The Fall 2020 semester: off-campus and commuter students

If you are living off-campus or commuting to Fredonia, there are a number of things you need to know about concerning the start of the Fall 2020 semester. 

Facial covering requirements

Facial coverings will be required inside all campus buildings, and must be worn outside of buildings throughout the academic and residential core areas of campus. 

"Inside all buildings" means all Fredonia students, faculty, staff, and essential visitors are required to wear a face covering at all times inside all buildings, classrooms, labs, or other facilities.  This does not apply to a person alone or with a roommate inside their own residence hall room, alone in a fully enclosed private office or within a private vehicle.  Additionally, while everyone entering and exiting dining halls must wear a face mask until seated, they may remove their mask by necessity when actively eating or drinking.  

"The academic and residential core areas of campus" refers to the residential complexes and spaces between academic buildings in the heart of the campus.  The map below shows the designated areas.  In these areas, facial coverings must be worn outside within this area, including moving from building to building.  Signs will be posted on light poles throughout these designated areas.  

map of academic and residential core of campus


Practice social distancing (6 feet)


#FREDstrong Promise

Whether you're living off-campus or commuting, you're an important part of the Big Blue Family. We all have a part to play to make everyone as safe as possible and have a successful semester. Read the "#FREDstrong Promise" and add your name to the students who have promised to do the right thing and take the steps the steps necessary to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Freddy Blue Devil and students wearing masks


#FREDstrong mask distribution

Fredonia is supplying all students with two #FREDstrong masks and hand sanitizer (students living on-campus will receive their material when they move-in).

A tent will be set up near the clock tower (symphony circle) for off-campus students to drive-up or walk-up to pick up their masks and hand-sanitizer. The material will be available: 

  • August 20  12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • August 21  12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • August 22  12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • August 23  12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • August 24   8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

We will use a card reader to scan student's IDs to indicate who has received masks.

New students, who are attending an in-person New Student Orientation Session, may pick up their mask at the Welcome Tent (outside the Williams Center) prior to checking in to their session.


Register your vehicle

Get a parking pass for your vehicle

There will NOT be Vehicle Registration in the Williams Center during the first week of the classes. Vehicle registration will be taking place online this semester due to COVID-19.  Vehicles must be registered within 7 days after classes begin and a parking permit must be displayed properly. Be sure to read and follow the parking regulations.


FREDCard Pick-Up and Processing

All new students living off-campus should come to the FSA Office (1st Floor, Gregory Hall) to retrieve their FREDcard.  Any student who does not submit a photo by August 14 online will need to take their photo in the FSA office. Students must bring a government-issued photo ID to receive their FREDCard (driver's license, driver's permit, passport, OR a copy of your birth certificate with previous school ID).  Questions should be directed to fsa.office@fredonia.edu  FSA Office hours for August 15-23 are as follows:

  • August 15 11:00 a.m-3:00 p.m.
  • August 16 11:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
  • August 17 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • August 18 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • August 19 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • August 20  8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • August 21  8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • August 22  11:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
  • August 23  11:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.

Daily symptom check

As we continue to safely and gradually make more in-person university services available, we want to remind all students of the importance of adhering to the CDC COVID-19 (coronavirus) guidelines that will help us maintain the health and safety of our campus community. Each day, beginning August 24, 2020, all students will receive an email requesting that prior to coming to campus or leaving their on-campus residence, they take a daily screening survey.


Dining options

FSA has made adjustments to dining operations in accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and the New York State and Chautauqua County Health Departments to insure the safety of customers and staff. 

Your Fall semester meal plan will become active on Saturday, August 15th. 

Read more about dining options on campus


What's closed?

The natatorium, gyms, and fitness center remain on the New York State list of locations that are closed for now.


Computer labs

Fredonia has several computer labs available across campus, each with different capacity levels and hours of operation.

Computer lab information (click on each individual lab for hours of operation)


Who do I call? 

We created this chart to help put you in touch with the right office.

To search for a department, office, faculty member, or staff member, please visit the PeopleFinder directory.


Where can I get help?

Technology assistance: ITS Service Center

Academic assistance: Academic Advising

Counseling assistance: Counseling Center

Financial assistance: Financial Aid


Health information

The Student Health Center has developed a thorough plan for students who show COVID-19 symptoms.

COVID-19 information


Available open spaces

The changes on campus may create a challenge for some to find a place to take a break, grab a bite to eat, have a small group meeting, or set up for a remote class. These charts below show some areas that are available for students to use.  Please abide by the capacity limits for each location, wear a mask, and wipe down the area after once you are done using it.

