First-Year Success

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Our Success Coaches support first-year students adjusting to college-level learning and life by helping them advocate for themselves, connecting them with resources and helping them to develop the skills to be successful at UB in the classroom and beyond.

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What to Expect from Success Coaching in your first year at UB

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Summer before you begin

Welcome to the College of Arts and Sciences! As you’re busy preparing for your new adventure at UB, Success Coaches will be hosting workshops to help. Workshop topics will cover things like navigating UB, managing your time and new college expectations, and getting connected to campus.

You’ll be assigned a Success Coach in mid-August. This will be your go-to person for your first year at UB. You’ll be able to see them in Navigate and you’ll start receiving emails to get to know your Success Coach!

Questions about Success Coaching? Find some answers.

Pro Tip

Keep an eye on your UB email account for information and opportunities to sign up for a workshop!


Check out some commonly asked questions that might help you get started.

UB Thrive

Learn about this virtual summer program that's designed for first-year students to gain an advantage before the start of their first semester and throughout the first year. Please Note: The program participation is by invitation only.

Visit the UB Thrive website >>