Published August 9, 2017
The University at Buffalo requires scheduled operations to continue as long as possible, essential university services to be maintained, and university employees to remain on duty when necessary to perform essential services even under extraordinary emergency circumstances. However, when conditions become so severe that the university cannot operate effectively, the President (or designee) may make a decision to change scheduled operations resulting in class cancellations, an early departure*, or a closing*.
* Only the governor can officially declare that the university is closed or direct early departure and only the governor can authorize employees to remain away from work without charge to leave accruals. A declaration of emergency, even by the governor, does not automatically mean the closure of the university.
The policy was revised to:
This policy applies to all university employees, students, visitors, guests, and operations.
Questions can be directed to UB Emergency Management at 716-645-3134 or firstname.lastname@example.org.