Fall 2020 Updates

All advising appointments will be over the phone or virtual for fall 2020

For the fall 2020 semester we will not be meeting with students in-person. We have many phone and virtual options to still receive academic advising available to students. All advising staff will be working remotely this fall, and so we can ensure the health and safety of our students and staff.

Please schedule your appointment with your assigned advisor through the Navigate app or by clicking on the button below. All appointments will be help either over the phone or virtually.

Note: If you would prefer a Zoom appointment, please be sure to indicate that in the comments section.

Jacobs School Fall Workshops

Time Management

The time management workshop will be held on Thursday October 15th from 4:00-5:00pm. During this time of remote instruction time management is more important than ever. This hour long workshop run by our tutoring center will discuss with you time management strategies that can be employed this semester as well as in future semesters. This workshop is for undergraduate students in the Jacobs School. 

Study Skills

The study skills workshop will be held on Thursday October 22nd from 5:00-6:00pm. Learning to study is an important skills to have, but not one we all possess. This workshop will focus on specific study skills and ways to study that might help you as you move through the semester. This workshop is for undergraduate students in the Jacobs School. 


As a reminder, we divide our advisees by last name:

Last name: A-J

Ashley Fries.

Ashley Fries

Academic Advisor

40 Biomedical Education Building

Phone: (716) 829-6710

Email: alfries@buffalo.edu

Last name: K-M

Kelli Hickey.

Kelli Hickey


Enrollment Management & Biomedical Undergraduate Education

40 Biomedical Education Building

Phone: 716-829-3005

Email: khickey@buffalo.edu

Last name: N-Z

Shannon M. Brown.

Shannon M. Brown

Assistant Director

Biomedical Undergraduate Education

40 Biomedical Education Building

Phone: (716) 829-5451

Email: smbrown3@buffalo.edu

Fall Advising Procedures


All freshman will receive an email in late September prompting you to sign up for a group advising session via Zoom with Ashley to go over how to register, find out which courses you’ll need to take, as well as other important information you should know. *Please make sure to sign up in a timely manner. Failure to attend a group session will result in a hold on your account, which will prevent you from registering for the spring*. 

Transfers and All other Intended (or lower-level) Students

All transfers and other intended (lower-level) students will be sent an email in  early October, strongly encouraging themto schedule a 15 minute one-on-one virtual appoint­ment with their academic advisor in mid-late October to talk about spring courses.

Approved (upper-level) Students

All approved (upper-level) students will contact their Program Director to schedule an advising appointment.

UBLearns Course

As a student in the Jacobs School, you have been enrolled into our UBLearns course called ‘Biomedical Undergraduate Advising’. Here you will find information about your major, campus resources and opportunities, fall 2020-specific information, and much more! New information, updates, and opportunities will be posted throughout the semester, so check back often! If you are not enrolled, please contact Ashley at alfries@buffalo.edu

Together, we are stopping the spread.

Social Distance. Wash Your Hands. Wear a Face Mask. Feel Sick? Stay Home.

The COVID-19 pandemic impacts everyone. Do your part to foster a healthy and safe campus environment for all by following these important guidelines.