Incoming First-Year Students

New Student Picnic.

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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 first-year students 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 first-year student

We will arrange a meeting with your academic advisor, either via Zoom or over the phone, to discuss your course schedule. Your advisor will enroll you in classes. You will choose a first-year seminar.

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

Preparing for Your Appointment

You will receive a confirmation email when you make your advising appointment. Please read the information carefully to be certain you are available for the appointment. To prepare, you should review all UB information for new first-year students, 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 First-Year Students

You should be signed up to complete the online Orientation programming for new first-year students. If you have not yet registered for an Orientaion program, 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 May 4, 2022