Orientation, Transition and Parent Programs

orientation staff ready to point students in the right direction

Orientation, Transition and Parent Programs helps new and transferring undergraduate students get started and strive for academic and personal success.

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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.

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.

Meet Your Transition Specialists

Chrissy Daniel

Chrissy Daniel

My first year of college started with many goals and few plans. I soon realized it would take some work on my part to figure out how to accomplish what mattered to me, like: making new friends, finding a major I love, and how to “do” college. I changed my major early on, reluctantly went to a residence hall program and made connections that lasted through college (thanks, RA Lindsay!), and found the experience I wanted outside the classroom through clubs and campus jobs. I look forward to connecting with you to help you make UB your new home.

Matt Ardila-Weigand

Matt Ardila-Weigand

My first year of college started with a few hesitant and uncomfortable weeks, until I realized that my experience was going to be as good (or as bad) as I made it. 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.  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.

Need Some Help?

Transition Specialists are here to help, please email us with your questions or to set up a time to meet.

Featured Service

students high-fiving

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


Make an impact on new students, develop your leadership skills and have fun introducing people to UB.
Meet other transfer students, connect with staff, and get more involved on campus. Wherever you transferred from, you’re welcome to join us for these fun, casual events — and discover all the ways we can help you succeed at UB.
If you’re a current undergraduate student who transferred to UB, this is your opportunity to give back to the UB community and help new transfer students succeed.
Families and students reunite to enjoy fun-filled days and nights on campus.

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