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).

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

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


Graduating at the end of the Semester? Have you Applied for Graduation?

Posted February 6, 2017 in Did You Know?, Important Dates

Applying for Graduation

Undergraduate Students: You must apply for graduation in your HUB Student Center by February 22, 2017.  Also check with your Academic Advisor, have you completed:

Completed In Progress
Acceptance Criteria for Major ¨ ¨
Requirements for Major ¨ ¨
Completed General Education Program ¨ ¨
Completed at least 120 Credit Hours ¨ ¨
Achieved a UB and Overall Grade Point Average ≧ 2.0 ¨ ¨
Satisfied UB Residency Requirement ¨ ¨

Undergraduate Course Resign Dates – Spring 2017

Posted February 3, 2017 in Important Dates

Undergraduate Course Resign Dates & Financial Liability Deadlines

Course Resign Dates

  • 15 week Standard Session courses: Tuesday, February 7, 2017- Friday, April 21, 2017 (via HUB Student Center by 11:59 p.m.)
  • 7-week 1st half of semester courses: Tuesday, February 7, 2017- Thursday, March 2, 2017 (via HUB Student Center by 11:59 p.m.)
  • 7-week 2nd half of semester courses: Friday, March 31, 2017 – Thursday, April 27, 2017 (via HUB Student Center by 11:59 p.m.)
  • Source:  Registrar:



Summer 2017 Class Schedule Available for Viewing Now

Posted January 26, 2017 in Did You Know?, Important Dates

UB Summer 2017 Class Schedule Available Now!

Registration for Summer Classes begins Monday, March 6, 2017


Spring Semester 2017 – Week by Week

Posted January 19, 2017 in Important Dates, New Students, Spring Semester 2017 Week by Week

Semester Week Dates
Week 1 Sunday, January 29 – Saturday, February 4, 2017
Week 2 Sunday, February 5 – Saturday, February 11, 2017
Week 3 Sunday, February 12 – Saturday, February 18, 2017
Week 4 Sunday, February 19 – Saturday, February 25, 2017
Week 5 Sunday, February 26 – Saturday, March 4, 2017
Week 6 Sunday, March 5 – Saturday, March 11, 2017
Week 7 Sunday, March 12 – Saturday, March 18, 2017
Week 8 Spring Break: Sunday, March 19 – Saturday, March 25, 2017
Week 9 Sunday, March 26 – Saturday, April 1, 2017
Week 10 Sunday, April 2 – Saturday, April 8, 2017
Week 11 Sunday, April 9 – Saturday, April 15, 2017
Week 12 Sunday, April 16 – Saturday, April 22, 2017
Week 13 Sunday, April 23 – Saturday, April 29, 2017
Week 14 Sunday, April 30 – Saturday, May 6, 2017
Week 15 Sunday, May 7 – Saturday, May 13, 2017
Final Exams Monday, May 15 – Saturday, May 20, 2017

Fall 2016 – Undergraduate Course Resign Dates

Posted September 6, 2016 in Did You Know?, Important Dates, New Students

Fall 2016 Resign Dates

Course Resign Periods for most common Undergraduate Courses

  • 15 week (full semester course): September 7, 2016 – November 11, 2016
  • 7 week 1 (First half of semester courses): September 7, 2016 – September 30, 2016
  • 7 week 2 (Second half of semester courses): October 23, 2016 – November 19, 2016
  • Refer to Office of Registrar: Add/Drop/Resign Courses

Before you resign a course you should:

  • Speak with the instructor for the class
  • Understand that you will have Liability for Tuition and Fees (link to Liability Deadlines – Office of Student Accounts)
  • Discuss implications of resigning a course with an academic advisor.  Will resigning a course drop you below 12.0 credit hours (Full Time Status = 12.0 or more credit hours) for the semester? Is particular course is on the Course Enrollment Control Policy List?  (Refer to Undergraduate CatalogRepeat Policy)
  • Are you on a UB Scholarship?  Speak with a financial aid advisor
  • Do you receive Financial Aid?  Speak with a financial aid advisor
  • Are you an international student? You should speak with a academic advisor and also an advisor with International Student & Scholar Services.


Undergraduate Academic Advising Directory

Office of Financial Aid

Office of International Student & Scholar Services



Week 1 – Fall Semester 2016: Important Dates

Posted September 1, 2016 in Did You Know?, Important Dates, Uncategorized

Week 1 - Fall 2016

  • Have questions about your schedule, speak with an academic advisor.
  • Full Time Status: 12.0 credit hours
  • Dean’s List criteria: 15.0 credit hours; at least 12 for letter grades, 3.60 or higher Grade Point Average
  • Finish in Four: Register for at least 15.0 Credit Hours per Semester

Last day to Add/Drop Fall 2016 classes

Posted August 30, 2016 in Did You Know?, Important Dates, New Students

Last day to Drop Add Fall 2016

Last day to Add or Drop Fall 2016 classes

  • 15-week Standard Session (full semester courses)
  • 7-week 1st half of semester courses

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Credit Hours and Full-Time Status

Undergraduate students must be registered for 12 or more credits to be considered full-time; students registered for less than 12 credits are considered part-time. In order to graduate in 4 years, students should take an average of 15 credits per semester. Students can register for a maximum of 19 credits during the fall and spring semesters.

Financial aid eligibility may have additional requirements.

Source: Credit Hours and Full-Time Status – Office of the Registrar