Orientation, Transition and Parent Programs

Orientation, Transition and Parent Programs helps new undergraduate students get started at UB. We provide students with proven strategies for academic success, a strong foundation for personal development, and connections to people and resources early in their UB experience.


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Transitioning to UB

Transfer Students

Parent Services

Faculty and Staff

We offer consultations for faculty and staff, as well as appointments for students who may need extra assistance transitioning to UB. Please contact us if you know a student who could benefit from additional coaching, skill development or referrals.


University at Buffalo
112 Student Union, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260

Phone: (716) 645-6125 or (877) 434-0665

Office Hours

Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Meet Your Transition Specialists

Chrissy Daniel

I am from a small town in Ohio and went to another MAC school, Bowling Green State University in Ohio for a B.S. in Business. I was drawn very quickly to supporting and connecting new students at the beginning of their college career.

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I have spent many summers helping new students during orientation programs. After completing my master’s work in Georgia where I studied college student affairs, I began working at UB and have come to love both the Buffalo and UB communities! When I’m not at UB, you can find me running, exploring Elmwood Village, or watching great television. I look forward to connecting with you to help you make the University at Buffalo a new home.

Matt Ardila-Weigand

I started at UB as a first-year student hailing from Horseheads, NY, and after a few hesitant and uncomfortable weeks, I realized that my college experience was going to be as good (or as bad) as I made it.

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While it’s different for everybody, for me that meant trying out a few student clubs, talking to my advisor about undergraduate research opportunities, and learning as much as possible from the classes I enjoyed the most. Four years later, I graduated with not just a degree but with a true education — about myself, other people and the world. Because of that transformative experience at UB, I stayed here for my master’s and PhD degrees, and have committed myself professionally to helping all students get the most out of their college experience. I can’t wait to meet you and talk about what you’re hoping for out of your time at UB — and how we can help make sure you achieve that.

Away from UB, I love to travel as often as possible — visiting family and friends around the country and the world, or just exploring new places. When I’m at home, I enjoy cooking, taking on some new challenge, working with local community organizations, and relaxing with a book or binge watching an occasional TV series.

Need Some Help?

We are here to help, please email us with your questions.

Featured Service

As a new transfer student, you’re assigned a transfer ambassador to help you throughout your transition to UB.

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