For New Students

Students gathering outside of Student Union

International Student Orientation

The International Student Orientation program for newly admitted undergraduate students is scheduled for August 23-26, 2016. (Note:  Undergraduate students study at the Bachelor's degree 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
  • 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)
  • Attend Presentations & Workshops
  • Open Bank & Cell Phone Accounts
  • Take Campus Tour
  • Sign up for Niagara Falls Trip
  • Attend Immigration & University Police Sessions (necessary for course registration)
  • Attend Welcome Ceremony & Party
  • Attend "Undergraduate Academic Overview"
  • Meet your Academic Advisor & Register for Classes
  • Attend " What It's Like to be an International Student"
  • Attend "Protecting Yourself: Scams, Muggers, Etc." (strongly recommended)
  • Attend Presentations & Workshops
  • Participate in Twilight Fun Fest
  • Go on Shopping Trip

    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.


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

If so, read "Travel Advisory for International Students"