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Fall 2021 Parents & Student support networks

Welcome Bengal Parents!

Here at Buffalo State, we recognize that it takes a village to support a college student. When we welcome new students at Buffalo State, we are also extending a warm welcome to the countless parents and guardians who have helped to get our students to this point. As your student begins their transition, there are integral ways that you can continue to support them.

  • After they have submitted their tuition deposit, ensure your student has completed the pre-orientation tutorial located on Flipgrid.
  • Starting in late May, periodically check in to see if your student has registered for a live virtual orientation session this summer. Sessions begin June 21 and run until late July, the live virtual orientation session is mandatory. Students are billed on their student account for this required program.
  • Encourage your student to check their emails, and ensure they know how to access their email. BSC email is the ONLY official means of communication between students and the college, so they should check this regularly.
  • Encourage them to check out the “After the Live Session” page where they can complete the orientation satisfaction survey, checkout the orientation Linktree for resources, learn how to review their student account, connect with the scholarship portal, register for an Academic meet and greet, and more!


Sign up for a Parent/Guardian Orientation Session

As parents and guardians, we also recognize that many of this may be new to you as well. We invite you to attend one of our Parent focused orientation sessions to learn more about Buffalo State College and what is expected of our new students. You may click the relevant link to register below.

Parents/Guardians of incoming First Year Students

Parents/Guardians of incoming Transfer Students

Parents/Guardians of incoming Honors Students


Again, thank you for all you have done to get your student to this point. Family supports become even more important once the college journey has begun, so we encourage to check in with your student throughout the year and stay connected with what’s happening at Buffalo State College!



Student Leadership and Engagement

1300 Elmwood Ave

Campbell Student Union 400

Buffalo, NY 14222

(716) 878-4631


Questions? Text us at 716-281-5521



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Student Leadership and Engagement

1300 Elmwood Ave  •  Campbell Student Union 400 •  Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-4631 •  Fax: (716) 878-5600