Dear UB Faculty and Instructors:
We are excited for the upcoming academic year and look forward to welcoming our students back to campus. As our university prepares for a return to in-person instruction for the fall semester, we are writing to share important information to help you plan for the academic year ahead. The university will continue to respond to the evolving health and safety guidance from local and state officials. For updates on UB’s COVID-19 planning and response, please continue to check UB’s COVID-19 website.
- Planned classroom technology upgrades are continuing. Instructors should consider returning to campus before the start of the term and visiting their classroom(s) to familiarize themselves with the technical equipment.
- The University at Buffalo is committed to protecting the health and safety of the UB community while remaining focused on our academic, research and community service mission. The Health and Safety Guidelines have been updated for the fall semester and include changes to the masking and physical distancing guidelines, among other changes. Instructors should familiarize themselves with these guidelines and stay informed as updates occur throughout the semester.
- Students are expected to comply with COVID-19 public health behavior expectations on campus. Please review the Student Compliance Policy for COVID-19 Public Health Behavior Expectations. This policy outlines the steps to take if a student is not complying with public health directives.
Thank you for your hard work and dedication to make the fall 2021 semester a success.