Campus to host expanded accepted student reception

Tuesday April 2, 2019by Roger Coda
Fredonia mascot tosses gifts into bleachers toward students

“Go Big BLUE Day,” the State University of New York at Fredonia’s Accepted Student Reception, will welcome students and their families to campus on Saturday, April 6, at the Steele Hall Fieldhouse. 

“The accepted student reception will introduce students and their families to all that Fredonia has to offer,” said Assistant Director of Admissions Katherine Huff. In fact, with so much to offer – student panels, academic break-out sessions, one-on-one financial aid assistance and student performances – the event had to be moved from King Concert Hall to the more spacious fieldhouse. 

The formal program opens at 11 a.m. with remarks by Fredonia President Virginia Horvath and Director of Admissions Cory Bezek. Members of a student panel will then share their experiences as first-year students and offer advice to successfully transition from high school to college. 

“When we think of what exemplifies a successful Fredonia student, we do not only think of their academic dedication, but also their leadership roles, participation in student clubs and organizations and their involvement in the campus community,” Ms. Huff explained. 

Academic information sessions, from noon to 1:15 p.m., will highlight academic experience in each discipline. Professors and current students will discuss courses, internships, research opportunities and how Fredonia can help students achieve success. 

During a lunch and mingle session, from 1:15 to 2:30 p.m., members of Student Services will be available to answer individual questions and help students navigate through and complete the enrollment process. Fredonia t-shirts and discount coupons from the campus bookstore will also be given away. Representatives from the following offices – Admissions, Student Accounts, Academic Advising, New Student and Transition Programs, Transfer Credit Services and Financial Aid – will be available for consultation until 3 p.m. 

Student-guided full-campus and residence hall-only tours will be held in 15 minute increments, beginning at 1:15 p.m. and continuing through 2:30 p.m. 

Specialty housing tours will be offered for Honors Program students in Hemingway Hall at 2 p.m., and University Village townhouses, for transfer, graduate and international students, at 2:30 p.m.  

Financial aid drop-in sessions that offer one-on-one assistance with a financial counselor will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Two pre-program sessions – Financing Your Education and Fredonia Q&A for Spanish Speakers – will be held from 10 to 10:30 a.m.  

A pre-program student showcase, featuring performances by the African Drumming Ensemble, a cappella singing group Premium Blend and Enfusion, a multicultural dance team, will be held from 10:15 to 11 a.m. 

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