Registering for the Welcome Series

Orientation leader directing students around campus.

Attending our comprehensive International Student Welcome Series will prepare you for a successful transition to UB!

At our International Student Welcome Series, you will be able to receive your:

  • UB Identification Card

You will also be able to obtain a:

  • Bank account
  • Cell phone account
  • Social Security card (can apply, if eligible)

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

  • Sign up for ESL courses (if required)
  • Submit health background and immunizations form
  • Receive required immunizations (if not completed before arrival)
  • Attend Immigration and "Your Role in the UB Community" sessions
  • Meet with an academic advisor
  • Register for classes

You also will learn about these university resources and services:

  • Academic advisement
  • Computing
  • Libraries
  • On-campus employment
  • Health, wellness and counseling
  • Health insurance
  • Campus safety

There’s much more you can explore during the International Student Welcome Series! You can receive study tips, learn how to use your health insurance, find out about cultural differences, and more.