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Academic Advising

Academic advising helps you to become a member of our college community, to think critically about your roles and responsibilities as a student, and to become a citizen of a democratic society and a global community.

We believe excellent academic advising will engage you, challenge you, and help you realize your fullest potential. We emphasize three areas: helping you make decisions about your academic career, helping you understand college programs and policies, and helping you to identify and meet your goals.

Buffalo State College pairs students with dedicated faculty and staff advisers who work with you several times each semester to help you consider course registration, possible programs, potential careers, and how to negotiate any difficulties you may encounter along the way. We also provide academic advisement development and assistance to all interested Buffalo State faculty and staff.


Academic advising is mandatory at Buffalo State and students are encouraged to contact their adviser early in the semester (as early as the third week of classes) to discuss their academic goals and progress.

For general advisement questions:

Academic Advisement Center
South Wing 100
Buffalo State
1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-5223
Fax: (716) 878-3465

Who Is My Adviser?

To find your adviser assignment:

  1. Log on to Banner
  2. Go to the "Student Records" tab
  3. View "Student Information" tabs

Drop-in Advising Center

Fall Term 2017 Hours 

Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Friday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

At the Drop-in Advising Center, located on the first floor of the E.H. Butler Library inside the Information Commons, you can receive assistance related to questions like:

  • How do I register for classes?
  • How do I use Banner and DegreeWorks?
  • What courses can I take to fulfill my Intellectual Foundations (general education) requirements?
  • What classes do I need to graduate?
  • If I want to change my major or complete a minor, what classes will I have to take?

You do not need an appointment! Just drop by and sign in to see an adviser.

Call us during normal operating hours at: (716) 878-5478.


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Academic Commons

Buffalo State •  1300 Elmwood Ave  • 
Buffalo, NY 14222  •  Phone: (716) 878-5223