Space Management Policy Announced

UB Seal on Crosby Hall.

Published January 20, 2022

The Space Management Policy, approved and signed by President Tripathi, is available in the University Policy Library



University at Buffalo space is a valuable, shared, and limited resource that supports the academic, research, and public service missions of the university. Effective space management identifies facilities that meet the needs of faculty and students, supports critical research that maintains the university’s reputation for excellence, and provides a work environment that allows faculty and staff to be successful.

Space is assigned to obtain the full value of our facilities. Space assignment is dynamic and temporary, as the optimum use of space may change as needs and priorities change. The university has the authority to allocate space to specific users for certain periods of time, review allocations periodically, assess utilization, and reallocate space as needed to support the university’s goals and objectives.


The policy is applicable to all faculty, staff, student, and space types at the university.


Questions can be directed to Kelly Hayes McAlonie at 716-695-2989 or