For New Students

Students gathering outside of Student Union

International Student Orientation

The International Student Orientation program for newly admitted students is scheduled for January 24-27, 2017. 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
  • overcoming challenges faced by international students
  • 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
  • Get Immunizations (if required)
  • Register for ESL Classes (if required)
  • Sign up for TOEFL and/or SPEAK tests (if required)
  • Attend Presentations & Workshops
  • Open Bank & Cell Phone Accounts
  • Take Campus Tour
  • Attend Immigration & University Police Sessions (necessary for course registration)
  • Attend Welcome Ceremony & Party
  • Attend "Undergraduate Academic Overview" (undergraduates only)
  • Meet your Academic Advisor & Register for Classes
  • Go on Shopping Trip
  • Attend Presentations & Workshops
  • Attend "Keeping Yourself Safe" (strongly recommended)
  • Attend Presentations & Workshops

    Remember:  All students are required to submit their Health Background and Immunization Forms, receive required immunizations (if applicable), and attend 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