Fairmont State University campus closed to public

Monday, March 16, 2020

In light of the continued development of the spread of COVID-19 and in the best effort to maintain the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff, Fairmont State University has closed the campus to all community members at this time. This includes the Falcon Center, all recreational use of the campus grounds, and community use of the library. 

All campus events scheduled through April 24 are being rescheduled at this time. Students with face-to face course instruction are on extended spring break from Monday, March 16, through Sunday, March 22. During this time, our faculty and staff will plan for academic continuity and prepare for digital delivery of instruction. Classes will resume in a digital format on Monday March 23. 

The University has created a website, www.fairmontstate.edu/coronavirus, that contains important information for the Fairmont State community about COVID-19. The site is updated daily as additional information is released. Please use it as your first source of information for University updates related to this pandemic. On the website you will find the latest updates, information for students, faculty, and staff, who to contact if you have questions about COVID-19, and frequently asked questions. 

Based on guidance from medical officials, Student Health Services will also be closed at this time. The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) established a hotline to address public and medical provider questions and concerns regarding Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Operators are available 24/7, toll-free at 1-800-887-4304 to provide accurate information about COVID-19, the risk to the public and the state’s response.

Students are encouraged to call Student Services at (304) 367-4141 Mon. – Fri. between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. to speak with a representative instead of coming to campus. Most questions can be answered over the phone. For issues that must be addressed in person, the center is open and staffed. 

If you have a specific question regarding general University procedures moving forward, please direct it to coronavirus@fairmontstate.edu.