For New Students

Students gathering outside of Student Union

International Student Orientation

An International Student Orientation program for newly admitted students is scheduled for January 21-24, 2014. 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, computing, 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
  • Attend Presentations & Workshops
  • Activate UB Account
  • Get Immunizations (if required)
  • Take TOEFL/SPEAK Tests (if required)
  • Open Bank & Cell Phone Accounts
  • Meet your International Student Club Representatives
  • Take Campus Tour
  • Attend Immigration & University Police Sessions (necessary for course registration)
  • Meet your Academic Advisor & Register for Classes
  • Attend UB Paperwork Session (strongly recommended)
  • Attend Welcome Ceremony & Reception
  • Go on ShoppingTrip

Immigration & University Police Sessions

All international students must attend the Immigration and University Police Sessions before registering for classes. Make-up sessions will be offered, but you are strongly advised to attend this session during International Student Orientation.

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


  • Fall 2017 Workshops To Be Announced


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

Travel Advisory for International  Students