The WiSE Early Move-In Program welcomes new undergraduate first year and transfer women in STEM majors to move in to their residence halls early, make friends, become familiar with the campus setting, and make faculty connections before classes begin. Commuting to campus? You are invited to attend the events too!
... all before your first day of classes!
Activities will include ice breakers and team building activities, small group discussions with peer mentors who were once in your shoes, lunch with WiSE faculty, a campus tour/scavenger hunt and paint night and an offsite activity in downtown Buffalo.
The program schedule is subject to minor changes. Registered students will receive additional details by email.
|9:00 AM - 6:00 PM||Residential students move into their residence halls.*|
|5:00 - 6:00 PM||WiSE Drop In Hours (optional): Students and their families are invited to come meet the WiSE Program Director and pick up their WiSE t-shirt early. - Location 126 Bell Hall|
|6:00 - 7:30 PM||Ice Cream Sundae Bar Gathering - Location TBD|
*Additional details and instructions will be provided by Campus Living during the last week in July. Commuter students and students who are eligible for a move in date prior to August 23 can disregard Day 1 move-in protocols and join us on Wednesday for our WiSE activities.
All Day 2 activities will take place on North Campus.
|9:30 AM||WiSE check-in and welcome - Breakfast will be served|
|10:00 AM - 12:00 PM||Team building activities|
|12:30 - 1:45 PM||Lunch with WiSE faculty|
|2:00 - 4:00 PM|| |
Kayaking on Lake LaSalle
ESports Gaming Center
Small group discussions with peer mentors in IAD Suite
|4:00 - 4:45 PM||North Campus scavenger hunt|
|4:45 - 6:30 PM||Big Blue Food Truck for Dinner|
|9:30 AM||Bus departs North Campus for Erie Basin Marina - Breakfst to go provided|
|10:00 AM - 12:00 PM||Historical downtown Buffalo boat cruise on the Miss Buffalo vessel for WiSE students and faculty.|
|12:00 -12:30 PM||Bus ride from Erie Basin Marina back to North Campus*|
Thursday's offsite activity is optional, but is highly recommended! If you have a conflicting priority that interferes with the day's activities, you may opt out on the registration form.
*Students who wish to explore the downtown and Canalside area following the boat tour are welcome to do so! If you do not take the bus back to campus, you are responsible for arranging your own return transportation by metro, rideshare, taxi, or personal vehicle.
Priority registration will be given to new first year and transfer undergraduates in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and STEM majors in the College of Arts and Sciences. Students from other academic units must receive approval from the WiSE program director.
Both residential students and commuter students are welcome to participate. Students living off campus would simply join us for WiSE activities held each day.
Returning sophomores, juniors, and seniors in WiSE are invited to serve as volunteer peer mentors for the program. See Information for Volunteers/Peer Mentors for more information.
Students who register for and participate in WiSE Early Move-In are eligible to move into their residence halls early on Tuesday, August 23 at no additional cost.
Please note that certain student populations, such as new international students, may be eligible to move in even sooner. If you belong to a student group that is eligible to move in prior to August 23, you must still complete the Early Arrival Form through Campus Living.
Moving in to your residence hall before the general new student population allows you to beat the rush! Be aware that some of the ammenities offered during standard move-in days may not be available (ex: student volunteers to help you physically move your belongings), but you will enjoy a more relaxed and spacious environment as you get settled.
Students who request an early move-in date but do not participate in WiSE activities the following day will be charged a daily early arrival fee by Campus Living.
All residential students will receive an email from Campus Living during the first week in August containing instructions for early arrival requests.
In addition to registering for WiSE Early Move-In using the form below, you must separately request an early arrival with Campus Living through the UB Housing Portal by Friday, August 12 at 5 PM.
On your early move-in request form:
All students who will be living on campus for fall 2022 are required to adhere to the vaccination and documentation requirements set forth by UB Campus Living.
WiSE is unable to override these requirements. Read the Campus Resident Health and Safety Guide for up-to-date deatils.
Returning sophomores, juniors, and seniors in WiSE are invited to serve as volunteer peer mentors for the program. Your first-hand experience as a woman in STEM at UB will be invaluable as you welcome new students to campus, facilitate ice breaker and team building activities, and help participants find a supportive community at UB! You will gain leadership and mentorship experience, and will help fellow women in STEM start their UB experience with confidence.
Volunteers who will be living in UB residence halls and apartments will be eligible to move to campus early on Tuesday, August 23. See Information for On-Campus Residents for additional details.
DUE TO A GREAT EARLY RESPONSE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED FOR VOLUNTEERS!. Those who already registered will be receiving additional information soon.
The WiSE Early Move-In Program will adhere to the campus health and safety guidelines set forth by University at Buffalo.
Please check Return to Campus Protocols for the most up-to-date information regarding vaccinations, mask and physical distancing guidelines, and more.
Welcome Week is a busy time for new students at UB! Students affiliated with different programs and student populations may have additional requirements that conflict with the WiSE Early Move-In program schedule.
It is your responsibility to organize your schedule, prioritize your obligations during this week, and determine whether you are able to participate before registering.
If you would like to participate in the WiSE Early Move-In program as a participant or a volunteer, please click the button below.
Capacity is limited and registration will be accepted on a rolling basis until slots are full, so students are encouraged to register as soon as possible! Registration will officially close on Friday, August 12 at 5:00 PM.
Registration submissions for students in programs outside of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the College of Arts and Sciences must be approved by the WiSE Program Director. If this applies to you, you can expect to receive a response by Wednesday, August 10 at the latest.
Email Virginia Stever, WiSE Program Director at email@example.com.