Thursday
04/20/17

The Last Day to Resign a 15-week Standard Session course is Friday, April 21, 2017

Posted April 20, 2017 in Did You Know?

(Image is a info graphic announcing the last day to resign a course)

The last day to Resign (using HUB Student Center) from a 15-week Standard Session course is Friday, April 21, 2017, by 11:59 p.m.

Thursday
04/06/17

Your April To-do List: Fall Course Planning

Posted April 6, 2017 in Did You Know?, HUB Tips, Important Dates

Inforgraphic of things you need to do in your HUB Student Center (Image: Infographic of a student’s HUB Student Center. Double click the image to enlarge the picture)

Your April To-do List: Fall Course Planning

  1. Check you HUB student center on a weekly basis throughout the semester to ensure that there are no HOLDs listed.  Most HOLDS will prevent you from adding/dropping/resigning from courses.  One exception to this is the Finish in Four Hold, this will not restrict your registration activity.
  2. Schedule a meeting with an academic advisor to discuss current semester and future plans. You can find contact information for your assigned Advising Office by looking at the Advisor box in HUB. You can also find advising office information by referring to the Undergraduate Advising Directory. To get a sense of what will be covered in a typical advising meeting refer to the Time to Start Thinking about Your Fall Semester Classes post.
  3. To maximize your chance of getting the courses you want, begin your registration once your Enrollment Appointment starts by looking at the HUB Enrollment Date box.  You should see your Fall Enrollment Date listed in HUB sometime around the third or fourth week of March.
  4. The Fall 2017 Class Schedule should also be available sometime around the third or fourth week of March.  You will find the HUB Schedule Builder to be a very easy to use and helpful tool with regard to creating ideal schedules.  Once you have made an ideal schedule you can export it to your HUB Enrollment Shopping Cart. The day before your Enrollment Date you will want to take a look at the Status Column in your Shopping Cart to ensure that your selections are still Open.
  5. Instructors will soon start to assign Mid-term (sometimes also referred to as Mid-semester) Grades.  You should click the Mid-Term Grades tab on  your HUB My Grades page weekly through to view your mid-term grades.  A designation of MS (Mid-semester Satisfactory) or letter grade of C or higher indicates that you are not thus far in academic difficulty.  However a designation of MU (Mid-semester Unsatisfactory) or  letter grade less than a C means that you should discuss your standing in the class and options with the instructor.  In some cases you may be told that you cannot pass the course, and therefore should Resign from the class.  The last day to Resign from a 15-week Spring 2017 class is Friday, March 21, 2017.  Before you resign from a course you should discuss ramifications with an academic advisor, and a financial aid advisor (if you receive financial aid).
Friday
03/24/17

Fall Semester Class Schedule now available for Viewing

Posted March 24, 2017 in Did You Know?, HUB Tips

Picture of fall foliage and Baird Point

Fall 2017 Class Schedule On-line Now!

  1. You can view the Fall 2017 Class Schedule in your HUB Student Center or the public version of the Fall 2017 Class Schedule via the Registrar site
  2. You can find your registration date and begin time in your HUB Enrollment box.
  3. Check your HUB to ensure that no HOLDs have been applied to your account.
  4. Try using the HUB Schedule Builder.
  5. Check your Mid-term grades using the HUB Grades link.
  6. Do you know how to apply to a major or minor?  If no, refer to the Applying to Your UB Major & Minor page.
  7. Schedule a meeting with an academic advisor. You can find your advising office listed in the HUB Advisor box. You can also refer to the Undergraduate Advising Directory.
Monday
03/20/17

Your Fall 2017 Enrollment Date is view-able in your HUB Student Center

Posted March 20, 2017 in Did You Know?, Important Dates

You can find your Fall 2017 Enrollment Date listed in the Enrollment Date box in your HUB Student Center.  The start time for each enrollment date is 7:00 a.m.

To maximize your chance of getting your classes, register on time.

Discuss your academic plans with an academic advisor.  Schedule an appointment with an academic advisor.  Link to: Undergraduate Advising Directory

Undergraduate Registration Steps

 

Tuesday
03/07/17

Your Financial Aid Eligibility

Posted March 7, 2017 in Did You Know?

What happens if I do not meet the Financial Aid Eligibility Criteria?

If you are not in an approved major, and also taking courses for that major by the time that you have completed 60 credit hours, you may not be eligible for financial aid.

What You Should Do!

  1. Read the Financial Aid emails that are sent to your UB email account.
  2. If you need further clarification, schedule a meeting with a financial aid advisor
  3. Review your Academic Goals, discuss with those who are helping to fund your investment in your future
  4. Schedule a meeting with an academic advisor
  5. Consider taking summer courses to meet Acceptance Criteria for intended major.

To speak with a financial aid advisor call 716-645-8232.  Web: Financial Aid Info for Current Undergraduate Students

Use the Undergraduate Advising Directory to find contact info for academic advising.

