Living & Dining


Whether you’re getting your morning coffee, a hearty lunch or a late-night snack, Campus Dining and Shops is still here for you. Visit their website to learn more about meal plans, dining locations, safety procedures and other updates for Fall 2020.

How To Be Safer When Eating and Drinking

Currently there is no evidence of food or food packaging being associated with transmission of COVID-19. Here are a few things you can do to help lower risk:

  • Maintain social distancing at all times.
  • Keep your mask on except when you are actively eating or drinking.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly before and after eating.
  • Don’t share food or beverages.
  • Avoid buffets. Ideally, all meals should be served by one person wearing a face covering and gloves, or be individually wrapped or in single-serving containers.
  • Follow guidance from Campus Dining and Shops and other UB staff about ordering, picking up and eating food.

Living On Campus

If you’re living on-campus (in a residence hall or apartment), read the new Campus Living Welcome Home Guide to learn about:

  • Updated residential guidelines
  • Health and safety practices
  • Frequently asked questions

How To Be Safer At Home

Whether you’re living on-campus or off-campus, you can take steps to help lower your risk and protect others. 
  • Limit your exposure to other people (including not visiting others in their homes, or inviting others to your home)
  • Wear a mask and practice social distancing
  • Clean shared surfaces and areas (kitchens, bathrooms, etc.) on a regular basis
  • If you have concerns, talk with your residence advisor (on-campus) or landlord (off-campus)
  • For students living off campus, please follow any additional guidelines from your municipality
  • If you’re living on-campus, follow the guidance provided by Campus Living 

Together, we are staying safer.

Health and Safety Guidelines

Help our community stay safer and decrease the spread of COVID-19 by making the behaviors listed in our UB Health and Safety Guidelines part of your routine. 

Food Support

UB offers Blue Table — a virtual food pantry service for UB students who do not have access to food — and can also connect students to other services that provide food.

> Learn more about food support