International Student Welcome


Learn more about UB's welcome for F-1 and J-1 international students. 

International Student Welcome

New and transfer international students will participate in virtual and in-person programs and events that support your successful start at UB.    

Undergraduate Students: New to UB Orientation Programs

All first-year and transfer undergraduate F-1 students will participate in the New to UB orientation programs.

Graduate Students: International Student Welcome

Getting Started Schedule

Are You Ready?

Pre-Arrival Live Events

Attend our virtual Pre-Arrival Information Sessions!

This series of live events is designed to help you successfully prepare to arrive, live and study at UB. Recordings of the sessions will be posted on the series' page for your convenience.

Important Dates

  • Sunday, August 20, 2023: Recommended latest arrival date
  • Monday, August 21 - 23, 2023: International Student Welcome in-person programs and activities

Welcome Series

The Welcome Series sessions and activities are informative, useful, and important as you continue your transition to UB throughout your first semester on campus.

Fall 2023 Welcome Series programs and activities will be shared during the summer and throughout the Fall 2023 semester. 

International Orientation & Welcome Series Fee

The International Orientation and Welcome Series Fee is a one-time charge for international student new to the UB campus that covers the New to UB orientation programming for undergraduate students, and the International Student Welcome programming for graduate students.     

The International Orientation and Welcome Series Fee is $105.  The fee will appear on your UB bill during the second or third billing cycle.  The fee is charged to all new students, and is not charged based on your choice of participation.