For New Students

Students gathering outside of Student Union

International Student Orientation

The International Student Orientation program for newly admitted graduate students is scheduled for August 21-24, 2016. (Note: Graduate students study at the Master's or Ph.D. level.)  For details, view our schedule

During this program, you will receive important information about:

  • obtaining a University identification card
  • setting up e-mail, bank and cell phone accounts
  • taking language tests (if required)
  • meeting your academic advisor
  • registering for classes
  • using the University libraries, health and recreation services
  • understanding University rules, regulations and academic procedures
  • maintaining proper immigration status as an international student

Sequence of Orientation Activities

  • Check-in
  • Get Single-Use Password & UB Identification Card
  • Sign up for TOEFL/SPEAK Tests (if required)
  • Get Immunizations (if required)
  • Sign up for Niagara Falls Trip
  • Open Bank & Cell Phone Accounts
  • Take Campus Tour
  • Attend Welcome Ceremony & Reception
  • Attend "Protecting Yourself: Scams, Muggers, Etc." & "Off-Campus Housing: What You Should Know" (strongly recommended)
  • Attend "Immigration & University Police Sessions (necessary for course registration)
  • Meet your Academic Advisor & Register for Classes
  • Attend Presentations & Workshops
  • Go on ShoppingTrip

Note: You will not be able to register for classes until you have taken any required tests (TOEFL, SPEAK), submitted your Health Background & Immunization Forms, received immunizations (if required), and attended the Immigration and University Police sessions.


Do you plan to travel outiside the U.S. this summer?

If so, read "Travel Advisory for International Students"