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Falcon Family Association: e-Newsletter March 2018

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Spring Break Talking Points

If you have your student at home for Spring Break, here are a few topics of conversation to consider:

  • Ask your student to look at their Midterm grades in FELIX. Evaluate with them how their classes are going and see if it would be better if they dropped a course.  Share with your student that they can visit with the Retention Office Wed. (3/21), Thurs.(3/22), Fri. March (3/23) between 10AM-2PM for the Mid Semester Crunch for advice on whether or not to drop after all areas of concern (Financial Aid, Housing and Tutoring) have been considered.

  • Use the break to catch up or get ahead on assignments so your student will have less stress in the second half of the semester.

  • Start planning what classes they're going to take in the fall (and if they’re taking summer classes). Have them send an email to their advisor to schedule an advising appointment if they haven’t already. The Summer and Fall schedule posts for viewing on Monday, March 12.

  • Fill out FAFSA if your student hasn't already

  • Research future goals. Have your student schedule a visit to career services when they return for guidance on next steps to meet their career goals.

Happy Spring Break from the Office of Retention and

Falcon Family Association!

It's time to talk Midterms and Summer/Fall course registration!

Mid-Semester Crunch March 21-23

On March 14 , warning grades (of D and/or F) will be posted in FELIX.  All students will be prompted to log-in to myFairmontState, access the FELIX tool and review any grades which may have been posted by selecting Student Records, then Midterm Grades.  Students will also be sent the Warning Grade Action Steps (see link below).  It’s important to know that passing grades of C and above are not necessarily posted at the Midterm juncture.  It’s also important to be aware that students who do receive one or more Midterm Warning Grades will be invited to visit with the Retention Office at the Mid-Semester Crunch Help Station taking place March 21- 23. 

The Mid-Semester Crunch Help Station helps students make the tough decision whether or not to drop a course. The professional advisors and I talk through all of the ramifications there might be for dropping a course. We also provide tips and tricks to getting back on track in a course such as time management, note-taking, test-taking and study skills. Your student can visit us by coming to the Retention Office in Turley Center 207 from 10am-2pm Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, March 21-23.

The deadline to drop a course (receive a 'W' instead of the low grade) is Friday, March 23.

Warning Grade Action Steps


Summer/Fall Schedule Available Monday, March 12!

Registrar's Calendar

Spring 2018 Registrar's Calendar

Friday, February 9th

4 Week Grades – Check Mid-Term Grades

Friday, March 9th


Monday, March 12th

Fall/Summer  Schedule Available On-line

Monday, March 12th – Friday, March 16th

Spring Break – No Classes

Monday, March 23rd

Last Day to Drop a Class(es)

Monday, March 26th

Summer/Fall Registration for Graduating December FSU Students

Thursday, March 29th

Summer/Fall Registration for Seniors, Post Grads, Priority

Friday, March 30th

University Closed

Monday, April 2nd 

Summer/Fall Registration for Juniors

Thursday, April 5th

Summer/Fall Registration for Sophomores

Monday, April 9th

Summer/Fall Registration for Freshmen

Friday, April 27th

Last Day to Withdraw from all Classes

Friday, May 4th

Last Day of Classes

Monday, May 7th – Friday, May 11th

Final Exams

Saturday, May 12th

University Commencement

Wednesday, May 16th

Grades Available Online


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

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Established 2013

2, 250 Members

Representing 53 Counties in WV and 21 States