FRED Notes

Newsletter for New Students @ Fredonia

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Gearing up for the First Day of Classes!

In case you haven't noticed, there are only a few days before you are #FREDBOUND!

Classes officially start on Monday, August 21!

Below are a ton of tips and information links that will be helpful as you prepare to make your way to Fredonia.

  • Arrival Instruction Information
  • Details about Fall Orientation
  • Welcome Week & Move In Weekend Events
  • Academics Prep (OnCourse, Books, and Course Schedule)
  • General Reminders

Beyond these notes, please refer to the following Fredonia webpages for assistance:


Arrival Info:

Residence Life:


First-Year Programs:

Academic Advising:

Financial Aid:

International Student Orientation:

You can always call (716) 673-3271 and ask for help too!


Start Filling UP your calendar!

The whole campus is buzzing during move-in with events for all students, here are few you might want to plan to participate in:

Friday, August 18

Don't Dine Alone

4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m - Cranston Marche

If you are here for orientation and haven't meet people to eat with, don't worry!

Come join an upperclassmen for dinner, they are so excited to meet you and answer any questions you might have.

Are You Smarter than a College Student?

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.- Williams Center, Multipurpose Room

Get to know some other first-year students within your major by participating in our pop-culture-themed trivia game!

Residence Life Meet-Ups

8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.- Assigned Residence Halls

Participate in some fun programs and meet other students in your residence hall!

Saturday, August 19

Welcome Tent

9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.- Between Williams Center and Gregory Hall

Not sure where to go or what to do? Stop by for a campus tour or map, have your questions answered, and enjoy live music! Look for a something new every hour in the afternoon and free food begins at 12:00 p.m.! Hosted by Tau Sigma, Alpha Lambda Delta and Golden Key

Don't Dine Alone

4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m - Cranston Marche

If you are here for orientation and haven't meet people to eat with, don't worry!

Come join an upperclassmen for dinner, they are so excited to meet you and answer any questions you might have.

Lawn & Patio Games

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.- Williams Center Patio and Gazebo

Relax after a busy day by playing some board games or getting active with Kan Jam and other outside activities.

Sunday, August 20

Campus and Classroom Tours

11:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.- Welcome Tent (Between the Williams Center and Gregory Hall)

Need help finding your classes? We have Fredonia students stationed at this location to personally guide you through our academic buildings, or help you find any other popular place on campus!

Mingles and Meetings

1:30 p.m.- 2:30 p.m.- Various locations

Special interest group meetings for incoming students by invite only.

  • Full Opportunity Student Meeting- McEwen 209 (Upstairs)
  • Transfer Student Organization Mingle- Williams Center, S204

New Student Convocation

3:00 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. - King Concert Hall

Required for all new students

Official academic celebration for in-coming new first-year and transfer students. (Students only- not enough room for family)

Ice Cream Social

4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. - Williams Center, Multipurpose Room

Sponsored by Spectrum

Catch up with old friends or make some new ones over a frosty treat of your own creation!

A full list of all events will be available starting August 18 on the Fall 2017 Welcome page:

Welcome to SUNY Fredonia!

Solar Eclipse Party on August 21st!

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Meet the Department of Physics in the field next to the Science Center to witness this astronomical event! There will be solar-watching gadgets available such as solar glasses, binoculars with solar filters, and a solar telescope.

The maximum eclipse is around 2:30p.m., but the event runs from 1:00p.m.- 4 p.m.

In case of rain, or if you just don't want to view it outside, there will also be a NASA live stream of the eclipse in the William Center's Multipurpose Room!

Some of our Clubs and Organzations are Holding Their Own Events!

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Be FREDReady!

Just a few last things...

Please check your Fredonia email!

If you need help, please check out the Orientation or FY&T page for instructions.

Roommate and Housing Assignments were sent out via email the first week of August!

If you haven't completed the housing application and you want to live on campus this fall make sure to contact Residence Life.

Remember to bring back your FREDCard!

FSA will be open during Move-In Weekend.

Don't forget all tuition bills are electronic and can be found online!

Contact the Student Accounts Office if you need help with this.

Send us your #FREDBOUND pics via Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook and let us know you are coming!

We can't wait to see you!!

New Student and Transition Programs

Helping new students transition to life at Fredonia!

See what Move-In Weekend has in store for you!

Fredonia Move-In Weekend 2016

Start looking forward to Activities Night on Wednesday, August 30th!

Activities Night at Fredonia