Spring 2019 Part-Time Advanced Standing Orientation

Online Orientation: January 23, 2019

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

Seated Orientation: January 22, 2019

5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
UB North Campus
Baldy Hall, Kiva Room

Spring orientation is offered in two formats:

  1. A seated orientation in the Baldy Hall Kiva Room on the UB North Campus in Amherst, NY. Students in the seated program are encouraged to attend this session if possible.
  2. An online orientation (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.

Questions about orientation? Email sw-studentservices@buffalo.edu or call 716-645-1863.

Summer 2019 Full-Time Advanced Standing Orientation

May 22, 2019

5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
UB North campus
Baldy Hall, Kiva Room

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 course. 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 2019 MSW Orientations

MSW Orientation (all seated students)

August 22 and 23, 2019

During daytime hours
(more details to come)

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)

July 30 and August 1, 2019

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. EST
(both days are mandatory)

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. Spaces in online courses have been reserved for online students, so you will not be locked out of any courses you need.

Fall 2019 PhD Re/Orientation

Date TBD

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

Fall 2019 DSW Orientation

Dates TBD

The DSW requires a mandatory four-day on-campus orientation session in August before the start of the program, but the coursework itself can be completed without physically coming to campus. Students will be strongly encouraged to attend a second on-campus summer residency before completing their program.

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