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Transfer Students

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Transfer Orientation
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Transfer Orientation
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Transfer Orientation

Welcome Transfer Students

The Student Leadership and Engagement Office has designed an Orientation for new students who will be attending Buffalo State and 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.

Sign up for Transfer Orientation

For students entering in Spring 2020, the January Transfer Orientation program is a mandatory one (full) day program which will be held on Thursday, January 23, 2020.

**Fall semester Orientation dates will be coming soon**



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 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.


Step 1

Sign up for Transfer Orientation

Please check your personal and Buffalo State email for instructions on how to sign up for Orientation.

Step 2


If you are bringing any family members or guests, please visit the following page for information and to register: Family and Parent Orientation

Step 3

Complete the Transfer Pre-Registration Tutorial

Please complete the Transfer Pre-Registration Tutorial. The Tutorial will be available in Mid-December.

This will serve as a foundation of information that will help in 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 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 to complete prior to attending Buffalo State.


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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