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.
Learn more about everything we do for new students and families.
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
Transition Specialists are here to help, please email us with your questions or to set up a time to meet.