Learn about how we help families support their students' success at UB.
Please check back in February for details about Parent and Family Orientation information for supporters of new students starting at UB in fall 2022.
You play an important role in your student’s college success. While your student is required to participate in their student orientation program, there are a number of ways you can support their transition.
Review the items on this page to help support your student's transition to UB.
Here you can access short, recorded sessions from our colleagues at UB to offer helpful and timely information for you as a supporter of a new UB student.
As you review the Parent and Family Orientation On-Demand Information, the orientation office welcomes you to submit your questions via email. We will respond to you and post the most frequently asked questions on this page. Check back regularly now through the start of the semester.
Review the information linked below to better understand what to expect for your student's academic experience this semester as well as the services and people at UB who support your student's success.
Review the information below to learn about Financial Aid and how to pay the bill at UB.
Campus life can help ease your student's transition to college and help them build community from the start. That might mean utilizing resources or services offered from UB or connecting with other new students. You play an important role helping your student set realistic expectations for the semester and navigating the ups and downs of their new college environment.
Review the information below to learn more about what's ahead for your new UB student.
Answers to questions submitted from the Parent and Family Orientation On-Demand Information will be posted on this page.
All students are assigned an academic advisor or advising center based their major and/or special program affiliation (such as EOP or Honors). Advisors help students make well-informed decisions and plans regarding their course of study, help students stay on track academically, and provide resources and referrals. Contact information for each student’s academic advisor is listed on their HUB Student Center, and can also be found via this directory. For new students, academic advisors will reach out to students prior to the start of the semester to assist with registering for courses. Learn more about advising at UB.
The first eBill will be generated and sent to students on December 28. It is due, in full, by January 26. Review information about UB's billing cycle and process to learn what to expect.
Students may designate someone, such as a parent, guardian or spouse, as an authorized payer. Authorized payers can view and pay the bill, view transaction history, and more. Learn more about authorized payers, including how to set up an authorized payer.
New students living on campus will move in on Saturday, January 29. Campus Living (UB’s housing office) will email students with detailed instructions about move-in.
After move-in, new students will attend Spring Welcome Day on Sunday, January 30.
On Wednesday, January 26 at 6:00 p.m. the orientation office will host a 1-hour live Q&A session featuring experts from the orientation office. This session allows parents and family members of new students to ask their questions to both staff and current students prior to the start of the semester. Please note, these sessions will not be recorded or distributed.
For the best live experience, the orientation staff recommends viewing from the Zoom application on your device, not the web browser. Visit the Zoom website to sign up for a free account.