Complete a structured orientation experience to set you up for a successful fall semester.
Please check back in January for information about Summer Orientation in 2024. Use the 2023 Summer Orientation details below as a reference for what to expect.
First-Year Summer Orientation is an important experience at the beginning of your UB journey. The orientation program is designed to get you started with understanding academic expectations, planning for out-of-classroom experiences and meeting other UB students. You'll also navigate UB's North Campus and learn about the many resources available to you as a new student.
Learn more about your program details and requirements below.
You will attend a two-day, on-campus orientation program in July.
You will select your Summer Orientation session date from the options provided on Step 1: Complete the Orientation Data Form. You also have the option to register family members for the separate on campus Parent and Family Orientation.
Please note: on your Orientation Data Form you will only see the session dates currently available to you.
Please consider other summer commitments, such as jobs, vacations, or family responsibilities as you select your Summer Orientation session date.
The new student fee covers all expenses associated with starting at UB, including Summer Orientation, Welcome Weekend and academic planning. The $225 fee is billed to your student account.
Students who are unable to attend an on-campus orientation program will receive a partial fee refund.
Take action on these tasks at least one week before your on-campus Summer Orientation.
Campus Living (UB's housing office) provides overnight accommodation during Summer Orientation at no additional cost. New students are highly encouraged to stay on campus. You will be assigned a residence hall room in Governors Quad on UB's North Campus and one or more roommates for the one-night stay.
Check-in for Summer Orientation takes place at Governors Complex on the University at Buffalo's North Campus. You will receive program materials, including a printed schedule, and your key to your room for the night. Accompanying guests attending the Parent and Family Orientation program will also receive their program materials at this check-in.
You may park (or get dropped off) at the Governors B Lot (enter 'Governors B Lot, University at Buffalo' in your GPS or navigational tool or visit Google Maps for directions to Governors B Lot). You do not need a parking pass during orientation.
|10:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.|| |
Summer Orientation Check-In
Arrive no later than 11:45 a.m. to check in to the program and settle in to overnight housing. Arrive earlier to take advantage of Choice Events listed below, including lunch.
|between 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.|| |
Choice Events after Check-In
Arrive to campus earlier to take advantage of:
|1:00 p.m.||Summer Orientation Welcome|
|1:45 p.m.||Meeting #1 with Orientation Leaders|
|3:00 p.m.||Academics at UB - A Faculty Perspective|
|4:00 p.m.||Paying for College (Financial Aid and Billing)|
|5:00 - 7:15 p.m.|| |
Rotate through presentation and dinner:
|7:30 p.m.||Life at UB Interactive Session|
|8:00 p.m.||Meeting #2 with Orientation Leaders|
|9:30 - 11:30 p.m.|| |
Evening events to connect with other UB students
|7:30 a.m.||On-Campus Housing Checkout|
|9:30 a.m.|| |
Rotate through two assigned sessions:
|11:15 a.m.||Out-of-Class Experiences|
|11:40 a.m.||Summer Orientation Capstone|
|12:00 p.m.||Meeting #3 with Orientation Leaders|
|1:00 - 4:30 p.m.|| |
Choose experiences most important to (or required for) you. We strongly recommend you plan your afternoon to participate in the following events:
Helping new students transition to life at UB: