Week 14 – Spring Semester 2016

Posted April 29, 2016 in Did You Know?

Week 14_Spring 2016

Last day of classes: Friday, May 6, 2016

Reading Days: Saturday, May 7, 2016 and Sunday, May 8, 2016

Final Exam Period: Monday, May 9, 2016 – Saturday, May 14, 2016

Final Grades for Spring 2016 classes should be posted to your HUB Student Center by the third week of May.
Source: Office of the Registrar – Grades

Summer Session classes begin on Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Summer Session 2016 Class Schedule


Official Transcript – How to request (current student)

Posted April 22, 2016 in Grading, HUB Tips

Official Transcript Request

Need an Official Transcript to be sent to another school or for a scholarship application? If yes, you can start the process by logging into your HUB Student Center. In the Academic Section, click the Drop-down Arrow and from the list select Transcript: Request Official

You need the Office and Address to where you want the transcript sent.

You will be asked when do you want the transcript sent. If you are currently taking courses, you may want to select the option whereby the Transcript is sent once grades for the current semester have been posted.

We are not permitted to provide transcript services to any current or former student who owes money to the University (tuition/fees, penalties, parking fines, library fines, telephone charges, etc) as designated by the service indicator codes below. Additionally, we cannot release transcripts for students whose names appear on the NYS Student Loan Service Center Loan Default list.

Official transcripts will not be released for students who have university financial obligations, indicated by BAG (No Access to My Account Info), BCA (No Access to My Account Info), BIL (Unpaid Bill), BJD (No Access to My Account Info), BNT (No Access to My Account Info), BPW (No Access to My Account Info), BWO (No Access to My Account Info), DEN (Dental Medicine), FIN (Department Financial Obligation), ILN (Institutional Loan Issue), LAW (Law School), and PAR (Parking Ticket) Service Indicators.

For further information: Office of the Registrar- Transcripts


Week 13 – Spring Semester 2106

Posted April 22, 2016 in Uncategorized

Week 13 _Spring 2016


Major Explorers Presentation – UB Accepted Students Day, April 2, 2016

Posted April 5, 2016 in Uncategorized

Major Explorers Presentation – UB Accepted Students Day, April 2, 2016

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UB Major Explorers Program: Discover, Connect, Declare

The Major Explorers program is a program to help students find their major in a timely manner. The program is the result of collaboration between the offices of Student Advising Services, and Career Services.

Each year, an average of1 5 to 20 percent of the students in UB’s entering freshman class are undecided about their major.  Over 60 percent of college students change their major at least one time before graduation.

This is one of the reasons for the creation last year of a mandatory course for Undecided Students called UE 101: Major & Career Exploration

The Major Explorers program is dedicated to assisting first and second-year students in making an informed decision about selecting a major by 45 completed credit hours. The Major Explorers program additionally supports students who want or need to transition from an existing major by helping to explore new majors while still achieving timely graduation. Many majors enable you to develop the skills to prepare for similar careers, work environments and graduate programs! 

Discover how your interests and strengths relate to majors and careers
Meet with your UB Major Explorers academic advisor
Review resources for choosing a major
Research Exploratory Paths to majors
Complete the MyPlan online self-assessment tool
Choose a UB Seminar (a component of UB Curriculum, UB’s new General Education program)
Enroll in UE 101: Major and Career Exploration seminar
Enroll in UBE 202: Career Planning course (Spring semester)

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Connect to your major through people, resources and services
Meet with departmental academic advisors
Visit the Office of Career Services
Attend UB Majors and Careers Night
– Enroll in exploratory courses
– Engage in campus activities
– Pursue Study Abroad
– Participate in the Major of the Month series
– Join the UB Mentor Program on LinkedIn

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Declare your major and graduate in a timely manner
Apply to an academic major
Meet with departmental academic advisors
Consult with faculty mentors
Develop an academic plan for graduation
Participate in academic clubs
Gain career experience through volunteering and internships
Network with professionals in your field

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About Student Advising Services
Who We Work With:
– Students who are exploring majors (Undecided and those in transition)
– Intended (but not accepted Engineering & Computer Science)
– Prehealth
– Pre-Law
Advisor Appointment Hours: Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: 109 Norton Hall
Phone: 716-645-6013

About Career Services
What we do:
– 1-on-1 exploration of how interests connect to majors
– Identify career goals and how majors connect to various options
– Discover internships, build connections, test out work opportunities
– Career Services listens and guides students to better understand themselves, resulting in exploring and selecting a major that is the right one for them.
– Help connect students to learning experiences, such as internships, networking, and employment opportunities that make their career path possible.
– Sponsor numerous programs, such as UBE 202: Career Planning, The Sophomore Advantage  and the Sophomore Internship Program.

Some of the Resources used during the Process of Choosing a Major
1. Undergraduate Catalog (Academic Programs, Approved Academic Minors, and the Non-Degree Granting & Special Programs section

2. Departmental Websites. Explore departmental websites to learn about the faculty, their areas of research, and the courses they typically teach. Departmental pages will also display new detailing Faculty Awards, Grant Awards, Student Recognition, and in many cases Student Clubs.

3. Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH). The OOH can help you find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations. So while our Undergraduate Catalog will map out what you will study for a given major, the OOH provides outlines of what you might do with a given major. Our colleagues in Career Services also like another site from the US Department of Labor, O*Net, a full-access, online version of the occupational network database published by the U.S. Department of Labor.