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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

Further information regarding registering for the upcoming January 2020 orientation will be available in the near future.

The January Transfer Orientation program is one (full) day program. Commuter students will commute to orientation and residential students will stay in their assigned rooms. 


Please view the costs section of the website for information. The Orientation charge cannont be waived.

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


Step 1 - Sign up for Orientation

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

Step 2 - Submit Payment

Electronic payment information will be updated by mid-November. If you want to pay by check or money order, follow the steps outlined in the Cost section.

Transfer student - $75
Transfer Parent/Family Member - $50

Step 3 - Complete the Transfer Pre-Registration Tutorial

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

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