Thursday
07/02/20

Problem Solving, Adaptation, Innovation

Are you interested in cities, economics, urban design, sociology, public health, then take a look at this video to see how experts are considering in this case how to aid commuters in the post-covid-19 world.

Monday
06/22/20

Fall 2020 semester, student schedules and class information are temporarily unavailable in the HUB Student Center

Important Notice:

As the university implements plans for the fall 2020 semester, student schedules and class information are temporarily unavailable in the HUB Student Center and on our websites. We appreciate your patience and are actively working to deliver the best academic and community experiences possible in accordance with public health guidelines.

UB will communicate with all students when the fall 2020 schedule is finalized and will provide further instructions about making adjustments to course schedules.

Students who do not intend to return to UB for the fall 2020 semester can find resources on the Office of the Registrar’s Leaving UB page.

Source: UB Office of the Registrar

 

Thursday
03/19/20

Hub Fluid – Tiles and Tabs you will use to plan for Fall class registration

Graphic showing some of the tabs behind the tiles that you will use to plan for next semester's class registration. Refer to body text for details.

Introduction

A redesign of the HUB Student Center was unveiled at the end of the Fall 2019 semester. This post will point to some of the most frequently used functions behind the Hub Tiles and associated Tabs that students will use as they plan for their Fall 2020 class registration.

Academic Progress tile

Advisors tab

  • Undergraduate students use this tab for find their assigned advising office, location, telephone number, and departmental email. In some cases student’s will see their assigned academic advisor and that person’s email address.  Additionally many advising offices allow students to schedule an advising appointment from the Advisors tab.

Academic Advising Report (AAR) tab

  • The HUB Academic Advisement Report is an advising tool that tracks progress toward graduation by showing how courses taken meet graduation requirements for all approved undergraduate programs, and some graduate programs. Further information: Registrar: HUB Academic Advising Report

Path Finder tab

  • The Pathways are a series of courses linked together by a broad topic that you choose and examine through multiple perspectives. Through the Pathways you will develop a deep knowledge base in a chosen topic and learn how different disciplines approach a similar line of study. Video tutorial – Path Finder Tool.

Helpful Resources tab

  • The primary university resource that you will use as you develop and manage your academic plan is the Undergraduate Degree and Course Catalog. Use the Catalog Degrees and Programs section to view a complete listing of majors. For any major click the Program Requirements tab to view Acceptance Criteria/Prerequisite Courses and Required Courses for the major. From the Catalog: Policies and Procedures tab, you will find many rules and regulation.  Refer to the UB Curriculum Areas. A first semester freshman should plan to finish your UB Curriculum requirements over the course of your first six or seven semesters

To-Do tile

To-do List and Holds tabs

  • A service indicator/hold is an action used by the university to prevent students from registering for classes, receiving grades, and/or releasing student records, including diplomas, enrollment certification or transcripts. Holds may be placed by various offices on campus for outstanding financial obligations or for failing to submit required documents requested by the university. To review your holds visit your HUB Student Center via MyUB (UBITName and password required). Detailed information about the hold, including steps for resolving it, is available in HUB.

Grades / Awards tile

Grades tab

  • Use the Grades/Award tile to find your Mid-semester Grades. Mid-semester grades of MS (or A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, or C) indicate that you are okay thus far.  Mid-semester grades of MU (or  C-, D+, D, or F) indicate that your performance to date should be of concern.  You should speak with your instructor, or other member of the teaching team for feedback and suggestions.  Further information: Mid-Semester Review Process, Tutoring and Academic Support Services

Manage Classes tile

Enrollment Dates tab

  • To view your Enrollment Date for the upcoming term. Undergraduate enrollment appointment dates will display on the Manage Classes tile when enrollment appointments are assigned for a term. For information regarding a particular terms assignment view the class registration page.

Planner tab

Select Classes tab

  • Use the Select Classes function to search for and select courses to add to your Shopping Cart.

Schedule Builder tab

  • Students can search for courses and plan their schedule utilizing the Schedule Builder tool.  Similar to the Select Classes function,  Schedule Builder uses the power of computing to generate anywhere from on to a thousand schedule scenarios.  This is a very popular tool with students. HUB Student Center Training Guide – Schedule Builder

Shopping Cart tab

  • Using either the Select Classes or Schedule Builder tabs you can select courses to send to your HUB Shopping Cart. The day before your Enrollment Date, you should check your Shopping Cart to ensure that your courses are still “Open”.  If a course is closed you will want to add another course.

View My Schedule tab

  • You can begin to register for your classes on your Enrollment Date. You will be able to see the results of your registration in the View My Schedule tab. HUB Student Center Training Guide – View My Schedule – List View

Monday
02/10/20

Have you selected your UB Curriculum (UBC) Pathway courses?

Graphic showing which HUB Fluid tile to select so that you can find start the process of picking and saving your UB Curriculum Pathway choices.

UB Curriculum Pathways

The UB Curriculum Pathways are a series of courses linked together by a broad topic that you choose and examine through multiple perspectives. Through the Pathways you will develop a deep knowledge base in a chosen topic and learn how different disciplines approach a similar line of study.

You will find the Path Finder tool located in the Academic Progress tile or your HUB Student Center.

You should select your Pathway courses in your first semester at UB.

  • Use the Path Finder tool to select your Pathway courses.
  • When you save your Pathway selections to HUB, they first to your HUB Planner.
  • Use HUB Planner to assign  the courses to the semester in which you plan to take the course.
  • Once you have saved your semester choices in the Planner, your selections will then appear in your Academic Advising Report (AAR).
  • May be able to select Pathway courses from Schedule Builder

Sources

HUB Training Guides:

Monday
02/10/20

Have you checked your Final Exam Schedule via your HUB Student Center?

