REC course registration follows the university registration calendar.
Course offerings include 15 week classes, and two 7-week sessions. The first 7-week session starts at the beginning of the semester; the second 7-week courses start it the middle of the semester. It is the students responsibility to be aware of drop/add and registration for these classes.
Students are recommended to view their entire schedule via HUB rather than relying on UBlearns to list all courses registered for each semester. UBlearns only lists courses activate for UBlearns, it does not list a complete and current student schedule.
Visit your HUB Student center (via MyUB, UBITName required) to add and drop courses. A course is not “dropped” until you process the request in your HUB Student Center.
During the fall and spring semesters, you may change standard (15 week Regular session) classes on your schedule (adding or dropping courses) at any time between your enrollment appointment until the end of the 7th day that classes are in session, including Saturdays. Courses dropped during this period will not appear on your transcript, and you are not financially responsible for these courses.
UB offers a number of courses outside of the standard 15-week schedule. For these courses, drop/add dates are based on a proportion of the class equal to that for the standard session. For specific session dates, see your HUB Student Center.
Even if you drop a class by the drop deadline, you may still be required to pay a portion of tuition and fees associated with the class. Be sure to review the financial liability deadlines.
During the fall and spring semesters, from the 7th day of classes until the end of the 11th week of classes, you may visit your HUB Student Center (via MyUB, UBITName and password required) to resign from one or more of your classes. The result of this action is that an “R” remains on your transcript as a neutral indicator of the action. There may be a 50% – 100% tuition penalty for resigning a course, depending on when you resign the course. See Financial Liability Deadlines.
Note: Summer and winter sessions and non-standard fall and spring classes have course-specific deadlines to make changes to your schedule. Refer to the summer sessions registration dates and financial liability deadlines.
Please also consider the following before resigning from a class:
Are you a graduate student interested in a REC physical activity course? Graduate students can register for undergraduate courses with approval to enhance their well-being. To imitate the process, graduate students should complete the petition to take a course outside of their major. Once approved, the student will be officially registered.
Are you 60 years of age or older? Are you looking for self-enrichment or perhaps simply exploring your academic options? If so, the University at Buffalo is the perfect place for you! Take advantage of our 60 and Over Auditors Program that offers classes to members of our community free of charge. You may enroll in this program, based upon space availability.
Simply complete the Sixty and Over Auditors Program Request Form (PDF) and obtain the instructor’s signature for the course(s) you wish to audit.
Please mail the completed form or bring it in person to:
University at Buffalo
1 Capen Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260-1631
Upon completion of the form, we will give you instructions on how to obtain a parking permit as well as how to access the computers at UB.