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Unless otherwise noted in your admission letter, orientation for all newly enrolled students will begin Monday, August 21 .

Important dates:

  • August 21 – 26, 2023 - New Student Orientation.
  • Tuesday, August 22, 2023 - LAWR classes for J.D. students begins.
  • Monday, August 28, 2023 - Doctrinal classes for all students begins.

This information is for J.D., LL.M. and Transfer/Visiting students only. Undergraduate law students looking for information on their undergraduate orientation and related activities should visit UB’s Fall Opening 2023 website.


To view your agenda, click on the tabs below. Note, schedules are subject to change, please check back often.

Pre-Orientation J.D. Agenda LL.M. Agenda Transfer Students

Pre-Orientation Checklist

Step One - Review our Health and Safety Guidelines

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

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.  Visit UB's Health and Safety Guidelines website for updates on vaccination requirements, links to UB Student Health Services, mask guidelines, positive test reporting processes and more.

Step Two - Watch our Pre-Orientation Video

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 Office of Student Affairs Team
  • Post-Admissions Timeline and Orientation Schedule
  • Activate your UB Email
  • UB ID Card and UB Mobile App
  • Campus Parking
  • Check Your Technology
  • Communication Services
  • Academic Calendar
  • Finding Additional Support
watch our Pr-Orientation video
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Step Three - Read Through our Orientation Manual

A print copy of the manual was mailed to your preferred address.

You can also download a PDF of the manual.

See Also:

Step Four - Review the wide range of Student Wellness services available to you

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