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At this time, COVID-19 vaccinations are not yet required for students, faculty or staff. However, the university strongly recommends that all students, faculty and staff receive a COVID-19 vaccination after they are deemed eligible by state guidelines. UB’s first priority is the health and safety of our entire university community, and the vaccine is an important and very effective tool to help the stop the COVID-19 pandemic. Any future or additional information about vaccine requirements will be determined by NYS and SUNY, and then communicated to the campus by UB.
Quarantine No Longer Required for Fully Vaccinated Persons or Persons who have Recovered from COVID-19 Infection
People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks (14 days) after receiving the full vaccine series of an FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccine. An individual who is considered fully vaccinated may be exempt from quarantine for up to 90 days (see ECDOH guidance). ECDOH contact tracers added vaccination status questions to their case investigation scripts, and will confirm how vaccination may affect quarantine when speaking with close contacts of confirmed COVID-19 cases.
If a person received the full vaccine series of an FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccine and is (1) exposed to an individual who tested COVID-19 positive or (2) traveled to a U.S. state other than those contiguous to New York and remains asymptomatic, that person will not need to quarantine under the criteria specified on the ECDOH COVID-19 web site.
Additionally, a person who recovered from a COVID-19 infection and remains asymptomatic will not need to quarantine under the criteria specified on the ECDOH COVID-19 web site
Updated March 25, 2021
The fall 2021 schedule will be available on March 29.
When the fall schedule is published on March 29, dates, times and campus locations will be listed. Some room assignments will be published, while many room assignments will be made in mid-summer once health and safety guidelines are finalized.
The goal is to update the fall schedule with room assignments in mid-summer. The Office of the Registrar will send a communication to all students once room assignments are completed. Updated information will also be posted on the Office of the Registrar website and Student Academic Resources webpage.
The goal is to return to in-person classes this fall. Some classes will continue in hybrid or remote formats. The modality of each class will be listed on the class schedule. The health and safety of our community is our number one priority. All decisions about class modality will be made in coordination with university, local, state and health leaders.
Beginning March 29, students can view their personal enrollment appointment information in their HUB Student Center. Once a student’s appointment time begins, s/he can drop and add courses until the end of the drop/add period for the session. After enrollment appointments end, open registration begins. During open registration, all eligible UB students can register without an enrollment appointment.
Students will need to review their schedule in HUB to note class locations and any changes to class times and mode of instruction (online, remote, hybrid, in person). Students may need to make changes to their schedule to resolve conflicts or register for any additional courses. Students will work with their academic or faculty advisor if they have questions.
Academic departments determine which courses will be offered in person, in a hybrid format, or fully remote based on public health guidelines related to space and social distancing, curricular requirements and course learning outcomes. The university goal is to return to in-person learning for the fall 2021 semester.
The course schedule will be built to allow 20 minutes between classes to alleviate congestion in hallways and classrooms. Additional guidance for students, faculty and staff regarding health and safety measures will be finalized in early-summer and updated as necessary.
The University at Buffalo is a place-based educational institution. Additionally, due to degree program and accreditation requirements, not all classes can be taught in a remote environment. Therefore, there is no guarantee of a completely remote schedule.
UB is offering various course instructional modes to ensure our community’s safety while delivering a high-quality academic experience. Use the links below to access the systems and information you’ll need this semester. Whether your classes are in person or delivered remotely, the learning outcomes, access to distinguished faculty and key support resources remain the same.
We know that college can feel challenging. We’re here for you! Here are a few key resources to help you stay on track and be successful. Remember, asking for help is one of the smartest things you can do.
This semester, stay involved with your favorite activities, or try a new one! There are plenty of ways to connect with opportunities at UB, both on campus and remotely.