Stay on track with the tasks associated with your start at UB.
This list overviews many of the tasks a new student needs to complete to successfully start at UB. We will email you timely reminders to encourage your progress.
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Actions Related to Step 1: Complete the Orientation Data Form
Before You Complete the Orientation Data Form
Activate your UBITName. After you complete your Orientation Data Form, UB will communicate with your buffalo.edu email, which requires you to set up your UBITName. Follow the instructionsto set-up your UB email account and begin checking regularly. You can access your UBmail by visiting ubmail.buffalo.edu from a web browser. You should have access to activate your UB email account a couple days after submitting your tuition deposit.
Learn more about how to choose your major. On the Orientation Data Form, you will see your current major listed and have the option to change to another available major. Inform your choice by reviewing UB's tips for how to choose your major. It is also okay to not be sure; select "exploratory" if you'd like to start at UB with an undeclared major.
Review your Orientation Data Form confirmation email. This email will be sent 10-15 minutes after you submit the form and includes detailed information about instructions, timelines and action steps just for you.
Download the Navigate app to support your academic experience. The Navigate app is available once you are enrolled in classes. Download it to schedule appointments with academic advisors and tutors and locate helpful academic resources, such as Study Buddies.
Actions Related to Step 4: Participate in Summer Orientation
Beginning June 1, submit a photo for your UB Card. First-year students must submit a photo one week before your on-campus orientation in order to receive their UB Card during Summer Orientation Check-in.
Complete any to-do list items for financial aid located in your HUB Student Center (access through MyUB, requires UBIT name/password).
Understand UB's Health Insurance Requirementand your coverage options. If you have existing health insurance, submit a waiver of UB's coverage to remove the automatic charge from your eBill. We recommend submitting a waiver before August 1 to allow processing time before the first eBill is due later that month.