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Parent and Family Orientation

Parent and Family Orientation

Parent and Family Orientation is a vital step in supporting your Buffalo State student. The New Student and Family Programs office at Buffalo State College offers a Parent and Family Orientation during all New Student and Transfer Student Orientations.  The program runs concurrent with the student program, but is a separate program to meet the specific needs of parents and family members.

Fall 2017 Orientation dates and cost for both First-Year (FY) and Transfer (TR) parent/family members are listed below. Please choose one session to attend. Parent/Family members will not be staying on campus for first-year orientation. They will have to find their own sleeping accommodations off campus.

Should you have any questions regarding the Parent/Family Member programs, your students' Orientation, or need guidance, please contact our office and we will be happy to assist. Please feel free to contact us via email at nsfp@buffalostate.edu or via phone at 716-878-5336.

First Year Parent/Family Orientation

Thursday and Friday

FY Session 1: July 6th - 7th

FY Session 2: July 13th - 14th

FY Session 3: July 20th - 21st

FY Session 4: July 27th - 28th

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 Poter Hall starting at 8:00 am on Thursday. Parent/Family check-in will be in the Campbell Student Union following hall check-in. Parking will be located in R14 for Parent/Family Members.

Please select the link for a sample schedule of orientation. Please note that this is a draft of what Parents and Family Members can expect at Orientation.

Cost

The cost of the First-Year (FY) Parent and Family Orientation are listed below. This is a non-refundable cost that includes the overall cost of running parent and family member programs, staff, breakfast and lunch on Thursday and Friday, and a Buffalo River Boat cruise with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres.

First person: $100
Each additional person: $75
Children under 16 years old: $50

Note: The Parent/Family Member Orientation is not intended for those under the age of 12.

Parent/Family Member Orientation


Transfer Parent/Family Members

Tuesdays:

Transfer Parent/Family Members Session 1: July 11th

Transfer Parent/Family Members Session 2: July 18th

Transfer Parent/Family Members Session 3: July 25th

Transfer Parent/Family Members Session 4: August 22nd

Check-in begins at 8:00 am in the Campbell Student Union. Parking will be available in lots R13 & R14 for students and Parents/Family Members.

Please select the link for a sample schedule of orientation. Please note that this is a draft of what Parents and Family Members can expect at Orientation.

Cost:

The Transfer Parent/Family orientation charge is $45 per person and covers the overall cost of running parent and family member programs, staff, breakfast and lunch during Orientation, and supplies. This charge is non refundable.

Note: The Parent/Family Member Orientation is not intended for those under the age of 12.

Parent/Family Member Orientation

Registration begins mid March, 2017. Select Button below to Register and Purchase Tickets.

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New Student and Family Programs

1300 Elmwood Ave  •  Porter Hall 14G •  Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-5336 •  Fax: (716) 878-3821   nsfp@buffalostate.edu