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New Student Orientation Programs



Accepted students should watch for NEXT STEP emails for critical enrollment information!

New Student Transition Programs

The Office of New Student and Transition Programs is here to help your transition to the Big Blue Fredonia Family and complete all your enrollment items and action steps.  Each semester we plan a required New Student Orientation for all incoming students (first-year and transfer) that takes place right before classes start.   For new students entering in the fall semester, we also host summer programs to complete your academic course registration requirements.  Once a student submits their deposit, our office will send detailed information appropriate to them.

Important Fall 2024 Enrollment Dates

Please note that the Fall 2024 New Student Orientation Master Event schedule is being finalized and will be available shortly.

  • Immunization Records Due- August 1, 2024
  • Move In for New Students- August 22, 2024
  • New Student Orientation- August 23-25, 2024
  • First Day of Classes- August 26, 2024
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If you are a newly readmitted or reinstated student for the upcoming semester, please refer to the re-enrollment checklist below.  Contact with questions.

Readmit & Reinstated Student Checklist

FREDReady Enrollment Program

FREDReady is the first step of orientation for new undergraduate first-year and transfer students!  Students will complete FREDReady and course registration advisement virtually several weeks prior to the start of the semester. FREDReady is a required experience that enables students to complete the items necessary to be enrolled.

STEP 1: FREDReady Mini-Course

Students can do this at their own pace and must complete the course several weeks before the start of the semester. The FREDReady mini-course helps students learn how to complete many necessary enrollment items, as well as provides other important information regarding becoming a Fredonia student.  All new students will be automatically enrolled in this mini-course and notified when it is live, instructions on how to log into FREDLearn are posted below:

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  • Click on the “myFred” link
  • Click on the “FREDLearn” button at the top of the page
  • Log into FREDLearn using your e-Services username and password (just like you would for FREDmail)

STEP 2: Academic advising appointment

  • Students will have an opportunity to meet virtually with an academic advisor to finalize or make any necessary changes to their fall course schedule.
  • Once a student completes the “Tools for Learning” lesson within the FREDReady mini-course, they will be sent an email (to their Fredonia email account) with a link to sign up for an individual academic advising appointment with an advisor. 

New Student Orientation and Move-In

Student Move-in Guide

New Student Move-In will take place on August 22-23, 2024.  Specific arrival directions and details will be emailed to students. 

Participating in New Student Orientation (NSO) is required for all new first-year and transfer students.  New Student Orientation will take place on August 23-25 before the first day of classes on Monday, August 26.  

New Student Orientation highlights include:

  • An official introduction to the campus community
  • Navigate the campus spaces (find classrooms, dining halls, etc.)
  • Exposure to academic and personal support services
  • Build relationship networks
  • Participate in campus traditions

Please note: All new undergraduate first-year and transfer students will see a one-time $80 orientation fee applied to their semester bill.

Need Help?

Please contact with any questions you may have.


Logging into Your Connection.
Enter your User Name: Your Fredonia ID
Enter your  Password: Your date of birth mmddyy (if this is your first time logging in)
The system will walk you through a process to change your password and protect your account.
It is important that you are able to log on and access your account. You will need to complete your course interest survey, download health information, and review your preliminary schedule through this system.

Checking your FREDMail (Fredonia email)
Your personalized eServices username is what students use to log into your FREDMail at Your username will be sent to you via email the day after we receive your deposit.  It is a combination of 4 letters from your last name and 4 numbers from your Fredonia ID number.  This username is also viewable in Your Connection under the Personal Information tab using the View User IDs and Passwords link.

Once you know your eServices username, you will need to create a password using the fredPASS site.

If you have difficulty with your eServices username and password please contact Fredonia's ITS Service Center at 716-673-3407.

In order to be registered for classes in the spring semester, you must comply with SUNY and New York State Department of Health Regulations for attending college at Fredonia by completing the following items before August 1, 2022:

1.) Submit a copy of your Immunization Records (MMR and Meningitis) to the Student Health Center via email, mail, or fax.

2.) Complete the Meningitis Vaccine Form in Your Connection. 

3.) If you are under the age of 18, please submit an Authorization for Care of Under Age 18 Form

Details about these requirements can be found on the Student Health Center website. You may also contact the Student Health Center by email at or by calling 716-673-3131.


Mentor/Leader Applications 2024

Applications are due April 8, 2024


We are looking to hire a variety of student leaders to serve as transition coaches to incoming new first-year and transfer students.  Orientation Leaders help online during the summer with the FREDReady program and in person in the fall with New Student Orientation activities.  Students from all majors with at least a 2.5 GPA are welcome to apply online. Please send any questions about the position to the Retention and Academic Success Office by email at

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