is integral to completing the FYE Passport. Students can download the guide at Don't have a smartphone? Check-out and use the guide on the web at

2. Students will need to select at least one activity from each outcome track and add it to their schedule within Guidebook. This is how the Office of Retention will track their participation with the FYE Passport program.

3. Once the student has attended the activity they selected, they will submit a reflection within 72 hours of attendance. The student can submit their reflection within the guidebook app or at this website:


All participants are welcome to connect with Passport manager in the Office of Retention as follows for questions, verification, etc.

  • Email:
  • Twitter: @OfficeRetention
  • Facebook: FSU/Pierpont Office of Retention
  • By Phone: 304-333-3660
  • By appointment: Turley Center 226