New Students

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Congratulations on your acceptance to the University at Buffalo!

Welcome to 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, and diverse perspectives. Here we truly embrace the American principles of inclusion for all people regardless of their race, religion or nationality.

First Steps

  • Immigration & Visa Information
    Learn about U.S. Visas and arriving in the U.S.
  • International Student Check-In
    In order to lift the IS hold and register for classes, you must complete your ISS check-in.
  • Undergraduate Students
    Welcome undergraduate students! Along with New to UB orientation programs, we're here to help you succeed at UB.
  • Graduate Students
    Welcome graduate students! We're here to help guide you in getting started at UB.
  • Making UB Your Home
    Discover everything that UB and Western New York have to offer.


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