Coronavirus Information

The University at Buffalo is monitoring the COVID-19 (the disease caused by the novel coronavirus) situation carefully and is taking proactive and prudent measures to ensure the health and safety of the UB community in accordance with the guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Recent Updates

A Message for UB Alumni and Friends

Published March 18, 2020

The University at Buffalo is monitoring the rapidly changing environment related to novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and taking a number of steps in response. Because our alumni and friends are an important part of the UB community, we wanted to share our plans with you.  

Following recent university, CDC and local health department guidelines, all in-person gatherings are cancelled or postponed until at least mid-May. While we are taking these precautions, our alumni staff is continuing to work remotely. In fact, we offer a number of virtual programs for you to take advantage of. The Webinar Wednesdays series will continue, featuring relevant speakers and topics, from personal finance to career advice. And the Career Connector Network is a great way to reach out to fellow alumni and either get or give advice. If you are in one of our Regional Networks, join your local UB alumni Facebook page and keep in contact with other alumni.

Remember, you can contact us any time with questions or for more information at 716-645-3312 or ub-alumni@buffalo.edu. Until our normal operations resume, we hope you and your family remain well.

Ten Tips to Get Through This

For most of us, life has certainly changed dramatically. Here are some ideas to help you stay productive, happy and healthy while practicing social distancing.

The good news? These tips, and so many more, can be found online. #UBuffalo Strong

  1.  If you’ve transitioned to working from home, define your workspace. Whether it’s the end of the dining room table, or if you’re lucky enough to have work space in a separate room, trick it out with a comfortable chair and good lighting.

  2. Make sure your day is structured. Get up and get dressed each day like any other day. Make a schedule. Don’t use isolation as an excuse to lie around in sweatpants.

  3.  We’re all experiencing anxiety. Watch your stress level. If you feel your stress level is getting out of hand, talk to someone—a friend or a professional.

  4. Don’t stop moving. Whether it’s a run--with distance between others of course—lifting weights, aerobics or any other favorite form of exercise, it’s important to stay fit.

  5. Stay social. Use social media or video conferencing tools to host virtual dinners, cocktail parties, informal chats or book clubs.

  6. Treat yourself and your loved ones to delicious and healthy meals. This is a great time to try new recipes, sign up for a food delivery service or see what that kitchen gadget actually does.

  7. Be neighborly. Give your elderly neighbors a call and make sure they’re doing okay. If you’re able, donate to your local food pantry or other organizations serving your community. Giving back makes us feel good.

  8. Drop in to a virtual experience to keep your cultural side of life current. Museums around the world share their collections online. Musicians live stream their work. Poets host online readings.
     
  9. Learn something new. Always wanted to play the banjo? Take up drawing? Learn how to code? This can be your chance to get started on a new project.

  10. We’re all in this together, and we’re doing it for the greater good. Stay positive. Spend some extra time with friends and family by catching up via phone or video chats. Limit the time you spend listening to the news.

 

Impacted events

Following recent university, CDC and local health department guidelines, all in-person gatherings are cancelled or postponed until at least mid-May. Following is a helpful list of UB alumni events that have been cancelled or postponed.

Updated 3/19/20

Alumni Events

3/25     UB Unplugged at Brennan's Bowery Bar

4/13     Dyngus Day DC

4/29     UB Unplugged at Misuta Chow's

5/16     UB Day of Service (All sites worldwide)

5/21     UB Unplugged at Vue Rooftop Bar

Lifelong Learning
3/31     Intro to Critical Behavior Interviewing

4/21     Unplug the Power of Bias

4/22     Discover your Strengths   

Student Events

4/21     Senior Expo at the UB Bookstore

4/28     Trick Out Your Tassel

Get in touch

Questions about a specific event or program please don't hesitate to contact the Alumni Engagement office.  

Email: ub-alumni@buffalo.edu
Phone: 716-645-3312