Welcome Week

New Student Next Steps

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Check your Fredonia Email account regularly.

Your Connection

Your key to viewing your schedule, accepting financial aid, paying your bill, and much more.


Confirm your meal plan, add a FREDdebit account, and manage your FREDcard.

Checklist for Incoming Students

Once an admitted student pays their deposit, there are many important next steps to ensure successful preparation before the semester begins.  Below is a check list to help Please read each checklist item carefully, and complete it if applicable to you. Be mindful of important dates and deadlines!


BIG BLUE Student Success Guide


You've decided!

Your $100 deposit reserves your space in the incoming class. This deposit covers your residence hall deposit ($50) and your academic deposit ($50). Upon being accepted you have until May 1 (Fall semeseter entry), or 30 days after your acceptance (whichever is later), to send your deposit to let us know your plan to attend Fredonia!


Plan to live on campus?

The Housing Application allows you to rank your living preferences. Log into Your Connection using your Fredonia ID# and PIN. Then, select the "Student" tab and then the MyHousing link to complete the application! Questions may be directed to the Office of Residence Life.

If you'd like, you may choose your own roommate!

Students will be able to pick roommates either by name or other variables such as major, age, etc. Log into Your Connection and into your My Housing Profile. 

Office of Residence Life
Gregory Hall
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3341
(716) 673-3118 fax

We build your first semester course schedule for you!

The Academic Advising Office creates a preliminary course schedule for every new student based on a completed Course Interest Survey, which can be found and completed in Your Connection.

You will receive an email notification to your FREDmail account that your course schedule is ready to view! Schedule adjustments may only be made at New Student Orientation.

Academic Advising Office
4th Floor - Reed Library
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3188

Fredonia offers six opportunities for new students to attend a Summer Jump Start Day. All new students are required to attend one session. On these days, students will work on completing essential enrollment items such as receiving a Fredonia ID Card (FREDcard), making any changes to their course schedule, learning about digital tools, the next steps and what to expect for Move-In and Orientation, and more!

Students may register for a Jump Start day through Your Connection.


More Information

How will you finance your education?

All students who have completed a FAFSA and are accepted to Fredonia will receive a Financial Aid Award Letter. This letter outlines the financial assistance available to you at Fredonia. Please follow the instructions on the Award Letter to accept OR decline federal work study and student loans in Your Connection. Questions regarding this process can be directed to the Office of Financial Aid at (716) 673-3253.

Loan Agreement & Entrance Counseling

If you have decided to accept any student loans that were offered to you on your award letter, you must complete a loan agreement and entrance counseling on the studentloans.gov website.

Financial Aid Office
209 Maytum Hall
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3253
(716) 673-3785 Fax

Here, we run on Google. Make sure to log into your new FREDMail (Gmail) Account.

It is very important to log into your FREDMail account daily to stay up-to-date on critical information while you are a student at Fredonia. You can find your login credentials in Your Connection under your Personal Information Tab under the View Usernames & Passwords link. You will see your eServices User ID and Password under the usernames and passwords area.


Immunization Records

All students must send a copy of their Immunization Records to LoGrasso Student Health Center. Additionally, you must complete the Meningitis Survey located in Your Connection.

Student Health Center
LoGrasso Hall
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3131 phone
(716) 673-4722 fax

We need proof that you graduated, and any coursework you may have completed for college credit.

We must receive final official transcripts with a graduation date showing successful completion of your current studies. You will also want to send any AP, IB, CLEP or college coursework you have completed in High School. Official college transcripts and test scores can be addressed directly to:

Undergraduate Admissions Office
Maytum Hall, 6th Floor
280 Central Ave.
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(800) 252-1212 toll free
(716) 673-3251 local
(716) 673-3249 fax

Your Electronic BILL is due -- don't be late!

Fredonia does not send out paper billing statements; however, students desiring a paper statement can print their own through the TouchNet eBill system. When your bill is available to view, you will receive an email notification to your FREDmail account. It can be paid through TouchNet, and accessed your Your Connection. You may visit the Student Accounts Office website for more information on how to pay your eBill.

Student Accounts Office
306 Maytum Hall
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3236

Ready to Move-In?

New students move into their campus residence halls on:

Fall 2019 - Thursday, August 22 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Spring 2019- Sunday, January 19 or Monday, January 20

Office of Residence Life
Gregory Hall
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3341
(716) 673-3118 fax

Get "Fredonia-Ready" at New Student Orientation

Spring 2020- Tuesday, January 21 (9:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m.)

A registration link will be available online starting October 1, 2019.

New Student Orientation consists of workshops, activities, and events to assist students in preparing to live and learn on campus. There are both optional and mandatory sessions. Program components include:

● 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 & Transition Programs
601 Maytum Hall
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-4969

Update Your Technology

  • Refer to the ITS site for help at www.fredonia.edu/its/getting-started
  • Get rid of any illegally downloaded copyright materials (music, videos, movies, etc.)
  • View Fredonia's policies and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act at www.fredonia.edu/its/dmca
  • Upload antivirus software /its/virus
  • Install all computer operating system critical & security updatesInstructions on how to get your mobile devices ready at www.fredonia.edu/its/fredapps
  • Before you arrive on campus, please review the student technology recommendations brochure and resources from various departments.

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