Incoming Freshmen

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COVID-19 Information for Students Entering Spring 2022


All appointments with advisors will be over the phone or on Zoom.

Orientation activities will be online.


Welcome! If you have declared a major within the College of Arts and Sciences, paid your tuition deposit, completed your Orientation Data Form, and submitted your medical / immunization records, your next step is to contact our office for advisement and registration. We will be reaching out to new freshmen by email and phone as you complete these steps.

How to Make an Appointment

  • Call the CAS Student Advisement and Services Office at (716) 645-6883
  • Identify yourself as a new freshman

We will arrange a meeting with your academic advisor, either in person or over the phone, to discuss your course schedule. Your advisor will enroll you in classes and mail your schedule to you. 

We cannot schedule an advising appointment until your medical/ immunization records have been submitted.

Preparing for Your Appointment

Before your appointment, you should review all UB information for new freshmen, including information about the UB Curriculum requirements.

What to Tell Your Advisor

During the advisement appointment, please tell your advisor about all AP classes and exams you may have taken in high school, even if UB does not yet have the scores. If you have not previously arranged to have your AP exams scores sent to UB, please do so as soon as possible. Your advisor will discuss how your AP and other exam credit will count at UB. Advisors can advise and enroll you without the official score reports, but knowing the scores makes the process more efficient. Finally, be sure to let your advisor know if you have any incoming transfer work.

Once you receive your schedule, you may review your required textbooks online through the through UB HUB. Books may be purchased from the UB Bookstore or another source, and students may wait until they arrive on campus to purchase their materials. 

Finish in 4

UB is offering a guarantee that you can graduate in four years, if you stay on track and successfully complete your courses. Academic advisors can help guide you through this process. 

Orientation for New Freshmen

You should be signed up to complete the online Orientation programming for new freshmen. If you are not signed up, please contact the Orientation, Transition and Parent Programs office at (716) 645-6125.

If you have any questions about this process, please call our office at (716) 645-6883 during regular business hours. We look forward to working with you!

Last Updated October 26, 2021