Tuesday
07/31/18

Preparing for Fall Semester Checklist

Posted July 31, 2018 in Did You Know?, New Students

Fall Semester checklist

1. Did you send your AP (Advanced Placement) results to UB? If so, have you checked your HUB My Requirements report to ensure that they are listed? If not, then contact College Board to have scores sent to UB (UB’s code is 2925)

2. If you have earned credit for college work completed in high school, or courses taken this past spring or summer, have you requested that an Official Transcript sent to UB (Office of Admissions, University at Buffalo, 12 Capen Hall, Buffalo, NY 14260-1660)

Refer to the image of a sample HUB Student Center page to see where you can find your My Requirements report.

Generic HUB Student Center page with Advisor box
(Click on image to view full size)

3. If you have questions about your schedule or plan, contact your Academic Advising Office. You can find your advising office by looking at the Advisor box on your HUB Student Center (see image above). The Area-code for all UB phone numbers is 716.

4. Look at your schedule in HUB. Opening Weekend, do a walk-through of your schedule.

5. You will need your HUB Class Schedule to get your textbooks.

Friday
07/20/18

Fall 2018 Semester Academic and Registration Dates

Posted July 20, 2018 in Important Dates, Study Tips, Time Management

Fall Semester 2018 – Important Dates and Tips

Time Management Tip:  Enter the dates listed below into your planner or e-calendar.

August 2018

Monday, August 27, 2018

  • Classes Begin. First Day of Fall 15 Week (Standard) and 7 Week 1 Classes (first half of semester courses)

August To-do List: 

  • You should receive a Course Syllabus for every course during the first week of the semester. Many instructors will save their course syllabus in UBLearns. Read more at Undergraduate Catalog – Course Syllabi. Create a folder in your UBPortfolio whereby you can save all of your course syllabi.
  • If you have earned prior college credit or alternative credit such as AP, IB, or CLEP and you requested that Official Transcripts were sent to UB, do you see the courses listed in your HUB Academic Requirements report (Courses section)?
  • Time Management Tip: Find the critical dates (dates upon quizzes, tests, papers are due) from each syllabus and enter them into your planner or e-calendar.  For each critical date create a student schedule to a weekly study plan.

September 2018

Monday, September 3, 2018

  • Labor Day Observed

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Friday, September 28, 2018

  • Last Day to Resign from 7 Week 1 Classes

September To-do List: 

  • Check you HUB Final Exam Schedule, read more at Registrar – Final Exam Schedule
  • Do you know where to go to speak with your instructor during their Office Hours?  Read more at Undergraduate Catalog – Course Syllabi.
  • Time Management Tip: Using your e-calendar, enter your classes.  Enter them as recurring appointments. In the notes section add instructor contact information.
  • Study Tip: Have you created a weekly study plan to learn and retain material for your fist set of tests, which typically occur toward the end of September.
  • Study Tip: Have you found tutoring or extra help for you subjects? Read more on the Undergraduate Advisement page for Tutoring.

October 2018

Monday, October 15, 2018

  • Last Day of Fall 7 Week 1 Classes

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

  • First Day of Fall 7 Week 2 Classes (second half of semester courses)

Friday, October 19, 2018

  • Last Day to Drop/Add Fall 7 Week 2 Classes

Saturday, October 20, 2018

  • Courser Resign Period begins for Fall  7 Week 2 Classes (second half of semester courses)

October To-do List:

  • Time Management / Study Skill Review:  Based upon the grades you received on your first series of tests, do you adjust
  • Check you HUB to ensure that you do not have any HOLDS read more at Registrar – Holds.
  • Spring 2019 Class Schedule will be available mid-October.
  • Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor to discuss plans for Spring 2019.
  • Check your Mid-term Grades using HUB – View My Grades.  Read more at Registrar: Mid-semester Review
  • Mid to late October, check your HUB Enrollment Date and Time.  This will when you can begin registering for Spring classes.
  • Send your UB Curriculum Thematic and Global Pathway selections to HUB.  Once done you can view your selections in your HUB Planner.
  • Study Tip:  Review your returned tests. If you did not understand things, go back and review and or speak with the instructor.  You may need to know the material for the final exam.

November 2018

Friday, November 9, 2018

  • Last Day to Resign Fall 15 Week (Standard) Session Classes

Friday, November 16, 2018

  • Last Day to Resign Fall 7 Week 2 Classes

Wednesday, November 21Saturday, November 24, 2018

  • Fall Recess

Monday, November 26, 2018

  • Classes Resume

November To-do List:

  • Know how to read your HUB Academic Requirements report
  • Know how to use the HUB Schedule Builder
  • Know how to send courses from HUB Schedule Builder to your HUB Enrollment Shopping Cart.
  • Know how to Enroll/Register for classes from your HUB
  • Start preparing/reviewing for your final exams

December 2018

Friday, December 7, 2018

  • Last Day of Classes

Saturday, December 8Sunday, December 9, 2018

  • Reading Days

Monday, December 10Monday, December 17, 2018

  • Semester Final Examinations

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

  • Winter Recess Begins

January 2019

January To-do List:

  • Compare your final grades earned to those required as listed for your intended major using the Undergraduate Catalog.
  • If you have a Grade Point Average below 2.00, you have a Grade Point Deficit.
Wednesday
07/18/18

When You Will Be Billed

Posted July 18, 2018 in Did You Know?, New Students

The Office of Student Accounts provides timely and accurate billing information, ensuring that payments and credits are received and properly applied to students’ accounts in accordance with departmental, university, state and federal policies and procedures.

To see when your bill will be sent, click the Billing Dates link and then select appropriate semester or session.

If the upcoming semester will be your first at the University at Buffalo, you will want to read the page How to Access and Read Your Bill.

Student Accounts – Walk-in Assistance: 1Capen, North Campus, Monday — Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Student Accounts – Business Office:
Phone: 716-645-1800
Monday — Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Email: UBstudentaccounts@buffalo.edu

Monday
07/09/18

Visualizing a Semester’s Critical Events

Posted July 9, 2018 in New Students, Time Management

A picture showing the chronological events of a semester

(To view in full frame, click on image.)

An aspect or attribute of most successful students is the ability to manage time.  This is especially true in a Learner-Center environment such as University at Buffalo.  Here it is your responsibility to  ensure that you do not miss a deadline.  A successful student is prepared, and understands tasks required for each critical event or task.  A successful student also realizes that they may need to seek guidance from instructors, academic advisors, or other professionals in terms of providing feedback and or reviewing, adapting or evolving their plan.

The picture above represents academic and registration events in a somewhat chronological order that occur in a semester.  For the most part the events are drawn from the Academic Calendar and Student Calendars created by the Office of the Registrar.  The one event that is not displayed on either calendar is the Scheduling of an Advisement Appointment.  New students are required to meet with an advisor around the mid-point of their first semester.  However a student can seek guidance and direction at any point in the academic year.

Graphic showing where to find a student's assigned Academic Advisement Office in their HUB Student Center

A student can find their assigned Advising Office by logging into their HUB Student Center’s Advisor Box.  Student’s can also use the Undergrad Advising Directory.