There are three overnight experiences for new first year students on July 15-16, July 18-19, and July 21-22. Transfer Orientation will be held on July 23.
Yes! We designed this program specifically so that you can get the most out of your experience and feel prepared academically and socially. This is the best way for new students to meet lots of classmates and begin their time at UB right.
The Office of Housing and Residential Life is working on a packing list and it will be sent out a week or two prior to Orientation so you will be ready. Please note that we will be doing community service and most sites require closed-toe shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting a little dirty.
Students will be split into groups of 20 or less and walked through the whole program by an Orientation Leader. Our “OL’s” are returning students who are prepared to share information about campus, their experience, and give you advice along the way. We also have a concurrent family Orientation for those who wish to accompany their students and get more information about what they can do to support your Purple Knight. You will also have the opportunity to meet with Student Financial Services, Student Academic Success and get familiar with campus technology. Check out a preview of the schedule here.
You can contact the Center for Student Involvement at firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-576-4487 or the Dean of Students Office at 203-576-4392.
Check in is at 9 a.m. on day one, check out is at 11:30 a.m. on day two. A full schedule is forthcoming.
New first year students move in on Thursday, September 1. Fall sport student athletes should check in with their coaches about a move in date.
Your $200 Orientation fee covers the cost of both Orientation and Welcome Week and is added to your first semester tuition. All new students pay this fee, regardless of whether they attend Orientation.
Welcome Week is a series of events held the five days prior to classes starting where the University plans events and activities to get you acclimated, meet faculty, feel settled and ready for the semester.