First-Year and Transition Programs

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2015 Orientation Information

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Weekly Library Workshops
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Room Selection Tutorials

Click on the links below to watch a quick video on how to navigate the online housing process!e-mail with questions.

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Join the First-Year 2015 Remind 101 text message group



Hello, New Students!

Orientation Hello

The Office of First-Year and Transition (FYT) engages and assists new students in developing a foundation of best practices and accountability for their academic and personal success at
Fredonia.  We seek to connect first-year and transfer students to
resources, tools, and information that promote positive social behaviors and academic confidence. This office communicates directly with new students, parents, and the campus community via email and social media about support services, special events, campus policies, and university traditions.

Please contact Erin Mroczka, Director of FY&T Programs at (716)673-3271. 

2014-2015 Student Handbook and
Living Guide

This handbook is intended to provide new students with detailed information about campus departments, resources, and policies during their transition to campus.

Priority Registration for Transfers

Newly accepted transfer students don't have to wait to schedule classes for the fall 2015 semester! Those students that deposit by March 30, 2015 can take advantage of Fredonia's Priority Registration Program.

Priority Registration essentially moves a new transfer student to the front of the line to select classes alongside currently enrolled students during this spring semester.   Your schedule will be created at the very same time as a student with equal credit hours. 

Participating in priority registration is very simple and the benefits are huge.  There are only two things you need to do:

  • Pay your deposit by March 30, 2015
  • Complete the Course Scheduling Survey when emailed to you

Once your schedule is built, you will receive a personalized email with instructions on how to view your schedule and contact a faculty advisor directly to answer any academic questions you may have.  Should you need to make changes to your schedule, you will have an opportunity to do so online with approval from your faculty contact before May 15, 2015 or in person during orientation. 

It means no waiting, no worrying, and no traveling to campus until orientation!

Fredonia's First 5 Steps
Accepted new students are encouraged to do the following 5 things ASAP!

1.) Pay your deposit (academic and housing, if applicable)

2.) Complete your Health History Information Form and return to Student Health Center

3.) Complete the online Housing Application, if you plan on living on campus

4.) Complete the online Course Survey in Your Connection

5.) Register for a New Student Orientation Program starting April 15, 2015

Fall New Student Quick Checklist

Spring New Student Quick Checklist


Pay your deposit Immediately after being accepted.
You have 30 days to submit.
Register and  attend New Student Orientation Online registration begins April 15 for Summer Orientation, July 28 for Fall Orientation or December 1 for Spring Orientation.
Complete the Course Selection Survey Prior to attending an orientation session online through Your Connection. This will help design your preliminary schedule.
Complete the Housing Survey Prior to July 15 or December 15 online through Your Connection.
Submit Personal Health information materials Immediately following deposit and before attending an orientation session.
Accept your Financial Aid Award Please follow the directions listed on the back of your Award Letter.
Submit Final Transcripts to the Registrar Prior to the first day of classes.  This includes any AP, IB, CLEP or college course work you completed in high school.
Log-In to your FREDMail Account Regularly prior to the first day of class.
View your Transfer Evaluation Approximately 3 weeks after your acceptance.
 View your Preliminary Course Schedule Prior to orientation. Available on Your Connection based on deposit date. You will have access to make changes after attending advising at an orientation.
View your e-bill At any time. Semester bills are due August 15 or January 15.
Complete all items on the E-services critical checklist Prior to move-in weekend.  This check list is designed to help you use Fredonia's technology tools and prep your mobile devices for use on campus.
Contact your Roommate Prior to first day of classes. Housing assignments will be sent home starting August 1.
Prepare for Move-In Prior to the first day of classes.  Detailed arrival instructions will be emailed to all new students two weeks before classes start.
Buy your books
Following orientation.  Look up your text requirements by class online.
Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram At any time!  Get connected to new students just like you!

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