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Before You Arrive

Things to know & do ahead of time Rockwell Hall

Congratulations and welcome to Buffalo State College. We can't wait to see you for your New Student Orientation! Before you arrive for your orientation, here are a few things you should know.


New Student Technology Set Up

Request your Bengal ID card

Submit your immunization and Health Records 

Apply for Housing and Meal Plans

Apply for Scholarships and Financial Aid

Get Ready to Arrive


First-Year Students

What Should I Bring to First-Year Orientation?

  • Bed linens (Twin XL)
  • Pillow
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Toiletries
  • Room fan (optional, as it may be hot outside)
  • Flip Flops or shower shoes
  • chargers for electronic devises
  • Banner ID information and student username
  • Official form of I.D.

First-Year Students

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


Transfer Students

Complete the Transfer Pre-Registration Tutorial

The tutorial is available and will serve as a foundation of information that will help in your transition to Buffalo State. Please follow the link for the Transfer Pre-Registration Tutorial. When you have completed the tutorial, you will be emailed your four digit pin number to register for your classes.


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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