Your Student Guide - Fall 2020

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Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving is almost here, and while things may not be perfect right now, it’s important to reflect and be thankful for what is going well.

  • What new things have you tried this semester?
  • Are you more resilient now than you were before?
  • What have you learned about yourself?
  • Can you name three things you’re thankful for?

Student Life Events and Support Still Available

Even when you’re fully remote, you can still have fun and get help.

COVID-19 Info and Updates

Fully Remote Instruction after Thanksgiving

Remember that classes will transition to fully remote after the Thanksgiving break. (Some professional degree programs will maintain in-person instruction due to accreditation or licensure requirements; if you are unsure, check with your instructor.)

Mandatory Pre-Thanksgiving Break Testing

All students with on-campus contact must report for COVID-19 testing before Thanksgiving break. This includes:

  • Campus residents
  • Students with one or more in-person classes on any UB campus
  • Students who utilize campus services (e.g., libraries, labs, campus dining, residence halls)
  • Student employees who work on any UB campus

Learn how to get tested and see more information on the pre-Thanksgiving break testing page of the COVID-19 website.

Daily Health Check Still Required for Fully Remote Students in Erie and Niagara Counties

If you live in Erie or Niagara County — or if you are going to be on campus — you still need to complete the Daily Health Check, even when classes are fully remote. To learn more, please see the Daily Health Check page.

Stay Safe—Wherever You Are Help

Help keep your community safe by wearing a mask, staying at least six feet from others, and washing your hands. Watch this 45-second video for quick tips.

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Together, We Are Stopping the Spread

Help our community stay safer and decrease the spread of COVID-19 by making these behaviors part of your routine. 

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Physical (Social) Distancing

  • Practice social distancing from others.
  • Follow directional and spacing guidelines and instructions.
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Keeping Things Clean

  • Wash your hands frequently, or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your inner elbow.
  • Dispose of used tissues immediately and wash your hands.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
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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.
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Feel Sick? Stay Home!

  • Do a CDC COVID-19 symptom self-check every day before leaving your home.
  • Stay home and contact your health care provider if you are sick or experiencing any symptoms.