Step 5: Attend Welcome Weekend

Two students with masks on, walking across campus near Capen Hall.

2020欧洲杯体育直播投注welcome weekend prepares you for the start of classes through semi-structured experiences. 

On this page:

Program Overview

welcome weekend is the official kick-off to the fall semester for new students. during welcome weekend, you will prepare for academics at ub, explore ub resources and connect with other students. there are three elements of welcome wekend.

  1. Welcome Weekend Kickoff Meeting on Friday, August 28. First-year students will participate at 10:30 a.m. and transfer students will participate at 11:30 a.m.
  2. "The Hook Up" is a fun, interactive show that explores college, sex and the hook up culture (transfer students and international students are exempt). First-year students will be assigned a session on Friday or Saturday evening. 
  3. Welcome Weekend Challenge. Over the course of the weekend, you will complete twelve experiences in three categories: Academics (3), Resources (6), and Connections (3). Some experiences are live, while other are on-demand and can be completed at your convenience. Check the schedule below for live options and our recommendations for on-demand experiences; view the Welcome Weekend Challenge section on this page for full details.

Schedule Details

Monday - Thursday

Time Session Welcome Weekend Challenge Category
Any time

Welcome Weekend Challenge: Select 1-2 on-demand Resources experiences.

 

Recommended for students living on campus: "Learn about How and Where to Use Your Meal Plan" 

 

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Resources

 

 

Plan Your Time

before friday, complete 1-2 welcome weekend challenge experiences:

  • Resources (1-2)

Friday

Time Session Welcome Weekend Challenge Category
10:30 a.m. Welcome Weekend Kickoff for First-year Students

Check your email on August 14 for the details.
 
11:30 a.m. Welcome Weekend Kickoff for Transfer Students 

Check your email on August 14 for the details.
 
Afternoon

Welcome Weekend Challenge: Select 1 Academics experience. 

Check back on August 14 for the live event options!

Academics
Afternoon

Welcome Weekend Challenge: 2020欧洲杯体育直播投注Select 1 on-demand Resources experience. 

 

Resources
2:00 -  7:00 p.m. Welcome Weekend Challenge: Select 1 Connections experience. Live options include: Connections
2:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
Orientation Leader Meet-up
Check your email on August 14 for the details.
3:00 p.m. Transfer Student Meet-up
Check your email on August 14 for the details.
5:00 p.m.
6:30 p.m.
8:00 p.m.

The Hook Up

 

First-year students are assigned to one session on either Friday or Saturday; check your email on August 14 for details.

 
Evening

Virtual Engagement Opportunities

 

More information coming soon!

 

 

 

Plan Your Day

on friday, complete at least 3 welcome weekend challenge experiences:

  • 1 Academics
  • 1 Resources
  • 1 Connections

Saturday

Time Session Welcome Weekend Challenge Category
10:00 a.m. -  1:00 p.m.

Welcome Weekend Challenge2020欧洲杯体育直播投注: Select 2 on-demand Resources experiences.

 

Resources

1:00 -  6:00 p.m. 

Welcome Weekend Challenge2020欧洲杯体育直播投注: Select 2 Connections Experiences.

 

Live options (listed below!) allow you to get to know other new students who have something in common. Join us for casual conversation led by Orientation Leaders. Check your email on August 14 for details.

Connections
1:00 p.m. Creatives at UB
1:00 p.m. Gamers at UB
1:00 p.m. LGBTQ+ at UB
1:00 p.m. LatinX at UB
1:00 p.m. NYC at UB
1:00 p.m. Transfer Students at UB
2:00 p.m. Black at UB
2:00 p.m. East Asian, Southeast Asian, and Pacific Islander at UB
2:00 p.m. First Gen at UB
2:00 p.m. Language Learners and Cultural Exchange at UB
2:00 p.m. Sustainability Supporters and Outdoor Adventurers at UB
3:00 p.m. Creatives at UB
3:00 p.m. LatinX at UB
3:00 p.m South Asian/Desi American at UB
3:00 p.m. Veterans at UB
4:00 p.m. East Asian, Southeast Asian, and Pacific Islander at UB
4:00 p.m. Language Learners and Cultural Exchange at UB
4:00 p.m. LGBTQ+ at UB
4:00 p.m. NYC at UB
5:00 p.m. Black at UB
5:00 p.m. Gamers at UB
5:00 p.m.  South Asian/Desi American at UB
5:00 p.m. Sustainability Supporters and Outdoor Adventurers at UB
   
5:00 p.m.
6:30 p.m.
8:00 p.m.

The Hook Up



First-year students are assigned to one session on either Friday or Saturday; check your email on August 14 for details.

Evening

Virtual Engagement Opportunities

 

Details about live events and opportunities will be posted on August 14.