Graphic showing the HUB Fluid tile to select so that you can find your Final Exam Schedule

Final Exam Schedule

Your final exam schedule is available in your HUB Student Center. Go to your Manage Classes tile, and then click the View Exam Schedule tab.

Student Responsibility for Exam Conflicts

Beginning in the fall 2014 term final exam information will be available one week prior to the start of fall classes.

A final exam conflict exists when a student has:

  • Three or more exams scheduled on the same day
  • Two exams occurring at the same time
  • When a student’s exam occurs contemporaneously with his or her commencement ceremony for spring or summer conferral

Students who find themselves with an unavoidable exam conflict should contact the instructors of the courses and explain the conflict in exams. Usually one instructor will be able to schedule an alternate time for the student to take their exam. If students are unable to arrange the re-scheduling of examinations with the faculty, undergraduate students should contact the appropriate dean’s office and graduate students should contact their academic department.

Final Exam Scheduled for More Than One Classroom

If your final exam is assigned to more than one classroom, contact your instructor during the last week of classes to determine where to report for the exam.

Source: Register – Final Exam Schedule

HUB Training Tutorial: View Exam Schedule

Wednesday
01/15/20

Financial Liability Deadlines

Per SUNY policy, when you register, you assume responsibility for paying all tuition and fees associated with your enrollment/registration. You must pay even if you did not attend a single class unless you have dropped or resigned your courses according to the published deadlines. This applies to those who are withdrawing from the university OR those who have fallen below full-time status.

If you have received Title IV financial aid (Pell, Perkins, SEOG, Direct Loans) for the semester you resign, you should examine the Policy Statement for the Adjustment of Financial Aid Due to Discontinuance of Study.

Source: Student Accounts – Financial Liability Deadlines

Graphic showing the Spring 2020 Financial Liability Deadlines

Financial Liability Deadlines – Spring Semester 2020

Spring Semester 2020 Financial Liability Deadlines

  • 30% Tuition & 100% Fee Liability Period begins: Tuesday, February 4 –   Monday, February 10, 2020
  • 50% Tuition & 100% Fee Liability Period begins: Tuesday, February 11 – Monday, February 17, 2020
  • 70% Tuition & 100% Fee Liability Period begins: Tuesday, February 18 – Monday, February 24, 2020
  • 100% Tuition & 100% Fee Liability Period begins: Tuesday, February 25 – last day to resign, April 17, 2020

Before you Drop or Resign Classes

Before Dropping or Resigning from classes you should always consult with an academic advisor and a financial aid advisor (if you receive financial aid).

Tuesday
02/26/19

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.

Thursday
03/08/18

Smithsonian Institution Summer Internship Opportunities

Smithsonian, fellowships, internships, research and study opportunities, partnerships and endowments

Smithsonian Institution Summer Internship Opportunities

Dear Students,

The Smithsonian Institution, the world’s largest museum, education, and research complex, has a variety of summer internship opportunities posted on their website at https://www.smithsonianofi.com/internship-opportunities/.   Please take note of the upcoming deadlines and direct questions to the CAS Experiential Learning Center at cas-explearning@buffalo.edu.

Thursday 3/15/18 Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (CFCH) Internship – Summer Application Deadline

Thursday 3/15/18 Claudine K. Brown Internship in Education – Application Deadline

Thursday 3/15/18 Freer Sackler Gallery (FSGA) Internship – Summer Application Deadline

Thursday 3/15/18 General Smithsonian Internship Pool – Summer Application Deadline

Thursday 3/15/18 National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) Internship – Summer Application Deadline

Thursday 3/15/18  Smithsonian Conservation Internship for Broadening Access (CIBA) – Summer Application Deadline

Thursday 3/15/18 Smithsonian Institution Archives (SIA) Internship – Summer Application Deadline

Thursday 3/15/18 Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) Robert Stimming Internship – Application Deadline

Thursday 3/15/18 Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) Research Experience in the Tropics Internship – Application Deadline

Thursday 3/15/18 Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) Female Choice Experiments with Tunagra Frogs Internship – Summer Application Deadline

Thursday 3/15/18 Smithsonian Science Education Center (SSEC) Internship Program – Summer Application Deadline

Thursday 3/15/18 Office of Fellowships and Internships (OFI) Summer Semester – Summer Application Deadline (May – Aug)

Thursday 3/15/18 Access to Opportunities (AO) Internship – Application Deadline

Thursday 3/15/18 Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibitions Service (SITES) Internship – Summer Application Deadline

Thursday 3/15/18  Smithsonian Asian Pacific Center (APA) Internship – Summer Application Deadline

Thursday 3/15/18 Office of Advancement (OA) Graphic Design Internship – Summer Application Deadline

Sunday
12/10/17

Finding your Fall Semester Final Grades

Finding your Final Grades in the Academic Section of HUB

Friday
09/15/17

Week 4 – Fall Semester 2017 (9/17/17 – 9/23/17)

Sunday, September 17 – Saturday, September 23, 2017

Week 4 - Fall Semester Import dates and reminders

Have you checked out the Winter 2018 Class Schedule?

  • Registration for UB Winter Session 2018 Classes begins on Sunday, October 1, 2017. To view Winter Session classes, click the Winter 2018 Class Schedule.

Financial Liability Deadlines

Course Resign Periods