Have you Achieved the Grades you Need?

Graphic showing final grades on a block graphHave you reviewed your final grades?  Have you also looked at the grades in Acceptance Criteria courses for your major?  Are you at or above baseline threshold?

If no, you should schedule an appointment with an academic advisor as soon as possible.

You can find your assigned Academic Advising Office located in the Advisor Box on your HUB Student Center. You can also look up your advising office by the using the Undergraduate Advising Directory.


Are you on track?

Picture show the component areas to earn a degree

Many of our currents students will have already registered for Fall Semester classes. However that does not mean that there will not be points in the upcoming months in which a student might have to revisit and access their academic plan. Here are some scenarios in which a student initiate future discussions with an academic advisor:

  • Final Grades for this semester should be posted by the end of May or early June. If a student’s Acceptance Criteria gpa (grades earned in Prerequisite courses) is below that major’s Acceptance Criteria baseline, it may be time to consider a different academic path.
  • Repeat prerequisite courses over the summer. In some cases a student’s Acceptance Criteria GPA is below the required level, but close enough that repeating a prerequisite course might make sense.
  • Student decides to switch to a new major and wants to know how to be accepted into that program, and also get a sense of how long it will take to complete.
  • A student might also have completed a course whose initial purpose was to satisfy a UB Curriculum requirement, but now find that they want to take another course in that area. Should they consider a minor in that subject. A minor typically requires at least 18 credit hours (six courses).

Do you know where to go speak with an academic advisor? In your HUB Student Center, you will see an Advisor box on the right hand side of the page. In that box you will see the Advising Office that you are currently assigned to, and their address and phone number. You can also find contact information for Advising Offices using the Undergraduate Advising Directory.


What can I do with a major in…? (Workshop)

If you’re deciding on a major or wondering how your major will connect to a career, don’t miss this skillshop. You’ll learn about tools and strategies to help you choose a major Plus learn about the many career possibilities related to your major.

Register by joining the What can I do with a major in…? event in Bullseye powered by Handshake.

Date: Thursday, March 29, 2018

Time: 3:30-4:30pm

Location: Student Union (SU) – Room 330

 Sponsored by: Career Services


Student Advising Services is now the Exploratory and Pre-Professional Advising Center (EPAC)

Student Advising Services is now Called the Exploratory and Pre-Professional Center (EPAC)Introducing the Exploratory and Pre-Professional Advising Center.

Beginning March 5, 2018, Student Advising Services will be known as the Exploratory and Pre-Professional Advising Center. This name change is an exciting opportunity for us to communicate our role in guiding students through major academic decisions and to align with nationwide best practices surrounding student advising.

While we have a new name, you can still expect the same level of service and expertise you’ve always received from the dedicated home of advising and support for students exploring majors and those seeking professional careers in health care fields and law. Our commitment to our students and the UB community remains our highest priority, and we look forward to serving them under our new name.

Exploratory and Pre-Professional Advising Center (EPAC)

Location: 109 Norton Hall, North Campus, University at Buffalo

Phone: 716-645-6013


Considering a Major in Business Administration?

Announcing Information Sessions for students intended Business Admisinistration

Spring 2018  Information Sessions for students interested in the major of Business Administration.

Information Sessions for Management Majors

Hosted by Christina Sakowski, Admissions and New Student Enrollment Advisors in the School of Management, these sessions will provide an overview of:

  • the admissions criteria for acceptance into the accounting or business administration majors, and
  • a general overview of the upper-level program requirements, as well as
  • the many student resources and services offered to approved majors in our programs.

The location for all sessions is 205 Alfiero Center.

  • Monday, 3/5  at 10:30-11:30 am
  • Tuesday, 3/6  at 11-Noon
  • Wednesday, 3/7  at 1:30-2:30 pm
  • Monday, 3/12  at 10-11 am
  • Wednesday, 3/14  at 1:30-2:30 pm
  • Thursday, 3/15 at  9-10 am
  • Tuesday, 3/27  at 11-Noon
  • Wednesday, 3/28  11-Noon
  • Thursday, 3/29  10-11 am

Have you Registered to Attend an Information Session?

Students interested in attending one of these information session are asked to register at School of Management Events Calendar  and search using the Keywords: “Management Major Information Session”.



Interested in the Health and Human Services Concentrations?

Announcing Spring 2018 Information Sessions for Health and Human Services concentrationsInformation Session to learn more about Health and Human Services concentrations

Are you interested in one or more of the SSC Health and Human Services concentrations: Community Mental Health, Early Childhood, or Social Gerontology?

