Attend an orientation program in January to set you up for a successful spring.
Welcome to UB! Please visit this page in November to read more about what to expect for spring orientation.
Your orientation program is designed to get you started with:
The new student fee covers all expenses associated with your start at UB, including orientation and your academic planning. The $120 fee will be billed on your student account.
Choose from among three orientation sessions in January. If you cannot attend one of the on-campus orientation programs, some majors can choose to participate in our online program.
If you select the January 23 orientation session and you will be living on campus, you should plan to move into your residence hall on January 22, 2020.
Most students complete the program between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. Please plan your day accordingly to attend the entire orientation program.
This orientation session is designed for new students who have completed one semester or less of college and is an in-depth program that will assist you in your transition to UB.
This program starts the Friday before classes begin. If you live on campus, you should plan to move into your housing assignment on Thursday, and stay in your room during the orientation program. If you live off campus, you will commute to the orientation program.
|9:15 a.m.||Orientation Check-In|
|10:00 a.m.||Orientation Welcome|
|10:30 a.m.||Orientation Leader Small Group Meeting #1|
|12:15 p.m.||Adjusting to Academics at UB|
|12:45 p.m.|| |
Academic Department Advising Session
|3:30 p.m.|| |
Paying for College
|4:00 p.m.|| |
Campus Resource Fair | Breakout Session | Time on your Own
|6:00 p.m.|| |
optional evening programming "Bulls After Dark"
|10:45 a.m.||Orientation Leader Small Group Meeting #2 |
|11:00 a.m.||Your Role in the UB Community |
|11:45 a.m.||Making UB Home (Housing, Dining, Transportation) |
|1:00 p.m.|| |
Life at UB (skits) and Orientation Leader Small Group Meeting #3
|3:25 p.m.||Breakout Sessions|
|4:30 p.m.||Orientation Capstone|
|5:00 p.m.||Orientation Leaders Small Group Meeting #4|
|6:00 p.m.||optional evening programming "Bulls After Dark"|
Sunday's optional events are designed to help you find your way around campus, connect with orientation staff and your new peers, and help you get familiar with common programs on campus.
|12:00 - 2:00 p.m.||Campus Tours leaving from Student Union Lobby|
|12:00 - 4:00 p.m.||Ask an Orientation Leader (OL) Information Table in the Student Union Lobby|
|12:00 p.m.|| |
Open Recreation in Alumni Arena
|1:00 p.m. |
|2:00 - 4:00 p.m.||Dog Therapy and Relaxation in Student Union 145s |
Check-in for Spring Orientation takes place in the Student Union on the University at Buffalo’s North Campus. If you are using a GPS device for navigation, enter Jarvis Lot, University at Buffalo.
You may choose to support Blue Table by bringing a non-perishable food item to your Summer Orientation. Learn more about UB's virtual food pantry service.
You’ll continue the conversation about decision making as a college student through an interactive program during your first week at UB. All first-year and transfer students will attend this show on Friday, January 31 at 7:00 p.m. in the Student Union Theater. Bring your cell phone with your UBLinked pass for attendance.
If you have a conflict and are unable to attend an event, we'll follow-up with you during the first few weeks of the semester for any make-up requirements. Check your UB email.
Take a campus tour, learn about UB from the Orientation Leader perspective in a breakout session or stop by our information table in the Student Union. Get the details on our UBLinked page.