Summer Jump Start Days

Summer Jump Start Enrollment Days

Fredonia's Jump Start Enrollment Days have concluded for summer 2019. 
New Students who were unable to attend will be provided with instructions (via their Fredonia email account) on how to complete their academic advising, course registration, and FREDCard ID processing requirements during New Student Orientation (August 23-25).

Here are some helpful links for those who missed a Jump Start Program:

Cost of College Presentation 
Powerpoint about Financial Aid requirements, viewing and paying your bill, meal plan selection, and textbook ordering.

FSA Video
3 min video on how to access your myFSA portal, verify your meal plan (which is required for all students living on campus), and signing up for a FREDdebit account

Big Blue Success Guide
PDF of contact information for several offices, specific how to information about log-ins and things students need to accomplish or know before their first semester at Fredonia

Finding Your Course Schedule Video
A preliminary course schedule is created for each incoming first-year and transfer student.  Students can view this schedule in Your Connection.  Those who did not attend a Jump Start will meet with an advisor during orientation to review this schedule and provide assistance in making any changes.  Students who did NOT attend Jump Start cannot make changes to their schedule on their own.

New Student Orientation will take place on Friday, August 23, 2019 - Sunday, August 25, 2019

New Students will move-in on Thursday, August 22, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.  A special Residence Hall Meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m.  Most parents and family leave campus by about 7:00 p.m.
The activities taking place on Friday-Sunday are for students only.  There will not be a parent's orientation offered in August, but we will host a Campus Resource Fair on Thursday so families may complete any last minute items or have questions addressed.

Please be aware that Jump Start and New Student Orientation are mandatory programs at Fredonia for all new first-year and transfer students. There will be a one-time, non-refundable orientation fee charged to all new undergraduate students. This fee is reflected on the semester bill.

Quick How to Register for a Jump Start Day

  • Go to the Your Connection page
  • Log into Your Connection using your "F" ID number
  • Select the "Student Tab"
  • Click on "Summer Jump Start Sessions" and complete the form.

All new students attend a one-day Jump Start program on campus in July.  This provides students the opportunity to complete all the items necessary to be enrolled for the fall semester and prepare for move-in, including:

  • Finalizing their course schedule
  • Navigating online academic tools
  • Processing their Fredonia ID card
  • Submitting immunization records
  • Accepting a meal plan (if living on campus)
  • Registering a vehicle
  • Connecting with campus support offices
  • Completing Financial Aid requirements
  • Meeting other new students


A special, Parent/Guardian Orientation will also be offered simultaneously at each Jump Start.  Parents, family members, and guests accompanying a student who chooses not to participate in the parent/guardian program are NOT able to remain with the student throughout the day. Students have their own itinerary during Jump Start. However, students can register up to two family guests to attend the parent/family program using the online registration request form. Please be aware that there is a fee for parents to attend however, it is NOT mandatory for parents to attend.

Workshops presented to Parents/Guardian's include:

  • Campus Safety and Expectations- information about student conduct and campus-wide safety 
  • Student Accounts-how to see your student's e-bill and be an authorized user,  what payment plans are available, due dates
  • Financial Aid - steps on how to complete remaining Financial Aid requirements, such as verification 
  • Academic Advising- what course work is your student expected to complete, how students are finalizing their schedules, what an advisor assists with
  • FSA- how campus meal plans work, what are FREDdebit or FREDFunds accounts, what is the FREDCard used for
  • Student Wellness and Support- information about using Tutoring Center, Health Center, and Counseling Center on campus 
  • Residence Life & Technology- details about what to bring or not to bring in residence, as well as computer and data information
  • Extra Items- a tour of the residence halls and walk-in Financial Aid counseling hours


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