law students posing with Victor E. Bull.

Orientation 2020

All Orientation sessions will be held remotely.

  • New Student Orientation: Aug. 24 - 28, 2020
  • LAWR starts starts Aug. 25 and continues through the fall semester
  • Doctorial classes begin Sept. 2

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

Pre-Orientation Orientation Virtual Tours Social Zoom Backgrounds


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.

On this page:

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. Ensuring the safety of the entire university community is paramount as UB responds to the COVID-19 pandemic and implements plans for a safe return to campus.

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 covers:

  • 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
link to Pre-Orientation Checklist video

Law-IT's Zoom Tutorial

Be prepared for your first day of Orientation and classes. Learn the ins and outs of using Zoom. All levels of Zoom experience are welcome to attend.

Our Zoom Tutorial covers:

  • Computer Requirements
  • Basic Features
  • How to Download and Install Zoom
  • How to Join a Meeting
  • Meeting Controls
  • How to Schedule a Meeting
  • Using the Zoom Web Client
  • Additional Guides and Help

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.

a video presentation about health services available for UB students