UB Forward - 2/19/2021

four students wearing face masks in classroom.

Published February 19, 2021

News and Updates

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

  • The university has updated its policy on events and gatherings. Attendance at indoor events such as classes, labs and departmental meetings must not exceed 25% of the maximum occupancy for the event space. Up to 10 people are now allowed to gather for activities such as study groups and club meetings on campus. As always, attendees must wear face coverings and stay appropriately distanced from others. Student clubs should stay up to date with the COVID-19 guidelines for clubs and organizations and use the UBLinked event check-in app for any in-person activities. 

  • As more COVID-19 vaccine doses arrive in the area, Vaccinate Western New York has launched a website providing centralized information for all five WNY counties, while a new UB website offers related news and guidance specifically for the UB community. 

  • Mandatory weekly COVID-19 testing of UB’s on-campus population started last week. Students are reminded to book their appointments to avoid potential sanctions. 

Resources for Faculty and Staff

    • Spring into Action 2021 Challenge. Wellness and Work/Life Balance is running an interactive challenge starting March 1 that allows participants to set and reach personal goals as well as earn points and win prizes as part of a team.
    • Technology Town Hall. UBIT will host another session in its Technology Town Hall series for educators on March 10 via Zoom. Attendees can learn what’s next in technology at UB and will have an opportunity to ask questions and share feedback.

Resources for Students

    • 1Capen operations. 1Capen is open for select in-person services by reservation Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Students can visit the 1Capen website to make a reservation or to access remote services.
    • UBIT input sessions. Students are invited to join one of two virtual input sessions on Feb. 24 and Feb. 25 to let UBIT know what challenges they are facing with remote learning and what technology tools would help them succeed.

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 Some links may be out of date.