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.
Practice social distancing (6 feet)
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.
#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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
The natatorium, gyms, and fitness center remain on the New York State list of locations that are closed for now.
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
The Student Health Center has developed a thorough plan for students who show COVID-19 symptoms.