Buffalo Niagara Summer Institute

Developed in 1986 the Buffalo Niagara Summer Institute offers an intensive combination of single and multi-day workshops as well as one-credit MSW elective courses that can be taken on a degree or non-degree basis. 

Man and woman working together.

The Buffalo Niagara Summer Institute workshop topics include trauma, addictions, child and adolescent mental health, and more. Workshop presenters are regional, national and international experts who strive to inform and inspire new ways of thinking about social work therapies, techniques and client approaches.

Multi-Day Workshops for Human Service Professionals

Join us for our 38th annual Summer Institute! Our online catalog allows you to view workshops, access trainer information, and register for upcoming workshops. Space is limited so early registration is strongly encouraged! 

MSW Students

Current UB SSW students: Register through the Hub Student Center the same way you register for all other classes. For details on our summer semester course offerings visit our Summer 2023 MSW Credit Course Electives 

Are you a student outside of the UB SSW? (Non-Degree or Non-Matriculated Students): Apply for non-degree status, which must be completed prior to registration. This may require proof of immunization status if not already on file at UB.

Tuition Waivers for Field Educators

Field Educators with SUNY Tuition Waivers may use the waivers to pay for tuition costs. Waivers do not cover standard course fees or the nondegree application fee. For more information call the MSW Field Education Office at 716-645-1234 or email sw-field@buffalo.edu.


For questions about the summer institute, email us or call 716-829-5841.