New Student Orientation

New student orientation is an important time to learn all about being a social work student at UB. 

Spring 2018 Part-Time Advanced Standing Orientation

Online Orientation: Wednesday, January 24, 2018

6:00-8:00 p.m. EST

Seated Orientation: Wednesday, January 17, 2018

6:00-8:00 p.m. EST

Spring orientation will be offered in two formats:

  1. You have the option to attend the seated orientation in 684 Baldy Hall on the UB North Campus in Amherst, NY on January 17, 2018 (students in the seated program are encouraged to attend this session if possible)
  2. Or you can attend and participate online on January 24, 2018 (link will be sent with your orientation invitation)

In December, you will receive an orientation invitation and information about accessing our required pre-orientation course to be completed by January 17, 2018.

Questions about orientation? Email or call (716) 645-1863.

Summer 2018 Full-Time Advanced Standing Orientation

Date TBD

Information will be forthcoming closer to the event.

Fall 2018 Traditional MSW Orientations

MSW Orientation (all seated students)

Date TBD

More information will be provided closer to event.

The MSW New Student Orientation is geared towards helping you to successfully transition into graduate school. Prior to our in-person orientation, students are expected to complete an online pre-orientation designed to assist new students with their transition into graduate school. At our in-person orientation you will meet the faculty and staff of the UB School of Social Work, learn about the curriculum and field requirements, and acquire valuable resources at our academic readiness workshops. 

Online MSW Orientation (online students)

Date TBD

More information will be provided closer to event.

Please note that online students will have a hold on their account and will not be able to register for courses until they attend the mandatory orientation sessions.

Fall 2018 PhD Re/Orientation

Date TBD

More information will be available closer to the event.

If All of the School ...

Each summer the faculty, staff, some alum and incoming masters students all either read a book, an article, or watch a short film and discuss it in small groups at orientation.

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