Welcome First-Year Students!
The Student Leadership and Engagement Office is excited to welcome you to Buffalo State!
Our Student Leadership and Engagement Office has designed an orientation for new students who will be attending Buffalo State 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.
For students entering Buffalo State in Fall 2020, the First-Year Orientation program is a mandatory two-day program in multiple sessions. Commuter students will commute from home and residential students will stay in their assigned rooms. An email will be sent to students with a personal link to register. This email will go out when registration for orientation opens.
International students will attend a multi-day orientation program. For more information regarding this program, visit the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) website.
Summer 2020 Sessions
Session 1: June 29 - 30
Session 2: July 9 - 10
Session 3: July 16 - 17 (EOP Students only)
Session 4: July 23 - 24
Session 5: July 30 - 31
Beginning in January 2020, the associated charge for Orientation will be automatically applied to you 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 716-878-5336 if you have any questions.
Reminder: The $125 tuition deposit, applied to your tuition bill, is separate from the cost of your orientation.
It is important that First-Year students register for orientation and submit their Weigel Health Forms as soon as possible. After submitting the Intent to Enroll deposit, registering for orientation and submitting your health records an academic adviser will develop your spring semester class schedule.
Buffalo State Orientation App
Please download the Buffalo State Orientation App. This is where our schedules for the day of orientation will be located for both students and family members.
What Should I Bring to Orientation?
Please see the Before You Arrive section for more information.