Transfer Orientation Information and FAQ's


Why should I attend?

You should attend Summer Orientation because this program is designed to provide you with the information you need to be successful at Fredonia. We appreciate as a transfer student that you have a better idea then a first-year student what life is like a college student, however there are some things special to Fredonia that you will need to know in order to be academically successful here. Specifically new transfer students will:
  • Finalize their fall course schedule with a specially-trained academic advisor. (After June 15, a tentative schedule will be available for you to preview on Your Connection.);
  • Become familiar with campus support services and learning tools;
  • Process their FREDCard;
  • Learn about the general education requirements for all students, components specific to your selected major, or opportunities to explore a potential major;
  • Meet with current college students who will share their experiences and tips about being a student at Fredonia.


Program Information
Program registration for transfer students will take place from 8:00 – 8:30 a.m. on Monday, June 20. Following registration and refreshments, you will hear remarks from our President and be introduced to our Orientation Staff. After a brief review of the day’s schedule, you will participate in an academic session that will include a discussion of general education and your academic experience. You will also have a chance to experience some learning tools that will assist you over the course of your academic career. After a buffet lunch, you will be a part of a small group participating in a series of informational workshops designed to assist you with planning for the fall semester as well as the years ahead. During this time, you will finalize your class schedule for the fall semester.
Orientation Fees
The transfer orientation fee is $80. Students do not need to pay in advance, but you must pre-register in advance.
Students will be charged this fee, whether your choose to attend or not.
This includes the program, orientation materials and lunch.
There is no additional Family Orientation Program scheduled for the transfer session.
How to Make a Reservation
Please click here to sign into Your Connection. Once you have logged in, please click on Student Service, Financial Aid, Residence Life. Scroll down to the bottom and select Summer Orientation.
Each session is limited to a specific number of students to ensure personal attention for each student and each session is filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Confirmation of your Reservation
Once you have registered for your orientation session, you will be directed to a "Confirmation Page". If for unavoidable reasons it becomes necessary to cancel or change your reservation in any way, you can make changes by clicking the Make a Change link on the Confirmation Page. If you are unable to make changes once you click the link, call (716) 673-3276 for assistance. Please be aware that it is the responsibility of the student to make his or her own travel arrangements to Fredonia through airlines, bus companies, and/or travel agencies.
Please print a copy of the confirmation page and bring it with you to your orientation session.
While you are welcome to have parents or guests travel with you to orientation, the program itself is restricted to student participants only. However, there will be orientation staff available to answer any questions they may have or guide parents to campus offices that they would like to visit. Parents/guests are also encouraged to explore the campus on their own, enjoy time in our café and coffee houses, and visit the surrounding local eateries and shops.
Please note: there is no on-campus housing option for parents/guests during the Transfer Orientation Sessions.
A list of off-campus lodging options are listed below.
Required Admission/Housing Deposit

Orientation reservations cannot be processed until your Admissions/Housing Deposit ($100; or $50 for those who do not require on-campus housing in the fall) is on file with the Office of Student Accounts. The Admission/Housing Deposit can be mailed directly to the Office of Student Accounts (envelope was provided with your Admissions acceptance packet) or processed online. This Admission/Housing Deposit activates you on the university’s computer database and allows you to view your tentative schedule and finalize your fall 2016 class selection at orientation.


Off-Campus Lodging

Motels and Hotels in Fredonia area; local telephone numbers noted below:
Comfort Inn (716) 672-4450 3925 Vineyard Drive, Dunkirk
Days Inn (716) 673-1351 Route 60, Fredonia
The Dunkirk/Fredonia Inn (716) 366-7100 3912 Vineyard Drive, Dunkirk
The White Inn (716) 672-2103 52 East Main St. Fredonia
Clarion Hotel & Conference (716) 366-8350 30 Lake Shore Drive East, Dunkirk
Brookside Manor Bed & Breakfast (800) 929-7599 3728 Route 83, Fredonia
Cannot attend
If you are unable to attend either of the June orientation sessions, you have one other
opportunity on Friday, August 19 to be advised and register for classes.
Please be advised that you will be charged a $80.00 program fee on your Fall
Semester bill. Information on the final orientation will be available later in
the summer. You may contact Erin Mroczka, Director of First-Year and Transition Programs for more information at (716)673-3271.

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Orientation & In-Person Registration

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