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 >>

Offered on select Friday and Saturdays throughout the year. Includes informational overview and campus tour.

Class Visit Program >>

Offered in spring. Includes classroom visit opportunities for accepted students only.

Open House 2015

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.

Spring Open House
Saturday, April 11, 2015

9:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

View program of events.

Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. in the Performing Arts Center, Rockwell Hall

Register online

Or visit us at a campus tour or information session.

Information Sessions and Tours

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

Spring 2015 Friday/Saturday Information Session and Tour Schedule

Friday sessions take place at 1:30 p.m. followed by a 2:00 p.m. tour;
Saturday sessions take place at 10:30 a.m. followed by an 11:00 a.m. tour. 

Make your reservation for an Information Session and Tour  >>

or call (716) 878-5713.

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.

Spring Tours 2015

February 2–May 7: 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 2014–2015 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.

Class Visit: April 8-10, 2015

Class Visit Registration

Space is limited! Deadline is Friday, April 3, 2015.

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

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.

Interactive Walking 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–Wednesday and Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.; Thursday, 8:30 a.m.–6:00 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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