Find out about educational and cultural workshops for students and members of the UB community.

F-1 Immigration Session

This session explains how you are responsible for following US immigration regulations to maintain your visa status. All newly arrived international students, students changing their status to F-1, students who failed to maintain their F-1 status, and those returning to UB after being away for one year or more must watch an Immigration Session. 

Date Time Location
Tuesday, August 27 2:00-3:00 pm O'Brian Hall 212
Wednesday, August 28 5:00-6:00 pm Norton Hall 214
Thursday, August 29 11:00 am-12:00 pm Capen Hall 260
Tuesday, September 3 5:00-6:00 pm O'Brian Hall 209

Curricular Practical Training Workshops

F-1 students who are interested in working off campus to fulfill internship requirements in their major field of study should attend this workshop to learn about Curricular Practical Training (CPT) eligibility requirements and the CPT application process.

Date Time Location
Thursday, September 19 1:00-1:50 pm O'Brian Hall 212
Wednesday, October 16 4:00-4:50 pm Natural Sciences Complex 216
Friday, November 15 3:00-3:50 pm O'Brian Hall 112
Tuesday, December 3 2:00-2:50 pm Wende Hall 114, South Campus

Optional Practical Training Workshops

Are you an F-1 student who is planning to work off-campus after finishing your degree requirements?  Optional Practical Training (OPT) authorization is required for F-1 students to work in the U.S. after graduation/completion of their degree program requirements.  Attend this workshop to learn about OPT eligibility requirements and the application process.

Date Time Location
Wednesday, September 25 1:00-2:20 pm O'Brian Hall 109
Tuesday, October 29 3:00-4:20 pm O'Brian Hall 109
Wednesday, November 6 3:00-4:20 pm Natural Sciences Complex 216
Thursday, December 5 2:00-3:20 pm Wende Hall 114, South Campus

Post-OPT Employment: H-1B and Other Visa Options

What options are available to allow you to live and work in the U.S. after completion of OPT? How do you decide which works for you? Come learn about non-immigrant and immigrant visa options.

Date Time Location
Friday, November 22 2:00-3:30 pm O'Brian Hall 109
Join us for this workshop online!

This workshop can be accessed on WebEx.

Meeting number: 735 622 951

Meeting password:ISS210

J-1 Student Employment: On-Campus & Academic Training

Are you a J-1 student interested in working on campus or off-campus in your field of study? This workshop will explore two work authorization options for J-1 students, on-campus employment and Academic Training. 

This workshop is only for J-1 students who have a DS-2019 issued by UB.

Date Time Location
Wednesday, October 23 3:00-4:00 pm Talbert Hall 111