JANUARY 2009 SURVEY
I enjoyed Parents weekend. We are a unique case as I am an alumni and also live fairly
near. We feel very comfortable visiting the campus and do so at least monthly.
All phone numbers and websites are made available to the parents allowing them to
be as involved as they wish while still providing the student some privacy.
I felt very welcomed and involved at the summer orientation program. I believe the
University tries to make the campus family friendly while still giving the students
the opportunity to grow as adults.
It was exciting and difficult to let our first child go off to college. Having the
parent's weekend when you did gave her time to establish herself, but gave us a quick
look for ourselves to ensure her happiness. Also, having parents involved in the
orientation, but separated from the students, was nice because we could see what was
needed first hand, while allowing our daughter to be independent.
I was very involved at the elementary, middle and high school levels, but you have
to let go and let them succeed or fail on their own. They always come to me first
when there's a problem, but I realize that the more I do the less helpful it is for
them in the long run. So, I'm always encouraging them to talk to their teachers or
advisors and look for help in the Learning Center. As a parent, you want them to succeed
but as I backed off from helping my daughter (junior) I watched her mature. I hope
to continue that with my son (freshman) to encourage his growth also.
The first of three visits we made to the college before my daughter decided to attend
SUNY Fredonia I was very welcomed as a parent. The student transition from high school
to a college atmosphere is very positive. The faculty and the current students involved
in the transition are positive influences and should be commended.
At this point the financial aid process was extremely easy and user friendly. That
department should be commended for going the extra mile. I've even given out the
website so parents from other colleges can review the site to get current and up to
date information for their own children.
Beautiful well kept campus. Campus staff have been very friendly and helpful with
any issues we came across at orientation.
The friendliness of the faculty and students is very noticeable when you visit. Probably
the number one reason my daughter picked Fredonia. She felt very comfortable and
My daughter is an Education major. I was very excited to hear of her internship at
one of the area schools. I think it is GREAT that she gets experience at the start
of her training. It has confirmed her interest in education.
Personal attention to each student is excellent from the RD's to the professors to
the advisors... very pleased with this and COMFORTABLE leaving my freshman there!!
The campus has a very safe feeling, and we were very impressed with the security personnel.
The campus is a very clean, safe place to attend college. There are many programs
offered and everyone is very friendly and helpful. The orientation process is helpful
for parents and students.
The older students were very friendly to the freshmen to help them and make them feel
The people and their friendliness and ease to talk to , their helpfulness, going out
of their way to find answers to questions whether it be in their area or not.
There appears to be a lot of pride and determination to make the school a high quality
experience. It is clear to me that Fredonia puts a lot of time, effort and planning
into its Open Houses and Orientation programs and that's a very positive reflection
on the administration. I also have found the administration (Financial Aid) and professors
When you visit the campus you feel welcome by people who seem happy to be where they
are and like what they do. We were impressed to see the department heads each time