New Student Orientation Programs
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 Spring 2024 Enrollment Dates
- Immunization Records Due- January 18, 2024
- Move In for New Students- January 18, 2024
- New Student Orientation- January 19-21, 2024
- First Day of Classes- January 22, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Jump Start is the first step of orientation for new undergraduate first-year and transfer students! Students will complete Jump Start and course registration advisement virtually several weeks prior to the start of the semester. Jump Start 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:
Got to www.fredonia.edu
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.
Details about completing the Jump Start Program for spring 2024 students will be sent to all new students the first week of December or 5 days after deposit.
New Student Orientation and Move-In
Student Move-in Guide
New Student Move-In will take place January 18, 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 January 19-21 before the first day of classes on Monday, January 22.
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. Please review our comprehensive NSO Master Schedule of Events, after December 1, keep in mind this is being updated regularly. We expect students to participate in the following activities on Friday, January 19, 2024.
- Academic Welcome Meetings
- First-Year NSO Session and Tour or
- Transfer Student NSO Workshop
Please contact email@example.com 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 my.fredonia.edu. 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
Mentor/Leader Applications 2024
Applications will be available starting February 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 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. Please send any questions about the position to the New Student and Transition Programs Office by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.