Advising in the College

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Driven by student success and commitment to UB, highly trained professional academic advisors are available to support students and guide them through their undergraduate experience.

Our on-call advisors can help you with your quick questions. Sign-up for our daily drop-in advising appointment from 1-3 p.m. using Navigate or call 716-645-6883.

Academic Advisement Vision and Mission, Values and Goals

Our advisors are experienced professionals who adhere to the core values of our profession as stated on our association’s website.

UB's Academic Advisement Vision and Mission, Values and Goals

Advisor/Student Relationship and Responsibilities

Expectations of Academic Advisors

  • Provide clear and accurate information.
  • Refer students to campus resources and support services when appropriate.
  • Discuss educational and career objectives suited to students’ demonstrated abilities and expressed interests.
  • Assist students with understanding the academic and administrative processes of the university and the nature of its academic programs.
  • Support students in understanding the relationship among courses, programs, undergraduate research opportunities, internships, study abroad programs and other academic experiences provided in and outside the university.
  • Help students plan a course of study and give advice about courses and adjustments of course loads.
  • Continuously assess academic progress toward meeting stated goals, clarify potential avenues to reach those goals and make appropriate adjustments as necessary.
  • Help students recognize the impact academic progress has on financial aid eligibility.
  • Help students become independent, self-confident decision makers able to solve problems that arise in pursuit of educational goals. 

Expectations of Students

  • Be actively engaged in seeking the academic and career information needed to meet educational goals.
  • Frequently check HUB Student Center, Navigate and UB email to access important information and resources.
  • Be prepared with accurate information and relevant materials when contacting your advisor.
  • Understand and take responsibility for knowing university policies, procedures and rules, including the importance of adhering to deadlines.
  • Consult advisor at least once a semester to select courses, review accuracy of the Academic Advisement Report (AAR), check progress toward graduation and discuss the suitability of other educational opportunities provided by the university.
  • Make satisfactory academic progress.
  • Acquire the skills needed to assume final responsibility for course scheduling, program planning and the successful completion of all graduation requirements.