Friday
03/22/19

Fall 2019 Class Schedule Available Now

Graphic announcing that the Fall 2019 Class Schedule is available.  

Fall Semester Class Schedule

The University at Buffalo – Fall Semester 2019 Class Schedule is now available in HUB, and also at UB Registrar – Fall Class Schedule.

Do you know which courses to take next semester?

Do you know which courses you should take next semester to meet Acceptance Criteria requirements for your intended major; or courses for your major; or courses to satisfy UB Curriculum and Pathway areas?  If no, then you should schedule an appointment with an academic advisor.  You can find your Advising Office listed in your HUB Student Center – Advisor box.

Tuesday
03/19/19

Have you checked your Mid-term Grades in HUB

Mid-term Grading Period

Instructors will be assigning Mid-term Grades through the tenth week of the semester (Sunday, April 7, 2019 through Saturday, April 13, 2019).

You can view your Mid-term Grades by going to the View My Grades section of your HUB Student Center, and click the Mid-term Grades tab.

  • MS = Mid-semester Satisfactory, or Letter Grades: A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C.  Okay, so far!
  • MU = Mid-semester Unsatisfactory, or Letter Grades: C-, D+, D, F. Not so good, discuss with your instructor immediately!

Source: Office of the Registrar: Mid-semester Review

What you should do if have Unsatisfactory Mid-term Grades

  1. Discuss your standing with your instructor. Depending on the guidance from an instructor, a student may need to consider the implications of resigning from a course.
  2. If you receive financial aid, discuss the impact of resigning a course or courses upon your financial aid eligibility.
  3. Resigning a course could increase your time to graduation.  If you need to repeat the course, you may have to do it during a Summer or Winter Session (if offered).  Discuss with an academic advisor.

The last day to Resign from a 15-week Class is Friday, April 19, 2019

To resign from a class a student will go to their HUB Student Center and click the Enroll Drop function.  Resignation must be done no later than 11:59 p.m. EDT. It is advised that a student discuss matters regarding a course resign with their instructor, financial aid advisor, and academic advisor well before the last day to resign.

Source: Office of the Registrar: Important Dates for Spring Semester

 

 

Friday
03/15/19

Exploratory and Pre-Professional Advising Center (EPAC) has a New Location

Beginning, Monday, March 18, 2019, the Exploratory and Pre-Professional Advising Center (EPAC) will have a new location, 112 Capen Hall.

Our phone number will remain the same: 716-645-6013, as will our webpage: Exploratory and Pre-Professional Advising Center (EPAC).

Monday
03/11/19

What to look for after Spring Recess 2019

Spring Recess begins on Monday, March 18 through to Saturday, March 23, 2019. Classes will resume on Monday, March 25, 2019.

During the Spring Recess (on or around Wednesday, March 20, 2019) the following items should be available:

  • Your Enrollment Date for Fall 2019 Registration
  • Fall Class 2019 Class Schedule
  • Schedule Builder
  • Enrollment Shopping Cart

Action items that students should be checking:

  • Go to your HUB Student Center to see if you have any HOLDS.  Most Holds will prevent you from adding and dropping classes.  Resolve immediately.
  • Have you picked your UB Curriculum Pathway courses?  If not, then you may want to watch the Exploring Pathways tutorial.
  • Have you checked your HUB Academic Advisement Report (AAR) and the Undergraduate Catalog to determine which courses you hope to take for the upcoming semester to satisfy Acceptance Criteria for intended major; courses to satisfy Major Requirements; and or courses to meet UB Curriculum areas.
  • Have you scheduled an appointment with an academic advisor.  You can find your currently assigned Advising Office in the HUB Advisor box.  If you are thinking about changing your major, you may want to speak with an advisor with that program. Use the Undergrad Advising Directory to find contact information.

 

 

 

Tuesday
02/26/19

Fall Semester 2019 Class Schedule will be available

Fall Semester 2019 Class Schedule available around March 20, 2019

Tuesday
02/26/19

Preparing for your Academic Advising Appointment

1. Research UB MAJORS

Narrow down which major(s) will be a good fit for your interests and academic strengths.

2. Know How to use HUB, Path Finder & Schedule Builder

View the HUB Student Center Training Guides on the HUB Support Website, including:

  • View Your Holds and Your Advisor.
  • My Advisement Report Overview (if My Planner is used, all planned classes will be incorporated).
  • Create a What-If Advisement Report.
  • Guide to using My Planner (to plan classes for your entire undergraduate career).
  • My Transfer Credit Evaluation Overview.
  • Selecting UB Curriculum Pathways courses via Path Finder.
  • Enroll Using Class Search.
  • Schedule Builder Basics and Tips.

3. Prepare to Register (Review your HUB Student Center Academics Information in MyUB):

On the Student Center tab, in the next few weeks, check your Enrollment Appointment window in the Enrollment Dates box (right side margin) to see what day you can begin registering at 7 a.m. for your upcoming semester’s classes.

Ensure you check your Enrollment Appointment window for both summer and fall registration!

On the Student Center tab, (Academics section), use the drop down menu (left side margin) to locate your Academic Requirements (My Advisement Report), Academic Planner and Transfer Credit Reports. On the Student Center tab, under More Academic Resources section, (lower right hand margin), locate Path Finder.    

