Fairmont State Hosting “Bird’s-Eye View” Events for Rising High School Seniors

Thursday, June 03, 2021

With a phased reopening of campus now in effect, Fairmont State University is pleased to increase its capacity to host prospective students for in-person, on-campus tours. In addition to individual tours made by appointment, the University has planned a series of Bird’s-Eye View events tailored to give rising high school seniors (the Class of 2022) a broad perspective of the college search process. 

Held on the Falcon Center Terrace overlooking the University’s hilltop campus, Bird’s-Eye View will provide an opportunity for college-bound students and their families to learn more about what to look for in a higher education institution, get to know other students engaging in the college decision process, meet with University faculty and staff and participate in a tour of campus and residence halls. 

“In November, we were able to restart campus tours on a limited basis. Until we could ensure the safety of our current students, faculty and staff, our campus residence halls were not part of our campus tour experience,” said Chris Sharps, Fairmont State Senior Director of Recruitment. “With the phased reopening of campus, we can now accommodate more Future Falcons per day. Our Bird’s-Eye View visit experiences allow students who will be high school seniors this coming fall to get acquainted with Fairmont State’s campus and ask important questions that will help them choose an institution that is a perfect fit.” 

A total of five Bird’s-Eye View events will be held throughout the summer on the following dates: 

• Saturday, June 12
• Friday, June 18
• Wednesday, June 23
• Monday, July 12
• Friday, July 23

To RSVP, visit www.fairmontstate.edu/birds-eye-view. Refreshments will be provided. Students in attendance will also have the opportunity to socialize with their peers through a variety of games and activities, including a “Picture Yourself” scavenger hunt in which they will take photos at various locations on campus. 

“I am so thrilled we’re offering this rooftop party event,” said Mirta M. Martin, Fairmont State University President. “Now more than ever, prospective students and their families face difficult choices when it comes to choosing a college, or even whether to pursue a college degree at all. Bird’s-Eye View will answer all their questions. We hope students and their families choose to join the Falcon Family, but even more importantly, we hope we can help them make the right decision for them, whether it’s Fairmont State or another school.”

In addition to the Bird’s-Eye View events, in-person visits are offered each week, Monday through Friday, by appointment. Saturday visits are also available one weekend each month. Virtual visits continue to remain an option for incoming students, and include an information session as well as a remote, one-one-one meeting with an admissions counselor for an overview of admission, financial aid, housing, academics and more. To review all available visit options, visit www.fairmontstate.edu/visit.

“We continue to make sure we have options available to meet the needs of all prospective students,” said Sharps. “Meeting with an admissions counselor is so helpful in understanding the admissions process and learning about life on campus and what makes Fairmont State University a destination of choice.”

All tours, both in-person and virtual, must be scheduled in advance at www.fairmontstate.edu/visit. COVID-19 safety measures and protocols including masking and social distancing will still be required. 

Fairmont State’s free application for undergraduate admission along with the University’s current admissions requirements for the 2021-22 academic year can be found at www.fairmontstate.edu/apply. For more information, call 304-367-4010 or email recruit@fairmontstate.edu.