Friday
08/23/19

Fall Semester 2019 Start Up Reminders

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

 

Tuesday
08/20/19

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:

Monday
07/29/19

Have You Signed Up for UB Alert Notifications?

Sign Up for UB Alert

Quick communication and accurate information are essential in an emergency.

The University at Buffalo offers a free service that delivers text messages and email messages to UB students, faculty, and staff during emergencies, incidents that may affect personal safety and when adverse weather conditions affect normal campus operations.

Sign Up Now

Common Questions

Why Sign Up for UB Alert?

  • Members of the UB community can expect to receive quick and accurate information during an urgent situation, including changes in essential services, whether it’s an incident on campus, or severe weather that affects university operations.
  • Any UB student, staff or faculty member with a “@buffalo.edu” e-mail account (your UBITName plus “@buffalo.edu”) can subscribe.
  • Stay safe and be informed. You’ll always get @buffalo.edu emails, but this way you can add your cellphone or alternate email addresses, such as your Yahoo! or Gmail account.
  • It’s free (subscribers may incur text messaging charges depending on their wireless service provider and plan).

This system is designed to send messages to recipients’ cell phones, smartphones and UB email addresses.

You must have a buffalo.edu email account to register for this system. Once you have registered, you can request that text messages be sent to your cell phone or additional email addresses. (Some smartphone, prepay or “minutes” cell phone plans may not work with the emergency notification system. Consult the FAQ to see if you are affected.)

In addition to UB Alert text messaging, emergency messages will be provided to faculty, staff and students using official campus communication channels including this website (emergency.buffalo.edu), the campus-wide UB Alert listserv, UB’s home page, the MyUB portal, UB Now, 716-645-News, the UB Alert Twitter feed and UB Facebook pages. Local television and radio stations may also be contacted by the university to communicate during emergencies or weather-related events.

Source: UB Emergency Alert

Monday
07/22/19

UB Success Tip: Check your UBmail Everyday

UB Tip for Success: Check your UBmail daily

UB Success Tip: Check your UBmail Everyday

Information related to your experience at the University at Buffalo will be sent by UB offices to your UBmail account.  Some emails may have time sensitive information.  Don’t miss out on class registration because you did not read your email.

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Tuesday
02/26/19

Preparing for your Academic Advising Appointment

1. Research UB MAJORS

Narrow down which major(s) will be a good fit for your interests and academic strengths.

2. Know How to use HUB, Path Finder & Schedule Builder

View the HUB Student Center Training Guides on the HUB Support Website, including:

  • View Your Holds and Your Advisor.
  • My Advisement Report Overview (if My Planner is used, all planned classes will be incorporated).
  • Create a What-If Advisement Report.
  • Guide to using My Planner (to plan classes for your entire undergraduate career).
  • My Transfer Credit Evaluation Overview.
  • Selecting UB Curriculum Pathways courses via Path Finder.
  • Enroll Using Class Search.
  • Schedule Builder Basics and Tips.

3. Prepare to Register (Review your HUB Student Center Academics Information in MyUB):

On the Student Center tab, in the next few weeks, check your Enrollment Appointment window in the Enrollment Dates box (right side margin) to see what day you can begin registering at 7 a.m. for your upcoming semester’s classes.

Ensure you check your Enrollment Appointment window for both summer and fall registration!

On the Student Center tab, (Academics section), use the drop down menu (left side margin) to locate your Academic Requirements (My Advisement Report), Academic Planner and Transfer Credit Reports. On the Student Center tab, under More Academic Resources section, (lower right hand margin), locate Path Finder.    

View your My Advisement and My Planner Reports and make note of courses you would like to take next semester (and in future semesters). Search for Classes in HUB to learn what courses are being offered and click on Schedule Builder to prepare a schedule that best meets your needs. The Class Schedule is also available on the Office of the Registrar website (left side margin).

If you earned any Advanced Placement (AP), alternative credit or transfer coursework, make sure it is recorded on your Transfer Credit Report. For information on how to send alternative credit or transfer coursework to UB visit:

4. Be Informed

  • Keep abreast of important information and deadlines by reading the Be Advised newsletter.
  • Ensure timely graduation by completing 30 credits a year, declaring your major by 45 credits and gaining acceptance to your major by 60 credits.
  • Access free on-campus tutoring and support your physical and mental health.

5. Start Planning for your Career

Career Services can help you think through your decisions about planning for majors and careers. Learn more about your interests, skills and values and how to apply this knowledge to your academic and career plans. Call 716-645-2231 or stop by Capen 259 to schedule an appointment.

Tuesday
02/05/19

Last day to Add / Drop Spring 2019 Classes

Last day to Add / Drop Spring 2019 classes: Thursday, Febraury 7, 2019, 11:59 p.m. EDT

Spring Semester 2019 Last day to Add / Drop (Revised date)

15-week Standard Session courses, and7-week 1st half of semester courses, is Thursday, February 7, 2019 by 11:59 p.m. EDT.

Thursday
01/24/19

Spring Semester 2019 – Important Dates

Monday, January 28, 2019 – Spring Semester classes begin

Monday, February 4, 2019

  • Last Day to Drop Add Spring 2019 15 Week and 7W1 Classes
  • Last do drop courses without Financial Liability

Monday, March 18 – Saturday, March 23, 2019 – Spring Recess

Monday, March 25, 2019 – Classes resume

Friday, April 19, 2019 – Last Day to Resign Spring 2019 15 Week Classes

Friday, May 10, 2019 – Last Day of Classes/Spring Semester

Saturday, May 11 – Sunday, May 12, 2019 – Reading Days

Monday, May 13 – Saturday, May 18, 2019 – Semester Final Examinations

3rd Week in May – Final Grades posted to  HUB

Sources: 

2018-2019 UB University Academic Calendar, UB Registrar Student Calendar, and UB Registrar – Grading sectionUB Student Accounts – Financial Liability Deadlines

Monday
12/03/18

Finding your Final Grades and Grade Point Averages

Picuture of where to find final grades and grade point averages in HUB

Final Grades

All final grades for Fall Semester 2018 should be posted to HUB during the first week of January 2019. Source:  Registrar – Grading

Where to find your Grades in HUB

You will find your grades by term/semester via the HUB My Grades link.  When reviewing your grades you may also want to view the Undergraduate Catalog  – Explanation of Grades section.

 

Computing a Grade Point Average

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  1. Determine the number of Grade Points Earned for each course. Formula:  (number of credit hours for the course) x (Grade Point Value for the Letter Grade)
  2. Find the total number of Letter Graded Credit Hours
  3. Divide the Total Grade Points Earned by the Total Number of Credit hours.  Ex: 56.35 / 26.0 = 2.17gpa

 

Tuesday
10/30/18

Before you Resign from a Class you should understand Implications

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, Nov. 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?

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.