Winter Orientation

Students walking alongside Greiner Hall on a winter day.

Complete an online experience to set you up for a successful spring semester.

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Please check back in October for information about Winter Orientation in 2025. Use the 2024 Winter Orientation details below as a reference for what to expect.

Program Overview

Winter Orientation is foundational at the beginning of your UB journey and required for all new students. You will complete this requirement in January through Online Modules, an asynchronous program designed to get you started with understanding academic expectations, planning for out-of-classroom experiences, and hearing from other UB students. You'll also learn about UB's campuses and the many resources available to you as a new student. 

We look forward to welcoming you to UB!

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).
  • All new students are required to complete the Online Modules. 
  • We will email your UB email with instructions for accessing the Online Modules on January 8. Plan at least 2 hours to complete.


  • Available January 8 at 12:00 p.m. (noon)
  • Due January 21 at 5:00 p.m.

Times listed in Eastern time.

Tasks to Complete Before Arriving to Campus


Complete these tasks before you arrive on campus. View all items to complete on the New Student Checklist.

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

Next: Experience UB Winter Welcome

All new students are expected to attend Winter Welcome. The program will help you get to know your new university, including academic expectations and helpful on-campus resources. You will also connect with other new students and hear from current students.  

  • Learn more about Winter Welcome
    Prepare for the start of the spring semester during this on-campus program. 

Winter Welcome is an on-campus experience January 22-23

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