Student Orientation Mission

The Orientation program hosted by Fairmont State University facilitates the transition of all new incoming students and seeks to affect the school's retention efforts through the following objectives:

  • Outlining the school's academic policies, procedures and expectations
  • Providing a one-time, one-stop opportunity for students to finalize all business related to enrollment (completing placement tests, class schedule, textbook order; obtaining photo ID card; confirming arrangements with Financial Aid, Housing, etc.), eliminating inconvenient, repeated phone calls/visits
  • Introducing students to support services and other resources offered by the institution
  • Fostering a sense of belonging by making students feel welcomed, connected to fellow students and faculty/staff, and comfortable with their new environment
  • Making students aware of social and co-curricular opportunities, encouraging them to become an active community member
  • Tutoring students and family members with regards to campus technology; familiarizing them with online tools such as Blackboard Vista and the student UCA Account

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

Group Visits


In light of present COVID-19 concerns, we are not scheduling group visits at this time.

However, please call us with details of your planned visit.

Once regular visit scheduling has resumed, we will contact you with available dates and times.

For the most up-to-date information about the current campus response to COVID-19 concerns and precautions, please visit our Coronavirus website.


Group Visit or Day On Campus Visits

For groups of six or more, we offer customized group visit scheduling.

Tour our beautiful campus, meet the Student Ambassadors, and get a feel for all that Fairmont State University has to offer.

Please call our office with any questions about visits 304-367-4010.