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New Student Orientation

Orientation, meet and greet your fellow students, 2012

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

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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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MSW Student Orientation

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. 

MSW New Student Orientations 2017


Online Pre-Orientation Course (UBLearns) - Available to incoming Part-Time Advanced Standing Students.  Please complete prior to January 23, 2017.  

Monday, January 23, 2017 *REQUIRED*

5:30 p.m. Dinner (for those attending in person)

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 

Blackboard Collaborate (Online) and 684 Baldy Hall, North Campus

Online Student Orientation

Attention new MSW Online PTAS Students

Orientation for our incoming online PTAS students will be held via Blackboard Collaborate on Monday January 23, 2017. This session is required for all new online PTAS students. Students should be prepared to join the orientation online by 6:00 p.m. Please be sure to have a computer with a webcam and mic.  

PhD Student Re/Orientation

PhD Student Re/Orientation

Thursday August 24, 2017