University Planning: COVID-19

Hayes Hall in the fall surrounded by trees.

UB and universities across the nation are experiencing an unprecedented disruption to campus operations and budgets as a result of COVID-19. In response, UB has created a framework of university-wide committees to develop plans for a variety of short and long-term scenarios as we prepare for the strong possibility that the COVID-19 pandemic will continue to affect all aspects of our university. Planning for continued disruption of the traditional seated classroom model will enable UB to adapt as conditions and requirements become clearer. Through these efforts, UB will preserve our mission as a R1 Public Research University, while caring for our campus community and providing the best possible educational experience in whatever modality of instruction is required.

Use the links below to learn more about the planning effort, committees and their memberships, or to submit a comment to the committee chairs.

Suggestions and Comments

We welcome thoughtful suggestions and comments from all faculty, staff members and students about any the university’s planning activities in response to the COVID-19 situation. Please click on the password protected link below to submit your suggestion or comment.