Tuesday
02/12/19

Graduating at the end of this Semester?

Posted February 12, 2019 in Graduation

Information for students graduating at the end of this semester.  Refer to body text for furhter information.

Filing for Graduation

Undergraduate Students: You must apply for graduation in your HUB Student Center (via MyUB).

You will only be able to select the Graduation Terms that are available to apply for, and you will not be able to apply for your degree more than one year in advance. You cannot be in an “Intended” plan and must be officially accepted into a major before you can apply for your degree.

Students who will be receiving two degrees (BA & BS, BFA & BA) and students in a combined degree program must apply for both degrees at the same time.

New Information: Your Degree Conferral Date (the date your degree is awarded) is now in the HUB as a “Graduation Term”; the final term (semester) before your conferral. Please be careful when choosing these dates as they can affect your ability to register and possibly your financial aid eligibility.

Deadline to submit Application for Graduation is February 22, 2019

Source: UB Registrar- Degrees & Graduation

Double check with your Advisor to ensure that you are or will be set to graduate

Have you spoken with your Departmental Advisor to ensure that you have completed all requirements for major, and UB Curriculum areas?

Friday
02/08/19

UB Summer Sessions 2019

Posted February 8, 2019 in Did You Know?, Summer Sessions

Graphic announcing UB Summer Session details. Refer to body text.

The Class Schedule for UB Summer Sessions 2019 is available in HUB, or via the Registrar’s public Class Schedule.

Summer Session dates, will show you the Start Date, Last Day to Add/Drop, Last Day to Resign, and the End Date for each Session. The most popular summer sessions are:

6-week-1 which starts on May 28, 2019 and ends on July 5, 2019.

6-week-3 which starts on July 8, 2019 and ends on August 16, 2019

Registration for Summer 2019 classes begins on Monday, March 11, 2019.

Summer 2019 Tuition and Fee information.  To find out when you will be billed for summer classes, refer to Billing Dates-Summer.

Need to speak with an advisor regarding your summer plans? Refer to the HUB Student Center – Advisor box for your assigned Advising Office and location. You can also refer to the Undergraduate Advising Directory.

Summer Grades should be available in HUB in the third or fourth week of August.  Course Repeat rules will be applied

Source: Registrar – Summer 2019

 

Friday
02/08/19

Course Resign Periods – Spring Semester 2019

Posted February 8, 2019 in Did You Know?, Important Dates

15-week Standard Session courses

Friday, February 8, 2019 through Friday, April 19, 2019, by 11:59 p.m. EDT

7-week 1st half of semester courses (7-week1)

Friday, February 8, 2019 through Thursday, February 28, 2019, by 11:59 p.m. EDT

7-week 2nd half of semester courses (7-week2)

Friday, March 29, 2019 through Thursday, April 25, 2019, by 11:59 p.m. EDT

Before you Resign from a Course, you should:

  • Discuss possible implications with an academic advisor
  • If you need to repeat this course, will you have to take it during Summer or Winter Session.  Refer to Grading – Course Repeat Policy, scroll down the page to the Priority Registration for Students Attempting a Course for the First Time (Course Enrollment Control Policy) section.
  • If you receive financial aid or scholarships, discuss implications of resigning a course with a financial aid advisor.

International Students

If you are an international student and you are thinking about resigning from a course, and such action would drop you below Full-time Status (12.0 credit hours, you must first speak with an advisor at International Student Services (ISS). Their contact information is listed below:

International Student Services (ISS)
210 Talbert Hall
Univ. at Buffalo, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1604

Phone: 716-645-2258
Fax: 716-645-6197
Email: isss@buffalo.edu

General Office Hours
Monday – Friday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Wednesday
02/06/19

Looking for Free Tutoring in Math? Check out the Math Place!

Posted February 6, 2019 in Did You Know?, Study Tips

WHAT IS THE MATH PLACE?

The Math Place, 211 Baldy Hall, is a FREE Peer tutoring service specifically designed for undergraduate UB students enrolled in Learning Center or Mathematics classes.

WHAT MATH COURSES DO YOU OFFER TUTORING FOR?

Tutoring is available for the following courses ONLY:

ULC – 147, 148

MTH – 121, 122, 131, 141, 142

HOW CAN I USE IT?

This is a free drop-in tutoring service.  If you need help with your homework assignment or upcoming quiz/test, our tutors will be happy to help you. Be sure to bring your textbook, calculator, and notes so that tutors can refer to them in order to answer your questions in an efficient manner.

SPRING 2019 Hours of Operation

OPENS – Monday, February 4th

 Monday – Thursday:  10:00 am to 6:00 pm

 Friday – CLOSED

Tuesday
02/05/19

Last day to Add / Drop Spring 2019 Classes

Posted February 5, 2019 in Important Dates, New Students

Last day to Add / Drop Spring 2019 classes: Thursday, Febraury 7, 2019, 11:59 p.m. EDT

Spring Semester 2019 Last day to Add / Drop (Revised date)

15-week Standard Session courses, and7-week 1st half of semester courses, is Thursday, February 7, 2019 by 11:59 p.m. EDT.

