Fall Semester 2019 Classes begin on August 26, 2019

Fall Semester 2019 Classes begin on Monday, August 26, 2019.

To view a listing of important dates for the Academic Year 2019-2020, refer to the 2019-2020 Academic Calendar.

To view a listing of important Registration related dates refer to the Office of the Registrar Student Calendar



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.

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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


Have you checked your Spring Semester Final Grades in your HUB Student Center?

Final Grades

  • Final Grades should be posted by the third week of May. Source: UB Registrar – Grading.
  • Did earn grades lower than a “C” in Prerequisite Courses? If yes, you may need to repeat the course, or depending on the grades earned in other prerequisite courses are below a “C”, you may need to Change your Major.
  • If your semester grade point average and your UB cumulative grade point average are below a 2.0, you have a Grade Point Deficit (GPD). If your GPD is 20 points or more, you will be reviewed for Academic Dismissal. Sources: UB Undergraduate Catalog – Academic Standards Review, and UB Registrar – Dismissal Process.
  • If you earned a semester GPA of 3.6 or higher and took at least fifteen credit hours, Of which at least 12 were graded (A – F), then you made the Dean’s List. Source: UB Undergraduate Catalog – Dean’s List

Actions you may need to take.

  • If you have been earning grades lower than a “C” (2.00), then you need to assess your goals, the way in which your manage your time, and evaluate your study skills. It is highly recommended that you consult with an academic advisor as soon as possible.  Refer to the Undergraduate Advising Directory.
  • Goals, were your goals realistic? What got in the way of meeting your academic goals?How are you going to set achievable goals for the upcoming year?  Check out our colleagues at UMASS Dartmouth – SMART GOALS page.
  • If you receive financial aidand your semester and or overall GPA is less than 2.00, you will want to speak with a financial aid advisor immediately to determine if you are eligible for aidfor the upcoming semester or year.




Exploratory and Pre-Professional Advising Center (EPAC) has a New Location

Beginning, Monday, March 18, 2019, the Exploratory and Pre-Professional Advising Center (EPAC) will have a new location, 112 Capen Hall.

Our phone number will remain the same: 716-645-6013, as will our webpage: Exploratory and Pre-Professional Advising Center (EPAC).


Mid-term Grading Period – Spring Semester 2019

Have you checked your Mid-Term Grades?

Instructors are assigning mid-term grades for Spring 2019 undergraduate classes. They will continue to do so until the tenth week of the semester (April 7 – 13, 2019).

You can view your mid-term grades by going to your HUB Student Center. In the Academic section click the View My Grades link. On the next page you will select a semester. On the Grades page, click the Mid-term Grades tab.

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, April 19, 2019, by 11:59 p.m. EDT.

Source:  Registrar – Mid-Semester Review

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.


Winter Session 2019 Dates

Winter Session 2019 (3-week)

Classes begin: Thursday, January 3, 2019

Last day to Add/Drop Winter Session classes: Friday, January 4, 2019

Last day to Resign Winter Session classes: Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Last day of classes Winter Session: Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Final Grades posted to HUB: first week of February 2019

Source: Registrar – Class Registration – Winter 2019, Registrar – Grades


Have you selected your GLOBAL and THEMATIC Pathway courses?

Graphic asking if students have selected their UBC Global and Thematic courses

UB students should select their UB Pathway courses by the end of their first semester at UB.  If you do not know how to choose your pathway courses, you can view a tutorial on the Pathfinder Tool.  Many students also find it helpful to schedule a meeting with an academic advisor to discuss the process of selecting pathway courses.

Once a student has selected their pathway courses, they will send them to HUB.

In HUB, students are able to the Plan tool to assign pathway courses to future semesters.

Another HUB tool that students use to track their progress in completing all of the UBC areas is the Academic Requirements report.

The HUB Milestones box also provides a quick view with regard to your progress on the UB Curriculum areas.

