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 23-26, 2015. (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
  • Attend "Protecting Yourself:  Scams, Muggers, Etc." & "Off-Campus Housing:  What You Should Know" (strongly recommended)
  • Open Bank & Cell Phone Accounts
  • Take Campus Tour
  • Attend "Immigration & University Police Sessions (necessary for course registration)
  • Attend Welcome Ceremony & Reception
  • Meet your Academic Advisor & Register for Classes
  • Attend "UB: What You Should Know" (strongly recommended)
  • 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 still need to prepare your income tax return?

Attend "Income Tax Workshop" (for nonresident filers)