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 is offered in two formats:

  1. A 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. An 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 sw-studentservices@buffalo.edu or call 716-645-1863.

Summer 2018 Full-Time Advanced Standing Orientation

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

5:30 - 8:30 p.m. EST

The MSW New Student Orientation will help you to successfully transition into graduate school. Prior to our in-person orientation, students are expected to complete an online pre-orientation. At our in-person orientation, you will meet UB School of Social Work faculty, staff and students, and learn about the curriculum and field requirements. 

Fall 2018 MSW Orientations

MSW Orientation (all seated students)

Thursday, August 23 and Friday, August 24, 2018

Day 1: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EST

Day 2 (optional): 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST

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

Online MSW Orientation (online students)

Tuesday, July 24 and Thursday, July 26

Students must attend both of these virtual sessions, which will take place from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. EST.

Prior to our live virtual orientation, students are expected to complete an online pre-orientation course. (Information on how to log in and complete this course will be given at a later date.)

Please note that online students will have a "pre-registration meeting" hold on their account and will not be able to register for courses until after they attend the mandatory orientation sessions on the 24 and 26. Spaces in online courses have been reserved for online students, so you will not be locked out of any courses you need.

Fall 2018 PhD Re/Orientation

Thursday, August 23 and Friday, August 24

During daytime hours

Specifics about the times and locations of PhD orientation activities will be sent to incoming PhD and MSW/PhD students.

If All of the School ...

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

Learn more about the program