First-Year Checklist

Complete the Admissions Process
  1. Confirm your Intention to Enroll and Tuition Deposit
  2. Submit your Immunization and Health Records
  3. Register for Orientation
Intention to Enroll and Tuition Deposit Forms

Forms were mailed with your acceptance package. Can't find them? Download them here (all forms in PDF format):

Spring Semester

Fall Semester

Immunization and Health Records
  1. Send in your immunization information form (inside your acceptance package)
  2. Fill out the online Meningitis Information Response Form
  3. Check to see if you have/need health insurance
  4. Get familiar with Weigel Health Center
Orientation
  1. The Orientation Office will send you an e-mail with instructions on how to sign up for Orientation.
  2. Sign up for Orientation via BANNER as soon as possible.
  3. Your attendance at Orientation is required. You’ll get help with advisement, register for classes, set up your e-mail account, meet fellow students, faculty and staff, and have a blast.
Scholarships and Financial Aid

Research available scholarships and apply for state and federal financial aid through the Financial Aid Office, (716) 878-4902.

Housing
  1. Submit your Residence Hall and Meal Plan Application (inside your acceptance package)
  2. You will then receive a housing packet from the Residence Life Office
  3. Get in touch with your new roommate (Log into Banner, click on the "Student" tab, click on "MyHousing" at the bottom of the page).
  4. Learn about Residence Hall Services
Commuting
  1. Get familiar with campus parking
  2. Parking permits
  3. Learn about the Motorist Assist Program
Meal Plans
  1. Resident students
  2. Commuter students
Get to Know Campus
  1. Get familiar with campus—take a Virtual Tour
  2. Check out what to do on and off campus
  3. Learn about campus safety
Request a Bengal ID

Complete the Bengal ID Card request form or visit the Circulation Desk in the lower lobby of E. H. Butler Library.

Before You Arrive
  1. Let friends and family know your address
  2. Check to see if your computer meets the  Residential Network (ResNet) requirements
  3. Get answers to all your questions and connect with other students on the ASK forum
  4. Complete the online AlcoholEdu educational program

Transfer Checklist

Complete the Transfer Process
  1. Confirm your Intention to Enroll and Tuition Deposit.
  2. Submit your Immunization and Health Records
  3. Complete the Transfer Pre-Advisement Tutorial
Intent to Enroll and Tuition Deposit Forms

Forms were mailed with your acceptance package. Can't find them? Download them here (all forms in PDF format):

Spring Semester

Fall Semester

Immunization and Health Records
  1. Send in your immunization information form (inside your acceptance package)
  2. Fill out the online Meningitis Information Response Form
  3. Check to see if you have/need health insurance
  4. Get familiar with Weigel Health Center
Final College Transcript

Don’t forget to request your final transcripts from previous college or university (when applicable). We also recommend you contact your high school and send your final high school transcript as well (may help with financial aid, and waiving certain math / foreign language requirements, if applicable). Contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office for more information.

Orientation
  1. The Orientation Office will send you an e-mail with instructions on how to sign up for Orientation.
  2. Sign up for Orientation via BANNER as soon as possible.
  3. Your attendance at Orientation is required. You’ll get help with advisement, register for classes, set up your e-mail account, and meet fellow students, faculty, and staff.
Scholarships and Financial Aid

Research available scholarships and apply for state and federal financial aid through the Financial Aid Office, (716) 878-4902. To apply for financial aid, fill out the FAFSA, which includes the TAP application. If you have already filed, just update your codes for Buffalo State. Our FAFSA code is 002842 and our TAP code is 0905.

Housing
  1. Submit your Residence Hall and Meal Plan Application (inside your acceptance package)
  2. You will then receive a housing packet from the Residence Life Office
  3. Get in touch with your new roommate (Log into Banner, click on the "Student" tab, click on "MyHousing" at the bottom of the page).
  4. Learn about Residence Hall Services
Commuting
  1. Get familiar with campus parking
  2. Parking permits
  3. Learn about the Motorist Assist Program
Meal  Plans
  1. Resident students
  2. Commuter students
Request a Bengal ID

Complete the Bengal ID Card request form or visit the Circulation Desk in the lower lobby of E. H. Butler Library.

Get to Know Campus
  1. Get familiar with campus—take a Virtual Tour
  2. Learn about campus safety

Hours

Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Undergraduate Admissions

Buffalo State •  1300 Elmwood Ave  •  Moot Hall 110
Buffalo, NY 14222  •  Phone: (716) 878-4017  •  Fax: (716) 878-6100
E-mail: admissions@buffalostate.edu  •  Staff Directory
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