FSU Welcome Weekend

Welcome Weekend 2019

August 15-18


What is Welcome Weekend?

Welcome Weekend is the four-day fall orientation program designed for all new students living on and off campus or transferring in to Fairmont State.  Welcome Weekend includes a variety of events to help you become acclimated to campus, succeed at Fairmont State and meet your fellow students.  Students will have the opportunity to participate in a kick-off to your first year experience session, new class traditions, campus Belong-B-Q picnic, Fairmont City Tour and numerous interactive activities including ThinkFast Trivia gameshow, TRON Lasertag dome, and a GIANT Night of Fun.

Why Are New Students Required to Participate in Welcome Weekend?

Coming to college is a transition, and you will need some time to adjust. We know that students who attend Welcome Weekend are more confident when they start classes because they have had time to meet friends, know the expectations regarding academics, and have the campus resources needed to feel settled.

  • You will meet new people and interact with student organizations.
  • You’ll go more in-depth with your Academic major, be introduced to Blackboard, Moodle and DegreeWorks and get more familiar with college-level study skills.
  • During Welcome Weekend, we will introduce you to campus policies and procedures, inform you of office locations, and fill you in on the many services available on campus that can help you succeed.

FYI Your attendance will be recorded at Welcome Weekend by swiping your Student ID card. If you didn’t receive one at Orientation, there will be time to get it before Welcome Weekend kicks off.

Get Our App!

In order to get the most from Welcome Weekend (and the FYE Passport), download the Guidebook app at Guidebook.com/g/fyepassport. Be sure to log-in with your Fairmont State email address (ex. Jdoe4@students.fairmontstate.edu)

More information on events and move-in for Fall 2019 will be coming soon!