Monday
05/14/18

Final Grades

Posted May 14, 2018 in Academic Probation / Dismissal, Did You Know?, Grading, HUB Tips

UB Grading diagram: Letter Grades and their Grade Point ValueFinal grades for Spring Semester 2018 should all be posted by the end of the third week in May.   A student’s grades can be found on the View My Grades page in their HUB Student Center.

To be considered in Minimal Good Standing at the University at Buffalo (UB), a student must have a semester grade point average and an overall UB grade point average of 2.00.

To determine a student’s Acceptance Criteria gpa and course completion, a student would refer to their Academic Requirements report in their HUB Student Center.

If a student’s Academic Requirements report is not configured to the major desired, a student will need to run a What- if Report.

In early June the University will begin the Academic Standards Review Process.  Students whose overall grade point average is below a 2.0 will either be placed on Academic Warning, Academic Probation, or Academic Dismissal.  If a student falls into any of these categories, they should immediately contact an academic advisor.  A student can find their Advising Office location and phone number in the Advisor Box in their HUB Student Center, or refer to the Undergraduate Advising Directory.  If the student receives financial aid, or scholarships the student should immediately contact a financial aid advisor to determine how this might affect their continued eligibility to receive financial aid.

 

 

Tuesday
05/01/18

Feeling Stressed as the Final Exam Period Approaches?

Posted May 1, 2018 in Did You Know?, Time Management

Stress Management and Prevention

Stress can have a major impact on your grades, your relationships and your life as a college student. In fact, many students say stress is the main obstacle to their academic success. If you’re feeling anxious or stressed out, the Student Life Gateway- Stress Management and Prevention page has tips and resources that you may find helpful.

Wednesday
04/25/18

Celebration of Student Academic Excellence – Thursday, 4/26/2018

Posted April 25, 2018 in Did You Know?

Image showing the Poster Session at the Celebration of Academic Excellence in the foyer or the Center for the Arts

The 14th Annual Celebration of Student Academic Excellence will be taking place on Thursday, April 26, 2018. Come join the UB community as we gather to recognize and celebrate the outstanding academic contributions of our students, faculty, and research mentors. The event will feature presentations from students participating in research and creative works followed by a formal recognition ceremony with President Tripathi honoring select individuals for their contributions to academic excellence.

Thursday, April 26, 2018, 1-2:30 p.m., Center for the Arts

 

 

Friday
03/23/18

Gear Up For Registration – Fall Semester 2018

Posted March 23, 2018 in Did You Know?, HUB Tips, Registering for next semester

Visual graphic showing some of the HUB links a student will use in preparation for class registration for the upcoming semester semester

  1. You should schedule an appointment with an academic advisor to discuss how things are going this semester, and your upcoming plans. You can find the location and phone number of your Assigned Advising Center in your Student Center – Advisor Box.
  2. You should check the Student Center – Holds Box on a weekly basis. If you see a Hold listed, click the Details link to find information as to resolving the Hold as soon as possible. A Hold will prevent you from Adding and or Dropping classes.
  3. Do you know when you can begin to register for Fall Semester 2018 classes? No, then check the Enrollment Date box.
  4. How are you doing this semester? Have you checked your Mid-Term Grades? If not, click on the View My Grades or Grades link, and then select the Mid-term Grades tab. Read more about the Mid-Semester Review Process. If you have Mid-term grades of MU (Mid-semester Unsatisfactory) or Letter Grades lower than “C”, you should speak with your instructor immediately. Note the last day to Resign Spring 2018 15-week classes will be Friday, April 20, 2018.
  5. Which courses do you plan on taking next semester? Perhaps some that will be used toward Acceptance Criteria for your intended major, or for the major, or to satisfy UB Curriculum areas and Pathways (Path Finder Tool). The first place to look for information about Acceptance Criteria and Major Requirements for is open the Program Requirements tab for a given major the Undergraduate Degree and Course Catalog. The 4-year Curricular Plans have been reformatted (here is an example of a 4-year Curricular Plan for Geological Sciences BS.
  6. Once you understand the information from the Undergrad Catalog, using the My Requirements report in HUB will be much easier. If you have already selected your Pathways courses to HUB, you can click on your HUB Academic Planner, and assign courses to a particular semester.
  7. Once you have identified which courses you hope to take, use the Schedule Builder to create sample schedules. When you find a schedule you want, you can send it to the Enrollment Shopping Cart. Note: Adding courses to your cart does not guarantee that they will still be open when you register. You will probably want to run the Schedule Builder the evening before your Enrollment Date.
  8. Using the Enroll link, you will be able to start registering for your Fall Semester 2018 classes at 7:00 a.m. on the date listed in the Enrollment Date box (#3 in the diagram). Make sure that you do not have any HOLDs showing in the Hold box.
Tuesday
03/20/18

How should I plan out my UB Curriculum courses?

Posted March 20, 2018 in Did You Know?, HUB Tips, Registering for next semester

A visual example of which UB Curriculum courses to take in which semester. Your sequence of courses should be discussed with your academic advisor.

To help you plan your future semester, schedule a meeting with an academic advisor.

You will want to meet with an academic advisor at least once a semester to discuss your progress and academic plans.

  • Fall Registration (and Summer) – schedule an appointment in March or April
  • Spring Registration – schedule an appointment in October or November.

You can find your assigned Advising Office in the Advisor Box on your HUB Student Center.  Here is a link to the Undergraduate Advising Directory.

