Spring ’22 Start-Up

Note: UB will be updating addtional guidelines and requirements for the summer and fall semesters, as needed, in accordance with guidance issued by SUNY. Guidelines will be adjusted based on the latest science and recommendations from health officials, and will be communicated on this site. Please regularly check this website for updates.

Updates and Protocols

Updated March 2, 2022

UB officials are carefully monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the spread of the omicron variant around the state. Our experts continue to monitor the latest scientific findings regarding the infectiousness of the variant and the new challenges that it poses.

Spring 2022 Semester

UB is updating guidelines for students and employees for the spring semester, in accordance with new guidance issued by SUNY. Guidelines will be adjusted based on the latest science and recommendations from health officials, and will be communicated on this site.

Safety Measure Expectations

In the event that university leaders need to implement additional on-campus safety measures to align with new health regulations, this guidance will be communicated broadly to all members of the university community and will include details and resources about how the UB community can effectively respond to and implement the new guidance.

Key Dates

Vaccinations and Boosters
  • All students, including professional and graduate students, must meet their booster requirement by Jan. 31. Students who will not be eligible to receive a booster before Jan. 31 must obtain their booster and submit their documentation within one week of becoming eligible
Return-to-Campus Testing
  • All students, including professional and graduate students, must get tested for COVID-19 within 72 hours prior to their arrival on campus.  
Student Housing
  • Room assignment selection will begin for new residents on Jan. 6. 
  • Opening date is Jan. 30. Students may request to arrive as early as Jan. 22.

Important Resources

Get up to date. To better align with federal health guidance, UB will adopt the CDC definition of “up to date,” which means a person has received all recommended COVID-19 vaccines, including boosters when eligible. This replaces the phrase “fully vaccinated,” which the CDC defines as having received the primary series of COVID-19 vaccines.