Sep 23, 2023  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Campus Resources

Fairmont Locust Avenue Campus-Residence Halls and Apartments

Pierpont contracts with FSU to offer residential living for its students. FSU maintains five residence halls which accommodate approximately 1143 students. Each residence hall provides a learning environment which is designed to enhance academic and social life. Contracts are for the entire academic year and prices vary by residence hall. For additional information, contact Residence Life at (304) 367-4216.

Students residing in University Terrace Apartments are required to sign an 11.5-month lease and abide by all rules and regulations as described therein. Prices vary based on apartment type.

For 2020-2021 academic year, all freshmen and sophomores are required to live in campus housing unless approved for an exemption to the residency policy. Approved exemption information is available on the Residence Life website. All students must receive written confirmation of their release from the campus residency requirement before making housing arrangements off-campus. Students requesting exempt status from the residency policy must submit the request at least 30 days prior to the start of the semester indicated in the request.

Room and Board Rates

To view room and board rates, please visit


The Fairmont Locust Avenue campus provides a 940-space parking garage for students as well as parking spaces in defined areas throughout the campus. Parking decals are required and are included in tuition; they can be picked up in 248 Hardway Hall. Students receive parking maps at the time of admission, and they are also available from the Department of Public Safety. Visitor and/or day passes can be purchased from the Dept. of Public Safety. Additional information may be found in the Student Handbook. Parking decals are required at Locust Avenue, Advanced Technology Center, Robert C. Byrd Aviation Education Center, and the Caperton Center locations.

Falcon Center

The student Falcon Center, centrally located on the Fairmont Locust Avenue campus, provides an environment where students and employees can comfortably interact with one another while enjoying a variety of fitness and wellness programs, eating areas and study lounges. The campus bookstore, printing services, dining services, and much more are available for both students and employees.

Included in the recreation/fitness areas are: 7,000 square feet of fitness equipment with cardio-theater; five multipurpose courts marked for basketball, volleyball, badminton and indoor soccer; multi-purpose rooms offering a variety of fitness classes; 25-yard fitness/lap pool, jacuzzi, sauna, and outdoor sunning deck; four-lane cushioned jogging/walking track and spacious locker rooms with lockers that may be rented. Throughout the year the Falcon Center offers special events such as health fairs, 5K run, weightlifting competition and many more Students enrolled at off-campus sites, or as virtual students may contact the Falcon Center desk to determine cost for use of the equipment.


The Bound for Success Bookstore on the Fairmont Locust Avenue campus is located on the second floor of the Falcon Center, carries all textbooks and school supplies needed. Other items available include diploma frames, flash drives, graduation supplies, decorative frames, general reading books, reference and test prep books, blankets, blank note cards, school spirit items, plush animals, dorm room supplies, and much more. Computers and computer software at educational discounts are available; students may charge their textbooks and supplies to their student account and may also order textbooks, clothing, and supplies online through our website: (go to; click on Current Students and then Bookstore.)

Printing Services

Printing Services, located on the third floor of the Falcon Center, is open from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday and offers copying and printing for faculty, staff, students and personal work. Basic services faculty, staff and students include copying and printing up to 11”x 17” in black & white or color. Finishing services include cutting, folding, padding, 3-hole punch, tape binding, vinyl coil binding and booklets. An assortment of copy, text, cover and index paper to complement your job is available. For personal job costs contact Printing Services.

Food Services

Dining Hall

Marketplace-style breakfasts, lunches and dinners are served Monday through Friday in the Dining Hall, located on the third floor of the Falcon Center (the student activity center). To learn more about the dining options and to make suggestions, call the Dining Services office.

Starbucks at the Library

A Starbucks Café is located in the Musick Library, operating throughout the academic year.

Student Health Services

Student Health Services are currently provided by Monongalia Valley Association of Health Centers at 1322 Locust Ave, Fairmont WV. The service is available only to currently enrolled students. Students may visit for any reason that may cause them to seek treatment from their general health care provider at home. For emergencies call 911.

Counseling Services

The Counseling Center serves full-time and part-time students and provides professional assistance to students experiencing a variety of personal and social problems. Costs are covered through tuition and fees. The staff consists of professionals trained in clinical practice and counseling. Students come to the Center for a variety of reasons, and it has shown to be very beneficial to speak to someone if you are distressed or life is not working out the way you had planned. Some common concerns may include: adjusting to college life, transitioning in or out of college, stress, family problems, feeling sad or depressed, feeling anxious or overwhelmed, problems with drug or alcohol use, identity issues (sexuality, gender, race, religion, disability), or concerns about sexual assault. Benefits of counseling include increased self-awareness, maximizing potential, and making the college experience more productive and meaningful. Contacts with the Counseling Services are held in strict confidence. Appointments may be made by emailing, by telephone (304) 534-7878, or in person at 231A Hardway Hall (Locust Avenue Campus). Additional information may be found on the web at (click on Current Students on the top menu, then click on Counseling Center on the blue menu on the left).