Wednesday
11/07/18

Do you know which tools and resources you will use to build your Spring 2019 Class Schedule?

Posted November 7, 2018 in Did You Know?, Grading, HUB Tips, Important Dates

Graphic listing the tools in HUB that are used to build a class schedule

Tools and Resources used to Build a Class Schedule

Academic Advisor

An academic advisor can show you how to use various tools and also help you create a plan to complete prerequisites for a given major, and complete UB Curriculum requirements.

Undergraduate Catalog and HUB Academic Requirements report

You will use both of these resources to select courses to satisfy Acceptance Criteria and Major Requirements along with courses to satisfy the UB Curriculum areas.  Generally speaking you find the HUB Academic Requirements report much easier to understand if you first start with corresponding information as listed in the Undergraduate Catalog.

HUB Tools

  • Use the Academic Requirements report to find which courses need to be taken for Acceptance Criteria for specified major.
  • What-if report.  If you are listed as an undecided student, or you are considering a different major you can run a What-if Report for that major. The What-If Report can depict an Acceptance Criteria section in which Prerequisite Course information can be found, and specific information regarding Acceptance Criteria grade point averages for Acceptance Criteria courses, and overall courses.
  • Use the Schedule Builder to create a list of courses for the upcoming semester and then Generate Schedule scenarios.  As you go through the schedule scenarios you will, hopefully, find one that you will choose to send to your HUB Enrollment Shopping Cart.
  • You should choose your UB Curriculum Pathway courses by the end of your first semester at UB.  Once selected you then send your choices to HUB, and in HUB you can go to the Plan tool to assign your courses to specific semesters.
  • The timeframe in which you are planning for next semester also corresponds to the Mid-Semester Grading Period. You can checking your Mid-term grades via the Grades section.  If you have any mid-semester grades of MU (mid-semester unsatisfactory) or letter grades lower than a “C”, you should speak with your instructor.
  • Based upon Mid-semester grades and or test scores received to date,  student in some instances the student may decide to resign from the class.  However before actually resigning from a class, a student will want to determine ramifications for such action in terms of financial aid, scholarships, or for international students their visa requirements.  The last day to resign from a Fall 2018 class is Friday, November 9, 2018.
  • Students should on a weekly look at the HUB Holds box. A Hold until resolved may prevent you from adding, dropping/resigning classes.
  • The day before your scheduled Enrollment Date, students should review their Enrollment Shopping Cart specifically looking at the Status column to ensure that the courses are still open. If closed the student will need to either select a new section of the course, or a course to satisfy a different area altogether.
  • Registration for all Enrollment Dates currently start at 7:00 a.m.  At this time a student would go to their Shopping Cart, and select depending on display either Enroll or Proceed to Step 2 of 3. The next page will give the student a chance to review before clicking the Finish Enrolling button.  On the Shopping Cart Results page students will look at the Status column to determine if the course has been added to schedule, or if they need to continue the registration process by selecting other courses.

 

 

 

Tuesday
10/30/18

Before you Resign from a Class you should understand Implications

Posted October 30, 2018 in Did You Know?, Important Dates, New Students

Before you resign from a course you should speak with an advisor, refer to body text

The Last Day to Resign a 15-week Standard Session course

The last day to Resign a 15-week Standard Session course will be Friday, November 9, 2018 by 11:59 p.m.

Before you Resign a Course discuss implications with…

Academic Advisor

An Academic Advisor will ask questions to understand your reasons for resigning a course.  In some instances this will lead to a discussion of choosing a different major.

An Academic Advisor can show you the Course Repeat Policy, and see if the course you want to resign is on the Course Enrollment Control Policy.

An Academic Advisor can explain how resigning a course may require that you register for that class in Summer or Winter term, and or how it might add an extra semester to complete your degree.

You can find your assigned Advising Office in the Advisor Box on your HUB Student Center. You can also find contact information on the Undergraduate Advising Directory.

Financial Aid Advisor

If you receive financial aid, hopefully you understand the criteria that you will need to attain in order to maintain your financial aid eligibility. If you do not know this, then you should schedule a meeting with a financial aid advisor. You can arrange a meeting by calling the Financial Aid Office at 716-645-8232.

Resigning a course may have a negative impact upon you financial aid.(Satisfactory Academic Progress [SAP], TAP Award, Excelsior Scholarship).  To determine impact go to 1Capen and request to speak with a financial aid advisor.

International Student Advisor

If you are an international student, you must be registered for at least 12.0 credit hours. If you are thinking about resigning from a class, and the result is that you are enrolled in less than 12.0 credit hours, you must go to the International Student Services Office at 210 Talbert Hall, 716-645-2258.

Thursday
10/18/18

Do You Know When You Can Begin Registering for Spring 2019 Classes?

Posted October 18, 2018 in Did You Know?, New Students

Refer to the HUB Enrollment Date box to find when you can begin registering for Spring 2019 classesYour HUB Enrollment Dates box

You can find the date upon which you can begin registering for Spring 2019 classes in your HUB Enrollment Date.

While looking at your HUB Student Center page, also check the Holds box to ensure that there are no hold displayed.  A hold may prevent you from adding, Dropping, or resigning from classes.

To create your list of Spring 2019 classes refer to the Program Requirements tab for your major as listed in the Undergraduate Catalog.  You will also want to refer to your HUB My Requirements report.  From both of these sources you can use the HUB Schedule Builder to: Create a List of Courses; Generate multiple schedules for those courses; and once you select a particular schedule, send it to your HUB Enrollment Shopping Cart.

If you have questions about your course selections, Acceptance Requirements for your intended major, and or UB Curriculum and Pathway requirements,  schedule an appointment with an academic advisor. You can find your assigned advising office in the HUB Advisor box.

Monday
10/08/18

Have you looked at the Spring 2019 Class Schedule?

Posted October 8, 2018 in Did You Know?, New Students

Picture announcing that the Spring 2019 Class Schedule is available for viewing

Spring 2019 Class Schedule is available for viewing in your HUB Student Center.

You can also now use HUB Schedule Builder to create a list of courses to take for Spring semester and then generate sample schedules.   Once you identify a specific schedule, you can send it to your HUB Enrollment Shopping Cart.

In the next week or so, you should see the specific date upon which you can begin registering for Spring 2019 classes. This will appear in your HUB Enrollment Dates box.

You should check your Shopping Cart the day before your Enrollment Date, to ensure that all of your courses have the of Status: Open.  If the course status is closed, the you will want to select other courses or times.  Even if the course status is open on the morning of registration, a course could still close before you get into the registration queue.  If this happens, you will also look for alternative courses or times.

To discuss your plans, schedule an appointment with your assigned advising office which you can find in your HUB Advisor box.

Tuesday
09/25/18

Are you checking your UBmail daily?

Posted September 25, 2018 in New Students

Reminder - check your UB mail dailyChecking your UBmail daily should be an ongoing aspect of your time management and study plan.

Monday
09/17/18

STUDY ABROAD FAIR – Wednesday, September 19

Posted September 17, 2018 in Did You Know?

STUDY ABROAD FAIR

Learn more about the hundreds of study abroad programs available to UB students. UB faculty and staff will be representing their faculty-led study abroad programs. Additionally, representatives from other SUNY campuses will be on site to advertise the study abroad programs they sponsor (and which are available to UB students). Come chat with students who have studied abroad and learn how you can fit studying abroad into your degree program at UB!

Wednesday, September 19th

11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Student Union Lobby

UB Study Abroad website

Wednesday
09/12/18

Winter Session 2019 – Dates

Posted September 12, 2018 in Did You Know?, Important Dates

Listing of Winter Session 2019 Important Dates.

Winter Session 2019 – Important Dates

  • Winter Session Class Schedule available: September 4, 2018
  • Winter Class Registration begins: October 1, 2018
  • Winter Sessions Classes begin: Thursday, January 3, 2019
  • Last day to Add/Drop: Friday, January 4, 2019
  • Last day to Resign: Wednesday, January 16, 2019
  • Last day of classes: Wednesday, January 23, 2019
  • Winter Session Final Grades available: First week in February

For more information refer to UB This Winter

 

Thursday
09/06/18

HUB To-do Action Items – September 2018

Posted September 6, 2018 in HUB Tips, New Students

Diagram of HUB showing links to actions that should be done in September

HUB To-do Actions You Should Do in September

The HUB is the University at Buffalo’s student information system. Within the pages of this website, students, faculty, and staff will find information and materials to assist them in performing specific activities within HUB.

 Are you a new first year or transfer student?

  1. Did you earn college credit, AP (or other form of Alternative Credit) in high school?  Did you earn college credit from an institution of higher education other than UB?  Did you request to have your scores and or Official Transcripts sent to UB?  If yes, then you should see these courses displayed on your Transfer Credit Report (TCR) and your Academic Requirements Report (AAR).
  2. Have you looked at your Fall Semester 2018 Final Exam Schedule?  You want to ensure that there are no time conflicts. 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
    • If you do have conflict refer to the Registrar – Final Exam Schedule section.
  3. Do you have any Holds displayed in your HUB?  If yes, you will need to resolve them as soon as possible.  Holds usually prevent you from Adding, Dropping, or Resigning courses.  Read more about Using the Student Center: View Holds .
  4. Have you selected your UB Curriculum Pathway courses? If not,  then you will want to explore and select your Thematic and Global Pathway courses by the middle of this semester.  To get ready for picking your Pathways, first watch the video: Pathfinder Tool – Exploring the UB Curriculum Pathways.  Once you have selected your Pathways courses you will send them to HUB. Use the Plan tool to assign your pathway courses to a specific semester.
Wednesday
09/05/18

Fall Semester 2018 Week 1 and 2 Reminders

Posted September 5, 2018 in Important Dates, New Students

Reminders for Fall Semester Weeks 1 and 2

Last Day to Drop/Add Fall Classes:

Tuesday, September 4 by 11:59 pm via your MyUB HUB Student Center.

The first week of classes ensure you:

  • Have no questions or concerns about your courses, particularly your math, science or foreign language classes.
  • Check the room locations of your classes – some of them may have changed! You need at least 20 minutes to get from the North Campus spine to the Ellicott Complex and at least an hour of travel time from the North and South Campus.
  • Attend every class! Don’t miss the opportunity to get the syllabus for each class, meet your instructors and gain an understanding of what you will be learning during the semester.

MyUB Reminders (myub.buffalo.edu):

  • Check your UB email daily!
  • Access UBlearns for course/classroom materials. (Note: Not all instructors utilize UBlearns.)
Friday
08/31/18

Week 2 – Fall Semester 2018

Posted August 31, 2018 in Did You Know?, Important Dates, New Students

Calendar view of Fall Semester - Week 2Week 2 – Fall Semester 2018

Sunday, September 2 – Saturday, September 7, 2018

Monday, September 3, 2018

  • Labor Day – no classes

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Wednesday, September 5, 2018