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Start Strong At UB

  • Step 1: Complete the Next Steps for Admitted Students Checklist.

    The Transfer Next Steps for Admitted Students Checklist is a resource that helps ensure you complete all the necessary steps to becoming a UB student -- from accepting your offer of admission and registering for classes to attending orientation and paying your tuition and fees.

  • Step 2: Sign up for the UB Text Alert System. 

    UBs state-of-the-art emergency text alert system is designed for the campus community.

    1. Sign in to the MyUB portal.
    2. Under tools, click on the "Campus Text Alert System" icon.
    3. You will be redirected to the setup page. Follow the instructions.
    4. Have your cell phone with you and turned on.

    Learn more about the Text Alert System.

  • Step 3: Sign up for the LiveSafe app. 

    LiveSafe is a revolutionary emergency phone app that connects UB students, faculty and staff to the UB Police Department seamlessly, enabling more efficient communications and response.

    1. Open the Apple iTunes Store or Google Play Store.
    2. Search: "LiveSafe."
    3. Download the FREE App.
    4. Select "Univ. of Baltimore," and use your UB email address for setup.

    Learn more about the LiveSafe app.

  • Step 4: Review your course schedule.

    1. Sign in to the MyUB portal.
    2. Select "Class Schedule."

  • Step 5: Determine how you will travel to and from campus.

    Plan your route to and from campus or learn more about the many public transportation options available to you.

    If you are driving to campus, don't forget to purchase a parking pass.

    Once you're here, UB's campus shuttle provides access to many places around the campus community.

  • Step 6: Plan to attend Welcome Week events.

    Visit the Welcome Week page for a full schedule of events happening the first week of the semester. Welcome week events provide great opportunities to build community, connect to resources and experience all that UB and Baltimore have to offer.

  • Step 7: Get focused on your career.

    FOCUS 2 is an online career management system that assesses your interests and motivations and explores careers that match your unique qualities. FOCUS 2 helps you:

    Develop a career Action Plan and Personal Portfolio
    Build self-awareness by learning about your interests and strengths
    Match majors to your interests and career goals
    Explore career fields and occupations that appeal to you
    Make informed decisions about your major and career
    Plan for advanced education and training
    Explore future options for transitioning into specialized occupations.

    Register through FOCUS 2 using the access code Beready to complete assessments, then meet with a career coach to further discuss the results.

    Once registered, you can log in here.

  • Step 8: Play to your strengths.

    StrengthsQuest is an online assessment tool with roots in positive psychology that helps identify five of your natural talents. By focusing on areas of strength rather than weakness, you capitalize on what you do best in the classroom, on the job and at home.

    To get started, request your individual StrengthsQuest Code.

  • Step 9: Set up your OrgSync account.

    OrgSyc is your gateway to get involved with UB student organizations. Your account will allow you to browse student organizations, start a new student organization and access additional resources.

    1. Sign in to the MyUB portal.
    2. Under tools, click on the "OrgSync" icon.
    3. You will be redirected to the set up page. Follow the instructions.

    Learn more about OrgSync.

  • Step 10: Attend your first class.

    The Fall 2017 semester starts on Monday, August 28, 2017.

    Helpful links:
    directions to campus
    campus map

Last Published 6/16/17