Staying Connected From Home

ISS has compiled a list of resources to improve students’ academic, personal, and social experiences during this global health crisis.

On this page:

Food Resources

Mindfulness and Meditation Resources

  • Connection and Compassion for International Students: This workshop is for international students experiencing COVID-19 related challenges. Learn tips to cope with negative feelings caused by social isolation. Cultivate connections with others by attending this UB Counseling Services Zoom session on Thursday, May 7th from 1:00 – 2:00 PM (EDT) and Monday, May 11th from 12:00-1:00 PM (EDT).
  • Yoga Class: Practice meditation and breathing awareness techniques during these remote yoga sessions. The Health Promotion department will host these courses every Monday and Thursday from 5:15 PM-6:30 PM (EDT) until May 7th. No previous experience is required.
  • Check out these soothing apps created by undergraduate UB students! They provide a variety of peaceful sounds to help study, sleep, and relax.

Academic and Professional Resources

Even though classes are remote you can still get support from many offices on campus.

Tutoring & Academic Support Services

UB's Tutoring & Academic Support Services has a lot of great information on their website. Many of UB’s academic support services can be accessed online and some are also offering virtual appointments to allow you to speak with a staff member.

Check out their flyer for tips on being successful while distance learning below!

Staying Connected

Social distancing does not need to end all socializing. Connect with others and meet new friends through these online activities and workshops.

  • Volunteer virtually: Click to RSVP for an event that lets you know how to support causes remotely.
  • Network for Enriched Academic Relationships (NEAR): this transdisciplinary mentoring directory functions to provide graduate students guidance with issues beyond academia
  • Through WiSE, undergraduate and graduate women majoring in STEM disciplines can network with peers and obtain support from mentors. 

Virtual Activities

Engaging ways to stay educated and have fun from your couch!