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Student Arrival and Orientation Information
Fall 2021 Details
The first day of classes is scheduled for Monday, August 23, 2021! Residence Hall Move-in and New Student Orientation activities will take place a few days prior to the semester start. As we adjust daily with pandemic safety measures, more detailed information will become available throughout the spring semester.
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.
Fall 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)
Submitt final high school, advance credit, and college credit transcripts
New Student Orientation schedule is sent out
Register a vehicle online, if necessary
Immunization Record due 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 August 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 and password has been created for each new student. You can view these credentials in the Your Connection, this is how you find them:
- Log into Your Connection
- Click on the Personal Information Tab
- Click on the View Usernames & Passwords link. You will see your eServices User ID and Password here.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 2021 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 16. (Students are automatically enrolled in the mini-course starting June 16 or three business days after paying your deposit.)
Follow these directions:
- Got to www.fredonia.edu
- 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 2021
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 soon! Classes will start on Monday, August 23, 2021.
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 this summer.
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.
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 over the summer.
For planning purposes, we are asking new first-year and transfer students to move onto campus August 19-20. The New Student Orientation program will officially begin the afternoon of Friday, August 20 and take place through August 22.
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