Socialize Safer

Opening panel: Your guide to face coverings.

Wear a Face Covering/Mask

  • A face covering must be worn at all times including outdoor spaces on UB’s campuses, to further reduce the risk of transmission as people travel from place to place.

Helpful Link(s)

How and where you interact with others can help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Meetings and Gatherings

  • Use video chat instead of meeting in person
  • Follow university guidelines (including room capacity and physical distance signs) for in-person group gatherings
  • Stay home if you’re feeling sick  
  • If you do meet with others
    • Social distance
    • Wear a face mask that fully covers your nose and mouth
    • Wash your hands frequently
    • Meet outdoors if possible
    • Know who you’re with (which will help with contact tracing, if needed) 
  • Avoid busy common spaces, or go at a less-crowded time of day

Off-Campus Parties and Events

  • We advise against attending off-campus events where you can’t wear a mask and/or maintain social distancing; this includes large off-campus parties

Personal Behavior

  • Avoid alcohol and other drugs, which:
    • Can lower your inhibitions and make you (and others) more likely to make poor decisions
    • Can weaken your immune system, making you more likely to become ill
    • Impact your judgment which means you may be more likely to remove your face covering, not wash your hands properly, or be careless when touching your face
  • Practice safer sex, which is especially important to help prevent the spread of COVID-19

Living and Dining

Organized Events - Fall 2020

All recognized events must follow university guidelines for health and safety. Some events may also be subject to guidelines from Student Life and / or other units. Please review the guidelines for reserving space and assembling on campus for more details.

Recreation: Gyms, Fitness Centers and Virtual Recreation

Recreation centers—including Alumni Arena, Clark Hall, and fitness centers in the residence halls and apartment complexes—are currently closed until further notice. However, there are other opportunities to get exercise at home or outdoors.

UB Recreation Updates

> Campus Living Updates

> Virtual Recreation Opportunities

> Bicycling on Campus