Extended Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory Grading Period ends on May 16, 2020

The last day to submit a S/U from Spring 2020 Classes: Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time

Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate students may opt to have a course graded as Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) in lieu of traditional letter grades, where “S” indicates credit earned and “U” indicates no credit earned.

For further policy and procedure information on S/U grading, consult the Undergraduate Catalog Explanation of Grades and scroll down to the pertinent section called Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory Grading. If opting to take a course S/U, be sure and also complete the Request for Undergraduate S/U Grade Form.

For spring 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic, students may request an S/U in lieu of a letter grade by completing the Request for Undergraduate S/U Grade Form by the end of the final exam period of the semester. For spring 2020 only, S/U grades may be elected for any course including those that count toward UB Curriculum general education requirements and major requirements (with some limited exceptions). These grades will be noted by S* and U* in place of S and U, respectively. Pass (TP) and Satisfactory (TS) grades earned in transfer coursework completed in spring 2020 at domestic higher education institutions may similarly be applied towards UB Curriculum and major requirements.

To recover letter grades for courses taken in spring 2020 or later, please us the S/U tool (UBIT Name and password required). For courses taken prior to spring 2020, use the Undergraduate S/U Grade Recovery Request form.

Students in certain majors who select S/U grading for a course may not be able to count that course towards the major or major-prerequisites. The following majors are affected:

  • Nursing (Major Prerequisites and Requirements)
  • Occupational Therapy (Major Prerequisites and Requirements)
  • Accounting (Major Requirements only. MGA 201 and 202 may be taken S/U.)

Additional information on S/U grading for undergraduate students can be found in the Undergraduate Catalog covering the academic year in which the course was taken:

Source: Office of the Registrar: Special Grading Policies


May 16, 2020 is the last day to Resign from a Spring 2020 class

The last day to Resign from Spring 2020 Classes: Saturday, May 16, 2020

The last day to day to resign from a Spring 2020 class (15-week Standard Session, and or 7-week 2nd half of semester) is Saturday, May 16, 2020 by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

Before you Resign from a Class

Academic Advisor

Before resigning from a class you should speak with your academic advisor to determine if there may be consequence.  Your advisor or advising office contact information can be found in your HUB Student Center.  Click the Academic Progress tile.  This will bring you to the Advisors page where you will see the contact email for your advisor or advising office.

Financial Aid

Will resigning a class bring you below 12.0 credit hours for the Semester?

If yes and you receive Financial Aid you need to speak with a financial aid advisor, 716-645-8232 or via email at

International Student – Undergraduate

Will resigning a class bring you below 12.0 credit hours for the Semester?

If yes, then you must first schedule an appointment with one an International Student Services advisor to see if you can submit a Reduced Course Load form (this can only be done once during your Undergraduate career). Go to the International Student Services Contact Us page and  follow the instruction listed in the Schedule Appointment section.

How to Resign from a class

  1. Log into your HUB Student Center
  2. Click the Manage Classes tile
  3. This will bring you to the View My Schedule page.  On the left hand side of the page you will see a series of tabs, select the Drop Classes tab.
  4. You may then be asked to select a Semester or Term
  5. You will then see a listing of your current courses. Check the box of the course that you want to Resign and then click the Next or Continue button.
  6. On the next page you will see just the course you wish to Resign. Click the Finish Dropping button.


Spring 2020: The Academic Information You Need to Know!

Spring 2020: The Academic Info You Need to Know!

Get the information and resources you need for making decisions to support your academic success this semester.


Spring Semester 2020 Important Dates

Graphic listing important dates for the Spring 2020 semester

  • Spring semester classes begin: Monday, January 27, 2020
  • Spring Recess: Monday, March 16   – Sunday, March 21, 2020
  • Classes resume: Monday, March 22, 2020
  • Last day of classes: Friday, May 8, 2020
  • Reading Days Saturday, May 9 – Sunday, May 10
  • Semester Final Examinations Monday, May 11 – Saturday, May 16, 2020
  • Commencement Weekend Friday, May 15 – Sunday, May 17, 2020
  • Final Grades Posted 3rd week in May 2020

Source: Official Academic Calendar 2019-2020 and Registrar – Grading


Spring Semester 2020

Spring Semester 2020 – Academic Calendar

Date Event
Monday, January 27, 2020 Classes Begin
Monday, March 16 – Saturday, March 21, 2020 Spring Recess
Monday, March 23, 2020 Classes Resume
Friday, May 8, 2020 Last Day of Classes
Saturday, May 9 – Sunday, May 10, 2020 Reading Days
Monday, May 11 – Saturday, May 16, 2020 Semester Final Examinations
Friday, May 15 – Sunday, May 17, 2020 Commencement Weekend

Last day to Resign a 15-week Standard Session Course

Last day to Resign info. Refer to body text.

Last day to Resign a 15-week Standard Session Course

The last day to Resign a 15-week Standard Session course is Friday, November 8, 2019 by 11:59 p.m. EDT, via HUB Student Center.

Before you Resign a Course, discuss implications with…

  • Academic Advisor
    • Course Repeat Policy
    • Increased semesters to graduate
    • Finding a new major
  • Financial Aid Advisor (Satisfactory Academic Progress [SAP], TAP Award, Excelsior Scholarship). Go to 1Capen.
  • International Student Advisor If course resign drops you below 12. 0 Credit Hours. Go to International Student Services, 210 Talbert Hall.

How to Resign a Class


Mid-Term Grading Period

Have you checked your Mid-Term Grades?

Instructors are assigning mid-term grades for Fall 2019 undergraduate classes. They will continue to do so until the tenth week of the semester.

You can view your mid-term grades by going to your HUB Student Center. Click the Grades and Awards tile.

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, November 8, 2019, by 11:59 p.m. EDT.

Source:  Registrar – Mid-Semester Review

HUB Student Center Training Guides: Viewing Grades

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.


Fall Semester 2019 – Week 2

This image shows the September 2019 calendar, read the post for more details.

Week 2 – Important Dates


Fall Semester 2019 Start Up Reminders

Classes begin on Monday, August 26, read the blog for more details about the fall semester.

Classes begin on Monday, August 26, 2019

Last day to Add/Drop Fall 2019 classes ( 15-week Standard Session Courses, and 7-week 1st half of semester courses): Tuesday, September 3

Have questions about your Class Schedule? Go to your Advising Office, and speak with an academic advisor.

Find your Advising Office location in the Undergraduate Advising Directory



Fall Semester – Important Dates – Weeks 1 and 2

Important Registration Dates – Week 1 and 2

Monday, August 26, 2019:

  • Classes begin

Monday, September 2, 2019:

  • Labor Day observed – No Classes

Tuesday, September 3, 2019:

Tuesday, September 3, 2019:

Wednesday, September 4, 2019: