Step 1: Complete the Orientation Data Form

Start by filling out the Orientation Data Form to provide key information to UB.

On this page:

Before You Complete the Orientation Data Form

New students should review and/or take action on the following:

Complete the Orientation Data Form

On the Orientation Data Form, you will:
  • Provide details about your academic background and interests to your academic advisor. They will help you begin academic planning and develop a preliminary course schedule.
  • Register for your Summer Orientation. 
  • Provide a family member's contact information; we'll send them emails with helpful resources to support your start at UB. 
  • If available, register a family member for on-campus Parent and Family Orientation concurrent to your Summer Orientation; learn more about the program on the Parent and Family Orientation page.

Please complete the Orientation Data Form within 1 week of submitting your tuition deposit.

For most students, the Orientation Data Form takes 30 minutes to complete. If you have questions when submitting the form please consult our FAQ page, email us, or call during our business hours for additional assistance.

* The University at Buffalo is committed to ensuring equal access to information that is presented online. As part of this commitment, university web content must be accessible to everyone, including individuals with physical, sensory, or cognitive impairments, with or without the use of assistive technology. If you encounter an accessibility issue when completing the orientation data form, please contact the orientation office.


Finish Step 1: Complete the Orientation Data Form within 1 week of submitting your tuition deposit.


Need Help?

Helping new students transition to life at UB:

University at Buffalo
112 Student Union, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260

Phone: (716) 645-6125