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Upcoming October events: “Grad School Fair” and “Applying to Graduate School Information Night”!

There are two upcoming events, hosted by Psi Chi, for students interested in learning more about grad school opportunities, as well as how to select and apply for programs.

GRAD SCHOOL FAIR: On Thursday, October 22, at 7pm, Psi Chi will be hosting a Psychology Graduate School Fair on Zoom. Many graduate schools in the Buffalo area, along with a select few out-of-state colleges, will be attending. They will be discussing their programs, admissions criteria, and application processes. After each school has outlined their programs, students will get the opportunity to talk with specific recruiters from colleges of their choice. This graduate school fair is open to Psychology, Sociology, Criminal Justice, and Social Work majors. This event could benefit anyone considering graduate school, whether you are a sophomore or a senior!

The link to attend is:

APPLYING TO GRAD SCHOOL INFO NIGHT: Psi Chi will sponsor an "Applying to Graduate School Information Night" on Thursday, October 29, from 7-8pm on Zoom.  Speakers will be Drs. Andrea Zevenbergen and Joe McFall (Psychology Department Chair), as well as Caitlyn DiBattista, a May 2020 graduate of the Psychology department who is now attending graduate school.  The panelists will discuss preparing graduate school applications, including identifying good-fit graduate programs, taking the GRE, obtaining letters of recommendation, writing a personal statement, and preparing for interviews.  Whether you are a first-year student, a sophomore, junior, or senior, this information session will help you to be ready to apply to graduate school!

The link to attend is:

We hope that you can attend either or both of these informative sessions!

Academic Advising period begins October 26th

The academic advising period is from Monday, October 26th - Friday, November 6th. You will meet with your Psychology department advisor to discuss your academic progress and goals and to select courses for Spring 2021. Registration begins in early November. You will receive an email soon from your advisor about how to set up an appointment and how to prepare for it.

Check out the Psychology Club!

The Psychology Club meets on Monday evenings via Zoom at 7:00 PM.  To get the Zoom link, and/or to be added to the club's email list-serv, please email Natalie Hansen, the club Secretary at You can also learn more information about the club by checking out the Psychology Club webpage.

Check out the Learning Center for Online Tutoring!

For over 40 years, the Learning Center and Tutoring Services at Fredonia has been used by a large number of students. The Learning Center has a wide variety of student tutors, offering assistance in 18 disciplines including Psychology. The Psychology tutors can provide help for many courses in the department, especially Statistics (PSY 200) and Research Methods (PSY 315). For the Fall 2020 semester, Tutoring Services is online via Zoom. Zoom allows students to utilize one-on-one Breakout Rooms, ensuring that students will still have a confidential tutoring session! This program has been very successful, and students who utilize Tutoring Services consistently report feeling more confident and indicate that they have learned new strategies or skills and have a better understanding of course material after working with a tutor. Here is the link to the tutoring schedule, and the Zoom link for tutoring sessions:

Counseling Center providing free online counseling

The Counseling Center at Fredonia is providing free, confidential tele-mental health counseling through Zoom for all Fredonia students. You can access these services through your smart phone, tablet or computer. To make an appointment, visit the Counseling Center website at:  Their website also has self-help resources for emotional wellness.

For a detailed description of the department and the Psychology majors and minors at The State University of New York at Fredonia, please see our student handbook.

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