Answering your questions from the start.
Check here first for answers to the questions we hear most from new students making the transition to the University at Buffalo.
You'll need this information to complete your Orientation Data Form. First, look on the letter or emails you received from Admissions; it's an 8-digit number that probably starts with 5.
If you have your UBIT information, you can find your person number in your HUB Student Center (access through myub.buffalo.edu).
You can also contact Admissions for assistance at 716-645-6900 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please fill in the subject/course title. You can list your anticipated score or write "TBD" in that box. Leave the "exam taken" box unchecked.
Use your best judgment and fill in your anticipated grade for the course you're currently taking.
Please do not wait to submit your Orientation Data Form for a final grade or exam score. Just knowing you're in the course is helpful to your academic advisor. Visit Step 1: Complete the Orientation Data Form and submit your form now.
Once you submit the Orientation Data Form, you are unable to make changes.
If you notice an error or that something is missing, please email us at email@example.com with a detailed description of what you would like to add or change on your Orientation Data Form.
Once your immunization records have been received, processed, reviewed and deemed compliant with requirements by Health Services, your IMM and MEN holds will be removed. This will be reflected in your HUB Student Center (access through MyUB, requires UBIT name/password) in real time. This will occur 3-5 business days after we receive your compliant records.
Students will not be individually contacted to confirm receipt of records. Please check your HUB Student Center for the current status of your service indicators.
If your paperwork is not in compliance, you will receive an email from Health Services.
Please contact us only if you have a hold on your account for a prolonged period of time after submitting your records/forms:
You can notify UB about your request on your Orientation Data Form. This will temporarily prevent you from completing the form while we process your request. We will email you once we have processed so you may resume the form (usually within two business days).
Visit Step 1: Submit the Orientation Data Form to take action now.
Please email us your request at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your first name, last name, and requested major in your email.
We will initiate your request by notifying your academic advisor.
Please note that it may take up to one week for your major to be updated in your HUB Student Center. If you have not yet registered for classes, refer to Step 3: Register for Classes to learn how you will work with your academic advisor.
The process and timeline for working with your academic advisor to register for classes differs by each major and/or advising center. Utilize the information in your Orientation Data Form confirmation email and the chart on Step 3: Register for Classes to know what to expect.
Our highest priority is to help students succeed at UB and orientation is an important foundation for your success.
Your required orientation program is designed to help you navigate the transition to life at UB and how to prepare for the rigor of UB academics, while providing information about helpful resources for new students.
Some of the information included is mandated by New York State; your completion ensures you meet this requirement.
Building connections and community at UB can be an important step in finding success here. In order to accomplish this in our virtual format, we have created a number of live, optional sessions the week before classes begin.
We strongly encourage new students to attend at least one of these sessions. They are a great way to get your questions answered in a live setting, hear tips and advice from current students, and connect virtually with other new students.
View the schedule on the Spring Orientation page of this website and plan which events you will attend.
As you prepare for the spring semester, UB will continue to communicate information and guidance related to COVID-19 directly to your buffalo.edu email. Please check that account regularly.
If you cannot find the answer to your question on this page in the FAQ, try one of these options to contact our team.
Phone Hours: Our regular business hours are Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Email: Send us your more detailed questions here and we'll respond in 1 business day.