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Incoming Students

You've made a great choice! We are happy that you will be joining our Big Blue Family!

Student Arrival and Orientation Information

Spring 2023 Details

The first day of classes is scheduled for Monday, January 23, 2023!

Residence Hall Move-in and New Student Orientation activities will take place a few days prior to the semester's start.   

  • New Student Move-In: Thursday, January 19, 2023
  • New Student Orientation: Friday, January 20, 2023 - Sunday, January 22, 2023
  • Returning Student Move-In: Saturday, January 21, 2023- Sunday, January 22, 2023


Once an admitted student pays their deposit, there are many important next steps to ensure successful preparation before the semester begins.  Fredonia's NEXT STEP webpage is home to a New Student Checklist and has additional details on how to complete all enrollment requirements.

*In an effort to keep everyone safe and healthy, new students will complete the Jump Start Enrollment program virtually.  Details and directions about how to complete all your enrollment items can be found on the Orientation page.

NEW Student Checklist


Spring Enrollment Timeline


  • Log into Your Connection to find e-Services username and password

  • Check FREDmail using e-Services username and password

  • Submit the myHousing Application in Your Connection (if living on campus)

  • Complete the Course Interest Survey sent by the Academic Advising Office


  • Complete online FREDReady Mini-Course and enrollment requirements

  • Participate in Course Advisement and finalize a schedule

  • Students connect with their Transition Mentors

  • Upload photo for FREDCard

  • Review the e-Bill for the semester

  • Review your Financial Aid

  • Confirm your meal plan (if applicable)

  • Submit final high school, advance credit, and college credit transcript

  • New Student Orientation schedule is sent out

  • Purchase/Order Textbooks 

  • Register a vehicle online, if necessary

  • Immunization Record and proof of COVID-19 vaccination due 8/1 to the Student Health Center

  • Arrival and Move-In Instructions sent out

  • Housing Assignments sent via email

  • New Student Orientation takes place

  • Classes begin on Monday, January 23


Please be aware that COVID-19 safety requirements and updates will be sent by email to all students and posted on Fredonia’s website.



New students will be asked to complete a number of enrollment next steps.   Fredonia has two different types of usernames and log-in credentials to complete these.

To log into the "Your Connection" portal you will use the Fredonia ID number and pin provided to you through Admissions on your acceptance letter.  This login will help you do the following:

  • Pay your deposit
  • Complete a Housing Application
  • Submit a Course Interest Survey
  • View your Financial Aid 
  • View your preliminary Course Schedule

To access online tools using your "E-services" login you will use a different username and password.   You can use your E-services login to do the following:

  • Check your FREDmail (email account)
  • Confirm your meal plan through the myFSA link
  • Log into computers on campus
  • Use Library resources 
  • Access class materials through OnCourse 

An E-services username has been created for each new student.  Your username will be emailed to new students the day after deposit.  Once received you must create your password using the fredPASS page.

  • Click on the fredPASS link to create a password.  (This system will ask you a series of questions to confirm who you are and require you to set up security questions so may change your password in the future.)


We are so excited you are ready to start your Fredonia journey already! 

Details about Fredonia's Jump Start Enrollment Program and New Student Orientation are posted on our Orientation page.

The Jump Start Enrollment Program begins online starting in June.  Below is some crucial information about how it all works; completing Jump Start is required for all new students.  Please direct questions to

The Jump Start Enrollment Program has two steps.  Once you have completed both steps, you will know how to finish all the actions necessary to be enrolled and have a finalized course schedule for the fall semester.

Step #1- Complete the FREDReady 2022 Mini-Course in OnCourse

Each new student is pre-enrolled into this short mini-course.   The course is made up of 8 small sections.  You need to complete each section’s lessons by viewing content or videos and answering a few questions.  In total, it shouldn’t take you more than a couple of hours to accomplish. Students can access FREDReady in “OnCourse” after June 20.  (Students are automatically enrolled in the mini-course starting Dec 1 or three business days after paying your deposit.)

Follow these directions:

  • Got to
  • Click on the “myFred” link
  • Click on the “OnCourse” button at the top of the page
  • Log into OnCourse using your e-Services username and password (just like you would for FREDmail)
  • Once in OnCourse, click on Groups.  
  • Click on FREDReady Fall 2022

Step #2- Meet with your Academic Advisor

After you have completed the section called Tools for Learning in the FREDReady mini-course, you will be sent an email to register for a meeting time with your advisor.  Once you register for a specific time and date your advisor will confirm the meeting with you.  This is your time to finalize your course schedule and make any necessary changes.

Move-In and New Student Orientation 

More details will be provided in Jult! Classes will start on Monday, August 22, 2022

New Student Orientation will take place between move-in and the first day of the semester.  Detailed information will be sent to students and parents via email.

We know transfer students have additional questions and concerns upon transitioning to a new campus.

Visit the Transfer Services page to better understand how course credits transfer, what additional support services are available, and types of transfer student organizations offered at Fredonia.

The Transfer FAQ  page is helpful in answering common questions transfer students have about Fredonia policies.

Updated as of November 9, 2023

In order to be registered for classes in the spring semester, you must comply with SUNY and New York State Department of Health Regulations for attending college at Fredonia by completing the following items before January 18, 2023:

1.) Submit a copy of your Immunization Records (MMR and Meningitis) to the Student Health Center via email, mail, or fax.

2.) Provide evidence (a photo of your COVID vaccination card) of being fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19 OR receive an approved medical or religious exemption.


  • Newly enrolled students who fail to provide evidence of COVID-19 vaccination or who fail to receive an approved exemption by close of business on January 18 may be deregistered from SUNY Fredonia and will not be allowed to move into the Residence Halls.
  • Also, students who must be on campus early (prior to January 18) for special programs, may receive an email indicating an earlier due date and are encouraged to submit documentation as soon as possible. 

3.) Complete the Meningitis Vaccine Form in Your Connection. 

4.) If you are under the age of 18, please submit an Authorization for Care of Under Age 18 Form

Details about these requirements can be found on the Student Health Center website. You may also contact the Student Health Center by email at or by calling 716-673-3131.



This is a listing of basic technology requirements a student should have to support in-class assignments and online learning.  Keep in mind, some departments are requesting specific software, hardware, or operating systems.  Typically, departments with very specific requirements will contact students in those majors to share more information.  However, if you have questions, please reach out to the department directly.  Click here for a link to the department directory

Details about the Academic Calendar can be found online through the Registrar's Office.  Students and families will be sent details about semester residence hall move-in dates and orientation schedules shortly before the semester begins.  

For spring planning purposes, we are asking new first-year and transfer students to move onto campus on January 19.  The New Student Orientation program will officially begin the afternoon of Friday, January 20 and take place through Sunday, January 22.

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