Fairmont State University welcomes new falcons

Published: Aug. 4, 2022 at 5:48 PM EDT
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FAIRMONT, W.Va (WDTV) - Fairmont State University welcomed new falcons on Thursday.

Assistant Vice President of Student Life and Enrollment, Alicia Kalka, described welcome week at the university.

“Move in day for us is just symbolic of what Fairmont State is all about. It’s a vibrant campus, and we are here to welcome them, and we are here to help them make friends,” Kalka said.

Move-in week is a time of reflection and new beginnings for recent college enrollees.

Fairmont State is welcoming over 1,000 students this week, and more than 600 of them are freshman.

“Its defiantly scary, but it’s good to be independent.”

First year student Sarah Merit isn’t the only one feeling scared about her new journey; that’s why Fairmont State is making it their mission to help students create their home away from home

“We have ice cream, we are going to have movie nights, and we have DJs here all weekend,” Kalka said.

Welcome week finishes off on Sunday with a volunteer event sending students into new lives in their new home.

“I think I can make a home here without them,” first-year student Sarah Merit said.

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