Students and volunteers with the Acadmies.

Living and Learning at UB

The Academies connect students to a community of supportive faculty, staff, and peers enhancing the UB experience through the integration of academic exploration, community involvement and personal growth. The Academies offer interdependent programs and services tailored to students’ interests and studies.

Director Spotlight: Dr. Donald McGuire

Throughout the summer, we will be highlighting the Academies Academic Directors to help you get to know them and this month's spotlight is on Dr. Donald McGuire.

Dr. McGuireDr. McGuire became involved in the Academies after being invited to oversee the Discovery Seminars Program and the Global Scholars Program, both of which are administered by the Academies. Dr. McGuire believes that the integration of these programs into the other components of the Academies curriculum and the collaboration he gets to share with other Academies staff and faculty provide steady interest, challenge, and satisfaction.

Read more about Dr. McGuire's involvement in the Academies!

Early Move-In Registration Now Open!

As a benefit of being a member of The Academies, first-year students living in the community in Governor's and continuing students in the Greiner Shared Interest Housing community will be able to move in on Tuesday, August 19. The Early Move-In experience is a great opportunity to meet new students, participate in team builders, interact with Academies faculty in an informal setting, and explore the city of Buffalo!

Students who choose to move in early participate in a service experience on Wednesday, August 20. Continuing students must also serve on Move-In Crew, assisting other students move in to the residence halls, on Thursday August 21.

Registration for Early Move-In is now open, but space is limited so interested students should register early! For more information, check out our Early Move-In schedule (PDF) from 2013. If you plan to participate and have questions regarding travel arrangements, please feel free to call The Academies office at (716) 645-8177 or email Register at

Last updated: July 10, 2014 3:08 pm EST