Friday
11/16/18

Have you begun studying for Final Exams?

Posted November 16, 2018 in Did You Know?, Important Dates

List of End of Semester Dates

Have you started studying for your Final Exams?

Fall Semester 2018

Last day of Classes: Friday, December, 2019

Final Exam Period: Monday, December 10 – Monday, December 17, 2018

Final Grades for Fall Semester 2018 posted to HUB: First week in January 2018

Source: Registrar – Grading

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.

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

 

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

 

Thursday
08/30/18

Last Day to Add or Drop Fall 2018 Classes is Tuesday, September 4, 2018

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

Last day to Add or Drop Fall 2018 classes  byTuesday, September 4, 2018, 11:59 p.m. via HUB

Last day to Add or Drop Fall 2018 classes

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

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 by 11:59 p.m. via HUB

Undergraduate Full Time Status:  Must be registered for at least 12.0 credit hours

Questions?

Discuss with an Academic Advisor.  To find your assigned Advising Office, refer to the Advisor Box in your HUB Student Center.

Friday
08/17/18

Fall Semester 2018 – Important Dates

Posted August 17, 2018 in Important Dates, New Students

August 2018

Monday, August 27, 2018

  • Classes Begin. First Day of Fall 15 Week (Standard) and 7 Week 1 Classes (first half of semester courses)

September 2018

Monday, September 3, 2018

  • Labor Day Observed

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Friday, September 28, 2018

  • Last Day to Resign from 7 Week 1 Classes

October 2018

Monday, October 15, 2018

  • Last Day of Fall 7 Week 1 Classes

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

  • First Day of Fall 7 Week 2 Classes (second half of semester courses)

Friday, October 19, 2018

  • Last Day to Drop/Add Fall 7 Week 2 Classes

Saturday, October 20, 2018

  • Courser Resign Period begins for Fall  7 Week 2 Classes (second half of semester courses)

November 2018

Friday, November 9, 2018

  • Last Day to Resign Fall 15 Week (Standard) Session Classes

Friday, November 16, 2018

  • Last Day to Resign Fall 7 Week 2 Classes

Wednesday, November 21 – Saturday, November 24, 2018

  • Fall Recess

Monday, November 26, 2018

  • Classes Resume

December 2018

Friday, December 7, 2018

  • Last Day of Classes

Saturday, December 8 – Sunday, December 9, 2018

  • Reading Days

Monday, December 10 – Monday, December 17, 2018

  • Semester Final Examinations

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

  • Winter Recess Begins

Sources:  UB Academic Calendar 2018-2019 and UB Registrar Student Calendars

Friday
07/20/18

Fall 2018 Semester Academic and Registration Dates

Posted July 20, 2018 in Important Dates, Study Tips, Time Management

Fall Semester 2018 – Important Dates and Tips

Time Management Tip:  Enter the dates listed below into your planner or e-calendar.

August 2018

Monday, August 27, 2018

  • Classes Begin. First Day of Fall 15 Week (Standard) and 7 Week 1 Classes (first half of semester courses)

August To-do List: 

  • You should receive a Course Syllabus for every course during the first week of the semester. Many instructors will save their course syllabus in UBLearns. Read more at Undergraduate Catalog – Course Syllabi. Create a folder in your UBPortfolio whereby you can save all of your course syllabi.
  • If you have earned prior college credit or alternative credit such as AP, IB, or CLEP and you requested that Official Transcripts were sent to UB, do you see the courses listed in your HUB Academic Requirements report (Courses section)?
  • Time Management Tip: Find the critical dates (dates upon quizzes, tests, papers are due) from each syllabus and enter them into your planner or e-calendar.  For each critical date create a student schedule to a weekly study plan.

September 2018

Monday, September 3, 2018

  • Labor Day Observed

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Friday, September 28, 2018

  • Last Day to Resign from 7 Week 1 Classes

September To-do List: 

  • Check you HUB Final Exam Schedule, read more at Registrar – Final Exam Schedule
  • Do you know where to go to speak with your instructor during their Office Hours?  Read more at Undergraduate Catalog – Course Syllabi.
  • Time Management Tip: Using your e-calendar, enter your classes.  Enter them as recurring appointments. In the notes section add instructor contact information.
  • Study Tip: Have you created a weekly study plan to learn and retain material for your fist set of tests, which typically occur toward the end of September.
  • Study Tip: Have you found tutoring or extra help for you subjects? Read more on the Undergraduate Advisement page for Tutoring.

October 2018

Monday, October 15, 2018

  • Last Day of Fall 7 Week 1 Classes

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

  • First Day of Fall 7 Week 2 Classes (second half of semester courses)

Friday, October 19, 2018

  • Last Day to Drop/Add Fall 7 Week 2 Classes

Saturday, October 20, 2018

  • Courser Resign Period begins for Fall  7 Week 2 Classes (second half of semester courses)

October To-do List:

  • Time Management / Study Skill Review:  Based upon the grades you received on your first series of tests, do you adjust
  • Check you HUB to ensure that you do not have any HOLDS read more at Registrar – Holds.
  • Spring 2019 Class Schedule will be available mid-October.
  • Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor to discuss plans for Spring 2019.
  • Check your Mid-term Grades using HUB – View My Grades.  Read more at Registrar: Mid-semester Review
  • Mid to late October, check your HUB Enrollment Date and Time.  This will when you can begin registering for Spring classes.
  • Send your UB Curriculum Thematic and Global Pathway selections to HUB.  Once done you can view your selections in your HUB Planner.
  • Study Tip:  Review your returned tests. If you did not understand things, go back and review and or speak with the instructor.  You may need to know the material for the final exam.

November 2018

Friday, November 9, 2018

  • Last Day to Resign Fall 15 Week (Standard) Session Classes

Friday, November 16, 2018

  • Last Day to Resign Fall 7 Week 2 Classes

Wednesday, November 21Saturday, November 24, 2018

  • Fall Recess

Monday, November 26, 2018

  • Classes Resume

November To-do List:

  • Know how to read your HUB Academic Requirements report
  • Know how to use the HUB Schedule Builder
  • Know how to send courses from HUB Schedule Builder to your HUB Enrollment Shopping Cart.
  • Know how to Enroll/Register for classes from your HUB
  • Start preparing/reviewing for your final exams

December 2018

Friday, December 7, 2018

  • Last Day of Classes

Saturday, December 8Sunday, December 9, 2018

  • Reading Days

Monday, December 10Monday, December 17, 2018

  • Semester Final Examinations

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

  • Winter Recess Begins

January 2019

January To-do List:

  • Compare your final grades earned to those required as listed for your intended major using the Undergraduate Catalog.
  • If you have a Grade Point Average below 2.00, you have a Grade Point Deficit.
Tuesday
03/06/18

Registration for UB Summer Classes begins on Monday, March 12, 2018

Posted March 6, 2018 in Important Dates, Summer Sessions

 

Registration for UB Summer Classes begins on Monday, March 12, 2018.

Summer 2018 Class Schedule

Summer 2018 Class Session Calendar (Start /End dates, Drop Add dates, Course Resign Dates)

Summer 2018 Tuition and Fees

Summer 2018 Billing Dates

If you want to questions about your academic plan, speak with an academic advisor.  Here is a link to the Undergraduate Advising Directory.