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Is Orientation mandatory?

Yes, all incoming first-year and transfer students must complete orientation.


What if I cannot attend Orientation?

All new students must attend an orientation session. If the current available dates do not work for you, connect with Student Leadership and Engagement as there may be 1 or 2 makeup dates available prior to the start of the semester.


What if I don’t complete orientation?

Most importantly, not completing orientation will place you at a disadvantage for the start of your academic career at Buffalo State. Orientation is a great way to learn about the campus and make early social connections. Financially speaking, students are billed for orientation regardless if they attend or not. A hold may also be placed on your student account until this fee is paid. Holds prevent the ability to register for the following semester’s courses.


How much does Orientation cost? How do I pay?

The one-time orientation fee will be applied automatically to your first-semester bill.

First-Year orientation $TBA
Transfer orientation $TBA


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