Orientation

orientation

PharmD and Pharmaceutical Sciences graduate students are required to attend orientation. Students learn about program requirements and expectations, services and resources, and begin to bond with their peers, school and university community.   

Pharmacy Orientation

Orientation for incoming pharmacy students is held the Thursday and Friday before classes start in August. Topics include:

  • Academic affairs
  • Student, professional and community affairs
  • Progression and coursework
  • Advising
  • Careers
  • Student wellness
  • Computing
  • Class photographs
  • Library
  • Student organizations
  • Networking
  • Meeting your classmates
  • UB SPPS Reads program
  • Optional flu immunization

Students are required to attend all sessions.

Pharmaceutical Sciences Orientation

Orientation for incoming pharmaceutical sciences graduate students is held the Thursday before classes start in August. Topics include:

  • Overview of the department
  • Overview of the program
  • Advising
  • Student wellness
  • Computing
  • Class photographs
  • Coursework
  • Student organizations
  • Meet your classmates
  • Optional flu immunization

Students are required to attend all sessions.

International Student Orientation

International transfer students must also attend International Graduate Student Orientation. Continuing UB international students are not required to attend. Topics include:

  • Bank accounts in the U.S.
  • Campus tours
  • HUB Student Center: bill payment and course registration
  • Applying for a social security card
  • NYS driver's licenses and car registration
  • Public transportation in Buffalo
  • Libraries
  • Tips for international teaching and research assistants
  • Academic integrity in the U.S.
  • Health insurance
  • UB Card

Canadian transfer students are only required to attend the I-20 immigration session, however all students are encouraged to attend as many sessions as possible.