Succeed Academically

College is a big adjustment, whether you know exactly what you want to do or you haven't picked a major yet. If you’re stressed about your grades, worried about falling behind, or just want to make sure you’re taking the right steps to achieve your goals, there’s always someone who can help you.

On this page:

Tips for Academic Success

  • Stick with it — keep going to class and doing the work; sometimes you just need time to get accustomed to a new environment and new expectations
  • Follow the course outlines
  • Keep up with the readings
  • Skipping class should be the exception — not the rule; it’s hard to get good grades if you’re not in class
  • If you miss a class, borrow lecture notes from someone who was present
  • If you’re having difficulty, ask your instructor for help
  • Talk with your academic advisor
  • Sign up for free tutoring
  • Think about the career that comes at the end of your degree, and look for ways to grow outside of the classroom through internshipsstudy abroad and other experiential learning opportunities.
Accessibility: Note-Taking and Testing

You can request reasonable accommodations if you need assistance with note-taking, testing and other areas.

Learn how to request reasonable accommodations

Academic Advising

You’re assigned an academic advising center based on your major or program. All undergraduate students can check their HUB Student Center, Advisor Channel, to locate their program advisor/advising center.

Career Services

Understanding your strengths and what’s important to you in work, school, and life can also help you confirm which potential paths you may wish to explore. Career Services can help you find those answers through online tools, learning experiences and opportunities, counseling, skill building and more.

University Libraries

With locations on the North and South campuses, the University Libraries offer an outstanding array of resources, technologies, services and people to support the academic success of UB undergraduates.

Study Spaces

Whether you’re looking for a lively coffeeshop or a silent study room, you’ll find it on campus.

University Libraries

The University Libraries offer various types of study spaces for different study needs: silent, individual study areas; group study areas; and individual and collaborative study rooms. 

Residence Halls and Apartments

If you live on campus, you also have convenient access to Academic Success Centers and study lounges to support your academic success.

Academic Success Centers

Blake Academic Success Center Jones Academic Success Center Goodyear Academic Success Center
Ellicott Complex (167 Fillmore) Governors Complex (basement of Clinton Hall) South Campus Halls (141 Goodyear)
Noon to midnight

9 a.m. to midnight

9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Noon to 8 p.m.
4 p.m. to midnight
4 p.m. to midnight

1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Quiet study space

Individual study areas

Group study areas (can be reserved)



Free tutoring
Quiet study space

Free tutoring

Quiet study space

Group study rooms (multi-purpose rooms and conference room)



Free tutoring

Study Lounges

North Campus Ellicott Complex

Fargo Study Lounge (452 Fargo, Building 4)

  • Quiet study space
  • Group study rooms (can be reserved)
  • Computers
  • Printing

Porter Study Lounge (261 Porter, Building 6)

  • Quiet study space
  • Group study room (can be reserved)
  • Computers

South Campus Halls

Clement Hall (first floor)
  • Quiet study space
  • Computers


All campus apartment residents have full access to the Academic Success Centers, free in-person and online tutoring, and other resources offered through UB. In addition, each apartment complex has a community room and a business center that can be used for quiet study spaces and group study. To reserve the community room, please visit the main office of your apartment complex.

Additional Help

Academic Assistants are also available in some residence halls, typically in our Living Learning Communities

Free Tutoring

Free tutoring is available to all UB students through a variety of units, departments and areas. Academic Advising has a list of resources available for you.

Remove a Hold on Your Account

If there is a hold on your account, you may be prevented from dropping a class, adding a class, resigning a class or graduating from UB. To remove a hold, log into your HUB Student Center (through MyUB) to review the hold and find instructions for removing it.

HUB Student Center
(UBITName and password required)