 

 

 

Friday
03/03/17

March 2017 – Your HUB To-do List

Posted March 3, 2017 in Did You Know?, HUB Tips, Important Dates, Uncategorized

  1. Check you HUB student center on a weekly basis throughout the semester to ensure that there are no HOLDs listed.  Most HOLDS will prevent you from adding/dropping/resigning from courses.  One exception to this is the Finish in Four Hold, this will not restrict your registration activity.
  2. Schedule a meeting with an academic advisor to discuss current semester and future plans. You can find contact information for your assigned Advising Office by looking at the Advisor box in HUB. You can also find advising office information by referring to the Undergraduate Advising Directory. To get a sense of what will be covered in a typical advising meeting refer to the Time to Start Thinking about Your Fall Semester Classes post.
  3. To maximize your chance of getting the courses you want, begin your registration once your Enrollment Appointment starts by looking at the HUB Enrollment Date box.  You should see your Fall Enrollment Date listed in HUB sometime around the third or fourth week of March.
  4. The Fall 2017 Class Schedule should also be available sometime around the third or fourth week of March.  You will find the HUB Schedule Builder to be a very easy to use and helpful tool with regard to creating ideal schedules.  Once you have made an ideal schedule you can export it to your HUB Enrollment Shopping Cart. The day before your Enrollment Date you will want to take a look at the Status Column in your Shopping Cart to ensure that your selections are still Open.
  5. Instructors will soon start to assign Mid-term (sometimes also referred to as Mid-semester) Grades.  You should click the Mid-Term Grades tab on  your HUB My Grades page weekly through to view your mid-term grades.  A designation of MS (Mid-semester Satisfactory) or letter grade of C or higher indicates that you are not thus far in academic difficulty.  However a designation of MU (Mid-semester Unsatisfactory) or  letter grade less than a C means that you should discuss your standing in the class and options with the instructor.  In some cases you may be told that you cannot pass the course, and therefore should Resign from the class.  The last day to Resign from a 15-week Spring 2017 class is Friday, March 21, 2017.  Before you resign from a course you should discuss ramifications with an academic advisor, and a financial aid advisor (if you receive financial aid).
Thursday
03/02/17

Time to Start Thinking about your Fall Semester Classes

Posted March 2, 2017 in Did You Know?, Important Dates

The Fall 2017 Semester Class Schedule will be published some time after the middle of March.  You should schedule an appointment with an academic advisor to:

  • Discuss how the current semester is proceeding
  • Inquire if need be as to tutoring services or options for your current classes
  • Discuss progress toward meeting the Acceptance Criteria for your given major. Or strategies for finding a major
  • Determine your progress toward completion of the UB Curriculum (UB’s new General Education Program)
  • Learn how to use  or interpret various resources in HUB that will help you plan and register for courses:  My Requirements Report, Planner, Holds, Enrollment Date, Schedule Builder, Enrollment Shopping Cart, My Grades, etc.
  • Your Academic Standing, and Mid-term Grades
  • Implication of Course Resignation (academic, financial, and scholarship)
  • Enhancing your undergraduate experience
Monday
02/27/17

UB Summer Class Registration begins on March 6, 2016

Posted February 27, 2017 in Did You Know?, Important Dates

Registration for UB Summer Classes begins on Monday, March 6, 2017.

Primary Summer Sessions

  • 1st 6-week session: May 30 – July 7, 2017
  • 2nd 6-week session:    June 26 – August 4, 2017
  • 3rd 6-week session: July 10 – August 18, 2017

Source: UB This Summer

If you need to discuss summer course selection schedule an appointment with an academic advisor.  You should also be scheduling an advising appointment in March to discuss your Fall 2017 course plans.

If you are unsure of which advising location to seek information, you can also use the Undergraduate Advising Directory

Friday
02/24/17

Internship Day – February 28, 2017

Posted February 24, 2017 in Did You Know?

Internship Day : Tuesday, February 28, 2017

University at Buffalo | Student Union Lobby Student Union Student Union #104, Buffalo, NY 14051 | Other

It’s time to rise and grind #UBuffalo! A whole day designed to explore internships or help you get ready for that internship you’ve had your eye on. Before we do internship things, we drink coffee so stop by our pop-up coffee bar in the Student Union Social Hall complete with a place to get your free LinkedIn photo, get your resume reviewed, information on internship programs and last but not least the Internship Confessional, where you get to ask all your burning internship questions. AND the very next day is the Spring Job + Internship Fair so get on the grind, internships are right around the corner!

9 a.m. | Resume Cafe: How to Write a Resume | SU 250

10 a.m. | Pick Your Blend: How to Find an Internship in Arts, Business or Communication | SU 220

10 a.m. | Pick Your Blend: How to Find an Internship in Education, Human Services or Government | SU 250

10 a.m. | Pick Your Blend: How to Find and Internship in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math | SU 210

11 a.m. | Class Act: Professionalism Workshop | SU 210

11:30 a.m. | Stay Savvy: Skill-building with ComedySportz | SU 210

2 p.m. | Good Afternoon UB! Presentation by Stefan Doyno ’11 | SU 210

3:30 p.m. | Sharpen Your Interview Skills | SU 330

4:30 p.m. | The Panel: Employers + Students Get Real | SU 210

6 p.m. | Feature Film “The Intern” movie (free) | SU 210

Full Schedule for Internship Day 2017

Office of Career Services, 259 Capen Hall, 716-645-2231

Thursday
02/16/17

Thematic Pathway and Global Pathway Planning

Posted February 16, 2017 in Did You Know?, HUB Tips

Have you selected which Thematic and Global Pathways you are going to complete?  Have you then also decided which courses you will use to satisfy each pathway?

Use the UB Curriculum: Pathfinder Tool to identify which Thematic and Global Pathway you want to complete, and which courses you will take to satisfy each Pathway.

Once you have selected pathway courses, you can have them sent to your HUB Planner. If you are unfamiliar with the HUB Planner watch the Guide to Using My Planner.  Once you have courses added to your Planner, you can then assign specific semesters to them. You will need to also check to ensure that the course is typically offered in that semester by referring to Courses section of the Undergraduate Catalog.

Once you have entered courses into your Planner, you will then want to send them to your My Requirements Report (otherwise known as Academic Advisement Report).  You can also send the courses you have designated for the upcoming semester to the Schedule Builder, via which you can create schedule scenarios.