Before proceeding below, please log into the myFairmontstate portal from the homepage in order to access the housing system by clicking on the 'house' icon. Within that system, please verify your status with the Office of Housing & Residence Life. NOTE: Just because you intend to commute, does not mean that your status (request for exemption, etc.) has been approved/finalized. And, if it has not been, you will need to act right away.
At FSU and Pierpont, seventy-six percent of our student population is commuter-based so that means you make up a MAJORITY of our students. With this in mind, we have designed this weekend’s programming to make sure you, as a commuter, get what you need to be successful! But that means that is important for you to make a commitment to come to campus for the whole weekend! We don’t want you to miss out! Here are some commuter specific activities for you to look forward to:
Commuter Assistants are high impact student leaders who provide mentorship, leadership and programming opportunities for first year commuter students. They specialize in helping off campus students transition to collegiate academics and finding a place on campus (whether that be campus hang-out spots to microwaves to lockers they know all of the secrets of campus!) as well as creating a welcoming, inclusive environment. At Welcome Weekend, you will begin to make a connection with your CA and will learn about all the fun programs they have planned for you to make the most of your first year! Commuter Assistants will be stationed at the Community Plunge Fair for you to sign up for the program and at the End of Summer Bash on Friday evening.
Concerned about where to park on the first day of classes? We have you covered! We have partnered with Campus Facilities to create a commuter parking tour to relive all your worries by driving you around campus (think side-by-sides) and giving you all the tips and secrets to you need to have a less stressful time finding a place to park. Tours will be given during the Community Plunge Fair on Friday afternoon. See your schedule for more details.
A major struggle for commuter students is meeting new people on campus. We have SEVERAL programs designed to help you meet your fellow students including a high-energy icebreaker program called PLAYFAIR as well as an End of Summer Bash sponsored by Greek Life plus an Escape Room that will challenge you to work together! Don’t miss our Movie on the Lawn on Saturday evening it is a great experience for all new students. PLUS MORE!
The director of Outdoor Recreation is sponsoring a campus camp out on Friday evening of Welcome Weekend. Students will camp out on the Falcon Center Quad where they enjoy a campfire, marshmallow roasting and camaraderie. Spots are limited! If you are interested in learning more, be sure to check that box in your RSVP below!
The Welcome Weekend event has been designed for all student types, including commuters. In fact, all students are expected to attend. The portion of the program being held the afternoon of Friday, August 11th includes final opportunities to wrap up loose ends before the semester commences Monday morning. Students will be expected to check-In for the program between 1:00 and 1:45 p.m. and should report to the 1st Floor Lobby of the Falcon Center to do so.
In addition to key campus offices being open Friday afternoon - evening, parking passes will be officially issued, the Bookstore and ID Card Office will be operational and meet/greets with Fairmont businesses will be offered. Students will furthermore be trained on crucial course tools such as Blackboard and will be specifically oriented to their assigned academic unit by their own dean and faculty members (a very different process than that which students experience at Summer Orientation).
Information crucial to each student’s success (regardless of age, student type or major) will be covered in-depth. And, the preparation does not stop there – on Saturday and Sunday, informative sessions continue, surrounded by entertainment and activities for all to enjoy. Come out that weekend and get connected – to us and to your peers. The more comfortable you feel as the semester begins, the more likely you are to find success!
Students must RSVP to attend the program. In order to do so, please complete and submit the electronic form below. And, watch closely after clicking 'submit' - the next page that opens will include the electronic confirmation packet.