HUB Locations for tools that relate to the UB Curiculum Areas


Finding your HUB Academic Requirement Report (Academic Advisement Report – AAR)

What is an Academic Requirement Report?

The HUB Academic Advisement Report (AAR) is an advising tool that tracks progress toward graduation by showing how courses taken meet graduation requirements for all approved undergraduate programs.  In HUB the AAR is labelled as an Academic Requirements report. In individualized reports, HUB summarizes all UB Curriculum and program requirements, indicating those that have been satisfied; computes the cumulative GPA; totals all credit hours taken; lists repeated courses and those taken S/U; notes incomplete courses; indicates test scores and credits granted for AP and CLEP examinations; and lists all transfer and UB courses taken.

The HUB Academic Advisement Report is useful in the following respects:

  • As an advising tool: to determine progress toward completing all degree requirements.
  • Applying to a department: Reports can be included in the department application process.
  • Analysis of transfer credits: to verify that all transfer credits have been recorded and applied to degree requirements.
  • Evaluation for degree conferral: Reports will be used to determine if students have met the requirements for graduation.

HUB Academic Advisement Reports are available for all matriculated undergraduate students via MyUB and can be generated for the current approved major or any other program when considering alternative majors. Students should examine their reports carefully and speak to an advisor if there are questions or discrepancies in the report.  Read more at Undergraduate Catalog – HUB Academic Advisement Report.

Finding your HUB Academic Requirement Report

Screenshot of the HUB Student Center indicating where to find your Academic Advisement Report.

Refer to the picture above.

Step 1.  Click the Other Academic Drop-down Arrow

Step 2. From the Drop Down list, select the Academic Requirement link.

Step 3.  Double click the Double Arrow icon.

Step 4.  If you have difficulty opening or understanding your Academic Requirement’s Report, speak with an academic advisor. Your assigned advising office, location, and phone number are listed in the HUB Advisor box.


Understanding your Final Grades

Picture showing where a student can find their various grade point averages. Refer to the text for full explanation.


All of your final grades for Spring Semester 2108 should have been posted to the View My Grades section of a students HUB Student Center.  In this article we will use the abbreviation gpa to represent Grade Point Average.  If you do not know how a Grade Point Average is computed, refer to this article How a Grade Point Average is Computed.

The View My Grades section will show the final grade for each course taken this semester, and also compute your Semester Grade Point Average and also your Cumulative (Overall) UB Grade Point Average.

The Academic Standards Process is run once grades are posted at the conclusion of each semester.

  • A student is in Good Academic Standing, if their Semester and UB Overall Grade Point Averages (GPA) of 2.0 or above.
  • If a student’s semester or overall gpa is less than 2.00 then they are considered to be in Not Good Academic Standing, in which case they may be placed on Academic Warning or Academic Probation.  If both a semester and overall gpa is less than 2.00, a student has a Grade Point Deficit (GPD).  A GPD is the number of Grade Points below a 2.00 Overall GPA.
  • Where to find a Grade Point Deficit.  A student’s GPD is listed in the most recent graded semester on the HUB Unofficial Transcript.
  • If a student has a Grade Point Deficit they should contact the Advising Office that they have been working with as soon as possible.

Acceptance Criteria Grade Point Average

  • Each undergraduate major has established Acceptance Criteria for a Major to gain formal entrance into the program.  The Acceptance Criteria involves completion of specified courses, and earning a specified grade point average in those courses as well as a specified overall grade point average.
  • A Student can find their Acceptance Criteria GPA on their HUB Academic Requirements report, as long as they are coded as intended for that major.
  • If a student is coded as Undecided or a different major but wants to see if they meet the Acceptance Criteria for a specific major, they can run a HUB What-if Report for that major.



Week 8 – Spring Semester 2018 – Spring Recess

Calendar View - Week 8 - Spring Semester 2018

Week 8 – Spring Semester 2018 – Spring Recess:

Sunday, March 25, 2018 through Saturday, March 31, 2018