Students and parents at UB Freshman Orientation

Welcome to UB

Orientation at the University at Buffalo is a process designed to welcome you to UB and help you make a successful start here. This website contains everything you need to prepare for life at UB — from getting connected to computing resources, to registering for classes, and attending orientation.

At your on-campus orientation, you will learn about academics and campus life at UB, while meeting other new students as well as current UB students who will help you get acclimated to the university. In addition to finalizing your course schedule and learning your way around campus, you will also receive your UB Card and parking permit. By the time you leave orientation, you will be well on your way to success!

For students entering UB in the spring semester, we host three on-campus orientation programs in December and January. After you submit your tuition deposit and/or intent to enroll card, you will receive detailed information via mail, beginning in October.

For students entering UB in the fall semester, we host several on-campus orientation programs throughout the spring and summer. You will receive detailed information about orientation in the mail after you submit your tuition deposit and/or intent to enroll card beginning in March.

For international students entering UB, International Student and Scholar Services hosts on-campus orientation programs in January and August. Please visit International Student Orientation to learn more about registering for orientation and additional next steps.

Step Orientation Process - Step 1

Start Here
Fill out your Orientation Data Form. This is the first step in the orientation and course registration process.

Step Orientation Process - Step 2

Submit Immunization Records
Learn how to comply with New York state law regarding required proof of immunity against measles, mumps, and rubella, and information about meningococcal disease.

Step Orientation Process - Step 3

Register for Classes
Plan your first semester courses with your advisor and get registered before orientation. Access academic planning tools to make the most of your UB experience.

Step Orientation Process - Step 4

Orientation Programs
Make plans now for on-campus orientation — for first-year students, transfer students, and parents and family members.