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FSU announces move-in dates and major Welcome Weekend activities

FAIRMONT — Fairmont State University has announced the move-in dates for students living on campus during the 2023-2024 academic year and some of the major activities that will take place during the annual Welcome Weekend.

“Move-in and Welcome Weekend are some of the most exciting events here on campus,” said Associate Vice President of Enrollment and Student Life Alicia Kalka. “Not only do we get to welcome our Falcons back to campus for the new school year during Move-in, but we also get to celebrate our new students with fun activities during Welcome Weekend.”

Move-in will begin on Thursday, August 17 from 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. for new students. Upperclassmen will move in the following day, Friday, August 18 from 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Convocation for new students will occur at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, August 18. After Convocation the Community Resource Fair and Picnic will be held from 4:00 p.m.- 6:30 p.m. The next day the annual Day of Action hosted by Fairmont State and Tygart Valley United Way will take place on Sunday, August 20 at 10:45 a.m. More Welcome Weekend Activities are tentatively scheduled to take place over the weekend.

“Welcome Weekend is such an important time for new students,” said Assistant Director of Student Life Justin Rader. “Not only do we help new students prepare for the upcoming school year, but we also provide them with fun activities that allow them to meet fellow students, make friends and feel more comfortable on campus.”

Questions about Move-in and Welcome Weekend can be directed to the Office Residential and Student Life at or 304-367-4216.

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