We want you to have the best possible experience during fall 2020, whether you’re taking classes in person or remotely. Through this most unusual semester, UB will be with you every step of the way. Together, we are ready to take on the fall semester. Together, we are UB.
Use this page to find answers to common questions and to access resources you’ll need throughout the semester. Please bookmark this page and check back often. We will update it as more information becomes available. Remember, you can always contact a department or office with questions. We are here for you!
Get answers, find information and stay updated with campus news throughout fall 2020. Check back often, as this section is updated frequently.
We are offering as much flexibility as possible in turning in graduate school forms electronically. Completed forms should be emailed to email@example.com.
Here are a few options for gathering signatures and sending forms electronically:
Master’s thesis and PhD dissertation defenses occurring this year may be conducted remotely and should still include a public presentation component by being available to other students and faculty via an online meeting tool such as WebEx, Zoom or Skype. UB has enterprise licenses for both WebEx and Zoom.
If you have experienced significant health or internet connectivity challenges, please discuss with your course instructor(s) to see if taking an Incomplete is possible. This will allow you to complete outstanding coursework at a later date. Incompletes must be completed within 12 months. The full policy regarding Incomplete grades is available in the Graduate School Policy Library.
Deadlines to complete work for Incomplete grades earned during spring 2019 and summer 2019 have been extended until Dec. 31, 2020. Contact your course instructor to discuss completing the work in time to meet this extended deadline.
Yes. International students in F-1 or J-1 status who are considering a drop below full time should consult with their academic advisor and International Student Services (ISS). The process for obtaining a reduced course load approval is available on the ISS website. The reduced course load application must be signed by an academic advisor and approved by ISS before a student is permitted to drop or resign below full time. The reduced course load form is a fillable PDF and may be signed electronically.
UB is offering various instructional modes for fall 2020 courses to ensure our community’s safety while delivering a high-quality academic experience. Use the links below to access the systems and information you’ll need this semester. Whether your classes are in-person or delivered remotely, the learning outcomes, access to distinguished faculty and key support resources remain the same.
We know that college can feel challenging, especially so in uncertain times. We’re here for you! Here are a few key resources to help you stay on track and be successful. Remember, asking for help is one of the smartest things you can do!
This semester, stay involved with your favorite activities, or try a new one! There are plenty of ways to connect with opportunities at UB, both on campus and remotely.