UB Forward - 10/30/2020

Coronavirus testing kits on lab table.

Published October 30, 2020

News and Updates

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

  • A recently announced SUNY policy requires COVID-19 testing of on-campus students prior to the conclusion of in-person instruction at Thanksgiving break. UB officials are developing detailed plans to implement this policy and will communicate additional information soon.

  • Following the Mid-American Conference’s decision to reinstate football for fall 2020, the UB Bulls have announced an abbreviated six-game season. The Office of Alumni Engagement has planned watch parties, with safety precautions in place, at the Transit Drive-In Theatre for the first two games.

Resources for Faculty and Staff

    • Celebration of Academic Excellence. UB’s annual recognition of outstanding faculty and staff takes place virtually this year. Visit the website to learn more about the 2020 honorees.
    • Daily Health Check text notifications. Employees who come to a UB or UBMD campus and are required to complete the Daily Health Check are encouraged to enroll in the daily text message notification system, which makes the process faster and easier.

Resources for Students

    • UB Votes. UB Stampede shuttles will be available on Election Day to transport students registered to vote with an on-campus address to the polling site at Sweet Home High School.
    • Halloween safety. Students are reminded about the importance of avoiding parties and other off-campus gatherings and being fastidious about face coverings and physical distancing.
    • Daily Health Check reminder. Completion of the Daily Health Check is mandatory for students who reside on campus, who take one or more in-person courses, or who live in Erie or Niagara counties. Enrolling in the text message notification system makes the process faster and easier.
    • #UBFirstGen. The Intercultural and Diversity Center has planned a series of student events in recognition of First-Generation College Celebration Week, Nov. 2 through 8.

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 Some links may be out of date.