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.

Open Houses >>

Offered in fall and spring. Includes campus tour, informational presentations, and opportunities to meet professors and students. 

Campus Tours >>

Offered Monday through Friday throughout the year (with a few exceptions). Includes hour-long campus tour with visits to academic buildings and residence halls. 

Information Sessions and Tours >>

Includes informational overview and campus tour.

Offered on select Friday and Saturdays throughout the year.

Transfer information sessions and tours: June 21 and July 26

Class Visit Program >>

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.

Fall Open House
Saturday, October 29, 2016
9:00 a.m.–noon

Program and registration coming soon!

Information Sessions and Tours

To learn even more about Buffalo State, join us for an admissions information session and campus tour.

Transfer Information Sessions and Tour

Learn more about transfer opportunities, academic programs, the application process, campus life, and financial aid. Includes a campus tour.

June 21 and July 26

Information Sessions begin at 1:30 p.m. followed by a 2:00 p.m. tour.

Make reservation.

Friday Information Session and Tour

Friday sessions take place at 1:30 p.m. followed by a 2:00 p.m. tour.

Make reservation.


Campus Tours

Offered Monday through Saturday* (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, the athletics center, residence halls, Student Union, and our new Technology Building.

Tours Monday through Thursday at 2:00 p.m. and Friday at 10:00 a.m.*

*Visiting on a Friday afternoon or Saturday morning? Learn about our information sessions.

View 2016 Campus Tour Schedule >>

Make your reservation for a Campus Tour >>

or call (716) 878-5713.

What It's Like to Be a Student at Buffalo State

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.

Save the Date: 2017 Class Visit, February 22-24

Visit Us in New York City!

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 in New York City
61 Broadway, 3rd Floor, Room 311
New York, NY 10006
1 (212) 425-9246


Video: NYC students love Buffalo State. >>

Buffalo State admissions NYC visit schedule. >>

We're On the Road

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.


See our tour schedule. >>

Group Visits

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.)

Availability Schedule
Reservation Form
Planning, Guidelines, and Ground Rules

Getting to Campus

By Car

Google Maps

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.


By Bus

To Buffalo, NY

(716) 855-7531
1 (800) 231-2222 (fares/schedules)


1 (800) 858-8555

In Buffalo, NY

Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA)

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.

Daily/weekly/monthly passes available.


By Train

Exchange and Washington Streets
(6.42 miles)
(716) 856-2075
55 Dick Road, Depew
(10.39 miles)
(716) 683-8440
(800) USA-RAIL

By Plane

Buffalo/Niagara International Airport
4200 Genesee Street at Cayuga Road, Cheektowaga
(8.86 miles)
(716) 630-6000 (general),
630-6001 (weather/closings),
630-6191 (parking)

Ground transportation to/from airport readily available via taxi, Airport-Downtown Express, and NFTA Metro Bus.

Campus Map

Visiting campus? Download our Campus Map for parking and building locations.

3-D Campus Map

Find your way around with our 3D Campus Map. Print it out and take it with you!

Self-Guided Walking Tour

Explore campus at your own pace. Download our Self-Guided Tour brochure.

Virtual Tour

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.


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
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