There’s no better way to find out what we’re all about!
If you want to know more about a college, there’s no substitute for an in-person visit. At the University at Buffalo, we offer a number of ways for you to get a firsthand look at one of the nation’s leading public research universities.
You can attend an information session, meet with an admissions advisor, tour the campus, sit in on a class and more. Choose the events that fit your needs and schedule to see why so many talented students like you choose UB.
The Visit UB Program
Visit UB (or VUB) is our most popular visitation program. It includes an information session that gives an overview of our academic and student support programs, student life, costs and financial aid, the application process and more, as well as a student-led walking tour of our North Campus. The information session and tour will take approximately two hours. The Visit UB program is offered year-round and on select Saturdays during the academic year. To sign up for a VUB, visit our registration calendar and select “Visit UB.”
1-on-1 Information Sessions (Tour not included)
Individual information sessions are available for your convenience. They are geared toward guests who are unable to attend one of our Visit UB presentations. These sessions, offered Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., provide you an opportunity to meet with an admissions advisor and obtain general information about UB and the application process. After your session, you are encouraged to explore campus on your own by taking our self-guided walking tour. To set up an information session with an admissions advisor, visit our reception desk in 12 Capen Hall.
North Campus Guided Tours
We offer guided general walking tours of our North Campus on select mornings. The tour includes stop at classrooms, libraries, recreation and athletic complexes and more. Tours depart from Capen Hall at 10 a.m. Admissions advisors will be available to meet individually with visitors prior to and at completion of the tour. Visit our online registration calendar to reserve your space.
Fall Open House
Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fall Open House is our largest event for prospective students. It's the best way to meet with UB staff and students from all over the campus, tour the university, learn about student clubs, and so much more. Visit our Open House site to find out more.
Monday, Oct. 13, 2014
Noon to 3 p.m.
If you can't make it to Fall Open House, check out our smaller Discovery Day event. We offer select academic presentations and opportunities to meet with faculty and staff. You can also tour campus and see a residence hall. Visit our Open House site to find out more.
For visits of 10 or more prospective students, UB’s Admissions office can help organize a special group visit to North Campus. When arranging a group visit, please contact us at least two weeks prior to the requested visit date.
Self-Guided Walking Tours
Can’t make it to one of our scheduled events or planning a visit on a day we don’t offer visit programming? You can find your way around with our self-guided walking tour maps. Download our North Campus (PDF) and South Campus (PDF) walking tour brochures and follow the designated routes to make the most of your visit.
Other Visit Options
During your campus visit, you may wish to tour a specific academic area. UB’s School of Architecture and Planning, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences offer a number of information sessions and tours. Interested students may also set up an appointment with the University Honors College. To arrange a tour of any of our other academic departments, contact the individual department directly. You can also arrange to attend a class offered by the College of Arts and Sciences or schedule a meeting with a departmental advisor.
If you have any questions or need assistance scheduling your visit, please call us toll free at 888-UB-ADMIT.
Last updated: September 05, 2014 1:48 pm EST