Students at UB Orientation

Transfer Orientation

When is My Orientation Session?

Transfer Orientation

UB holds 6 one-day transfer orientation sessions from May through August. After you submit your orientation data form, an email will be sent to you to confirm your orientation date and provide you with important details about orientation, resources, and services. On the day of your orientation, check-in at the Student Union Lobby at 9:00 a.m. The program will end by 4:00 p.m.

Note: If you cannot attend one of our on-campus orientation programs, you can choose to participate in our online program. Changes to your orientation session date can be made through your orientation data form up to three business days prior to the date registered. Additional changes can be made by re-logging into your Orientation Data Form. For more information, call 1-888-434-0665 (toll free) or 716-645-6125.

What Happens at Orientation?

At orientation, you will:

What Should I Bring to Orientation?

Be sure to bring the following with you to your orientation program:

Finding Your Way Here

If you’re arriving by plane, train, or bus, direct a taxi to bring you to the Student Union on the University at Buffalo’s North Campus.

If you are traveling by car via the New York State Thruway (I-90), take Exit 50 to I-290 West. Stay on I-290 to Exit 4 (I-990). Follow the signs for University at Buffalo, which is exit 1 off I-990. Exit 1 will bring you onto Audubon Parkway, the main road that encircles UB’s North Campus. Use the “turn-around” just before the traffic light, and travel north on Audubon. Go straight through the first traffic light, and then turn right at the Lee Entrance, the first right turn on the roundabout. Turn right into the Jarvis B Parking Lot. After parking, follow signs to the Student Union. The check-in site will be located in the Student Union Lobby. Please note, students and family members attending orientation must park in Jarvis B Lot.

If you are using a GPS device for navigation, enter the intersection White Rd. and Lee Rd., Amherst, NY 14228. The Jarvis B parking lot will be just northwest of this intersection.

Maps of the UB campus are available online.

New Student Fees

The new student fee covers all expenses associated with academic planning, summer orientation, and Opening Weekend. The $120 fee will be included in your fall 2012 tuition bill. No payment is due now.

Where You Can Stay for Orientation

For students (and family members) who will need to find off-campus housing, view the accommodations page for a list of hotels located near UB’s North Campus.

Parent & Family Orientation

UB holds 6 one-day transfer orientation sessions from May through August. After you submit your orientation data form, an email will be sent to you to confirm your orientation date and provide you with important details about orientation, resources, and services. On the day of your orientation, check-in at the Student Union Lobby at 9:00 a.m. The program will end by 4:00 p.m.

Note: If you cannot attend one of our on-campus orientation programs, you can choose to participate in our online program. Changes to your orientation session date can be made through your orientation data form up to three business days prior to the date registered. Additional changes can be made by re-logging into your Orientation Data Form. For more information, call 1-888-434-0665 (toll free) or 716-645-6125.

Last updated: March 12, 2014 6:56 am EST