Complete virtual Spring Orientation to set you up for a successful spring.
Check back in mid-November for more details about your orientation experience. The information on this page was for spring 2021 students; you're invited to review to learn what to you might experience this spring.
We look forward to answering your questions and guiding your start at UB!
Spring Orientation includes the following three components:
Check your email (sent 1/25) for the Zoom Link for this session. Contact us with questions.
The new student fee covers all expenses associated with starting at UB, including orientation and academic planning. The $120 fee is billed to your student account.
Sign up supporters for additional communication on the Orientation Data Form.
Learn more about the International Orientation and Welcome Series.
To get the most out of orientation, select one date/time for each session below. We recommend completing both the online orientation modules and the How to Be New to UB session before attending additional live sessions. Pre-registration for these sessions is not required.
Orientation Leaders share strategies for academic success, discuss tools your professors may use in the online classroom, and talk about their experiences transitioning to UB academics. There will be time for Q&A, so bring all the questions you have to get some real talk from fellow students!
*Session designed for School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) students.
Finding community with other UB students during a mostly virtual semester will take some effort, so join this session to hear Orientation Leaders’ strategies to find a friend when you’re New to UB – and maybe even make a new friend there!
Some academic departments will offer a live, virtual session to complement the information covered in the online orientation modules. Attend a session below that is available for your advisor code.
Wednesday, January 27, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (noon)
Friday, January 29, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Forget your advisor code? It's listed on your Orientation Data Form confirmation email.
Get to know Orientation Leaders and other new students during casual New to UB hangouts.
Mario Kart Tour Game Night
Tuesday, January 26, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Among Us Game Night
Wednesday, January 27, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, January 28, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Friday, January 29, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Among Us Game Night
Wednesday, February 3, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Jackbox Game Night
Thursday, February 4, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Orientation Leaders (OLs) help support your start at UB by sharing their experiences as current UB students. Learn more about Orientation Leaders.
As a UB student you have access to a premium Zoom account to use for classes and UB events.
Learn more about how to access your UB Zoom account (requires UBIT name/password).