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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


New Student Resident Info

Residence halls will be open from 9:00 am - 9:00 pm on Sunday and Monday, January 19th and 20th.   Students are able to move in on either day.

Move-in day is designed to provide you with enough time to move into your residence hall and settle in.  Campus offices will be open to answer any last-minute questions and concerns.


Spring New Student Orientation  

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

This program is required for all new incoming undergraduate students.  All students will meet with an academic advisor and review their course schedule during this program.  In addition, other required information will be provided throughout the day.  Registration is available online between October 1- January 15.  After that date, you must contact the office of New Student and Transition Programs by phone at 716-673-4969 to register.  There is no advance cost to attend, rather all new incoming students are charged a one-time orientation fee to their semester bill.  (Please be aware that this fee is applied, even if a student does not attend the program.)

Spring Orientation Registration

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.

SPRING 2020 New Student Checklist

BIG BLUE Student Success Guide


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.

Are you joining us in Fall 2020?

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

Details about Fredonia's Jump Start Enrollment Days and Fall New Student Orientation will be posted at the beginning of November on our Orientation page.

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