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. Colleen Culleton

Throughout the summer, we will be highlighting the Academies Academic Directors to help you get to know them and this spotlight is on Dr. Colleen Culleton.

Dr. CulletonProfessor Culleton was drawn to the Academies because a spirit of collaboration abounds within it. In the Academies Professor Culleton has found likeminded people—faculty, students, and staff-- who see past the artificial boundaries between different academic disciplines, who understand that education happens as much outside of the classroom as inside it, and who actively engage with the community. The thinking in the Academies resembles that of her own research in which she studies the relationship between the local and the global, as well as between cultural production, like literature and film, and community action.

Read more about Dr. Culleton'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 23, 2014 4:15 pm EST