Registering for Orientation

Orientation leader directing students around campus

Attending International Student Orientation will prepare you for a successful transition to UB. You will benefit from one of the most comprehensive International Student Orientation programs in the U.S.!

At our International Student Orientation program, you will be able to receive your:

  • UB Identification Card
  • UB single-use password and email account

You will also be able to obtain a:

  • Bank account
  • Cell phone account
  • Social Security card (can apply, if eligible)
  • Driver’s license (can apply) 

During International Student Orientation, you can officially enroll as a UB student by completing the following tasks:

  • Take TOEFL and/or SPEAK tests (if required)
  • Submit health background and immunizations form
  • Receive required immunizations (if not completed before arrival)
  • Attend Immigration and University Police sessions
  • Meet with an academic advisor
  • Register for classes

You also will learn about these university resources and services:

  • Academic advisement
  • Computing
  • Libraries
  • Meal plans
  • On-campus jobs
  • Health, wellness and counseling
  • Health insurance
  • Recreation
  • Transportation
  • Campus safety

And you will learn tips to avoid such problems as:

  • Internet scams
  • House fires
  • Substandard off-campus housing
  • Violating your immigration status

There’s much more you can explore during International Student Orientation! You can receive study tips from professors, learn how to use your health insurance, find out about cultural differences, join a shopping trip and more.