Plan Your Day

2020欧洲杯体育直播投注on saturday, complete at least 4 welcome weekend challenge experiences:

  • 2 Resources
  • 2 Connections

Sunday

Time Session Welcome Weekend Challenge Category
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Welcome Weekend Challenge: 2020欧洲杯体育直播投注Select 2 Academic experiences. Live options include:

 

Academics
11:00 a.m.
1:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m.

Block Schedule Meet-ups 

 

For many first-year students, your academic advisor registered you for classes with other students in your major. This virtual session will allow you to meet-up with classmates before classes begin. Check your email on August 14 for details. 

1:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m.

Academics at UB

 

Current students will share their strategies and insider tips to help you succeed in the UB classroom. Check your email on August 14 for details. 

Afternoon

Welcome Weekend Challenge:2020欧洲杯体育直播投注 Select 2 on-demand Resources experiences.  

 

Recommended for all new students: 2020欧洲杯体育直播投注"Practice Your First Week of Classes"

Resources
Evening

Virtual Engagement Opportunity

 

More information coming soon!

 

 

 

Plan Your Day

on sunday, complete at least 4 welcome weekend challenge experiences:

  • 2 Academics
  • 2 Resources

Welcome Weekend Challenge

2020欧洲杯体育直播投注over the course of weekend, you will complete 12 welcome weekend challenge experiences in three categories: academics (3), resources (6), and connections (3). some experiences are live, while others are on-demand and can be completed at your convenience. live options are included in the schedule above. click on the categories below for a full list of on-demand experiences that you can complete at your convenience, and start planning your weekend now.

Check back after August 24 to access the on-demand options.

Complete the Challenge

2020欧洲杯体育直播投注complete 12 welcome weekend challenge experiences:

  • Academics (3)
  • Resources (6)
  • Connections (3)

Academics

How to Read a Syllabus

learn from the experts (current students!) how to read a syllabus to help prepare for classes and plan for the semester. have at least one syllabus for the fall semester available to follow along with this session.

Time Management 101 for College Students

this session will help you think ahead for how to budget time in online, in-person, hybrid, or hyflex classes. current students will talk about tools they use to manage time (planners, apps, and more!). 

How to Not F*&% Up Your First Week

learn tips from current students about how to be successful in the virtual or in-person classroom. this will help you prepare for your first week of classes and  how to not make the wrong move at the start of your college journey.

Resources

De-Code Online Tools at UB

2020欧洲杯体育直播投注learn about all the resources you can access on your phone, laptop or tablet that make it easy to navigate the key online resources and portals used by ub students.

Learn About How and Where to Use Your Meal Plan

review how to use your meal plan (when and from which account?) and learn about current students' favorite spots to eat on campus. 

Must-Have Apps for UB Students

2020欧洲杯体育直播投注current students walk you through what apps to use and the benefits for ub students -- both general and ub apps.

College Student on A Budget

learn from current students how they approached budgeting their first semester. from buying textbooks to eating on the cheap, these are money saving tips that will save you a dime.

How to Get Around Campus

learn about how to use campus transportation for easy, convenient travel on, around and even off campus. 

Practice Your First Week of Classes

get a feel for what to expect with your class schedule. for online classes, spend some time figuring out 1-2 locations in your current environment that work for you to focus and set-up for class. if you have in-person classes, walk around campus to figure out where it is located and the best route to get there from the parking lot, bus stop, or residence hall.

New Student Scavenger Hunt

Relax and Chill Out Wherever You Are

get to know resources from ub and general tips for managing stress as a college student during covid-19. 

Check an Item off your Buffalo Bucket List

2020欧洲杯体育直播投注the greater buffalo-niagara region has a lot to offer ub students. utilize this to guide what you should see and do during your time at ub. get started during welcome weekend and cross an item off your buffalo bucket list.      

Explore the Outdoors on or Near UB's Campuses

review the best outdoor places on and around ub's north and south campus for outdoor recreation or a socially distanced hangout with new friends.

Connections

Get Involved!

2020欧洲杯体育直播投注hear current students share their experiences and advice about getting involved at ub and how to use ublinked to find clubs/orgs and connection opportunities. you’ll learn about different paths to get involved and how you might apply similar strategies during your first semester. 

Additional Resources During Welcome Weekend

Welcome Weekend Assistance and Information

orientation staff will be available at information tents across campus and through drop-in zoom during welcome weekend (august 28 - 30). the team is available for directions, answering questions, and supporting you at your start! 

Visit our tents: Look for blue tents on North Campus outside the Student Union or between Flint Loop and Capen Hall. Look for blue tents on South Campus Near Main Circle Loop. 

Drop in to Zoom: link will be added ahead of Welcome Weekend

Before Participating in Welcome Weekend

Need Help?

Helping new students transition to life at UB:

University at Buffalo
112 Student Union, North Campus
2020欧洲杯体育直播投注Buffalo, NY 14260

2020欧洲杯体育直播投注phone: (716) 645-6125

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