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Information for Parents

From move-in guides to event information, this page is designed to give parents the information they need to keep in touch with Fredonia.

You are an important part of the Big Blue Fredonia Family.  College is a significant investment and milestone for your student.  We know that you may have many questions and we want to provide you with answers.  Our primary goal is to help you and your student transition to Fredonia as best as possible and have a successful first semester.  

1. Join the Parent/Guardian Email List

You are encouraged to register the names and emails of up to 2 individuals per student who may want to receive important updates and information from Fredonia.
Complete parent/guardian email form

2. Review the Family Enrollment Guide 

We have created an interactive Family Enrollment Guide that will help you and your student complete a series of next steps to finalize their enrollment and registration.  This guide provides “how to” like instructions as well as links to campus resources available to answer questions you may have.

3. Parent/Guardian FREDTalks

We have created a series of online FREDTalks on topics usually offered at our in person Family Orientation program hosted by campus leaders that you may participate in or watch at your convenience.  Each talk provides about 30 minutes of information sharing and 30 minutes of Q&A.  Topics featured include:

  • Academic Advisement
  • Campus Safety
  • Health and Counseling Services
  • Living on Campus: Residence Life and Student Conduct
  • Financial Aid
  • Billing and Processes (ID Card, Meal Plans, e-bill, payment plans, vehicle registration)
  • Student Engagement and Resources
  • Athletics 

Learn about and register for Parent/Guardian FREDTalks

New Student Timeline


  • Students connect with their transfer mentors
  • Roommate matching closes June 18
  • Log into "Your Connection" to find e-Services username and password
  • Check FREDmail using e-Services username and password


  • Complete online "Jump Start Mini-Course" and enrollment requirements
  • Participate in course advisement and finalize a schedule
  • Upload photo for FREDCard
  • Review e-Bill
  • Arrival and move-in instructions sent out
  • New Student Orientation schedule is sent out


  • Housing assignments sent via email
  • Immunization record due to the Student Health Center
  • Semester bill is due August 15
  • Purchase/Order textbooks
  • New Student Orientation takes place the weekend before classes begin
  • First day of class is Monday, August 24

Family Enrollment Guide

Student Move-in Guide

FREDDebit Information

Meal plan Information

FREDfunds Information



Quick links

Resources for parents