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Orientation 2021

  • New Student Orientation: Aug. 23 - 27, 2021
  • LAWR starts starts Aug. 24 and continues through the fall semester
  • Doctrinal classes begin Sept. 1

We will continue to add additional information as details develop. Please stay tuned.

Pre-Orientation 3 & 2-Year J.D. Students LL.M. Students Transfer/Visiting Students


Orientation leaders gathered at Baird Point in June 2021 to take photos as they prepare to welcome incoming students through virtual Summer Orientation.

UB Health, Safety, and Wellness

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Pre-Recorded Sessions

Health and Safety Guidelines

The University at Buffalo is committed to protecting the health and safety of the UB community while remaining focused on our academic, research and community service mission. UB intends to resume in-person, campus-based instruction for the fall 2021 semester. UB students will be required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 to attend classes in-person in the fall.  Additional SUNY and UB guidance will be provided in the weeks ahead. For the latest updates as we prepare for the fall semester, visit the University’s COVID-19: Planning and Response website.

Student Wellness

An overview of the wide range of services available to UB student, including primary care, preventative treatments, on-site counseling, and specialty services.

Pre-Recorded Sessions

These sessions are optional, but participation is HIGHLY recommended. All presentations below are self-guided and available on-demand, which means you can watch them as many times as you'd like.

Pre-Orientation Checklist

Become familiar with all of the essentials that will help to make your first semester a success.

Our Pre-Orientation Checklist video will cover:

  • Meet the Director of Student Life
  • Post-Admissions Timeline and Orientation Schedule
  • UB ID Card
  • Campus Parking
  • Law-IT and Technology
  • Communication Services
  • Academic Calendar, Faculty Advisors and Your Peers
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Law-IT Tutorial

Be prepared for your first day of Orientation and classes.

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More details to come.


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Get the background that will help you get off to a great start when classes begin!

  • Watch a series of video lectures & complete comprehension checks.
  • Components will be used by your professors as required assignments in your 1L classes and programs.
  • Access to Zero-L will continue throughout your first year of law school so that you are able to access and review lessons whenever they are assigned in class.
  • Watch your “” for an email from “Canvas for Harvard Ex Ed” providing you with a unique access link.