UB Forward - 7/17/2020

U-B bus interior being sanitized by employee wearing goggles and face shield.

Published July 17, 2020

News and Updates

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

  • UB has released a comprehensive set of guidelines to protect the health and safety of students, faculty, staff and visitors on UB’s campuses. Developed by a committee composed of campus medical, infectious disease, laboratory medicine and public health experts, the guidelines are based on the most recent scientific research on preventing the spread of COVID-19. They will be implemented across campus and are effective immediately.

  • All UB students, faculty, staff and visitors are asked to demonstrate their shared commitment to the health and safety of the UB community by pledging to follow the guidelines at all times while on campus.

  • The U.S. government has rescinded previously announced guidelines that would have adversely affected international students not enrolled in in-person courses for the fall semester. UB was among higher education institutions across the country that actively advocated against the guidelines, and it played a lead role in a New York attorney general’s lawsuit to rescind the directive.

  • A. Scott Weber shared several updates regarding the upcoming academic year, including an announcement that courses during the three-week session of UBThisWinter will be held remotely, with few exceptions.

Resources for Faculty and Staff

    • Health verification form. Employees reporting to work on campus are required to attest on a daily basis that they are free of COVID-19 symptoms by completing an online form.
    • Returning to campus. Comprehensive guidance for employees returning to campus safely is collected on this website. Individuals should contact their supervisor for specific guidance regarding their personal work situation.

Resources for Students

    • Fall schedule available. As noted in emails sent earlier this week to students, the fall schedule is now accessible in the HUB Student Center. Important related information, including a glossary defining the different course types and instructions for completing registration, is available from the Office of the Registrar.
    • Back-to-school guide. This go-to resource for UB students has been updated with new health and safety guidance.
    • Support for student success. The online Student Success Gateway provides a centralized place to connect with advisement and learning resources.

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