View your My Advisement and My Planner Reports and make note of courses you would like to take next semester (and in future semesters). Search for Classes in HUB to learn what courses are being offered and click on Schedule Builder to prepare a schedule that best meets your needs. The Class Schedule is also available on the Office of the Registrar website (left side margin).

If you earned any Advanced Placement (AP), alternative credit or transfer coursework, make sure it is recorded on your Transfer Credit Report. For information on how to send alternative credit or transfer coursework to UB visit:

4. Be Informed

  • Keep abreast of important information and deadlines by reading the Be Advised newsletter.
  • Ensure timely graduation by completing 30 credits a year, declaring your major by 45 credits and gaining acceptance to your major by 60 credits.
  • Access free on-campus tutoring and support your physical and mental health.

5. Start Planning for your Career

Career Services can help you think through your decisions about planning for majors and careers. Learn more about your interests, skills and values and how to apply this knowledge to your academic and career plans. Call 716-645-2231 or stop by Capen 259 to schedule an appointment.

Tuesday
02/26/19

Mid-term Grading Period – Spring Semester 2019

Have you checked your Mid-Term Grades?

Instructors are assigning mid-term grades for Spring 2019 undergraduate classes. They will continue to do so until the tenth week of the semester (April 7 – 13, 2019).

You can view your mid-term grades by going to your HUB Student Center. In the Academic section click the View My Grades link. On the next page you will select a semester. On the Grades page, click the Mid-term Grades tab.

Most instructor will assign a grade of MS = Mid-semester Satisfactory, or MU = Mid-semester Unsatisfactory.  Some instructors may also assign a Letter Grade ( A through F).

If you have any mid-semester grades of MU, or letter grades less than a C, discuss options with your instructor as soon as possible.

After speaking with your instructor, you may also want to discuss options and or ramifications with an Academic Advisor and or Financial Aid Advisor.

Last day to Resign a 15-week Standard Session course is Friday, April 19, 2019, by 11:59 p.m. EDT.

Source:  Registrar – Mid-Semester Review

Need extra help?

Asking for help when you need it is one of the smartest things you can do. UB has many services to help students who wish to improve their academic performance. Our tutoring services are free and available in subjects like math, writing and science. Remember, seeking help doesn’t mean you’re failing! It’s the first step on your path to success.  To find tutoring for some of the most common first year courses, click the Tutoring link.

Tuesday
02/12/19

Graduating at the end of this Semester?

Information for students graduating at the end of this semester. Refer to body text for furhter information.

Filing for Graduation

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.

Deadline to submit Application for Graduation is February 22, 2019

Source: UB Registrar- Degrees & Graduation

Double check with your Advisor to ensure that you are or will be set to graduate

Have you spoken with your Departmental Advisor to ensure that you have completed all requirements for major, and UB Curriculum areas?

Friday
02/08/19

UB Summer Sessions 2019

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The Class Schedule for UB Summer Sessions 2019 is available in HUB, or via the Registrar’s public Class Schedule.

Summer Session dates, will show you the Start Date, Last Day to Add/Drop, Last Day to Resign, and the End Date for each Session. The most popular summer sessions are:

6-week-1 which starts on May 28, 2019 and ends on July 5, 2019.

6-week-3 which starts on July 8, 2019 and ends on August 16, 2019

Registration for Summer 2019 classes begins on Monday, March 11, 2019.

Summer 2019 Tuition and Fee information.  To find out when you will be billed for summer classes, refer to Billing Dates-Summer.

Need to speak with an advisor regarding your summer plans? Refer to the HUB Student Center – Advisor box for your assigned Advising Office and location. You can also refer to the Undergraduate Advising Directory.

Summer Grades should be available in HUB in the third or fourth week of August.  Course Repeat rules will be applied

Source: Registrar – Summer 2019

Friday
02/08/19

Course Resign Periods – Spring Semester 2019

15-week Standard Session courses

Friday, February 8, 2019 through Friday, April 19, 2019, by 11:59 p.m. EDT

7-week 1st half of semester courses (7-week1)

Friday, February 8, 2019 through Thursday, February 28, 2019, by 11:59 p.m. EDT

7-week 2nd half of semester courses (7-week2)

Friday, March 29, 2019 through Thursday, April 25, 2019, by 11:59 p.m. EDT

Before you Resign from a Course, you should:

  • Discuss possible implications with an academic advisor
  • If you need to repeat this course, will you have to take it during Summer or Winter Session.  Refer to Grading – Course Repeat Policy, scroll down the page to the Priority Registration for Students Attempting a Course for the First Time (Course Enrollment Control Policy) section.
  • If you receive financial aid or scholarships, discuss implications of resigning a course with a financial aid advisor.

International Students

If you are an international student and you are thinking about resigning from a course, and such action would drop you below Full-time Status (12.0 credit hours, you must first speak with an advisor at International Student Services (ISS). Their contact information is listed below:

International Student Services (ISS)
210 Talbert Hall
Univ. at Buffalo, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1604

Phone: 716-645-2258
Fax: 716-645-6197
Email: isss@buffalo.edu

General Office Hours
Monday – Friday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.