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Fall 2021 Transfers

Students at Transfer Orientation
Transfer Orientation
Orientation Leaders at Transfer Orientation
Transfer Orientation
New students listening to a presenter
Transfer Orientation

For students enrolling at Buffalo State with an expected start date of Fall 2021, the Summer Transfer Orientation session is a mandatory requirement.

After you have accepted your offer of admission to Buffalo State and your deposit has been accepted, your next step to becoming a Bengal is attending orientation. Information about registering for orientation will be sent to the email address you used to apply for admission to Buffalo State.

Students should also log into the pre-orientation tutorial. Email instructions on how to access the portal were emailed after your student deposit was confirmed.

The summer 2021 live virtual orientation registration portal will be open beginning May 10, 2021. To register for an orientation session, you will need to log into your Buffalo State College applicant portal. Through the portal you will be able to register for a session. If you need to cancel and reschedule your session you can do that through the portal as well.

Upon registering, as your live virtual orientation approaches you will begin to receive a series of email reminders.  An email with the access link and instructions will be sent to your Buffalo State College email address 24 hours prior to your scheduled orientation session. Additionally, a final reminder will be emailed to you 1 hour prior on the day of your scheduled session.

Please note that the live virtual orientation session is mandatory for all incoming Buffalo State Students. The orientation fee is fixed for all students and will appear on your student account as a charge. Each student’s account will be billed for the cost of orientation regardless if you attend or not. Transfer student orientation costs are $100.

**Summer 2021 Orientation Sessions begin June 21, 2021 and end July 29, 2021. Please be proactive with your registration as sessions have a max capacity and academic support programs are offering specialty support programs for students enrolled in EOP, Honors, Say Yes, and Veteran Affairs. Don’t miss out!

If you have questions you can text the Orientation office at 716-281-5521.


Starting January 2020, the associated charge for Orientation will be automatically applied to your student bill. If you attended Orientation prior to then, all past due payments must still be made. Please contact the Student Leadership and Engagement office at if you have any questions.

Transfer Orientation cost: $100

**Reminder: The $125 tuition deposit, applied to your tuition bill, is separate from the cost of your orientation.


Complete the Transfer Pre-Registration Tutorial

We understand that transfer students come to us with a level of collegiate experience and exposure. In an effort to recognize this experience you do not need to wait for an advisor appointment to register for classes. Please complete the Transfer Pre-Registration Tutorial to receive your registration PIN. 

This will serve as a foundation for information that will help you throughout your transition to Buffalo State. When you have completed the tutorial, you will be emailed your alternate pin number to register for your classes. This can be completed prior to registering for orientation. Additionally, we recommend that if you are usure of the classes you need to take or have additional course questions that you contact your department for advising prior to registering for classes. Please see the transfer admit page for department information and additional information on what important documents transfer students need to submit prior starting the academic year at Buffalo State.


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