FOR NEW INCOMING INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ORIENTATION
International Student Orientation for the Fall 2013 semester is August 19 through August 23. This orientation is designed specifically for international students and is loaded with information to help you make the challenging transition from home to Fredonia less difficult. Sessions are informal and interactive and conducted by guest speakers who will talk with you about such important topics as: immigration rules and regulations, electronic services such as ANGEL, FredMail, and Your Connection, meal plans, on campus housing, registering for classes, health insurance, financial responsibility, cell phones, banking and health services, immunizations requirements and tips on staying healthy. You'll also get a chance to meet with currently enrolled domestic and international students here.
REGISTERING FOR ORIENTATION
To register for International Student Orientation, please click here or you can follow the directions on the International Student Orientation Flyer that was included in your Acceptance Packet.
AIRPORT AND BUS TERMINAL PICK UP SERVICE
The International Education Center provides pick up service from Buffalo, New York to any international student who needs it. The cost is $75.00 which is 25% less than taking a taxi from Buffalo. Our value added service includes a personal chaperone from the airport/bus terminal to Fredonia, late arrival pick up, and a individualized welcome at the residence halls.
SCHEDULE AN AIRPORT OR BUS TERMINAL PICK UP
To schedule a pick up you must send your complete itinerary (Home Country to Buffalo) to: JANET.REID@FREDONIA.EDU, or fax to 1-716-673-3175. Janet is making all the arrangements for vans and drivers and to make sure we have enough of both we need to compare schedules for all incoming students.
DELAYED OR MISSED FLIGHTS
If your flight is delayed, or if you miss your flight, let us know as soon as you know your new arrangements. You must provide a new flight number, the new departure time and the new arrival time in Buffalo, NY. Please contact Mary Sasso via email Mary.Sasso@fredonia.edu or text/call 1-716-673-5438. No matter when you come in, we will come get you, so don’t worry.
AIRPORT MEETING POINT
Proceed to the Baggage Claim Area immediately after you arrive and go to the Information Desk. If your flight arrives early, please get your luggage and patiently wait inside for the Fredonia representative to find you. Our drivers try to arrive 10 minutes before the students, but sometimes road construction causes delays. Fredonia representatives will have a sign with your name on it.
BUS TERMINAL MEETING POINT
The Buffalo Metro Terminal is a one room building. Please wait inside.
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