We are excited that you have chosen Buffalo State for your undergraduate study and hope that your experience as a Bengal is nothing short of excellent!
The New Student and Family Programs office has designed an orientation for new students who will be attending Buffalo State in the fall 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.
Registration for Fall 2017 Orientation will begin in the middle of March. Please see below for information on dates, cost and how to register for Orientation.
Thursday and Friday:
FY Session 1: July 6th - 7th
FY Session 2: July 13th - 14th
FY Session 3: July 20th - 21st (Educational Opportunity Program students should sign up for this session)
FY Session 4: July 27th - 28th
*Students who are unable to attend one of the sessions listed above should contact our office via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at (716) 878-5336.
All first-year students are required to stay overnight Thursday to Friday on the Buffalo State campus for Orientation. Hall check-in will be in Porter Hall starting at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday. Parking will be located in R-13 and R-14 for students.
Please select the link for a sample schedule of orientation. Please note that this is a draft of what students can expect at Orientation.
The Orientation charge is mandatory 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.
Forms of Payment Accepted
New Student and Family Programs Office
1300 Elmwood Avenue
Porter Hall 14K
Buffalo, NY 14222
What Should I Bring to First-Year Orientation?
Bed linens (Twin XL)
Comfortable walking shoes
Change of clothes
Room fan (optional, as it may be hot outside)
Flip Flops or shower shoes
Banner ID information and student username
Official form of I.D..
Please note that the bookstore will be open during specified times during Orientation.
Please sign up for one of the first-year session dates through your Banner. Students will complete the First-Year Orientation registration form. Registration will open mid-March.
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.
The tutorial is now available and will serve as a foundation of information that will help in your transition to Buffalo State. Please follow the link for the First Year Pre-Orientation tutorial.
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