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Class of 2022

Welcome Class of 2022

The New Student and Family Programs office is excited to welcome you to Buffalo State!

Our office has designed an Orientation for new students who will be attending Buffalo State that provides programs, events, and information, which create a common experience and promote school spirit by connecting students to each other and fostering learning and development both in and out of the classroom.

Sign up for First-Year Orientation

New Student Orientation Dates

Session 

Dates

Session Type

Audience

FY Session 1

Monday, June 25th -
Tuesday, June 26th
and
Friday, August 24th

First-Year Orientation

General Admit, Honors, COMPASS,
and Student Athletes* 

FY Session 2

Thursday, June 28th -
Friday, June 29th
and
Friday, August 24th

First-Year Orientation

General Admit, Honors, and Student Athletes* 

FY Session 3

Thursday, July 5th -
Friday, July 6th
and
Friday, August 24th

Session SOLD OUT

First-Year Orientation

General Admit and Honors

FY Session 4

Monday, July 9th -
Tuesday, July 10th
and
Friday, August 24th

Session SOLD OUT

First-Year Orientation

General Admit, Honors,
and COMPASS

FY Session 5

Thursday, July 12th -
Friday, July 13th
and
Friday, August 24th

First-Year Orientation

First-Year
Educational Opportunity Program(EOP) **
and EOP Athletes**

FY Make-up Session

Wednesday, August 22nd-Friday, August 24th

First-Year Orientation General Admit, Honors, COMPASS,
and Student Athletes* 

First-Year Orientation is a 3 day program requiring an overnight stay at Buffalo State during the summer and a mandatory 1 day program during Bengal Bound on August 24, 2018. All students are required to stay on campus and will be provided a double occupancy room upon check-in during the summer program.

*Student Athletes will have an extended orientation session on day 2.  During that session student athletes will meet with the Athletic Director, coaches, and complete their required physical.  

**EOP Students will move into their summer housing assignments on Wednesday, July 11th

International Students: All F1 Visa holders are required to attend New International Student Orientation Week beginning on Monday, August 20th and ending on Sunday, August 26th. This also includes Bengal Bound activities prior to the start of classes.

Costs:

First-Year students- $225
International students- $275
*First-Year Parent/Family- $100 for the first family member, $75 for each additional family member, $50 for family under 16 years old.
          *This program is optional for parents and guests. If you would like to register for parent/family orientation, please log into banner and register under your students' form.

The orientation charge is mandatory for all students entering Buffalo State and is used to cover the cost of running the New Student and Family Programs office and orientations. This includes the use of facilities, publications, materials, food, and staffing. The orientation charge is NOT on the student bill and will not be taken out of your financial aid. The orientation payment is non- refundable.

Reminder: Your $125 tuition deposit, applied to your tuition bill, is separate from the cost of summer/fall orientation.

Forms of Payment Accepted

Pay by credit/debit card at the time of signing up for orientation.
Pay by check/money order. If you pay by check/money order, please remit payments to "BSCF" or Buffalo Sate College Foundation and mail or bring payment to:

New Student and Family Programs Office
1300 Elmwood Avenue
Campbell Student Union 400
Buffalo, NY 14222

Please include your banner number and full name on all forms of payment. We will not be accepting payments during check-in orientation. The orientation charge is NOT on the student bill and will not be taken out of your financial aid. The orientation payment is non-refundable and if you need to make payment arrangements, please contact our office.
Reminder: Your $125 tuition deposit, applied to your tuition bill, is separate from the cost of summer/fall orientation.

 

Step 1

Sign up for Orientation
Please sign up for one of the first-year session dates through your Banner. Students will complete the "Orientation Registration" form. Registration is currently open.

Step 2

Submit Payment
If you would like to pay by credit card and did not do so at the time of signing up, please click on the "Make A Payment" button at the top of the page to submit your online payment. If you want to pay by check or money order, follow the steps outlined in the "Cost" section.

Step 3

Complete the First Year Pre-Orientation Tutorial
Students should take the "First-Year Pre-Orientation Tutorial" to gain insight on what it is like to be a Buffalo State student and get a jumpstart on learning important information that will help you both inside and out of the classroom.

To access the tutorial:
1. Login:

  • Login in the Blackboard:
  • Select the Community tab in the top banner
  • Select My Organizations to access the First Year Pre-Orientation Tutorial

2. Take the tutorial:

  • Select the First-Year Pre-Orientation Tutorial to access the tutorial

 

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New Student and Family Programs

1300 Elmwood Ave  •  Campbell Student Union 400 •  Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-5336 •  Fax: (716) 878-3821   nsfp@buffalostate.edu