One of the highlights of Welcome Weekend is the Fairmont State University Convocation. During this traditional ceremony, faculty, staff and administrators officially welcome all new freshmen to Fairmont State. During the event, freshmen recite the Academic Pledge. FSU President Maria Rose said the ceremony is a perfect opportunity to make a lasting impression on new students. “Convocation is not only a ceremony to formally welcome new students to campus, it is also an opportunity to inspire and motivate them with the significance of the academic journey they are beginning.
A long-standing tradition at Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College, Welcome Weekend is designed to provide incoming freshmen with the information they need to start their college experience moving in the right direction. Leading that charge is the team of more than 70 Freshman Counselors who today, Aug. 16, prepare to welcome hundreds of new students and their families as they begin their college journey.
This fall, new Fairmont State University students and those returning to campus will be able to find many of the support services they need to succeed in one convenient place – the Turley Student Services Center.
The farmers market--a place full of peaches, power struggles, pork, competitive clogging, curds, comedy and...marshmallows?
A total of 1,053 students were named to the Dean’s List at Fairmont State University after completing the spring 2013 semester.
Dr. Christina Lavorata, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, has released the Dean’s List and the President’s List to recognize high-achieving students for their academic distinction. Full-time students who earned a 3.4 or better grade point average for the spring 2013 semester are named to the Dean’s List. Full-time students achieving a perfect 4.0 grade point average are named to the President’s List.
The Community Design Assistance Center (CDAC) at Fairmont State University recently presented the City of Philippi with a design concept for a “Gateway to the Historic City.” The Architecture student presentation was the culmination of work from the spring 2013 semester.
The upcoming 150th anniversaries of West Virginia’s statehood and the Civil War were two reasons “Little Women” was selected as the next production of Fairmont State University’s Town & Gown Summer Theatre.
The musical will be presented on FSU’s campus in Wallman Hall at 7:30 p.m. June 6-8 and at 2 p.m. June 9. Reserve seats are available online at www.fairmontstate.edu/tickets or by calling the Box Office at (304) 367-4240; tickets are $13 each.
Taking summer classes at Fairmont State University can help students get a head start on the fall semester and bring their graduation date closer. A wide range of courses are offered in Fairmont, Clarksburg and online
The first summer 2013 term begins May 20, and the second summer 2013 term begins June 24. New students should complete their admissions file by May 17. Current students should register before May 20. To view a summer class schedule, click here. For more information, call (304) 367-4141.
As the semester winds down, the 2013-2014 Student Government is just getting started. The executive officers will be busy this summer preparing for a new year of Firsts.
Fairmont State University’s Town & Gown Summer Theatre continues its longstanding tradition of musical productions when it presents “Little Women” and the world premiere of “Farmers Market the Musical” this summer.