FRED sign outside Williams Center

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 2023 Enrollment Dates

Fall 2023 new student enrollment checklist Jump Start Enrollment Program New Student Orientation and move-in

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

Jump Start Enrollment Program

Jump Start is the first step of orientation for new undergraduate first-year and transfer students!  Fall 2023 students will complete Jump Start and course registration advisement virtually starting in June 2023. Jump Start is a required experience that enables students to complete the items necessary to be enrolled in the fall semester.

STEP 1: FREDReady Fall 2023 mini-course

Students can do this at their own pace and must complete the course before July 17. 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.  The last lesson they complete in the mini-course provides them with a checklist to keep them on track and information about basic technology requirements.  All new students will be automatically enrolled in this mini-course when available in June, 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 Fall 2023 course, they will be sent an email with a link to sign up for an individual academic advising appointment with an advisor. 

Details about completing the Jump Start Program for fall 2023 students will be sent to all new students the first week of June 2023.

New Student Orientation and Move-In

Student Move-in Guide

New Student Move-In will take place starting the morning of August 17.  Specific arrival directions and details will be emailed to students in July.

Participating in New Student Orientation (NSO) is required for all new first-year and transfer students.  New Student Orientation will take place on August 18-August 20 before the first day of classes on Monday, August 21.    

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

NSO Program Schedule

New Student Orientation Completion Requirements

New Student Orientation takes place over several days a detailed schedule will be posted in June.  We expect students to participate in the following activities on Friday, August 18, 2023

  • Academic Welcome Meetings: Meeting with your major department starting at 1pm
  • Clock Tower New Student Celebration: A Fredonia tradition at 2pm, including treats and pictures! 
  • Reed Library Scavenger Hunt: Get familiar with all the academic success resources the Library provides between 4pm-8pm.  Your time will be assigned to you!
  • Transfer Student NSO Workshop: Just for new Transfer students, meet to with support staff and student leaders at 3pm to review critical information particular to you.  

All new students must complete these mandatory enrollment items as a part of their New Student Orientation experience; instructions will be sent by email to all new students.

  • NSO SESSION & TOUR: Attend a New Student Orientation (NSO) Session either in-person or virtually.  Several options will be offered on August 18-20.  
  • CULTURAL AWARENESS TRAINING: Complete the Cultural Awareness Training within the FREDReady Fall 2023 mini-course.
  • PLAGIARISM PREVENTION TRAINING: Complete the Plagiarism Prevention Training within the FREDReady Fall 2023 mini-course.
  • CONSENT & RESPECT MODULE: Complete the online Consent & Respect Module that will be sent to a student's FREDmail account.
  • ACTIVE STUDENT SURVEY: Complete the Enrollment Verification questionnaire in a student's Your Connection account.

Need Help?

Please contact Erin Mroczka, New Student and Transition Programs at or 716-673-4969 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.


Before June 1
Pay your deposit
Please note: Once you make your deposit it will take 48 hours before the Your Connection link will be ready

Starting 48 hours after your deposit has been processed
Log into Your Connection and FREDMail
Tip: Your Connection and FREDMail use different usernames and passwords.  Your Connection uses your F-Number and FREDMail uses your e-services username. Find your e-services log-in information in Your Connection so you can access your Fredonia email and

Residence Life Information
Complete your housing application if you plan on living on campus in Your Connection
Click Here to view a tutorial on how to complete the application

View and understand your Financial Aid

View your preliminary Course Schedule

Complete the Jump Start Enrollment Program 

Prior to August 1
Complete your Health Information for Incoming Students
This must be done before you can go to classes!

Send in your Final Transcripts
We must receive final transcripts showing the successful completion of your current studies. First-year transcripts should be sent directly from the high school. You will also need to send any AP, IB, CLEP or college coursework you have completed in High School.

Mentor/Leader Applications 2023


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 Jump Start 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 by April 3, 2023!  Please send any questions about the position to the New Student and Transition Programs Office by email at

2023 Orientation Leader Application

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