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Transfer Student Orientation

Welcome to Buffalo State

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.

Fall 2017 Make-Up Orientation Date

You will need to attend one of the sessions below.

Make-Up Transfer Session: September 6th

Bulger Communication Center, North

Check-In begins at 5:00 pm

To sign up for Make-Up Orientation please follow the steps outlined at the bottom of the page.

Program Requirements:

Check-in for make-up transfer Orientation will begin at 5:00 p.m. in Bulger North. The program will run approximatly until 8:00 p.m.



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.

The cost for Transfer students is: $60

Forms of Payment Accepted

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

New Student and Family Programs Office
1300 Elmwood Avenue
Porter Hall 14K
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 seperate from the cost of summer/fall Orientation.

Step 1

Activate your Accounts

Activate your Campus Network Account, Banner, Blackboard, Degree Works, and Student Gmail

For instructions on how to activate your accounts visit the Resources for Information Technology and Education (RITE) website

Step 2

Sign up for Orientation & Submit Payment
Sign up for Orientation

Please sign up for the transfer session date through your Banner. Please complete the Transfer orientation registration form. Registration will open in November.

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 Transfer Pre-Registration Tutorial and contact your department for advising

Before you can register for classes, you must complete the Transfer Pre-Registration Tutorial, and get your access code/alternate pin. This access code/alternate pin will only be used the first time you attempt to register for a class. The Transfer Pre-Registration Tutorial will be available by November.

For questions about advising please contact your department directly.


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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