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

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

The university offered 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 aligned 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.

The university-wide committees that made recommendations for fall 2020 are now considering options for spring 2021. These recommendations will be made with the health and safety of the campus community as our top priority.

Updated October 20, 2020

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