As a new Fairmont State University student, you are required to attend New Student Orientation. We offer on-campus orientations, as well as virtual orientations for those seeking a virtual option.
New Student Orientation is where you will officially become a student at Fairmont State University. This program will introduce you to our campus, services, programs, and academics. Additionally, New Student Orientation is where you will get your Spring or Fall class schedule.
By attending orientation for Spring 2023, students will have an opportunity to win a one-time $1000 scholarship to Fairmont State University! Be sure to register today!
Should I choose On-Campus or Online?
That’s up to you! We’ve created robust in-person and virtual orientation experiences to meet the needs of all our future Falcons. We have to admit, though, we’d love to see you in person, if possible – that way you get a sneak preview of what campus is like, and you can even ‘pre-walk' your daily schedule to get an idea of what your day might be like.
Come visit our cozy, hilltop campus for a Welcome Wednesday-an in-person, on-campus orientation experience
Students who cannot attend one of the in-person Welcome Wednesday events must register for one of our online New Student Orientation events. We’ve packed all the information you would normally get during a Welcome Wednesday into an interactive online session.
If I attend an on campus orientation event, can my family come?
Yes! We encourage students to bring their support system to Welcome Wednesdays, and Saturday Orientations
If I am an incoming student in the Fall when I do attend orientation?
Fall 2022 Orientation registration is now open! Orientation options includes a variety of dates for Fall New Student Orientations.
To view academic advising information, please click here.
Step 3: Attend a virtual Welcome Session or an on-campus Welcome Wednesday Orientation.
Attend your scheduled online Welcome Session or on-campus Welcome Wednesday. Spring 2023 dates will be coming soon!
Step 4: Complete other tasks using myfairmontstate
Remember to log in myfairmontstate using your University Credentials (also often called your UCA, for example: jdoe1) to activate your student inbox, access Felix for course registration, apply for housing, and more. Check your myfairmontstate inbox regularly for important information and additional events throughout the summer.