Thursday
01/24/19

Spring Semester 2019 – Important Dates

Posted January 24, 2019 in Important Dates, New Students

Spring Semester Important Dates

Monday, January 28, 2019 – Spring Semester classes begin

Monday, February 4, 2019

  • Last Day to Drop Add Spring 2019 15 Week and 7W1 Classes
  • Last do drop courses without Financial Liability

Monday, March 18 – Saturday, March 23, 2019 – Spring Recess

Monday, March 25, 2019 – Classes resume

Friday, April 19, 2019 – Last Day to Resign Spring 2019 15 Week Classes

Friday, May 10, 2019 – Last Day of Classes/Spring Semester

Saturday, May 11 – Sunday, May 12, 2019 – Reading Days

Monday, May 13 – Saturday, May 18, 2019 – Semester Final Examinations

3rd Week in May – Final Grades posted to  HUB

Sources: 

2018-2019 UB University Academic Calendar, UB Registrar Student Calendar, and UB Registrar – Grading sectionUB Student Accounts – Financial Liability Deadlines

 

Thursday
01/03/19

Winter Session 2019 Dates

Posted January 3, 2019 in Uncategorized

Winter Session 2019 (3-week)

Classes begin: Thursday, January 3, 2019

Last day to Add/Drop Winter Session classes: Friday, January 4, 2019

Last day to Resign Winter Session classes: Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Last day of classes Winter Session: Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Final Grades posted to HUB: first week of February 2019

Source: Registrar – Class Registration – Winter 2019, Registrar – Grades

Friday
12/21/18

Fall Semester 2018 Final Grades will be posted to HUB during 1st week of January 2019

Posted December 21, 2018 in Grading

Final grades for fall semester 2018 classes should all be posted to HUB between now and the first week of January.

Grades

You will earn a grade for each class that you take at UB. Your grade point average (GPA) is the ratio of the number of grade points earned to the number of graded credits.

Access to Grade Information

Students may access their grades for a specific semester, or a complete record of their grades, in one of two ways:

Approximate dates each semester that grades are reported on the official transcript are:

  • Fall grades available first week in January.
  • Winter grades available first week in February.
  • Spring grades available third week in May.
  • Summer grades available third week in August.

Last updated: November 28, 2018 7:33 pm EST

Tuesday
12/18/18

Spring Semester 2019 Billing Dates

Posted December 18, 2018 in Important Dates

Late Registration Fee

Continuing students are required to maintain their enrollment each term. Students who are not registered for at least 1 course for credit on December 20, 2018 will be charged a $40 late registration fee. This is non-negotiable and must be paid.

All new students should be registered by the first day of classes for the term. A $40 late registration fee will be charged to any student who is not registered on the first day of classes, but who subsequently registers. This fee will apply to all students including those who receive late admission to the university.

The last day for new UB students to enroll for the Spring 2019 term without a $40 late registration fee is January 27, 2019.

Spring Billing Dates

Students will receive up to four eBills during the spring term. An email containing the navigation to your eBill will be sent to your @buffalo.edu email address after 4:45 p.m. EST on the billing date. You may view your current account activity in your HUB Student Center.

It is your responsibility to check your UB email. Failure to view your eBill will not be accepted as a reason to waive the late payment fee.

eBills do not change when activity occurs AFTER the eBill is posted. New activity details will be available on the Account Inquiry screen in your HUB Student Center.

The dates below represent when billing statements will be generated for any unpaid balances or additional activity since the last billing. Payment is due in full by the first due date. If you do not pay the balance owed, you will receive a late fee. All payments must be posted by 6 p.m. (EST) on a payment due date. Please note that the four billing dates are NOT a payment plan.

Spring 2019 Billing Dates
Dates of eBill Notification eBill Due
Dec. 21, 2018* Jan. 23, 2019
Feb. 11, 2019** March 13, 2019
March 18, 2019 April 17, 2019
April 22, 2019 May 22, 2019

*If you register on or before Dec. 20, 2018
**If you register after Dec. 20, 2018

Source: Office of Student Accounts – Spring Billing Dates

Friday
12/07/18

UB Grading: Letter Grades and their Grade Point Values

Posted December 7, 2018 in Grading

UB Grading diagram: Letter Grades and their Grade Point Value

Explanation of UB Letter Grades and Grade Point Values

For grading purposes each letter grade has a specific grade point value:

A = 4.00  (High Distinction)

A- = 3.67 (High Distinction)

B+  = 3.3 (Superior)

B = 3.00 (Superior)

B- = 2.67 (Superior)

C+ = 2.33 (Average)

C = 2.00 (Average)

C- = 1.67 (Average)

D+ = 1.33 (Minimum Passing Grade)

D = 1.00 (Minimum Passing Grade)

F = 0.00 (Failure)

To review UB’s Grading policies refer to the Undergraduate Catalog: Grading Section – Explanation of Grades.

Computing a Grade Point Average (gpa)

To compute a grade point average, determine the total number of “Letter Graded credit hours”.  Then determine the Grade Points earned for each course (number of credit hours multiplied by the Grade Point value for that Letter grade).  Next, add up the grade points earned for each course.  Finally, divide the total number of grade points earned by the total number of “letter grade credit hours”.

Fall Semester Grades Posted to HUB

Final Grades for Fall Semester 2018 courses should be posted to student’s HUB Student Center during the first week of January 2019.