UB Forward - 7/31/2020

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Published July 31, 2020

News and Updates

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

  • Campus Dining and Shops has announced a plan for fall focused on providing a safe yet positive dining experience. Elements include a new GET app allowing for contactless transactions and a zoned and timed reservation system at C3. Other locations will operate as retail food locations with limited seating or as takeout-only operations, with updated info on hours and availability provided on the dining locations webpage.

  • A virtual town hall on Aug. 5 will bring together campus medical and public health experts and professionals to review UB’s Health and Safety Guidelines and to answer faculty and staff questions regarding the measures being taken to protect the UB community on campus. 

Resources for Faculty and Staff

    • Return to work updates. The UB Employee Safe Return to Campus website has been refreshed, with more robust guidance on everything from face coverings to self-care.
    • Labor Day info. Classes and activities will be held on Labor Day. Guidance on holiday time eligibility can be found here.
    • Expanded counseling options. The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is providing services via Zoom, telephone or email, or in person, following all physical distancing guidelines.

Resources for Students

    • Campus housing updates. Amendments to the Housing Agreement for 2020-2021 include a standardized housing rate, adjusted contract dates and new policies regarding refunds, visitors and break housing.
    • 1Capen. Starting Aug. 10, it will be possible to make reservations for select in-person services. A full range of services can be accessed remotely through the 1Capen website.
    • Financial aid FAQ. Answers to your questions about HEERF grants, state and federal aid, emergency financial assistance and more.
    • Health and safety guidelines. UB’s health and safety guidelines, based on the most recent available evidence on effective methods for preventing the spread of COVID-19, are effective immediately for all faculty, staff, students and visitors to campus.

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 Some links may be out of date.