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Need Advising? We Can Help!

New First-Time, First-Year Students: Watch your email for information about how to sign up for orientation and visit this page for more information about building your fall 2020 schedule.

Continuing first-year and undeclared students: During remote learning, you can work with your assigned Academic Commons adviser by videoconference, by phone, or over email. Please use Bengal Success Portal to book an appointment (please provide a contact number for phone appointments or follow the directions for how to meet with your adviser online).

All students: We are happy to answer your questions! To chat in real time with an adviser, click here. We are available 9 a.m. to 5 p.m Monday through Friday. You can also email us at for a response within 12-24 business hours. We are here for you!

Find Your Adviser

New first-time, first-year students are assigned an adviser in the Academic Commons. This adviser will provide academic guidance, help you select your courses, and assist you as you adjust to life in college. Once you earn 24 credits (usually, at the beginning of sophomore year), you will transition to a faculty adviser in your major. That faculty adviser will mentor you on specific career paths and postgraduate options. 

To find your adviser’s name and contact information:

  1. Login to the Bengal Success Portal using your Buffalo State username and password.
  2. Click Home, then My Success Network to see a list of staff and faculty who can help you.
  3. Click on your adviser's name to send an email or make an appointment. 

If no adviser is listed, please contact the department that houses your major. If you are undeclared, call the Academic Advising Center at (716) 878-5223.


For general advising questions:

Advising Center
E.H. Butler Library 149
SUNY Buffalo State College
1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-5223

Drop-In Advising

Get fast answers about registration, degree requirements, and college policies and deadlines.

To chat with an adviser in real time, click here


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Academic Commons

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