Housing & Residence Life

Welcome to your new home at Fairmont State

We are here to provide a living and learning environment for a diverse student population. Our desire is to make your residence hall a refuge encompassed with warmth and respect for everyone who enters through its doors. Ultimately, we strive to provide an essential educational experience by:

  • Teaching life skills
  • Encouraging personal growth and development
  • Fostering cultural awareness and embracing diversity
  • Promoting a sense of self-worth
  • Aiming to develop community consciousness, an idea of citizenship, and leadership skills
  • Recognizing your responsibilities and autonomy as an adult
  • Creating a safe and secure environment
  • Providing a professional staff to assist you in the attainment of your academic, personal, and career aspirations
  • Developing educational, social, recreational, cultural, and spiritual programs

Residency Requirement

All students are required to live on campus for four (4) consecutive semesters, unless a new or non-housing student is approved thirty (30) days prior to the beginning of the first day of classes each semester for one of the following exemptions:

Exemption Reasons

  • The student lives with a parent or legal guardian within a fifty (50) mile driving distance of the Fairmont State University Main Campus.
  • The student is over the age of twenty-one (21).
  • The student is married.
  • The student is the custodial parent of a dependent child.