11/9: UB preparing to implement SUNY’s reopening guidance for the spring semester

The University at Buffalo has been planning for the spring 2021 semester for several weeks and will be prepared to implement all aspects of SUNY’s reopening guidance for the spring semester, including:

  • Starting the spring semester on Feb. 1, safely offering in-person, remote and hybrid instruction
  • Requiring all students to be tested for the coronavirus prior to their return for the spring semester
  • Requiring all returning students to complete a seven-day precautionary quarantine prior to their arrival on campus
  • Cancellation of spring break
  • Mandatory mask-wearing at all times as part of a set of comprehensive health and safety protocols
  • A program of weekly randomized surveillance testing of students, faculty and staff during the spring semester
  • Transparent and public reporting of positive cases at the university on a daily basis

In addition, UB will provide students with regular updates about UB’s plans for the spring semester, including providing information about the format of students’ individual courses prior to starting the spring semester.

“The health and safety of UB’s students, faculty and staff remains of the utmost importance as we conclude a successful fall semester and plan for a safe and productive spring semester,” said UB President Satish K. Tripathi.

The university will release full details about the implementation of its plans for the spring semester prior to the end of the fall semester.