Transfer Summer Orientation

Orientation Leaders conduct virtual campus tour.

Complete a virtual experience to set you up for a successful fall semester.

Program Overview

Transfer Summer Orientation is an important experience at the beginning of your UB journey. Your orientation will get you started with understanding academic responsibilities, planning for out-of-classroom experiences and meeting other UB students. You'll also learn about UB's campuses and the many resources available to you as a new student. 

Learn more about your program details and requirements below.

New to UB Newsletters

Check your UB email at the start of June, July, and August for guidance through your New to UB experience and reminders about important tasks.

Program Details

U.S. Students International Students

Your orientation program consists of required Online Modules in July to prepare for your successful start at UB.

You will register for the program on Step 1: Complete the Orientation Data Form


Online Modules

  • The Online Modules cover the basics about being new to UB through a series of videos, written text and un-timed quizzes. You will complete virtually and asynchronously (on your own time and at your own pace).
  • You are required to complete the Online Modules. 
  • We will email your UB email with instructions for accessing the Online Modules on July 8. Plan at least 2 hours to complete.


  • Available July 8 at 12:00 p.m. (noon)
  • Due July 31 at 11:55 p.m.

Times listed in Eastern time.

Tasks to Complete Before Arriving to Campus

The New Student Checklist overviews many of the tasks you need to complete to successfully begin at UB. Take action on the items below before arriving on campus. 

  • Review all items on the New Student Checklist
    Stay on track with the tasks associated with your start at UB.

Take action on these tasks at least one week before arriving to campus.

We highly encourage you to attend events during Welcome Weekend to connect with other UB students, get familiar with campus, and learn more about campus resources that are most important to you. 

Review the website to know what to expect. Your detailed schedule will be sent to your UB email on August 5. 


Welcome Weekend is an on-campus experience starting August 23.

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