 

Tuesday
03/20/18

UB Curriculum Milestones added to your HUB Student Center

Posted March 20, 2018 in Did You Know?, HUB Tips, New Students

Slide 1: New Box in HUB: Milestones

Your HUB Student Center has a new box: Milestones. Currently displaying UB Curriculum areas

(Click image to view in full screen)

The next time you log into your HUB Student Center, you will notice a new box on the right hand side of the page:  Milestones Box.

Currently the Milestone Box is only listing four Milestone categories from the UB Curriculum:  Capstone, Foundation, Pathways, and UB Seminar. There are four Milestone Status statements: Not Started, In Progress, Completed, and Ineligible.


Slide 2:

If you are a new student, some of your classes may work toward satisfying a UB Curriculum (UBC) area.  The UB Curriculum Areas are:

  • UB Seminar (must be taken in your first semester at UB)
  • UBC FoundationsCommunication Literacy sequence (two courses). Most first semester first year students will satisfy the Communication Literacy 1 requirement by taking ENG 105.  After a student has completed the Communication Literacy 1 requirement, they can then take a course from the Communication Literacy 2 listing (this should be done in consultation with an academic advisor).
  • Foundations:  Mathematical & Quantitative Reasoning (one course)
  • Foundations:  Scientific Literacy and Inquiry (Two lectures and one associated lab from Approved List)
  • Foundations:  Diversity Learning (one course)
  • Pathways use the Pathfinder Tool to select three courses to satisfy a specific Thematic Pathway, and three different courses to satisfy a specific Global Pathway.
  • UBC Capstone taken in the semester in which you are finishing your last UB Curriculum course.  Typically taken in either the second-semester of Junior year or the first-semester of Senior year.

There are currently four Milestone disignations: In Progress; Completed, Not Started, and Ineligible(Click image to view in full screen)


Slide 3:

You will use the HUB Academic Requirements report to plan and track your progress toward completing University Degree Requirements.  You will start using it in your first semester, and continue each semester thereafter to refer to it to determine your progress toward:

  • Meeting Acceptance Criteria for your major
  • Completing all requirements for your major
  • Satisfying UBC areas
  • Meeting or exceeding criteria as detailed in the University Degree Requirements section

When you File for Graduation, Degree Auditors from the Office of the Register will use the Academic Requirements report to start the review process to determine if you meet all University Degree Requirements.

 

You will track your progress toward completing all Degree Requirements using the HUB My Requirements report

(Click image to view in full screen)

Tuesday
03/06/18

Do you know where to find your assigned Academic Advising Office?

Posted March 6, 2018 in Did You Know?, HUB Tips

Graphic of where on your HUB Student Center you can find your assigned Academic Advising Office

Do you know where to go for advising help? In your HUB Student Center you will see an Advisor Box. In that you will see your assigned advising office, and their phone number.

You can also find advising offices using the Undergrad Advising Directory: http://advising.buffalo.edu/directory/index.php

Monday
03/05/18

Student Advising Services is now the Exploratory and Pre-Professional Advising Center (EPAC)

Posted March 5, 2018 in Did You Know?, Exploring Majors & Careers

Student Advising Services is now Called the Exploratory and Pre-Professional Center (EPAC)Introducing the Exploratory and Pre-Professional Advising Center.

Beginning March 5, 2018, Student Advising Services will be known as the Exploratory and Pre-Professional Advising Center. This name change is an exciting opportunity for us to communicate our role in guiding students through major academic decisions and to align with nationwide best practices surrounding student advising.

While we have a new name, you can still expect the same level of service and expertise you’ve always received from the dedicated home of advising and support for students exploring majors and those seeking professional careers in health care fields and law. Our commitment to our students and the UB community remains our highest priority, and we look forward to serving them under our new name.

Exploratory and Pre-Professional Advising Center (EPAC)

Location: 109 Norton Hall, North Campus, University at Buffalo

Website: exploratory-advising.buffalo.edu

Email: exploratory-advising@buffalo.edu

Phone: 716-645-6013

Tuesday
02/27/18

Student Advising Services is changing its name to the Exploratory and Pre-Professional Advising Center (EPAC)

Posted February 27, 2018 in Did You Know?

The office of Student Advising Services is changing it's name to the Exploratory and Pre-Professional Advising Center (EPAC)

Introducing the Exploratory and Pre-Professional Advising Center.

Beginning March 5, 2018, Student Advising Services will be known as the Exploratory and Pre-Professional Advising Center. This name change is an exciting opportunity for us to communicate our role in guiding students through major academic decisions and to align with nationwide best practices surrounding student advising.

While we have a new name, you can still expect the same level of service and expertise you’ve always received from the dedicated home of advising and support for students exploring majors and those seeking professional careers in health care fields and law. Our commitment to our students and the UB community remains our highest priority, and we look forward to serving them under our new name.

Tuesday
02/06/18

2018 SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference

Posted February 6, 2018 in Did You Know?

Call for applications for the 2018 SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference

 

Attention Undergraduate Researchers, you are invited to apply for an opportunity to present at the 2018 SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference (April 21, 2018 at Monroe Community College).

Undergraduate students are invited to submit an abstract for consideration. Visit the SURC Conference Information link through the CURCA (Center for Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities) website.

Application Deadline: February 19, 2018

Registration fee and transportation will be provided to UB students through the UB Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities.