First-Year and Transition Programs

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Latinos Unidos Opening Ceremonies
September 15
8:00 p.m.
Williams Center, MPR

La Tomatina
September 20
2:00 p.m.
Dods Grove
Tomato throwing matches and carnival inspired by the La Tomatina Festival in Spain)


The Joy of Discovery: Bill Nye
Convocation, lecture
September 18
3:30 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Steele Hall

Beach Clean Up
September 20
12:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.
Point Gratiot, Dunkirk (transportation available)


Student Development Day
September 17
12:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.n.
Various Locations
No classes, day to be used to learn a new skill!

Join First-Year Remind 101 text message group

Join Transfer Remind 101 text message group


Hello New Students!

Orientation Hello

The Office of First-Year and Transition (FYT) Programs assists new students in identifying resources, skills, and information helpful in starting a successful career at Fredonia. This office communicates directly with first-year and transfer students via email and social media about academic and personal 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.


New Student 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 or July 28 for Fall 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.
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 starting August 13
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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