Williams Center

  • General Building Hours for Lounge Areas: Mon. - Fri. 8am to 11pm, Sat. and Sunday 9am to 11pm.
  • Staffed hours for approved events, classes, conference Rooms/AV support etc. Mon. - Fri. 8am - 9pm, Sat. 1pm to 10pm, Sunday 1pm to 9 pm
Space Eating space? Activities/small group meetings? Studying/remote learning? Capacities Hours available Reservation contact (if necessary)
Patio yes need to reserve for activity yes 50 all open hours kimberly.fancher@fredonia.edu
Tim Hortons yes yes yes 15 Monday-Friday  
S221-222 yes no yes 35 8am to 9pm  
2nd Floor  yes yes yes 2 chair per table all open hours  
MPR no need to reserve for activity yes 50 all open hours lisa.noody@fredonia.edu

Thompson Hall

  • Mon-Thurs 7:30am - 9:30pm; Friday 7:30am - 6:00pm; Sat: 10am - 5pm; Sun: 10am - 9pm

Space Eating space? Activities/small group meetings? Studying/remote learning? Capacities Hours available Reservation contact (if necessary)
Business Conference Room (W301) no yes yes 7 when there are no meetings tracy.stokes@fredonia.edu
Psychology Room no yes yes 6 all open hours donna.lee@fredonia.edu
History no yes yes 7 all open hours donna.venn@fredonia.edu
Hallway Alcoves yes yes yes 25% of seats all open hours  
End-of-hall spaces yes yes yes 25% of seats all open hours  
Tim Horton Express yes no yes 5 all open hours  
E125 ISS - Tranquility Room no  no  no 2 people at a time prayer/meditation space reservable through ISS; after hours, swipe access only ISS: jacob.czelusta@fredonia.edu

Fenton Hall

  • Mon-Thurs 7:30am - 9:30pm; Friday 7:30am - 6:00pm; Sat/Sun CLOSED
Space Eating space? Activities/small group meetings? Studying/remote learning? Capacities Hours available Reservation contact (if necessary)
127 (English Reading Room) yes yes yes 12 Open when no meeting To reserve for a meeting: kimberly.hollman@fredonia.edu 
Lounge (1st floor near closed cafe/middle of Fenton) yes yes  yes 25% of capacity all open hours

 

Mason Hall

Space Eating space? Activities/small group meetings? Studying/remote learning? Capacities Hours available Reservation contact (if necessary)
Student Lounge yes yes yes 12 all open hours  
New Mason open lounges (2nd and 3rd floor) yes yes yes 4 all open hours  
Old Mason open lounge (2nd floor) yes yes yes 4 all open hours  
Courtyard (picnic tables) yes yes yes 8 all open hours  

 

Outdoor amphitheatre

Available when space hasn't been reserved. Email lisa.noody@fredonia.edu to reserve the outdoor ampitheatre. 

 

Rockefeller Arts Center

  • 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., seven days a week. (subject to change)
Space Eating space? Activities/small group meetings? Studying/remote learning? Capacities Hours available Reservation contact (if necessary)
RAC Atrium yes yes yes   all open hours  

Science Center

  • Mon-Thu: 7:30am - 10pm; Fri: 7:30am - 6:00pm; Sat/Sun closed except for special events
Space Eating space? Activities/small group meetings? Studying/remote learning? Capacities Hours available Reservation contact (if necessary)
Office alcoves no no yes 1-2 students all open hours  
End-of-hall spaces yes yes yes 1-2 students all open hours  
First floor computer room no no yes   lab hours  
T-Rex Cafe/  study area  yes  yes yes   all open hours  

Steele Hall

Space Eating space? Activities/small group meetings? Studying/remote learning? Capacities Hours available Reservation contact (if necessary)
Steele Hall Fieldhouse yes yes yes   8am - 7pm  
Ice Rink no only by faculty and staff no   reservable 8am - 7pm gerald.fisk@fredonia.edu
Student lounge            

Available reservable spaces

The changes on campus may create a challenge for some to find a place to take a break, grab a bite to eat, have a small group meeting, or set up for a remote class. These areas below may be available to use, but must be reserved to us. If you use one of these spaces, please abide by the capacity limits for each location, wear a mask, and wipe down the area after once you are done using it.

