Step 1: Complete the Orientation Data Form

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

Purpose of the Orientation Data Form

  • 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.
  • Select your orientation session based on the options available for your major and space availability.
  • Register guests for Parent and Family Orientation. Learn more about the program

For new students beginning in fall 2020, we will notify you when the Orientation Data Form becomes available. 

Get a head start and complete Step 2: Submit Immunization Records.

Once Completed

After you submit your Orientation Data Form, you'll receive a confirmation email with important information about your next steps. If you don't see it within 5 minutes, check your spam folder.

Planning for Summer Orientation

First-year students will attend a two-day session on a Monday-Tuesday or Thursday-Friday from June 29 - July 31. Students attend orientation based on their major, therefore, not all dates are available to all students. Most students will have at least 2 out of the 9 dates available. 

Transfer students attend a one-day session in June or August. Most students can choose to attend any of the four dates available.

Most students are able to attend an orientation session that works for their summer schedule. We do not recommend booking travel to campus.

We will communicate directly with students when the form becomes available.

Choose wisely!

Before selecting your orientation date, keep in mind other commitments, such as jobs, vacations or other commitments that conflict with the program (this might include summer science workshops).


Proof of immunization is required for all new students. Fulfill your immunization requirements before proceeding to Step 3.

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 or (877) 434-0665