Steps for New On-Campus Students

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This step-by-step guide will assist you in navigating the process of successfully getting started at UB. Use this guide if you are taking classes on campus, including hybrid/blended programs.

Step 1: Confirm Acceptance

Please log in to GrAdMIT and confirm. Use the username and password given to you for the online application process. If you don't remember, we can reset it as soon as possible to confirm your acceptance and follow the directions to set up a new secure password. 

Step 2: Activate UB Account

  1. Wait to receive email notification from Graduate Enrollment Management Services that your UBITName and Person Number are BOTH available in GrAdMIT. Once you receive this email, go under the "status" tab in GrAdMIT and retrieve your UBITName and Person Number.
  2. After you access your UBITName and Person Number, you will receive an email with your one-time password approximately 2-7 business days later (If you have previously been a UB student, you will not receive a one-time password. Contact UBIT Help Desk at 716-645-3542).
  3. Once you have these three pieces, go to the UBIT activation page to activate your account and create your new password. If you have trouble accessing your UBIT account and/or email, please contact the UBIT Help Desk at 716-645-3542, and identify yourself as a new student. 

Step 3: Provide Immunization Documentation

In accordance with New York State Public Health Law, UB requires that all incoming students born on or after January 1, 1957 must provide proof of immunity against measles, mumps, and rubella. The state also requires that all students receive information about meningococcal disease and have made an informed decision about whether or not to receive immunization against meningococcal disease.

New UB students matriculating into a program will not be allowed to enroll in classes until they have fulfilled these requirements. 

Step 4: Select Classes

Make a list of the courses you plan to take, along with the course registration numbers. Registration numbers are available online and listed under the HUB Student Center in MyUB. Discuss your options with your assigned faculty advisor.

If you need to take undergraduate courses while in your graduate program, you need to fill out this form and get appropriate approval to register for the course(s). According to the Office of Student Accounts you will be charged graduate level tuition and fees for all undergraduate coursework as you are a graduate student. 

Step 5: Enroll in Classes

You will enroll in classes via the HUB Student Center, which is available in MyUB.

You can read information about HUB, including how-to videos.

Registration and schedules are real-time; grades and service indicator information is updated once every 24 hours. Online services are available from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. 

Step 6: Activate UBMail Account

It's important to learn more about your UBmail because faculty and academic departments utilize student's UBmail for all communication. If you do not wish to use your UB account, please read the directions on having your email forwarded to another account.

If you have trouble accessing your UBIT account and/or email, please contact the UBIT Help Desk at 716-645-3542.

Step 7: Obtain Parking Pass

If you wish to park on university campuses, you are required to register your motor vehicles annually with Parking and Transportation Services. Registration is fast and easy online. Student parking is by permit only, which can be obtained on MyUB. We strongly encourage you to obtain a parking permit before you arrive on campus for classes.

You can find information online about all parking and transportation related matters, including bus and shuttle schedules, maps and directions.

Step 8: Get UB Card

Once you have registered for classes, you can get your UB Card. You will need your UB Card to access certain university services, such as the library and GSE computer labs. You will need a photo ID, such as a driver's license or passport.

The UB Card office is located in 228 Student Union on the North Campus. Please visit the UB Card website to access their hours of operation.

Getting your card before you begin classes is not required, but it's highly recommended.