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EC Fredonia Pre-Arrival to First Day



School Number

 +1 716-680-6045 (Mon-Fri, 8:00am – 5:00pm) 

Emergency Number

(For use outside of office hours only)

US: 1-844-284-3243
International: 1-978-459-1474

Address

EC at the State University of New York at Fredonia,
111 Jewett Hall,
280 Central Ave,
Fredonia,
NY 14063


Pre-Arrival

EC Online
What is EC Online? 
EC Online is a personalized study tool and powerful learning companion throughout your EC journey. Please see: Pre-arrival instructions.

 

When can I access EC Online? 
You will have access to EC Online as soon as you receive your booking confirmation. Start by logging in here: https://signin.ecenglish.com/student.

When can I do with EC Online? 
  • Complete your placement test  
  • Fill in the pre-arrival survey
  • Access a bank of study materials to start learning before you even leave home

Arrival

Arrival at Airport
I want an EC airport transfer, can I arrive at any time? 
If you have booked accommodation with EC you must arrive at the airport between 08:00 and 20:00. Late/early arrivals may be asked to book alternative accommodation.

What information do I need to give to book an airport transfer? 
Please provide your flight number, arrival time, terminal and airport of origin – minimum 2 weeks in advance 

Who will I meet at the airport? 
You will meet an EC transportation representative from AAA transportation downstairs in baggage claim. They will have a sign with your name on it.

What should I do if I cannot find the driver?
If after 10 minutes you cannot see the EC representative, just call AAA Transportation at 716-550-0550 or the EC Fredonia Emergency line at 716-679-8998 (from the information desk or a mobile phone). (Useful phrase to use: Hi, My name is (Maria Angeli). I am from (Italy). I cannot find my EC Driver. I am at the information desk).

What should I do if I have missed my flight or my flight is delayed? 
You should notify EC by calling 716-679-8998 (from the information desk or a mobile phone) to rearrange your transfer time and avoid additional cost. (Useful phrase to use: My name is (Maria Angeli). I am from (Italy). My student number is (123456) and my flight has been changed. My new flight number is (1234) arriving at (time).
What should I do if I haven’t booked an EC transfer?
Since EC at the State University of New York at Fredonia is 45 minutes from the airport, the best option is to book an airport transfer through EC. If you have not, you can take a taxi from the airport or a bus. To see a complete list of options visit http://www.buffaloairport.com/Ground/

Arrival at EC Accommodation

What should I expect at my EC accommodation? 
You will receive a warm, personal welcome if you book the campus housing. Upon arrival, you will be met by an EC Residence Coordinator. They will check you into your residence hall and make sure all your accommodation needs are met.

First Sunday Activities

What should I do on the Sunday before school starts? 
The State University of New York at Fredonia often holds weekend events which you are welcome to attend, please click here for more information. You may also schedule Sunday brunch with our Residence Coordinator at the Cranston Marche dining hall, please click here for more information.


Your First Day at School

How can I find my way to school?
When you arrive in your accommodations, we will show you how to find Jewett Hall. On Monday morning, our Residence Coordinator will walk you to class from your accommodation.

What if I haven’t booked EC accommodation? 
There are many student apartments in the Fredonia area.

What time should I arrive? 
9:00am 

What should I bring with me? 
You’ll experience the best possible welcome into the EC family on your first day. Enjoy undivided staff attention in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Here’s what your first day will include:

  • Detailed schedule of the day
  • Get Fredonia ID card
  • On-Campus Housing Talk
  • Placement Exam
  • Library Tour
  • Register with International Student Services
  • Welcome Talk
  • Academic Orientation

What can I expect on my first day? 
You’ll experience the best possible welcome into the EC family on your first day. Enjoy undivided staff attention in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Here’s what your first day will include:

  • Detailed schedule of the day
  • Orientation talk
  • The remainder of your placement test (speaking and writing)
  • ‘How We Learn’ – Session on how you’ll succeed with EC, including our teaching styles and methods
  • ‘Living in our City’ – Session on local sights and useful information about the area
  • Welcome tour of the school
  • Welcome activity (Your first day will end at around 3pm)

What will my timetable be? 
You will receive your timetable at school at 3pm


Frequently Asked Questions

What happens on public holidays? 
Schools do not open on public holidays, so if Monday is a public holiday, your first day at the school will be on Tuesday.

2018 Public Holidays: 28 May 2018, 04 July 2018, 03 September 2018, 08 October 2018, 12 November 2018, 22 November 2018, 23 November 2018, 24 December 2018, 25 December 2018

What do I do if public transportation is temporarily unavailable?  
In case of bad weather, public transport strikes etc, please check the EC Fredonia Facebook page for any important updates or call the emergency number.