Williams Center

  • General Building Hours for Lounge Areas: Mon. - Fri. 8am to 11pm, Sat. and Sunday 9am to 11pm.
  • Staffed hours for approved events, classes, conference Rooms/AV support etc. Mon. - Fri. 8am - 9pm, Sat. 1pm to 10pm, Sunday 1pm to 9 pm
Space Eating space? Activities/small group meetings? Studying/remote learning? Capacities Hours available Reservation contact (if necessary)
G103BC no yes yes 25 Open weekend hours (716) 673-3143 or lisa.noody@fredonia.edu
S204 ABC no yes yes 45 Open weekend hours (716) 673-3143 or lisa.noody@fredonia.edu
204 D no yes  yes 14 Available all open hours (716) 673-3143 or lisa.noody@fredonia.edu
204 E no yes yes 14 Available all open hours (716) 673-3143 or lisa.noody@fredonia.edu
Pucci Room no yes no   When Admissions team is not using it (716) 673-3143 or lisa.noody@fredonia.edu

Fenton Hall

  • Mon-Thurs 7:30am - 9:30pm; Friday 7:30am - 6:00pm; Sat/Sun CLOSED
Space Eating space? Activities/small group meetings? Studying/remote learning? Capacities Hours available Reservation contact (if necessary)
2162 (English computer lab) no  no no 5   kimberly.hollman@fredonia.edu
2164 (Computer Science computer lab) no no no     kimberly.hollman@fredonia.edu
Philosophy Reading Room yes yes yes     annette.caruso@fredonia.edu

Mason Hall

Space Eating space? Activities/small group meetings? Studying/remote learning? Capacities Hours available Reservation contact (if necessary)
Classrooms and Concert Halls no yes yes varies limited (716) 673-4628 or marc.levy@fredonia.edu
First Floor Conference Room no yes  yes 3 limited (716) 673-4628 or marc.levy@fredonia.edu

Outdoor amphitheatre

Available when space hasn't been reserved. Email lisa.noody@fredonia.edu to reserve the outdoor ampitheatre. 

Rockefeller Arts Center

  • 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., seven days a week. (subject to change)
Space Eating space? Activities/small group meetings? Studying/remote learning? Capacities Hours available Reservation contact (if necessary)
King Concert Hall no yes no 50 limited hadley@fredonia.edu
Marvel Theatre no  yes no 50 limited hadley@fredonia.edu
Bartlett Theatre no yes no 25 limited hadley@fredonia.edu
Costello Community Room no yes no 15 limited hadley@fredonia.edu
Merrins Studio Theatre (RAC 258) no yes  no TBD limited (716) 673-3596 or lisa.schrantz@fredonia.edu
Dance Studio 2 (RAC 262) no yes  no TBD limited. (716) 673-3596 or lisa.schrantz@fredonia.edu
Dance Studio 3 (RAC 272) no yes  no TBD limited (716) 673-3596 or lisa.schrantz@fredonia.edu
Dods Hall Dance Studio (Dods 148) no yes  no TBD limited (716) 673-3596 or lisa.schrantz@fredonia.edu
Schaefer Acting Studio (RAC 276) no yes  no TBD limited (716) 673-3596 or lisa.schrantz@fredonia.edu
VonTornow Acting Studio (RAC 279) no yes  no TBD limited (716) 673-3596 or lisa.schrantz@fredonia.edu
Acting Studio A (RAC G29) no yes  no TBD limited (716) 673-3596 or lisa.schrantz@fredonia.edu
Acting Studio B (RAC G30) no yes  no TBD limited (716) 673-3596 or lisa.schrantz@fredonia.edu

Science Center

  • Mon-Thu: 7:30am - 10pm; Fri: 7:30am - 6:00pm; Sat/Sun closed except for special events
Space Eating space? Activities/small group meetings? Studying/remote learning? Capacities Hours available Reservation contact (if necessary)
Costello Reading room yes yes yes 4-6 appointment only caldwell.proper@fredonia.edu or julie.oconnor@fredonia.edu
Gavin Aerie yes yes  yes 6-8 appointment only caldwell.proper@fredonia.edu or julie.oconnor@fredonia.edu
Marletta Conference Room yes yes yes 6-8 appointment only caldwell.proper@fredonia.edu or julie.oconnor@fredonia.edu
Alice Sam Conference Room yes yes yes 8-10 appointment only caldwell.proper@fredonia.edu or julie.oconnor@fredonia.edu

 

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