Welcome to the UB family. As your student enjoys this new and exciting time in their lives, it’s important to remember that you still have a critical role in providing the support they need to thrive. We look forward to working together to promote your student’s academic success, encourage their personal growth, and help them learn how to face new challenges and opportunities on their own.
Here are links to some of the most popular information for UB parents and other family members.
We’re here to help parents and families of enrolled UB students by providing information about campus resources, offering advice about common student transition issues, answering your questions and making referrals to other departments on campus.
or 1-877-434-0665 (toll free)
College is an exciting time for students to grow, learn and have new experiences. Here, they can learn how to deal with challenges — both big and small — and discover how to rely on themselves, make smart decisions and find the resources they need.
At UB, we encourage you to let your student address the questions and concerns they may have. In our experience, most students appreciate the opportunity to be more independent and resourceful, once they’re given the chance. Critical thinking and problem-solving skills are essential to ensure success in college and beyond, and building these skills starts with students who advocate for themselves and seek out what they need.
As a family member, you have a critical role in helping your student acquire the life skills that will continue to serve them long after they leave UB. We are here to give you the resources and support you can use to help your student thrive at UB — and far beyond.
All UB communication and information (including bills and grades) goes directly to the student. We encourage you to communicate with your student so you can get information directly from them, and help your student continue to take responsibility for these important matters. This policy is in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
The transition from high school to college can be as challenging for parents and family members as for students. Here are a few quick tips to help:
If you’re a parent or other family member of a currently enrolled UB undergraduate student, you can sign up for emails and receive:
Emails are sent throughout the academic year.
The fastest, most direct way to support UB students is with a gift to the UB Parent Fund. There’s no better time to give than while your student is here, so they can benefit from your generosity.
First time or returning to campus? Let us help you find your way — and find a place to stay.
The University at Buffalo has dozens of fraternities and sororities affiliated with our campus. Membership can provide your student with a positive, enriching experience along with unique leadership and service opportunities.
Orientation, Transition and Parent Programs provides orientation for families and students, tips for adjusting to UB, and transition specialists for students who need a little extra help:
112 Student Union
(716) 645-6125 or (877) 434-0665