Parent and Family Orientation

a new student and a parent speaking to a u b staff member.

Learn about how we help families support their students' success at UB. 

On this page:

How to Support Your New UB Student

You play an important role in your student’s college success. The orientation office, through the events and programs listed below, will help you support your student as they transition to UB. This summer, we will:

  • Connect you with staff and current students to understand what to expect during your student's time at UB. 
  • Share about the key resources and services that are most important for your student at the start of their journey. 
  • Prepare you for the changing role you will play in supporting your college student.

Review the optional events and communications available to be a resource and support as family members of new UB students.

COVID-19 Update

Summer Orientation will be offered online for new students. Review the items on this page for how to stay informed about UB to support your new student's transition to college.

Parent and Family Orientation Webinar Series

Beginning July 8 and continuing every Wednesday until the start of the semester, the orientation office and our colleagues from across campus will share helpful and timely information and answer your questions. Expect to hear about academics at UB, how to help your student view and pay the eBill, living and dining on campus, and more!

Action Items to Support Your New UB Student

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