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Students at UB's Orientation

New Student Checklist

Welcome to the UB family. After paying your tuition deposit and housing deposit (if you want to live on campus), follow these steps to get started at UB. Print this checklist to use as a guide to help you through the process.

If you haven’t deposited, please pay your tuition and/or housing deposit before continuing. If you plan to live on campus, you must also enter your Housing Preferences. If you plan to live off campus, learn more about UB’s Off-Campus Student Services.

Get Started (after submitting your deposit)
Submit your orientation data form and select your orientation date.

Please note: this is the first step in registering for classes. You can also register your parents and/or family member for Parent and Family orientation at the same time.
Submit your immunization records to Student Health Services. UB students will not be allowed to register for classes until they have fulfilled these requirements.
Prepare for course registration (procedures will vary by advising unit)
Complete the steps posted on the Financial Aid To Do List
Get connected to UB’s IT resources
Send a photo for your UB Card at least one week prior to your orientation date.
Review meal plans
Accept or decline Student Medical Insurance coverage. Acceptance is automatic (for full-time domestic students and all international students) unless waived online.
Review your course schedule
Register for your parking permit to park on campus
Watch for Financial Aid award notice in your email account and accept awards in HUB Student Center
Attend your Summer Orientation
Make arrangements to have high school, college, Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate and/or CLEP transcripts sent. (All students must submit high school transcripts.)
Pay tuition bill
Complete AlcoholEDU and Haven
Prepare for the start of Year One
Affirm awareness of UB’s rules and regulations by accessing the Need to Know Section of MYUB
Update your emergency contact information in your HUB Student Center.
Sign up for UB Emergency Text Messaging.
Check your email account regularly
Learn about accessibility resources
Read about your privacy rights and decide whether to authorize release of your Student Directory info (PDF).
Order your textbooks! The bookstore will deliver your books to the mailroom of your residence halls.
Attend first day of class on August 28, 2017
Find your way around campus.