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Student Arrival and Orientation Information
FALL 2020 MOVE-IN DAY- DETAILS TBA
Due to COVID-19 and special safety requirements, MOVE IN will begin August 15, more details will be provided soon.
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.
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, the Jump Start Enrollment Day program will be a virtual experience starting July 2-22. Details and directions about how to complete the Jump Start Enrollment Program can be found on the Orientation page.
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.
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 New Student Orientation are posted on our Orientation page.
The 2020 Jump Start Enrollment Days program will take place online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Jump Start Enrollment Program begins on July 2! Below is some crucial information about how it all works; completing Jump Start is required for all new students. Please direct questions to your Transition Mentor at any time or email 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 2020 Mini-Course in OnCourse
Each new student is pre-enrolled into this short mini-course. The course is made up of 7 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 few hours to accomplish. Students can access FREDReady in “OnCourse” starting July 2. It must be completed by July 22.
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 2020
Step #2- Meet with your Summer 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. These virtual meetings will start as early as July 6. 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
Due to COVID-19, Move-In will take place over several days beginning on August 15, 2020. More details will be provided soon.
New Student Orientation will take place between move-in and the first day of classes on August 24. Detailed information will be sent to students and parents via email shortly.
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
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