Fairmont State Welcome Week

What is Welcome Week ?

Welcome Week is the first major program students will experience at Fairmont State and is designed for all new students living on and off campus or transferring to Fairmont State. Welcome Week includes a variety of events to help you become acclimated to campus, succeed academically, and meet your fellow students. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of events, from Convocation to Paint Nights, service opportunities, and more!

Why Should Students Participate in Welcome Week? 

Coming to college is a transition, and you will need some time and help to adjust. We know that students who attend Welcome Week are more confident when they start classes because they have had time to meet friends, know the expectations regarding academics, toured the campus, and have the campus resources needed to feel settled. There will be some required components to ensure students get the information they need.

Welcome Week FAQ

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What should I expect at Welcome Week?
  • You will meet new students, faculty, and interact with student clubs and organizations.
  • You’ll go more in-depth with your Academic major and meet the faculty that you'll soon be seeing in the classroom.
  • We will fill you in on the many services available on campus that can help you succeed.
Who can participate in Welcome Week?

Welcome Week is open to ALL Fairmont State students

What is the cost of Welcome Week?

Participation is FREE! Plus, you'll probably walk away with some cool stuff as well!

Welcome Week Schedule 

August 17-20

  • New Student Convocation

    • Friday, August 18, 3:00-3:45
    • Feaster Center
  • Community Resource Friday

    • Friday, August 18, 4:00-6:30
    • Falcon Center Quad
      • Rain Location: Falcon Center Gym 2