What is UB doing to plan and prepare for the 2020-21 academic year?

The University at Buffalo is planning to return to campus this fall, offering educational and research programs under a “modified in-person” format.

The university will offer a mix of in-person and online instruction, while protecting the health and safety of the campus community.

This decision will preserve UB’s mission as a place-based, public research institution, while providing the needed flexibility to continue caring for the campus community and providing the best possible educational experience for UB students

All determinations about the fall semester and a phased return of employees will align with Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s guidelines for reopening the state, including Western New York’s progress pursuant to the state’s four-phased regional benchmarks. 

Visit FAQs on UB's fall semester plans for frequently asked questions containing additional information on UB's plans for the fall 2020 semester.

Students' Return to Campus Guidance

Students' Return to Campus Guidance

  • Staying healthy together
  • Living and dining tips
  • Fall academic support
  • Get the most from your experience

Employees’ Return to Campus Guidance

Employees’ Return to Campus Guidance

  • Workplace Health and Safety Guidelines
  • Employee Health and Wellness during COVD-19
  • HR Guidance

Updated June 15, 2020

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