Student Life Services - Summer 2020

Published May 20, 2020

With the evolving COVID-19 situation, our staff is here to help you through this unprecedented time. Listed below are some updates regarding Student Life operations and resources.

Service Updates by Unit

Utilize the list below to check for unit-specific service changes.

Face Coverings

face covering is required in public when it is not possible to practice social distancing. (For students, this means anytime you leave your room or house.) 

Health: Protect Yourself and Others

  • Follow CDC and local guidelines regarding social distancing; remain at least 6 feet away from other people, even if they don’t appear to be sick
  • Be diligent with basic health precautions
  • Wash your hands
  • Refrain from shaking hands or sharing food and drink
  • Cough and sneeze into your elbow
  • Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands
  • View additional social distancing tips - view PDF
  • Consult with your primary health care provider and/or UB Health Services as needed

Virtual Engagement

Student Life is offering students new ways to stay connected through virtual activities, workshops and more. Catch up with old friends, learn something new or share your experiences.

Support for Students

We understand that these developments may cause concern, stress or anxiety. Please know that you have many sources of support here on campus, including counseling services and crisis resources, as well as online information about mental well-being.

If you are experiencing a hardship due to these unexpected changes, UB is here to help. Contact Student Conduct and Advocacy for support resources.

Distance Learning and UBIT

UBIT has sent instruction on how to test the ability of your personal computer to connect to UB and your online courses as well as information about free software and other helpful IT tools.

Additional SUNY Resources

Live Drop-in Support Sessions

We have organized live, drop-in, sessions via Collaborate to assist students with the transition to remote course instruction. The goal of these sessions is to provide another resource to go to for questions about the basics of online/remote course delivery, successful strategies for participation, encouragement to engage, and even to address fears/concerns.

SUNY personnel will help to quickly address common questions about participation in online/remote courses, technical support for remote access to courses, and referrals to campus resources. 

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. Midnight EST
  • Saturday 10:00 a.m.  - 5:00 p.m. EST
  • Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. EST

OR Dial in: +1-571-392-7650 PIN: 258 129 3907

SUNY Learning at a Distance Resource Website

The SUNY Learning at a Distance Resource Website features:

  • Resources for Success in Your Online Course
  • Resources for Active Military and Veteran Students
  • Mental Health, Nutrition, and Technology Resources
  • Links to the Support Guides for Working with Blackboard, Brightspace, Canvas, and Moodle.
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