New Student Orientation Programs
2021 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.
Details about the Spring 2021 New Student Orientation Program are posted below
Jump Start Enrollment Program
Jump Start is the first step of orientation for new undergraduate first-year and transfer students! Due to COVID-19, Spring 2021 students will complete Jump Start and course registration advisement virtually.
- Jump Start is a required experience that enables students to complete the items necessary to be enrolled in the fall semester.
STEP 1: FREDReady Spring 2021 MINI-COURSE
The first step is to complete an online mini-course within a student’s OnCourse group called “FREDReady2021.” Students can do this at their own pace and must complete the course before January 30. FREDReady2021 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. Log-in instructions:
- Got to www.fredonia.edu
- Click on the “myFred” link
- Click on the “OnCourse” button at the top of the page
- Log into OnCourse using your e-Services username and password (just like you would for FREDmail)
- Once in OnCourse, click on Groups
- Click on FREDReady Spring 2021
STEP 2: ACADEMIC ADVISING APPOINTMENT
Students will have an opportunity to meet virtually with an academic advisor to finalize or to make any necessary changes to their fall course schedule. Once a student completes the “Tools for Learning” lesson within the FREDReady2021 course, they will be sent an email with a link to sign up for an individual academic advising appointment with an advisor in their major.
New Student Orientation and Move-In
Move-In will take place over several days starting January 30. Information can be found in the move-in schedule and instructions can be found at the link below.
New Student Orientation
Participating in New Student Orientation is required for all new first-year and transfer students. New Student Orientation will take place between February 1-2, ensuring that they are prepared for classes to begin on Wednesday, February 3.
New Student Orientation highlights include:
- An official introduction to the campus community
- Academic Advising sessions
- Navigate the campus spaces (find classrooms, dining halls, etc.)
- Exposure to academic and personal support services
- Build relationship networks
- Participate in campus traditions
New Student Orientation Requirements
All new students must complete these four mandatory enrollment items as a part of their New Student Orientation experience between February 1- February 10.
1. NSO SESSION: Attend a New Student Orientation (NSO) Session either in-person or virtually. Students must REGISTER ONLINE for their session.
2. CULTURAL AWARENESS TRAINING: Complete the Cultural Awareness Training within the FREDReady2021 mini-course in their OnCourse account.
3. CONSENT & RESPECT MODULE: Complete the online Consent & Respect Module that will be sent to a student's FREDmail account.
4. ENROLLMENT VERIFICATION: Complete the Enrollment Verification questionnaire in a student's Your Connection account.
Please contact Erin Mroczka, New Student and Transition Programs at Erin.Mroczka@fredonia.edu or (716) 673-4969 with any questions you may have.
Logging into Your Connection.
Enter your User Name: Your F 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 register for orientation, complete your course interest survey, download health information, and review your preliminary schedule through this system.
Checking your FREDMail (Fredonia email)
To begin, find your e-services username and password in Your Connection
Log into Your Connection using your Fredonia ID and Pin
Click the Personal Information Tab
Click View Your User ID and Password
Your username and password will be listed under the Student IDs and Passwords section
Go to the FREDMail link found at myFRED that is posted at the top of the Fredonia homepage: www.fredonia.edu
Enter your eservices Username and Password
If you have difficulty with your eServices username and password:
Follow the instructions above but, after you click on “View your User IDs and Passwords” under the Student IDs and Passwords section
Click on “To Reset your Passwords”
Click Next and follow directions then try logging into email at www.fredonia.edu (click on the envelope icon at the top right side of the page)
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
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 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 2021
The hiring process for Mentors and Leaders for Summer/Fall 2021 will begin in February 2021. Please direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
First-year students who are choosing to live on campus for the spring semester are encouraged to watch this video in preparation for moving to Fredonia.