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UB students will be required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 to attend classes in person in the fall as part of an effort to boost vaccination rates on SUNY campuses, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday, April 10. The mandate for all 64 campuses in the SUNY system is pending final approval of the vaccines by the Food and Drug Administration, and will also require the approval of the SUNY Board of Trustees.The vaccines are approved for emergency authorization use only.
Requirements for SUNY faculty and staff are negotiated through the various unions that represent these employees and are not at the discretion of individual campuses. The university will continue to strongly urge that faculty and staff get vaccinated prior to the start of the fall semester, because the vaccines are safe, effective and free. Vaccination is how we will end the pandemic and return to a much more normal existence on our campuses and throughout the world. We’re hopeful that the unions will also urge their members to get vaccinated.
Updated May 12, 2021
The university will be resuming in-person classes this fall, with more than 80% of classes having an in-person component. 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.
Registration should be completed prior to July 25, 2021, to avoid a late registration fee. Sept. 7 is the final day for drop/add.
It is important for students to understand how courses will be delivered. You can find the specific instruction modes within the Class Details portion of the Class Information section. For more information on how to locate the instruction mode, review the HUB Student Center Training Guide.
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. Students are responsible for knowing the date, time, location and modality of their classes. Students should continue to check their schedule for changes throughout the summer and review prior to classes starting on Aug. 30.
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 this 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.
Use the links below to access the systems and information you’ll need this semester. Whether your classes are in person or hybrid, 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.