New Student Orientation, Advising & Registration

Class of 2021

The Office of First-Year and Transition Programs can help!
Contact Erin at or
(716) 673-3271

New Student Checklist

First-Year Students

Transfer Students


New Student Quick Links
Residence Life
Health Center
Counseling Center
Meal Plans, ID, Textbooks
Academic Advising
Your Connection
Transfer Student Services
University Payment and Charges
FERPA - Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974


Be FRED Ready!

Before May 1
Pay your deposit
Please note: Once you make your deposit it will take 48 hours before the Your Connection link will be ready

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

Starting February 15
Complete the Course Schedule Survey in Your Connection

Starting March 7
Residence Life Information
Complete your housing application if you plan on living on campus in Your Connection
Click Here to view a tutorial on how to complete the application

Starting April 14
RSVP to attend New Student Orientation in Your Connection

Prior to August 1
Complete your Health Information for Incoming Students
This must be done before you can go to classes!



You Belong at Fredonia!

Get Started Here


Fredonia offers many New Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration programs for first-year students and transfers.

Program highlights include:

  • Academic Advising and Registration
  • FREDCard Processing (Photo ID and Meal Plan)
  • Campus Information (Residence Life, Student Activities, Career Development, Financial Aid, Student Accounts (billing), Vehicle Registration, Health Center, and Counseling Center)
  • Connecting with other new students


Summer New Student Orientation Program Online Registration
Begins April 14, 2017

Click Here to View Summer 2017 Orientation Dates


This program is for any new incoming student (first-year or transfer). Eligible students will receive an email inviting them to register online for this program.

Please contact the First-Year and Transition Programs Office at 716-673-3271 with any questions or email us at

Please be aware that orientation is a mandatory program 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. Students are assessed this fee even if they do not to attend orientation in person.

(If you are a new graduate student, please contact the Graduate Office at 716-673-3808 for details about your orientation.)


Once you have paid your deposit, here are things you should be doing regularly leading up to the orientation program:

Logging into Your Connection.
​Enter your ​User Name: Your F​redonia 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 user name and password in Your Connection
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 (the little envelope icon at the top of the Fredonia home page:
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 (click on envelope icon in top right side of page)


Please contact Erin Mroczka, Director of First-Year and Transition Programs at or (716) 673-3271 with any questions you may have.


Orientation & In-Person Registration

First-Year and Transition Programs
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3271