Creating your Study Plan Template in an on-line Calendar – Step 1: Entering your Semester Classes

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Enter your Class (Synchronized courses)  into Calendar

Is one of your semester goals to do well in your semester classes?  If so, then you will want to start by creating your own Study Plan Template using your online Calendar.  Once you have this calendar set up for the semester, you can synch it with your phone, and even add reminders.

Synchronous Courses Synchronous” describes remote courses that occur at a set day and time. At UB, this means all faculty and students will participate in the course at the same time per the schedule. Course information will be shared during this scheduled time. All students are required to participate in class activities at the scheduled time. You will know your class is synchronous because there will be a specific day and time listed on your class schedule. Source: Important Fall 2020 Schedule Information

  1. Print out a copy of your Semester Class Schedule
  2. Open up your on-line Calendar.  Your UBmail is Powered by Google, so you might find it beneficial to use the Google Calendar.
  3. In most cases you want to initially just view the week from Monday through Friday. But if you have a Lab on Saturday, you will want to see Monday through Saturday.
  4. Enter the first class from your schedule into the first meeting of the class. A pop up box will show up
  5. Add Title – example PSY 101 – Lecture
  6. Select the Time Range for the class (Start time and End time) – Example 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
  7. Click the “Does not repeat” drop down arrow.  Then select Custom, from here you can select the days of the week that the course is offered. Example: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. If you have an in-person class, then you will also enter the Location (Building and room number) for that class.
  8. End date, select Custom recurrence and from the calendar select the last meeting time for this course.

Create your own meeting pattern for courses on your schedule that do not list a meeting pattern.

Asynchronous Courses: “Asynchronous” describes remote courses that do not occur at a set day and time. At UB, this means students are able to participate in and complete their coursework on their own schedule. Faculty may provide recorded lectures or videos for review. Students may also be asked to participate in discussion boards with their classmates. You will know your class is asynchronous because there will not be a specific day and time listed on your class schedule. Source: Important Fall 2020 Schedule Information

  1. Look at the your calendar, and find time slots that are open ideally either three days a week for an hour, or two days a week for an hour and a half.
  2. Try to keep breaks of at least an hour between your classes.







Study Abroad Information Sessions – Fall 2020

Dear Students,

We hope this message finds you all safe and well! The Study Abroad Programs Team is available remotely this fall to help you plan your future study abroad experience. Connect with us during our Virtual Office Hours via Zoom, by phone (716) 645-3912, or email on Monday – Friday, 8:30AM – 4:30PM! An appointment is not required to join the Virtual Office Hours via Zoom. We are also happy to schedule one-on-one advising appointments with our Study Abroad Program Advisors to answer any questions you may have.

You are also invited to attend our Study Abroad Information Sessions as well as the UB & SUNY Virtual Study Abroad Fairs!


Thinking about participating in a future study abroad program? Don’t know where to start? Join one of our Study Abroad Information Sessions on Zoom to learn more. Study Abroad Programs Staff will present on 80+ UB programs, hundreds of SUNY programs, and information on financial aid and available scholarships—focusing on 2021 programs and beyond! There will also be time for Q&A to answer any questions you may have.

  • Tuesday, September 8 from 2:30PM – 3:30PM – Zoom Link
  • Monday, October 5 from 10:30AM – 11:30AM – Zoom Link
  • Friday, November 13 from 3:00PM – 4:00PM – Zoom Link


Every year study abroad offices across SUNY come together to host fairs at each participating campus to showcase the many opportunities students have to go abroad. This year the fair will be completely virtual via CareerEco! The fair will consist of chat rooms hosted by each participating campus. Students can sign in anytime during the three hours and use text or video to ask questions to program representatives and advisors. Click here to pre-register for the SUNY Virtual Study Abroad Fair.

