Jacobs school building with text overlay "New Student Orientation".

Orientation will introduce you to graduate life at the medical school and prepare you for a successful start at UB.

Fall Master’s/PhD Orientation Schedule

Before Orientation Begins

Orientation Days

Thursday, August 22

All Graduate Students
8:30 - 9:10 a.m. Check-In, Breakfast, and Group Activities, Room 1220 (Active Learning Center) Downtown Campus
9:10 - 9:45 a.m. Opening Remarks and Welcome
9:45 - 10:30 a.m. Graduate School Information Session
10:45 - 11:25 a.m. Success Session & Onboarding
11:35 a.m. - 12:05 p.m. Jacobs School Library Information Session
12:10 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Travel to South Campus
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Campus Resource Fair (South Campus Lawn near Pharmacy Building)
2:30 - 3:45 p.m. Team Building: Lab Olympics

Friday, August 23

All Graduate Students
9:00 - 10:30 a.m. Lab Safety Training, Room 1220 (Active Learning Center)
Department/Program Meetings
11:00 a.m. - Noon Biochemistry, Room 4101
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Biomedical Informatics, Location TBD
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Computational Cell Biology, Anatomy, and Pathology, Location TBD
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Genetics, Genomics, and Bioinformatics, Room 4218
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Microbiology and Immunology, Room 5103
Noon - 1:00 p.m. Natural Sciences Interdisciplinary, Room 6128
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Neuroscience, Room 3101
11:00 a.m. - Noon Pharmacology and Toxicology, Room 3101
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. PhD Program in Biomedical Sciences, Room 6101
All Graduate Students
2:30 p.m. Biomedical Graduate Student Government Mixer, Room 1220 (Active Learning Center)
International Students

We recommend you arrive at UB early in order to attend International Student Welcome Series. The first few days have many opportunities to assist you as you start your life as a student at UB, including mandatory sessions: F-1/J-1 Immigration Sessions and the Your Role in the UB Community session.