Orientation and New Student Programs Office

Porter Hall 14J
(716) 878-5336


First-year and transfer students actively engage in the enriching educational experiences offered at Buffalo State during their orientation session. Interacting with faculty, confirming course schedules, learning about student services, and a variety of social activities are included in orientation. First-year students meet on campus for a two-day orientation program the week before classes begin. Transfer students receive academic advisement throughout the summer, and come to campus for a one-day program the week before classes begin to become acquainted with Buffalo State. Both orientation programs offer an opportunity to form relationships with faculty, staff, upper-class students, and incoming peers inside and outside academic majors.  Attendance is mandatory and a program charge is required. Parent/family member programs are offered as an optional program, and run concurrently with the new student orientations.