Spring 2020 Part-Time Advanced Standing Orientation

Online Student Orientation: January 22, 2020

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

Seated Student Orientation: January 21, 2020

5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
UB North Campus
684 Baldy Hall

In mid-November, 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 2020 Full-Time Advanced Standing Orientation

May 20, 2020

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. (Information on how to log in and complete this course will be sent via email.) 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 2020 MSW Orientations

MSW Orientation (all seated students)

August 27 and 28, 2020

August 27, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Mandatory)
Center for the Arts Atrium

August 28, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Optional but Highly Recommended)
215 Natural Sciences Complex (NCS)/ 107 Talbert

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. (Information on how to log in and complete this course will be sent via email.) 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 28 and July 30, 2020

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 sent via email.)

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 2020 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 2020 DSW Orientation

August 12-14, 2020

UB North Campus

More details will be sent to admitted students.

The DSW requires a mandatory three-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