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UB101 Student Information

About UB 101

UB 101 is a one-credit hour seminar course designed to assist first-year students in making the transition to the University at Buffalo, providing them a framework for their success as students. Through a small, interactive classroom environment intended to engage students in learning, this course focuses on providing resources, fostering important relationships, and helping students to understand their responsibilities and privileges within the University community. A University faculty or staff member and an undergraduate, upper class Peer Mentor collaboratively teach UB 101. Each section of the course meets once a week for 50 minutes; the course is graded Pass/Fail.

Course Topics

All sections of UB 101 cover a common set of eight core topics including time management, academic success skills, planning for your future, registering for classes & meeting with an academic advisor, personal wellness, alcohol and other drugs, appreciating cultural diversity, and values exploration. Some sections of UB 101 will cover other topics, which may include campus libraries, campus safety, using technology at UB, money management, and UB history, spirit, & tradition.

Orientation, Transition & Parent Programs | Suite 112, Student Union | University at Buffalo | Buffalo, NY 14260-2100 | Tel: (716) 645-6125 | Toll-free: (877) 434-0665 | Fax: (716) 645-3351 | Director: Matthew Weigand | E-Mail: General