The best way to learn about life at SUNY Buffalo State is to experience it in person! We have many visit options for you to choose from.
Offered in fall and spring. Includes campus tour, informational presentations, and opportunities to meet professors and students.
Offered Monday through Friday throughout the year (with a few exceptions). Includes hour-long campus tour with visits to academic buildings and residence halls. Make reservation.
Offered on select Friday and Saturdays throughout the year. Includes informational overview and campus tour. Make reservation.
Offered in spring. Includes classroom visit opportunities for accepted students only.
Open House provides prospective students and their families with an opportunity to experience Buffalo State's diverse and creative environment firsthand. Visitors can tour campus, learn about the broad array of academic programs from faculty, discuss financial aid options, and more.
Check back soon for information regarding our Fall Open House.
To learn even more about Buffalo State, join us for an admissions information session and campus tour on select Fridays and Saturdays throughout the academic year.
Spring 2014 Friday Information Session Schedule
February 7, 14, 28
March 7, 14
April 4, 11, 25
Friday sessions take place at 1:30 p.m.
Spring 2014 Saturday Visit Schedule
February 8, 22
March 1, 8, 15
April 5, 26
Saturday sessions are held at 10:30 a.m.
or call (716) 878-5713.
Offered Monday through Friday throughout the year (with a few exceptions), campus tours provide an overview of campus in about an hour. During the tour, you will get an inside look at life at Buffalo State and visit the library, academic classrooms, athletics center, residence halls, Student Union, and Performing Arts Center at Rockwell Hall.
Spring Tours 2014
Tours available February 3–May 30*
Held Monday through Thursday at 2:00 p.m. and Friday at 10:00 a.m.
*No tours given March 21–29; May 9–26
or call (716) 878-5713.
The Class Visit Program is an invitation-only event for high school seniors and families that have been accepted to Buffalo State. Parents are invited to participate as well.
This program includes a campus tour; participation with current students in an actual class taught by a member of the Buffalo State faculty; and a Q&A panel discussion for parents. Courses are limited and reservations are required.
Class Visit Dates: April 16-18, 2014
If you're located in the metropolitan New York area and would like more information or would like to schedule a meeting with a Buffalo State representative, please contact:
Buffalo State's admissions representatives travel around the world so you don't have to! Our admissions advisers attend college fairs, high schools, off-campus information sessions, and more to give you all the info you need to know.
Group Visits are designed for large groups of campus visitors (8+ students) to become more familiar with our institution and its academic programming. A Group Visit consists of a general campus tour and an informational presentation from the Admissions Office. (Please note, residence halls are not included.)
1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, N.Y. 14222
From the East (via the NYS Thruway/Interstate 90)
Take Exit 51 (NY 33 West) to NY 198 West. Exit NY 198 at Elmwood Avenue South. The college is immediately on the right.
From the West (via the NYS Thruway/Interstate 90)
Take Exit 53 (Interstate 190) to NY 198 East; exit at Elmwood Avenue.
From the North/Niagara Falls
Take Interstate 190 South (over the Grand Island Bridge) to NY 198 East; exit at Elmwood Avenue.
From the Peace Bridge
Take Interstate 190 North to NY 198 East; exit at Elmwood Avenue.
From the Greater Buffalo International Airport
Exit the airport onto Rt. 33 West for approximately 5.5 miles. Continue to Rt. 198 West (Scajaquada Expressway). Stay on expressway approximately 2.2 miles. Exit at Elmwood Avenue South. Continue on Elmwood Avenue. approximately .2 miles. Enter Buffalo State to the right on Rockwell Road.
181 Ellicott Street
1 (800) 231-2222 (fares/schedules)
NFTA Metro Bus
Citywide and suburban service; reduced schedules on weekends. Buffalo State is a stop along the 20-Elmwood, 3-Grant, and 32-Amherst routes.
NFTA Metro Rail
One route along Main Street from the University at Buffalo South Campus through downtown Buffalo. Free parking at two stations:
South Campus (3435 Main Street, about 4 miles) and LaSalle (Main Street and Hertel Avenue, about 3 miles).
Boarding fare: $2. Exact fare (coins or bills) or pass.
Exchange and Washington Streets
55 Dick Road, Depew
Buffalo/Niagara International Airport
4200 Genesee Street at Cayuga Road, Cheektowaga
(716) 630-6000 (general),
Visiting campus? Download our Campus Parking Map.
Find your way around with our 3D Campus Map. Print it out and take it with you!
Explore campus at your own pace. Download our Self-Guided Tour brochure.
Take an interactive tour of our campus wherever and whenever you want! Visit and go inside our facilities, browse 360s panoramas, and experience campus life through our video collection.