  • Wednesday, September 9 from 11:00AM – 2:00PM

   **SAVE THE DATE: UB will also host its own Virtual Study Abroad Fair via Zoom on Wednesday, September 23 from 4:00PM – 6:00PM. Registration details coming soon!

We wish you a successful fall semester and look forward to connecting with you soon!



Karen & the Study Abroad Programs Team

 Karen Joppe

Study Abroad Advising Assistant

P: 716-645-3912  |  E:

201 Talbert Hall, Buffalo, NY 14260-1604

When will #UBabroad?

*Virtual office hours via Zoom are available M-F from 8:30am – 4:30pm*


Have you download the UB Navigate App?

Navigate is an app that will help you manage your academic journey and connect effectively with the full range of resources at UB.

Use Navigate to:

  • Make an appointment. Instantly schedule a meeting with an academic advisor or tutor.
  • Set alerts and reminders. Stay on top of your to-do list and important deadlines.
  • Locate campus resources. Connect to resources and support throughout campus.
  • Sync your class schedule with your phone calendar. See your whole schedule in one calendar view.
  • Find Study Buddies. Start or join a study group with other students from your classes.
  • Explore majors. Discover best-fit majors and career information.

Student Success Gateway – Introducing Navigate


Course Information You Will Need When Ordering Your Textbooks

Ordering your textbooks

You will need to know some specific course information when ordering your text books.  You will find this information in your HUB Student Center.  With this information you will order your textbooks through the University Bookstore.

Graphic showing where to find course information to use when ordering textbooks. Refer to body text for written steps

Step 1 – Create a list of your Classes + Class Sections

  1. Open your HUB Student Center, and select the Manage Classes square. The default page for the Manage Classes section is View My Classes.
  2. You will want to know the Course abbreviation and Number (example PSY 101) and the Section. Some courses only has one component (example LEC = Lecture, or SEM = Seminar)
  3. Some courses may have more than one component, and there may be materials required for each component.

Course Component Abbreviations

  • LEC = Lecture
  • LR = Lecture + Recitation
  • LLR = Lecture + Lab = Recitation
  • LLB = Lecture + Lab
  • LD = Lecture + Discussion
  • SEM = Seminar

Step 2 – Visit the University Bookstore On-line

  1. Go to the University Bookstore.  The University Bookstore is a private company and therefore you will need to create an account with them. Your UB ID and password will not work for their site.  To create a University Bookstore account, click on the Sign in link at the top of the page. You should then see a Create Account link.
  2. Have you list of courses and sections
  3. Once your account has been created and you have logged in, then follow the steps in the Get Your Textbooks section.





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Have your earned college credits? Have you sent them to UB?

Forward Your Transcripts

Ask the registrar’s office at your previous college(s) to send an official transcript to or:

  • Office of Admissions
  • University at Buffalo
  • 12 Capen Hall
  • Buffalo, NY 14260-1660

Electronic versions of your transcripts are strongly recommended. A separate official transcript must be received from each institution you previously attended.

If you have completed fewer than 24 credit hours at the time of application, ask your high school to send UB an official transcript. SAT or ACT results should be forwarded directly to UB from the testing agency. UB’s SAT code is 2925. Our ACT code is 2978.

Final Transcripts

If you currently have courses in progress, please ask the registrar of your college to send a final official transcript directly to the Office of Admissions as soon as the semester is completed. Be sure that any degree received is noted on the transcript. Your acceptance is provisional until final records are received.

Proof of High School Graduation

To verify that your final transcript and proof of high school graduation have been received, please call admissions processing at 716-645-6403. Please be aware that if you are filing for any type of state or federal aid, receipt of a final high school transcript or GED will be required before any funds can be disbursed to you.

Mail both to:

  • Office of Admissions
  • University at Buffalo
  • 12 Capen Hall
  • Buffalo, NY 14260-1660

Fall 2020 semester, student schedules and class information are temporarily unavailable in the HUB Student Center

Important Notice:

As the university implements plans for the fall 2020 semester, student schedules and class information are temporarily unavailable in the HUB Student Center and on our websites. We appreciate your patience and are actively working to deliver the best academic and community experiences possible in accordance with public health guidelines.

