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Falcon Family Association: e-Newsletter April 2017

Finals Week Stress Relief

May 4- Retention Office is partnering with Chi Alpha to help students de-stress by popping Bubble Wrap! Students can pop bubbles while getting some guidance on the Education Quad from 11:30- 1:30.

May 9- Student Activities is holding a Color Me Calm event to allow students to destress by coloring on Falcon Center Main Street from 11:30- 1:30.



Planning Ahead...Important Dates

May 8 - 12 – Final Exam Week

May 12 – Residence Halls Close at 5:00 p.m.

May 13 – Commencement

May 22 – First Summer Session Begins

June 26 -- Second Summer Session Begins

August 13 -- Current Student Move-In Day

August 14 – First Day of Classes

September 4 – Labor Day Recess

September 30-- Oct. 1 – Fall Family Weekend



Happy Spring from Office of Retention and Falcon Family Association!


Next week is the last week of classes of the 2016-17 academic year! Only a week and some positive final exams stand beteween freshmen becoming sophomores, sophomores--juniors, and juniors advancing to their senior year! Seniors now have their eye on graduation and I'm sure I speak for supporters of our graduating seniors that you can't wait for your student to walk across the stage!

Orientation season kicked off this month with incoming students and family members taking their first step into the Falcon family. Whether your student is an incoming freshmen or a graduating senior, we certainly recognize that the constant is you, the parents and family members. You send the reminders, coach and support them and together, celebrate their successes and help them through their challenges. For this we thank you!

What rank is your student that you are supporting?
Current Freshmen (completing their second term): 7 votes (33.33%)
Current Sophomore (completing their fourth term): 7 votes (33.33%)
Current Junior (completing their sixith term): 2 votes (9.52%)
Current Senior (completing their eighth term): 2 votes (9.52%)
Graduating Senior: 3 votes (14.29%)
Total Votes: 21

If you student is a graduating senior, congratulations! Be sure to email us at to move your student to graduated list within the Falcon Family Association.

It's Final Exam Time: What's a College Parent To Do?

College Parent Central

Has your student registered for Summer or Fall courses?

If your student has yet to register,  encourage them not to wait to meet with their advisor and receive their PIN number to schedule their courses as all registration windows freshmen through senior have opened.  It will be important for them to schedule for next term before leaving for summer break to ensure that they have an appropriate schedule. It is important to note that once summer break begins, faculty advisors (who possess the PIN critical to class registration) will in large part be off-campus and unavailable.

Career Development Offers "Senior Freak Out" Sessions

Inspired by a phrase the Career Development  Center hears quite often this time of year (I’m freaking out…), they are hosting a “Senior-Freak Out” program with different workshops targeting seniors who for whatever reason, are not taking the next step in their professional life just yet. Above is a poster outlining those programs as well as the dates and times that correspond.   Some of the dates have passed but Seniors are still encourage to visit the Career Development Center in Turley Center 222.

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Office of Retention
Turley Center 226
1201 Locust Ave.
Fairmont, WV 26554
(304) 333-3660

Have a concern for your student? Send us an alert via the FalconARC!

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Family Association Statistics

Established 2013

2, 250 Members

Representing 53 Counties in WV and 21 States