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Post-Admissions Timeline

Learn about what steps you need to take after you’ve been admitted.

This is your to-do list, making sure that your transition to law school is smooth and easy. Click the links below to read more about what needs to be done.

Your To Do List:



File your FAFSA

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the form you need to fill out to get any financial aid from the federal government to help pay for college.

Activate your UBITName

Your "UBITName" is the username that you will use to log into a variety of campus services, including MyUB and HUB (to register for classes), UBmailUBlearnsUBbox file storage and sharing and software downloads like MS Office.

After you have access to both your Person Number and UBITName, you will receive an email with your One-Time Password. (If you are a former University at Buffalo student, you will not receive a single-use password.  If you don’t remember your old password, contact the UB CIT Help Desk at 716-645-3542).

Once you've receive your One-Time Password you will need to Activate Your UBITName.

See also: Student Technology Guide: Get started with your tech in six steps

April 20-24

Bookmark these pages!

You will need them for future reference:

May 6

Tuition deposit deadline

To hold your seat in the entering class, please submit a non-refundable $400 tuition deposit by the date noted in your acceptance letter.

This deposit will also be your formal acceptance of any merit scholarship you may have been awarded.

May 18

Intent to Enroll Form to be sent by email

All new students will receive an “Intent to Enroll” form by email from the law school's Office of Admissions by mid-May, unless admitted thereafter. Completion and submission of this form is the final step in accepting our offer of admission. Failure to submit this form will result in a forfeiture of your seat.

June 1


Intent to Enroll form deadline.

On-Campus Housing deadline for new students.

June – July

Relax and read a good book!

The law library has created a Recommended Reading list for you! Please note, these are not mandetory reading.

July 15

Final Transcript Deadline

All newly enrolling three-year J.D. students are required to send a final copy of their baccalaureate degree-noted transcript to the Law School Admission Council by July 15. (Access the Transcript Request Form by logging into your account.) Failure to submit your final, degree-noted transcript will prevent fall course registration and attendance at orientation.

If you will have completed all baccalaureate degree requirements, but your degree will not be conferred until after July 15, please notify the Office of Admissions at 716-645-2907 or by email to immediately to request an extension. (Documentation from the degree-granting institution may be required.) If an extension is granted, you will be permitted to attend orientation and begin classes with the understanding that a final, degree-noted transcript will be received no later than October 1 per American Bar Association Standard 502(d). If you fail to submit a degree-noted transcript by October 1, you will be resigned from all courses and responsible for tuition charges.

Immunization & MMR Requirements suggested Deadline

All students must provide an official record of their measles, mumps and rubella immunity — and meet the meningitis requirements and have cleared all other holds on your record — before registering for classes. Specifically, all incoming students (undergraduate, graduate and professional) born on or after January 1, 1957 must: 1) Provide proof of immunity against measles, mumps and rubella; and 2) Receive information about meningococcal disease, and make an informed decision about whether or not to receive immunization against meningococcal disease.

To learn more and access required health forms, visit UB’s Immunization and Meningitis Requirements.

Aug. 1

Start Your Tech in Six Steps

  1. Check hardware standards
  2. Activate your UBITName
  3. Set up Duo two-step verification
  4. Configure for Wi-Fi and ResNet
  5. Get UBmail on your devices
  6. Explore software and apps

VIsit UBIT's Student Technology Guide to learn more about UB's  services and find tips to make our technology work for you!

Visit the Law-IT & AV Services website if you have additional questions.

Fall Course Registration

(Generates your tuition bill)

First-year J.D. students will be registered for fall courses by the School of Law’s Records & Registration Office by early-August:

a) their official, baccalaureate degree-noted transcript has been received by LSAC and

b) they have met the University's immunizations requirements and have cleared all other holds on your record.

Newly transfer J.D. and LL.M. students should contact the Office of Admissions (716-645-2907 or to inquire about course registration.

During this period you will also receive your LAWR I assignment.

Please note, timing is subject to change.  

Complete your online Sexual Assault Prevention Course

All new graduate and professional students must complete the Sexual Assault Prevention course, which helps promote healthy behaviors and prevent sexual assault and relationship violence. You may take this course online beginning August 1 as long as you have been registered for fall courses. (UBITName and password required.)

Have You Already Completed This Course? If you have completed this course in the past, please fill out the Help Form.  A Health Promotion staff member will help to determine if you are eligible for exemption.

Once your registered, get your Parking Permit

It is imperative that you secure a UB parking permit for your vehicle prior to orientation.  You may do so after you have been registered for fall courses by ordering it online through MyUB, or in person at 106 Spaulding Quadrangle, Buffalo, NY 14261.

Obtain your UB Card

Your UB Card is your official University at Buffalo ID. You will be eligible for a UB Card once you have been registered for courses. The cost of the card is $23.50, which will be charged to your University Account. To avoid long lines, we recommend obtaining your UB Card prior to law school orientation.

The UB Card Office has two locations on campus. (Call in advance for hours of operation.)

North Campus
Capen Hall
1 Capen

South Campus
Diefendorf Hall
1 Diefendorf

School Information Portal (SIP)

The School Information Portal (SIP) is the School of Law’s official communication channel to students, where students can find much of the information needed in one spot.  For that reason, you should check SIP regularly.  New students will be added to SIP by early-August.

Aug. 3

Jump Start for Foreign-Trained Attorneys

  • Jump Start begins for Foreign-Trained Attorneys. Your admission letter will indicate whether you are required to participate

Aug. 10

Jump Start for Domestic Students

Jump Start begins for Domestic Students. Your admission letter will indicate whether you are required to participate

Review the GARP

What is the General Academic Requirements, Policies, and Code of Student Conduct (GARP)?

The GARP is our academic requirements, policies & code of student conduct provide law students with critical information regarding graduation requirements, curricular guidelines, and academic integrity. New students will be required to sign the GARP during orientation thus should review it carefully in advance.

Purchase your textbooks

Now you can purchase your textbooks. Note that this requires corse registration.

Aug. 24

Orientation begins!

It is day 1 of Orientation Day which is mandetory for all new students. A schedule is being developed and will be annouced later this summer.

Aug. 25 – Sept. 1

LAWR I begins

LAWR I meets daily during orientation

Sept. 2

Doctrinal courses start

Doctrinal courses begin and LAWR I follows its fall schedule.