AlcoholEDU and Haven

All new students must complete certain health and safety courses, including AlcoholEdu (designed to reduce at-risk drinking behavior) and Haven and Haven Plus (which help promote healthy behaviors and prevent sexual assault and relationship violence). You take these courses online, starting before you arrive at UB. 

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Faculty and Staff

Looking for training and information? UB’s Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) offers online training specifically for you.

Please visit the EDI website to learn more.

Requirements and Deadlines for New Students

Spring 2018

Each course has a Part 1 and a Part 2. You take Part 1 of each of your required courses before your first semester starts, wait at least 40 days, and then take Part 2 of each course later in your first semester.

Course Requirements Course Name

Undergraduate domestic first-year, new international undergraduate, and incoming transfer students under the age of 25 on 1/1/2018

AlcoholEdu and Haven

(Score of 75% or higher needed to pass AlcoholEdu)

Undergraduate domestic first-year, new international undergraduate, and incoming transfer students 25 and older on 1/1/2018

Haven Plus

All graduate and professional students Haven Plus
Important Dates Directions
January 1, 2018

You can start taking Part 1 of each required course on this date.

January 31, 2018 You must complete Part 1 of each required course by this date

40 days after the completion of Part 1 of each course

You can start taking Part 2 of each required course.
March 9, 2018 You must complete Part 2 of each required course by this date.

If you do not complete your requirements, you will have a hold placed on your account until you complete it.

Information for Parents and Family

AlcoholEdu/Haven For Parents is a separate course for parents that provides non-opinionated information, key facts and important resources. By using this information, parents can have productive conversations that may impact a student’s safety, decision-making and personal development.

How to Take Courses

Step 1.

Use a computer with internet access (any major web browser released within the previous two years) and audio capabilities. Cell phones and smartphones cannot be used to take these courses

Step 2.

Use the buttons to sign in to UB’s portal using your UBITName and password. You will be asked to register the first time you enter each course.

Please select only one button to register for the course or courses which you are required to complete.

Estimated Time to Take Each Course


Part 1

Part 2


1 1/2 - 2 hours

15-30 minutes


1 hour

15-30 minutes

Haven Plus

1 hour

15-30 minutes

You do not have to complete each course in one sitting. Within each course, you can finish one section at a time until you are done.

Responses are Confidential

All survey responses are strictly confidential. UB will only receive information about the student body as a whole and will never see individual students’ answers.


Technical Help

After You Log In

When you’re taking the course, you can click on the “Technical Help” button located on every screen, or view our troubleshooting guide.

Remove a Hold on Your Account

If you have not completed your AlcoholEdu or Haven requirements, you may have a hold on your account. A hold — also called a service indicator — may prevent you from registering for classes, receiving grades, and getting official documents. You can review your holds at the HUB Student Center via MyUB, where you will see detailed information about the hold, including steps for resolving it.

Completed the course already?

Submit the help form below to remove the hold on your account. (If you completed the course at another institution, you will need to provide documentation.)

Help Form

For assistance with other course problems or to have a hold removed please complete the form below or stop into 114 Student Union.

  • Hold requests will be removed on a first come, first served basis between the hours of  9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday. 
  • Dependent upon timing and volume it may take 24-48 hours for your hold to be lifted.
  • Before contacting us: please double check that all requirements have been met. 

Students need to contact us directly to have their hold lifted.

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Sponsoring Office

University at Buffalo
114 Student Union, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260

Phone: (716) 645-2837; Fax: (716) 645-6234