New Student Orientation:  Discover, Connect, Take Flight. 

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.

What Orientation should I choose?

That is up to you, we are offering in-person, on campus orientations for Fall 2023 admitted students via Welcome Wednesday and Saturday orientations. 

Welcome Wednesdays

Come visit our cozy, hilltop campus for a  Welcome Wednesday-an in-person, on-campus orientation experience.

Saturday Orientation 

Come visit our cozy, hilltop campus for a weekend in-person, on-campus orientation experience.

If I attend an on campus orientation event, can my family come?

Yes! We encourage students to bring their supporters to Welcome Wednesdays, and Saturday Orientations 

If I am an incoming student in the Fall when I do attend orientation?

Registration for Fall 2023 admitted student orientation will begin on April 1, 2023. 

What else do I need to do?

For a helpful reminder of the tasks you need to complete before the start of the semester, download your New Student Checklist.

Still have questions? Just email our office at  orientation@fairmontstate.edu for assistance.


Register for New Student Orientation & Other To-Dos

Step 1: Register for New Student Orientation by clicking here

Step 2: Schedule your Advising Appointment

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.

Contact Info

Office of Recruitment
Turley Student Services Center
Room 105
1201 Locust Avenue
Fairmont, West Virginia 26554
Phone: (800) 641-5678
Phone: (304) 367-4010
TDD: (304) 367-4200
Fax: (304) 367-4789