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Fall 2020 FAQ
Frequently asked questions and answers for some commonly asked questions related to viewing and changing fall 2020 enrollment in HUB Student Center.
How do I access my fall schedule?
You must log into your HUB Student Center to view your schedule.
How can I tell whether my courses will be in person or remote?
You can find the specific instruction modes within the Class Details portion of the Class Information section. For more information on how to locate the instruction mode, review the HUB Student Center Training Guide.
What do I need to do to finalize my fall registration?
Students should review the registrar’s email sent on July 15 and review the important information on the Office of the Registrar website.
Continuing students and new transfer students need to review their schedule in HUB to note any changes to class times, class locations (including campus) and mode of instruction. Students may need to make changes to their schedule to resolve any conflicts or register for additional courses. New freshmen will receive an email from their academic advisor about next steps.
How can I change my fall schedule? (e.g., swap courses or sections; drop a course no longer needed; add a course that is needed)
Students can change enrollment through their HUB Student Center.
When is the last day I can drop or add a class in the fall semester?
The last day to drop/add a class in the regular 15-week session for the fall semester is Sept. 8. Drop/add deadlines for other sessions are available on the Office of the Registrar website.
How did the university determine which classes are in-person and which are remote?
Academic departments and programs determined which courses will be offered in person, in a hybrid format, or fully remote based on public health guidelines related to space and social distancing, curricular requirements, course learning outcomes, and campus goals. Given the need for six feet of physical distancing, face coverings and other health considerations, the amount of in-person instruction possible during the fall was limited by classroom availability.
What if I have an in-person course and I am unable to come to campus or feel uncomfortable coming to campus?
Students should know that the health and safety of the campus community is the university’s main priority. Detailed health and safety guidelines have been established to allow everyone coming to campus the opportunity to feel safe. Students should check the fall schedule to see if there is a remote session available for the classes for which they have registered. In the event a student needs to drop any courses, they should contact their academic advisor to ensure they are not jeopardizing their satisfactory progression toward degree. The university is unable to guarantee that all courses can be offered remotely. If a course isn’t available remotely, students should discuss course options with their academic advisor.
What if all my classes are remote and I want an on-campus experience?
Students should check the fall schedule to see if there is an on-campus session available for the classes for which they have registered. Students should contact their academic advisor with any questions about changing their schedule. Students should also be aware that there will be dining, technology, libraries, activities, and services available on campus throughout the semester and available to all students, regardless of whether or not they are enrolled in an on-campus course.
Will there be classes on Labor Day?
Yes, classes will be held on Labor Day.
Will there be in-person classes after the Thanksgiving break?
UB will move to remote instruction after the Thanksgiving recess for the remainder of the semester.
How do I drop all of my fall courses?
- Leave of Absence: Students should discuss their need for a Leave of Absence with their academic advisor or academic department.
- Leaving the university: Students should first visit the Leaving UB page for additional information and step by step instructions.
I can’t reach my academic advisor. What should I do?
Students should continue to reach out to their academic advisor and give a reasonable amount of time for a response. Students who are unable to reach their advisor after a reasonable amount of time can reach out to their advising administrator.
I can’t reach my academic department. What should I do?
Students should continue to reach out to their academic department and give a reasonable amount of time for a response. Students who are unable to reach their academic department after a reasonable amount of time can reach out to their associate dean of undergraduate studies or associate dean of graduate studies in their respective department.
How can I get proof of fall enrollment?
Students can request an official transcript, and will be able to get enrollment verifications from the National Student Clearinghouse based on our regular reporting schedule.
Please visit the Academic Affairs Academic Resources page for more important information on fall 2020.
Last updated: February 05, 2021 3:38 pm EST