More improvements for students quarantined on campus

Published September 15, 2020

More than 60 students have quarantined in UB’s designated quarantine residence hall over the past month. A few students have voiced their concerns about the quarantine accommodations, but the majority have expressed gratitude for the care and support the university has provided them during this stressful and disruptive period in their lives.

In response to their concerns and based on additional feedback from students, the university continues to make improvements to the services and accommodations within the quarantine space to ensure students get the care and attention they need.   

Recent improvements include:

  • Each room is now stocked with a full case of bottled water. Students also receive a reusable water bottle with appropriate supplies to wash it.
  • As an additional option to the campus dining delivery service, this week the university introduced options for outside grocery delivery and outside food delivery. Students in quarantine can have meals and groceries delivered between 1 and 5 p.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays.
  • Zoom office hours are now offered in addition to the daily check-in calls students receive.
  • If students forget something critical from their room, like medication or a laptop, Campus Living staff will retrieve it for them.
  • To help students who may be struggling with their mental health, UB Counseling Services and Health Promotion offer programs on wellness coaching, stress management, anxiety, adjusting to college during the pandemic, as well as same-day access to mental health needs assessments and crisis appointments.
  • Based on student feedback, an enhanced menu from campus dining services is now available to students, which includes popular items such as pizza. In all cases, a campus nutritionist is available to students to address any food concerns or special requests they may have during their stay.

More information is available on the Campus Living website and on UBNow.