Are you ready to begin your studies? There are many tasks that you can complete before arriving in the U.S. ISS recommends that you complete the following prior to arriving.
**You may have other department/academic-based pre-arrival requirements. Be sure to check with your academic department!
You cannot access your New International Student Check-in, Student Account, and other UB services until you have successfully activated your UBIT Account.
If you're having trouble activating your account please visit buffalo.edu/ubit/help for assistance.
UB has introduced a powerful new tool to help protect your UBITName: Duo Two-Step Verification. Learn how to enable and manage this extra layer of security on your account by "enrolling" one or more personal devices. Visit the UBIT website to learn more and enroll.
Please complete your online International Student Check-in. All items can be completed before arriving in the U.S., except submitting a copy of your I-94 (your Form I-94 will only be available after you enter the U.S.). We encourage you to complete the New International Student Check-in as early as possible.
As part of the online International Student Check-in, you will be asked to upload a copy of your U.S. Visa stamp. Please be aware that ISS must receive a copy of your U.S. Visa stamp before we can remove your IS hold on your student account. All holds on your student account must be addressed before you be able to register for classes.
If you received a Provisional Admission checklist with your I-20/DS-2019, you must prepare the documents to finalize your admission. Please contact International Admissions if you need assistance.
Your Health Background and Immunization Forms must be submitted to and reviewed by Student Health Services before you can register for classes. Please keep in mind that it may take a few weeks for your immunization records to be processed. Please submit early if possible.
Please review the Immunization and Meningitis Requirement web page for more information, including information about COVID-19 vaccination requirements.
Pre-arrival Live Events are facilitated over several weeks prior to the start of International Orientation. These live events will provide you with information and resources as you prepare to live and study at UB. Be sure wait your email inbox and read pre-arrival emails and newsletter from ISS for more details.
All of the live events will be recorded and posted on the Pre-Arrival Live Events webpage.
Reduce the wait time for your UB Card. Upload a photo for your UB Card - your official University at Buffalo ID.
Use the Student Technology Guide to learn about available device discounts, configure devices for Wi-Fi and download free software.
Any holds that you may have on your account will be listed in your HUB Student Center. Your HUB Student Center can be accessed through myUB.
Understanding Your Holds
Resolve your Financial Agreement and Personal and Emergency Contact to-do list items in your HUB Student Center (access through MyUB, requires UBIT name/password).
University at Buffalo has partnered with Flywire to streamline the tuition and fee payment process for our international students. Flywire offers multiple payment options and excellent foreign exchange rates. They’ll ensure your payment arrives safely and accurately.
Please review UB Student Accounts International Payment webpage for more details.
If you register for classes early, you will have a bill due before classes begin! More information on billing dates can be found on the Student Accounts website.
All new undergraduate students (international and domestic) must complete a set of orientation modules. These virtual orientation modules provide you with basic information about the University at Buffalo that is essential to your success at UB. Some of the information presented in the program is required by New York State.
You will receive information about when and how to complete the online orientation modules in June.
All new students must complete certain health and safety courses. You will receive more information directly from the Health Promotion Office.
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