During Summer Orientation your Fall 2013 schedule will be finalized with a specially-trained academic advisor. (After June 14th, a tentative schedule will be available for you to preview on Your Connection.) In addition, you will become familiar with the campus, available services, and learning tools to help you succeed in your academic career at SUNY Fredonia. You will also learn about your general education requirements, about exploring for a major if you are looking for one, and about the requirements for your major, if you have already chosen one.
Each New Student Orientation Session is a full two-day program.
Program and residence hall registration for New Student will take place from 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Following registration and refreshments, you will hear remarks from our President and be introduced to our Orientation Staff.
Immediately following the opening session you will meet with your Student Orientation Leader in order to review the program which will include, in part: presentations on academic requirements and policies, information on financial aid and billing, and general advisement. The first day will include a buffet dinner and an evening of entertainment.
On the second day of the program, which begins promptly at 8:00 a.m., you will be part of a small group participating in a series of workshops and information sessions designed to assist you with planning for the fall semester and your adjustment to college life. During this time, you will finalize your course selections and receive your class schedule for the Fall 2013 semester.
Please note: this is a full two-day program beginning at 8:00 a.m. on the first day and lasting through 4:00 p.m. on the second day. All steps of the Orientation Program are important and required in order to finalize your class schedule. Please make travel arrangements accordingly.
We recognize and appreciate that you may have special concerns about your son or daughter’s college education. There may be problems, questions, and uncertainties which puzzle you. How much will college cost? What will it be like for my son/daughter? How will it change him/her? To whom can he/she turn to when a problem arises?
Our optional Parent Orientation Program attempts to answer the questions and concerns most frequently expressed by parents of first year students. During a variety of informal workshops, you will be able to discuss the changing parent-student relationship, residence hall life, financial aid, the advising process, and academic requirements, as well as a variety of other topics. We hope that parents and students will look at and discuss the tentative class schedule on Your Connection prior to the orientation program. Students need all input and suggestions before sitting down with the specially-trained academic advisors to finalize the Fall 2013 schedule.
During this two-day period, parents follow a separate and specially designed program just for them. A complete list of activities and locations will be provided upon your arrival. If your schedule permits, please plan to participate in the activities and evening entertainment with us.
Parents participating in the optional Parent Orientation Program should register with their student between 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Following registration and refreshments, you will hear remarks from our President and be introduced to our Orientation Staff. Parents will then participate in a completely separate, specially-designed orientation program.
We hope you will be able to accompany your son/daughter to Fredonia for the full, two-day optional Parent Orientation Program. However, we realize that a parent’s busy schedule may allow for participation in only one day of the program. To help choose which day would be most beneficial to you, the following is a list of topics covered in the
First Day (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
Second Day (9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
No. In order for us to deliver the information required for you to make informed decision about the beginning of your college experience, you must attend the full program. No exceptions can be made.
The orientation fee is $140.00 for each New Student. The Parent Orientation fee of $135.00 for one parent ($185.00 for both parents) includes the programs, meals, housing, entertainment and orientation materials. The Parent Orientation fee of $40.00 includes the program, entertainment and orientation materials only for one or both parents, for one or both days. Meals and housing are not included with the $40 fee; however, meals are available for purchase a la carte. Please review all available options and select the most appropriate for you and your family.
Please click here to sign into Your Connection. Once you have logged in, please click on Student Service, Financial Aid, Residence Life. Scroll down to the bottom and select Summer Orientation.
Each session is limited to a specific number of students to ensure personal attention for each student and each session is filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Once you have registered and paid for your orientation session, you will be directed to a Confirmation Page. If for unavoidable reasons it becomes necessary to cancel or change your reservation in any way, you can make changes by clicking the Make a Change link on the Confirmation Page. If you are unable to make changes once you click the link, call (716) 673-3276 for assistance. Please be aware that it is the responsibility of the student to make his or her own travel arrangements to Fredonia through airlines, bus companies, and/or travel agencies.
Please print a copy of the confirmation page and bring it with you to your orientation session.
Orientation reservations cannot be processed until your Admissions/Housing Deposit ($100; or $50 for those who do not require on-campus housing in the fall) is on file with the Office of Student Accounts. The Admission/Housing Deposit should be mailed directly to the Office of Student Accounts (envelope was provided with your Admissions acceptance packet), and not included with the orientation fee. This Admission/Housing Deposit activates you on the University’s computer database and allows you to view your tentative schedule and finalize your Fall 2013 class selection at Orientation.
Each New Student will have the opportunity to get acquainted with residence hall life. Parents also have the chance to experience Fredonia’s residence hall living if housing is required during the program. Parents who participate without spouses are placed in single rooms (no roommate assigned). Parents and students are housed in separate residence halls. The residence halls used for Orientation are not air-conditioned.
Female students will be staying in Nixon Hall, Male students will be staying in Chautauqua Hall and all Parents who selected the housing option will be staying in Kasling Hall.
For those who have long distances to travel to Fredonia, lodging is available the night before each orientation session; there is no extra charge for “Early Arrival”. If you require housing the evening after your session is over, an additional charge of $25.00 per person will be assessed for “Extra Night”. This fee is to be paid at the Residence Hall prior to departing campus at the conclusion of your program.
Each residence hall room will be supplied with sheets, pillow (w/cases), blankets and towels. You may wish to bring an alarm clock and a fan.
No. You may wish to bring a fan.
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