Welcome Back Students

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Welcome Fredonia Students!

We hope you are ready to start an exciting new year at Fredonia. 
The first day of classes is Wednesday, January 21, 2015.

Welcome Letter
from the Vice President of Student Affairs,
View/Dowload PDF Welcome Letter of Dr. David E. Herman

Arriving to Campus

New First-Year and Transfers should:
Click Here to Register for Spring Orientation before January 16
View/Download detailed Arrival Instructions here

  • If you are living on campus report directly to your Residence Hall between Saturday, January 17 and Tuesday, January 20. (Earliest entry is 9:00 a.m.)
  • If you are not living on campus- report directly to the Williams Center for orientation on Tuesday, January 20 starting at 9:00 a.m. (Check in begins at 8:30 a.m.)
  • If you are unable to make orientation on Tuesday please contact Erin.Mroczka@Fredonia.edu

Returning students should:

  • Report directly to your Residence Hall between Saturday, January 17 - Tuesday, January 20.  (Earliest entry is 9:00 a.m.)
  • If your are living off-campus, please review the Arrival Instructions for important information about office hours and campus events starting Saturday, January 17.


Welcome Week Events
Get Connected from the Start!
Welcome Week Events for 2015


Additional Helpful Information 

Academic Calendar of Information
View the Academic Calendar

Alcohol Wise Online Program
Alcohol Wise is an online alcohol education course that is required of all first-year students (not transfers) at Fredonia.  The course takes approximately one hour to complete.  Log-in instructions have been emailed to each student's Fredonia email account from Julie Bezek (via 3rd Millennium Classrooms).  All first-year students are required to complete the program prior to September 8th, 2014. Failure to complete the program by that date will result in a ‘hold’ being placed on the student's account until such time that the Alcohol Wise program is completed. A hold will prevent you from checking your midterm and final grades, as well as preventing you from registering for Spring 2015 classes.  Please direct questions or concern to Julie Bezek at Student Counseling Services -  Julie.Bezek@fredonia.edu or 716-673-3424.   

Brooks Memorial Hospital
529 Central Avenue
Dunkirk, NY 14048
(716) 366-1111
Brooks Memorial Hospital has been providing quality healthcare services to the residents of Northern Chautauqua County since 1898. Brooks, located in Dunkirk, NY, is a 99-bed, private, not-for-profit, community hospital. A healthcare team of more than 450 employees and 87 physicians ensure that area residents receive the best primary acute care available.  Brooks Memorial Hospital is located approximately 2 miles from the Fredonia campus. 

Emergency Alert System Students interested in signing up for the Emergency Alert Notification may do so by signing into your student account in "Your Connection."  Once you are logged in, click the Personal Information link from the Main Menu.  The last option on the Personal Information menu is the link for Emergency Alert Contact Information (NY-ALERT).  Please read all the information provided on the web pages and the system will guide you through the registration process.

"The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974"
View/Download FERPA information
View/Download Notification of Rights Under FERPA for Post Secondary Institutions

Health Insurance
Fredonia does not currently require students to have health insurance.  It is strongly advised that insurance be maintained on all students to cover outside medical care and emergencies.  Students should bring an insurance card to school with them.  Many insurance plans limit services to your home area or require diagnostic tests and prescriptions to be ordered by your primary doctor.  It is very important to know how your insurance works and if referrals are needed.

Information Technology Services (ITS)
A student accident and health insurance program is not available through the University. If you do not currently carry health insurance, we strongly encourage you to consider the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). However, all International students MUST carry health insurance, please contact the International Education Center (716) 673-3451 for more information.

In keeping with the Fredonia Vision, Information Technology Services (ITS) at Fredonia strives to serve the electronic information needs of the students, faculty, staff, administration, and all other Fredonia constituents in their fulfilling of the University's mission. General Information http://www.fredonia.edu/its/

Technological Assistance www.fredonia.edu/helpdesk

Report a Tech Problem https://fredquest.fredonia.edu/

Know the Policies http://www.fredonia.edu/helpdesk/netpolicy.asp

Student Accounts Office
Located on the 3rd floor of Maytum Hall, Student Accounts is responsible for the collection and disbursement of funds associated with the financial obligations and entitlements for students attending Fredonia. The office staff is dedicated to helping you meet your personal financial responsibilities to Fredonia by providing courteous service and several payment options.  Please stop by, call (716) 673-3236 or email business@fredonia.edu with your questions. View Tuition & Fees rate table.

Student Right-To-Know Act
Federal legislation relating to student consumer rights requires all institutions participating in Federal student assistance programs to compile and publish completion and graduation rates. The information-gathering requirements are contained in legislation known as the Student Right-To-Know and Campus Security Act as amended by the Higher Education Technical Amendments of 1991.  For detailed information regarding the Student Right-To-Know Act, please visit http://www.fredonia.edu/academicaffairs/InstitutionalResearch/Right-to-Know/.



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