UB Forward - 8/14/2020

two students wearing face coverings outdoors on UB South Campus.

Published August 14, 2020

News and Updates

For all the latest news and updates, consult UB's COVID-19 site.

  • Graham Hammill, vice provost for Academic Affairs and dean of the Graduate School, Ann Bisantz, dean of Undergraduate Education, and Christina Hernandez, interim vice president for Student Life, provided students with detailed information for starting strong this semester.

  • The Mid-American Conference has postponed all scheduled fall contests and championships due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The UB teams affected by the decision are men’s and women’s cross country, football, women’s soccer and women’s volleyball. No decisions regarding winter sports have been made.

  • The university will provide a reusable face covering to each student, faculty and staff member at no cost, with additional masks available for purchase at several locations on campus. Here’s where to find them.

  • UB’s emergency funds allow donors to designate gifts to help vulnerable students with food, housing and other resources, to support the efforts of faculty and UB-affiliated health care workers responding to COVID-19-related challenges in the community, and more. 

  • The UB Recreation Department is providing updates on its plans to reopen facilities at Alumni Arena and Clark Hall in accordance with state and university guidelines. In the meantime, virtual recreation opportunities are compiled on this webpage

Resources for Faculty and Staff

    • Delivering remote education. This helpful guide to moving seated courses to remote learning while maintaining a quality educational experience was developed by the School of Social Work and is available to all.
    • Editorial answers. Direction on terminology and other tips for written communications concerning COVID-19 and campus health and safety protocols are provided in this guide.

Resources for Students

    • Tuition and fees overview. Answers to frequently asked questions about tuition and fees for the fall 2020 semester have been posted.
    • 1Capen reopened. Reservations are required for in-person services at 1Capen, including financial aid, student accounts, transcripts/registrar, student health insurance, parking and transportation, and UB Card. Services can also be accessed remotely through the 1Capen website.
    • Contactless printing. UB Print Anywhere, powered by Wepa, now allows students to use a mobile app to release printouts at one of 40 new kiosks around campus using their UB print quota.

* This information is for archival purposes. Some links may be out of date.