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

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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:


When your Fall 2019 Tuition Bill

The Office of Student Accounts provides timely and accurate billing information, ensuring that payments and credits are received and properly applied to students’ accounts in accordance with departmental, university, state and federal policies and procedures.

To see when your bill will be sent, click the Billing Dates link and then select appropriate semester or session.

If the upcoming semester will be your first at the University at Buffalo, you will want to read the page How to Access and Read Your Bill.

Student Accounts – Walk-in Assistance: 1Capen, North Campus, Monday — Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Student Accounts – Business Office:
Phone: 716-645-1800
Monday — Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.



Last day to Resign from a 15-week Standard Session Course: Friday, April 19, 2019

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The last day to resign from a 15-week Standard Session Course

The last day to resign from a 15-week Standard Session Course is Friday, April 19, 2019 by 11:59 p.m. EDT.

Before resigning a course:

  • A student should speak with an academic advisor to discuss the pros and cons of resigning a course.
  • A student should consider if they will need to register for the course in a future semester. If so, then the ill want to see if the course is listed among the Course Enrollment Control List.  If it is, then a student may need to repeat during a Summer or Winter Session.

How to Resign a Course

Students electing to Resign from a course will log into their HUB Student Center.

  1. In the HUB Academic section they will select Enroll link.
  2. They will next be asked to select the semester, or session, for which they want to resign a course.
  3. For the selected semester, a student will now see a listing of all of the course in which they are registered. Next to each course there will be a check box. Select the course to be resigned.
  4. Click the Drop Selected Classes button.
  5. Click the Finish Dropping button.
  6. To confirm that the course has been dropped, go to the HUB Academic section and click the View My Grades link.
  7. Select the appropriate semester/session and find the course. In the Grade Column, you will see that an “R” is listed.  A resigned course does not have a grade point value, and therefore is not used in the calculation of your grade point average (gpa).
  8. If you receive financial aid, a resigned course will be used in the calculation of a student’s Satisfactory Academic Progress.
  9. Before you resign a course, and you receive financial aid, discuss implications of resigning a course upon your financial aid eligibility.  Go to 1Capen and ask to speak with the next available financial aid advisor.


Undergraduate Catalog: Grading> Repeat Policy> (Course Enrollment Control Policy). You will need to scroll to the bottom of the page.

UB Registrar – Drop / Add/ Resign Courses

UB Financial Aid – Undergraduate Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)



Fall Semester Class Registration will soon begin. Do you know which courses you will take?

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Finding the Date and Time when you can begin to register for Fall 2019 classes

To find your specific Enrollment Date and Time look at your HUB Enrollment Dates box. The start time for all Fall 2019 registration dates will be 7:00 a.m. EDT.

Which courses do you need to take next semester?

Two resources that will help you plan and manage your academic path are the Undergraduate Catalog, and the HUB Academic Requirements Report. From these resources you will be able to determine which courses can be used to satisfy Degree Requirements, and the courses and grade point averages required for a major.

Who can help you plan your schedule?

To find your currently assigned Advising Office go the your HUB Advising box.  An advisor can show you how to become familiar with the Undergraduate Catalog.  They can also explain how to read your HUB Academic Requirements Report, and how to select your Thematic and Global Pathway courses using the UB Curriculum Pathfinder Tool. Additionally an advisor can show you how to use the HUB Schedule Builder and Enrollment Shopping Cart functions.

An advisor can also show you where to find your Mid-term and Final Grades via the HUB My Grades function. In addition to looking at individual grades, they will also use the HUB Academic Requirements Report or run a HUB What-If Report to determine your grades point averages for a given major.