CAS Student Advisement and Services will be hosting a number of Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Programs Health and Human Services concentration information sessions during the spring 2018 term. If your students (especially freshman and sophomores) should express an interest in the HHS major please encourage them to attend one of the following sessions:

  1. February 12, 2018 3:00 pm to 3:50 pm
  2. February 19, 2018 3:00 pm to 3:50 pm
  3. March 6, 2018 2:00 pm to 2:50 pm
  4. March 13, 2018 2:00 pm to 2:50 pm
  5. April 2, 2018 3:00 pm to 3:50 pm
  6. April 10, 2018 3:30 pm to 4:20 pm
  7.  April 18, 2018 2:00 pm to 2:50 pm
  8. April 24, 2018 2:30 pm to 3:20 pm

Register for your workshop

Space is limited for each workshop/presentation, so I am asking that you do not send this out over your listservs. Participants are encouraged to pre-register for each workshop/presentations by visiting UB Linked. In order to register for any workshop/presentation; they must have an active UB-Linked Account, and join the College of Arts and Sciences Group/Organization page.

All workshops will take place in the CAS Student Advisement and Services office, 275 Park Hall, North Campus.



Internship Events: Internship Day and Internship Fair

Internship Day: Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017

A whole day designed to explore internships. Get your free LinkedIn photo. Get your resume reviewed, information on internship programs

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. – 2 p.m., 2nd Floor – Student Union.

Internship Fair – Wednesday, March 1, 2017

The largest job and internship fair for all majors.

  • Date: March 1, 2017
    Time: 12 – 5 p.m.
    Location: Alumni Arena
  • Reserve your spot today. Register on Bullseye powered by Handshake! Office of Career Services

Informational Session for Applying to the Exercise Science Promotion to Professional Sequence (PPS)

Informational Session for Applying to the Exercise Science Promotion to Professional Sequence (PPS)

Wednesday, November 30th @ 3pm in Diefendorf 147, South Campus

Who Should Attend?  Students applying to the upper division ES program

The application will open on January 1st 2017

It is highly recommended that you attend this information session prior to submitting your PPS application.


When will you take your PATHWAY courses, and other UB Curriculum requirements?


The Spring 2017 Class Schedule is available for viewing in your HUB Student Center, or via the Registrar’s site.

Have you started planning which courses to take next semester:

  • To meet Acceptance Criteria for your intended major
  • Serve as an exploratory course to help you select a major
  • Work toward satisfying one or more areas of the UB Curriculum (UB’s new General Education Program)

Learning about the UB Curriculum:

To assist with your plan you should schedule an appointment with an academic advisor.  You can find the address and phone number of your Advising Center via the Advisor Box in HUB.  You can also refer to the Undergraduate Advising Directory.

Academic Advisors can help you successfully create and manage your 4-Year Plan, in part by showing you how to use:

  • Find Your Enrollment Date in HUB (the date and time upon which you can begin registering for next semester classes)
  • Undergraduate Catalog: Majors, Acceptance Criteria, Grading, Academic Integrity, etc.  For any major you will find a Finish in Four Curricular Plan pdf for that major in the Degrees & Policies section.  You may find the Curricular Plan to be very helpful when using  the HUB Planner tool.
  • Use the HUB Planner .  Once you have added courses to your planner, you can then assign the semester in which you want to take those courses.
  • Once you have assigned courses in your Planner to specific semesters, you can select next semesters courses and send then to the HUB Schedule Builder. Video Tutorial about the HUB Schedule Builder (covering Schedule Builder, Enrollment Shopping Cart, and Registration).
  • Once you have created some schedules with the Schedule Builder you can forward then to your HUB Enrollment Shopping Cart.
  • As it get nearer to your Enrollment Date, you will want to periodically review the Status column in your Enrollment Shopping Cart. If you see a green circle = course still open. If you see a blue square = course closed, in which case you will need to add another course to your shopping cart.



Considering Law School?

Greater Western New York Law School Fair


This event draws students and alumni from the 21 colleges and universities across the Western New York region and is open to the general public.

Speak with Law School Admissions representatives about the process of applying to Law School.

Date: Monday, September 26, 2016
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Location: Buffalo Marriott Niagara

Contact: Wayne Porterfield, 716-645-4625,


Sponsored by: Buffalo State College, Canisius College, Niagara University, and University at Buffalo