Welcome to Fredonia

Classes Begin Monday, August 27, 2018

  • students with Blue Devil mascot
  • kan jam by patio
  • 2016 Summer Orientation Leaders
  • Fredonia pennant
  • President Horvath standing on stage at a podium
  • Large group of students in ampatheater
  • Williams Center patio with glowing lights

Arriving to Campus 

We can't wait to see you on campus this August! 

2018 New Student Orientation and Arrival Information 

New Student Move-In will take place Thursday, August 23, 2018

New Student Orientation for first-year and transfer students will occur Friday, August 24 through Sunday, August 26.  This is when we officially welcome incoming students to the academic community, help them navigate campus resources and build connections with other students.  A full schedule of events and experiences will be posted on or before June 1, 2018.


New International students
International Student Arrival and Orientation Information

New graduate students
Please contact the Graduate Studies Office for additional information at (716) 673-3808

Returning students
Student's living on campus can move in starting at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 25, 2018.
Click Here to Download Arrival Instructions

Residence Life Move-In Information

Additional Helpful Information 

Academic Calendar of Information
View the Academic Calendar

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. 

Campus Clarity Online Program
Campus Clarity is an online alcohol, drug, and sexual assault education course that is required of all new students at Fredonia.  Log-in instructions have been emailed to each student's Fredonia email account from Julie Bezek (via Campus Clarity).  All new students are required to complete the program prior to September 1, 2017. 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 2017 classes.  Please direct questions or concern to Julie Bezek at Student Counseling Services -  Julie.Bezek@fredonia.edu or716-673-3424.  

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 www.fredonia.edu/its

Technological Assistance is available from the ITS Service Center

Report a Tech Problem http://tracker.fredonia.edu

Know the Policies www.fredonia.edu/its/policies

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. ViewTuition & 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 visithttp://www.fredonia.edu/academicaffairs/InstitutionalResearch/Right-to-Know/.

Orientation & Jump Start Activities

New Student and Transition Programs
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-4969