Congratulations on your acceptance to the University at Buffalo! You have made a wise decision to further your education at UB.
We would like to welcome you to UB! UB has a longstanding tradition of welcoming students, faculty and researchers from around the world. Our international population enriches our community through its knowledge, talents, diligence and diverse perspectives. Here we truly embrace the American principles of inclusion for all people regardless of their race, religion or nationality.
A premier research-intensive public university, UB is also the largest and most comprehensive university in the State University of New York system. It was the first public university in New York to be admitted into the prestigious Association of American Universities. The education you receive, out-of-class opportunities you seek and relationships you form here will benefit you for the rest of your life!
SUNY announced that the start date for the Spring 2021 semester will change to February 1, 2021.
If you are an F-1 student starting in Buffalo for Spring you most likely received your Initial I-20 with a program start date of 01/25/2021. Although the Spring 2021 semester start date has changed at UB, the program start date on your I-20 will remain the same (01/25/2021) and you will not be issued a new I-20.
You will still be able to enter the U.S. up to 30 days prior to the program start date listed on your I-20.