Thursday
09/21/17

Graduating at the end of the semester?

Posted September 21, 2017 in Did You Know?, Important Dates

Apply for Graduation: A Must Do, and Degree Checkout Status

Undergraduate Students: You must apply for graduation in your HUB Student Center (via MyUB).

You will only be able to select the Graduation Terms that are available to apply for, and you will not be able to apply for your degree more than one year in advance. You cannot be in an “Intended” plan and must be officially accepted into a major before you can apply for your degree.

Students who will be receiving two degrees (BA & BS, BFA & BA) and students in a combined degree program must apply for both degrees at the same time.

New Information: Your Degree Conferral Date (the date your degree is awarded) is now in the HUB as a “Graduation Term”; the final term (semester) before your conferral. Please be careful when choosing these dates as they can affect your ability to register and possibly your financial aid eligibility.

Source: Registrar – Degrees & Graduation

Tuesday
09/19/17

Things you should do or check on your HUB Student Center in September

Posted September 19, 2017 in Did You Know?, HUB Tips

Things you should do or check on your HUB Student Center in September.

  1. Check the HOLDs box. Click the Details link to see if the HOLD will prevent you from Adding, Dropping, or Resigning courses. Holds – These are actions used by the university to prevent students from registering for classes, receiving grades, and/or releasing student records, including diplomas, enrollment certification or transcripts. Holds may be placed by various offices on campus for outstanding financial obligations, for failing to submit required documents requested by the University, or identity theft.
  2. If you have questions about regarding your academic plans, contact your Advising Office. In addition to be listed in the Advisor Box in HUB you can also refer to the Undergraduate Advising Directory.
  3. Have you checked your Academic Requirement report to ensure that all transfer and AP credits are displayed? Refer to  Registrar – Academic Requirement video tutorial
  4. Check your Final Exam schedule for conflicts. Reference: Registrar – Final Exam Schedule
  5. Have you chosen your Thematic and Global Pathway courses (Path Finder Tool), and sent them to your HUB Planner?  If no you may want to watch the Path Finder Tool video.
Friday
09/15/17

Important Tips – Week 4

Posted September 15, 2017 in Did You Know?, New Students

At This Point in the Semester…

Important tips / ideas for Week 4

 

1. Utilize Free On-Campus Tutoring 

  • Asking for help is the smartest thing you can do!
  • Talk with your instructor and teaching assistant (TA) for assistance.
  • Ask your instructor about being paired with successful students in the course.
  • Ask the department for contacts in the major who can offer help.
  • Form a study group.
  • advising.buffalo.edu/help/tutoring.php

 

2. Support Your Physical & Mental Health

 

3. Build Relationships with UB Students, Faculty & Staff –

Tuesday
09/12/17

Week 3 – Fall Semester 2017 (9/10/17 – 9/16/17)

Posted September 12, 2017 in Did You Know?, Grading, New Students

Sunday, September 10 – Saturday, September 16, 2017

Week 3 - Fall Semester 2017 - Importnat Registration Dates

Have you checked your Final Exam Schedule?

No?  Then follow these steps to find your Exam Schedule:

  1. Go to Academic Section of  your HUB Student Center
  2. Click on the Other academic drop down arrow.
  3. From the Other academic list, select Exam Schedule
  4. Double click the Double Arrow icon next to the Other academic box.

A final exam conflict exists when a student has:

  • Three or more exams scheduled on the same day
  • Two exams occurring at the same time
  • When a student’s exam occurs contemporaneously with his or her commencement ceremony for spring or summer conferral

Students who find themselves with an unavoidable exam conflict should contact the instructors of the courses and explain the conflict in exams. Usually one instructor will be able to schedule an alternate time for the student to take their exam. If students are unable to arrange the re-scheduling of examinations with the faculty, undergraduate students should contact the appropriate dean’s office and graduate students should contact their academic department.

Source:  Registrar – Final Exam Schedule

How to find your Exam Schedule in your HUB Student Center.

 

 

 

Monday
09/11/17

Which tools will you use to build your 4-year Plan?

Posted September 11, 2017 in Did You Know?, HUB Tips, New Students

Speak to an academic advisor to learn which tools you will use to build and manage your plan to graduation

Tools You Will Use

You will be using the following tools and resources as you develop and manage your plan to graduate from UB.

  • Undergraduate Catalog
  • HUB – Academic Requirements report
  • HUB –  Planner report
  • UB Curriculum – Pathfinder tool
  • HUB – Schedule Builder
  • HUB – Enroll
  • HUB – My Grades (for Mid-term, and Final Grades)

In future posts we will try to illustrate how you use these various tools to build and manage your academic plan.

 

Wednesday
09/06/17

Do You Have Questions About Your Academic Plan?

Posted September 6, 2017 in Did You Know?, New Students

Do you have questions about your academic plan?  If yes, speak with an academic advisorDo you have questions about your Academic Plan?  If you speak with an academic advisor.

If you have questions about your academic plan, speak with an academic advisor. You can see your Advising Office listed in the HUB Advisor Box, or refer to the Academic Advising Directory:

 

Friday
09/01/17

Week 2 – Fall Semester 2017

Posted September 1, 2017 in Did You Know?, Important Dates, New Students, Uncategorized

Week 2 - Fall Semester - Important Registration Dates

Week 2 – Fall Semester 2017 (Sunday, September 3, 2017 – Saturday, September 9, 2017)

Friday
09/01/17

Week 1 – Fall Semester 2017

Posted September 1, 2017 in Did You Know?, New Students

Image of Week 1 - Fall 2017 Important dates

Week 1 – Fall Semester (Sunday, August 27, 2017 – Saturday, September 2, 2017)

  • Fall Semester Classes begin on Monday, August 28, 2017
  • Full Time Status (Undergraduate) must be registered for at least 12.0 credit hours
  • Speak with an Academic Advisor if you feel you need to change your schedule or academic plan

Start building your Time Management & Study Plan. Enter critical dates from your course syllabi into your Planner.

Tuesday
08/29/17

Advanced Honors Program – University at Buffalo

Posted August 29, 2017 in Did You Know?

Application requirements of the Advanced Honors Program include:

  • 3.5 UB GPA
  • 45 or more completed credits hours (may include AP, IB, and transfer credits)
  • A completed application submitted by October 2, 2017 (http://honors.buffalo.edu/advanced)

Six information sessions have been scheduled to address any questions that students may have about the program.  The sessions will take place on:

  • Wednesday, August 30 at 2 pm in 109 Capen Hall
  • Thursday, August 31 at 11 am in 107 Capen Hall
  • Wednesday, September 6 at 4 pm in 109 Capen Hall
  • Thursday, September 7 at 2 pm in 107 Capen Hall
  • Tuesday, September 12 at 3:30 pm in 108 Capen Hall
  • Friday, September 15 at 10 am in 107 Capen Hall

(107, 108 and 109 Capen Hall are located in the Honors College office suite within the Silverman Undergraduate Library.)

Friday
08/25/17

Welcome to UB, Class of 2021

Posted August 25, 2017 in Did You Know?, New Students

Welcome to all of our new students. Classes begin on Monday, August 28, 2017

Picture of Fall 2017 - Opening Weekend Activity - Student Union