UB will communicate with all students when the fall 2020 schedule is finalized and will provide further instructions about making adjustments to course schedules.

Students who do not intend to return to UB for the fall 2020 semester can find resources on the Office of the Registrar’s Leaving UB page.

Source: UB Office of the Registrar



Have you Checked your Spring 2020 Semester Final Grades

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Finding your Final Grades in HUB

  1. To view your Final Grades you will need to login into MyUB and then click the HUB Student Center tab.
  2. Click the Grades and Awards tile.
  3. You will land on the Grades page, and this will show you the Final Grades for the most recent completed semester/session.

How a Grades Point Average is Computed

A Grade Point Average (gpa) is computed by diving the total number of Grade Points earned by the total number of Credit Hours attempted. How to Compute a Grade Point Average.

Assessing your Final Grades

To further understand your final grades, you will want to become familiar with the Undergraduate Catalog: Explanation of Grades section.

Assessing your Final Grades and your Progress to Satisfying Acceptance Criteria for your Major

Graphic to show which HUB tile a student should select to access their Academic Advisement Reports (AAR or What-if AAR)

You will find your Academic Advising Report (AAR), in the Academic Progress tile of your HUB Student Center.

After selecting the Academic Advising Report link, scroll down the report the Acceptance Criteria Section.  Here you will find the listing of the Acceptance Criteria courses that have been completed, in-progress, or yet to be taken.  You will also find your Acceptance Criteria grade point average in this section.

If your semester Grade Point Average is below a 2.00, you are not in Good Academic Standing.  If you receive Financial Aid, this may affect your aid eligibility for the upcoming semester.  You should discuss with a Financial Aid Advisor as soon as possible by contacting the Office of Financial Aid.   Additionally, you may need to either adjust your schedule and or change your major. To find your assigned Advising Office click the Advisors link in Academic Progress tile.

Spring 2020 Recover S/U Grade Recovery Tutorial

The Office of the Registrar has created a Spring 2020 Tutorial S/U Grade Recovery





Extended Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory Grading Period ends on May 16, 2020

The last day to submit a S/U from Spring 2020 Classes: Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time

Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate students may opt to have a course graded as Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) in lieu of traditional letter grades, where “S” indicates credit earned and “U” indicates no credit earned.

For further policy and procedure information on S/U grading, consult the Undergraduate Catalog Explanation of Grades and scroll down to the pertinent section called Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory Grading. If opting to take a course S/U, be sure and also complete the Request for Undergraduate S/U Grade Form.

For spring 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic, students may request an S/U in lieu of a letter grade by completing the Request for Undergraduate S/U Grade Form by the end of the final exam period of the semester. For spring 2020 only, S/U grades may be elected for any course including those that count toward UB Curriculum general education requirements and major requirements (with some limited exceptions). These grades will be noted by S* and U* in place of S and U, respectively. Pass (TP) and Satisfactory (TS) grades earned in transfer coursework completed in spring 2020 at domestic higher education institutions may similarly be applied towards UB Curriculum and major requirements.

To recover letter grades for courses taken in spring 2020 or later, please us the S/U tool (UBIT Name and password required). For courses taken prior to spring 2020, use the Undergraduate S/U Grade Recovery Request form.

Students in certain majors who select S/U grading for a course may not be able to count that course towards the major or major-prerequisites. The following majors are affected:

  • Nursing (Major Prerequisites and Requirements)
  • Occupational Therapy (Major Prerequisites and Requirements)
  • Accounting (Major Requirements only. MGA 201 and 202 may be taken S/U.)

Additional information on S/U grading for undergraduate students can be found in the Undergraduate Catalog covering the academic year in which the course was taken:

Source: Office of the Registrar: Special Grading Policies