Effective 10/1/20, SUNY-wide standards for violatons of COVID-19 safety protocols strengthen sanctions for reckless behavior and non-compliance. Students found in violation now face immediate academic and housing suspension, as well as possible dismissal, and student organizations in non-compliance face a permanent campus ban as a result of:
View additional details and the full policy.
The air is crisp, the leaves are changing color, and it’s the perfect time to stay active and appreciate everything happening this Fall.
Did you know there’s a 65-acre forest right on campus, just a short walk from Ellicott Campus or anywhere on the Academic Spine? Go for a hike with friends to watch for wildlife, see how many plants you can identify, or just enjoy the brilliant Fall foliage.
Check out the full schedule of events, including virtual and in-person activities. Events include:
Did you know that pumpkins are grown on every continent except Antarctica? Grab your pumpkin and get ready for an online carving class with a professional carver.
If you have a car (or a friend with a car), take a drive to some of the nearby pumpkin patches and farmers’ stands. Just remember to wear your mask and be safe when you’re out in the community.
Show us what you’re doing to celebrate the season. Whether you’re apple picking, taking a hike or just lounging outside in your favorite sweater or hat, tag UB Student Life (UBStudentExp) when you post on social media, and we might pick some of our favorite stories and posts to share.
Ready to try something new? Check out all of the virtual engagement opportunities still happening this semester.
Whether you want stress relief, career planning or cultural engagement, you’ll find it right here. This month, you can choose from dozens of online events, including:
Whatever you’re interested in, you’ll probably find a club for that at UB — just a click (or tap) away.
Join other members of the UB community for the last week of celebrations and activities commemorating the rich cultural history and contributions of the Latinx community.
Yes, you can volunteer virtually while building your skillset and giving back to the community. Watch a presentation about virtual volunteer and micro-volunteer opportunities.
Want to improve your leadership skills? Sign up for the Annual LEAD UB Conference (Leadership, Engagement, Advocacy, and Development) running from Monday, October 26-Thursday, October 29, 2020.
Things may be different this year - but one thing that’s always the same is our pride in UB. This week, take some time to celebrate everything we love about the University at Buffalo.
From our Famous UB Cookie Bake Along to a virtual mind reading show, you’ll find lots to do virtually during Family Weekend.
Formed shortly after World War I, the UB Marching Band is one of the longest-standing traditions at UB — and one of the best marching bands on the East Coast. Check out their performance during Family Weekend, as we look forward to seeing them live in the future.
Whether you’re living on- or off-campus, fully remote or commuting from home, get the helpful advice and support you need.
A mentor can answer your questions, give you advice about your future, and help you during your time at UB — and beyond.
Whatever clubs and groups you’re interested in, you’ll almost definitely find them on UBLinked. Start searching today and remember the Rule of 3:
You are well on your way to a successful semester. Making good use of your time and staying healthy will help ensure you keep the momentum going and stay on track.
Increase your productivity and learn time management skills with these tips and tricks.
Join Student Engagement Ambassadors for a workshop on time management and tips for success when you’re feeling behind. Workshops will be offered Sept. 24 at noon and 6 p.m..
This time management and priority management workshop will teach you some tips and tricks to help you catch up and finish the semester strong. We will talk about ways to reduce your stress and resources to help get you out of the weeds!
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
UB’s Student Success Gateway can connect you to advisors, resources and support throughout your academic journey.
A healthy mind and body is important no matter where you are on your academic journey. Managing your stress and maintaining a healthy lifestyle can improve your academic performance, so make sure you eat healthy, take charge of your mental health and emotional well-being, and learn more about your health, wellness and personal safety (our featured content during the Week of September 7 - see below.)
Student Engagement is proud to offer the 6th Annual LEAD UB Conference (Leadership, Engagement, Advocacy, and Development) running from Monday, October 26-Thursday, October 29, 2020
Most of you are making smart choices—including staying home when you’re feeling sick, wearing a mask, physical distancing and washing your hands. Here are more tips for staying healthy and being well:
Learn about alcohol and other drug awareness, how to quit smoking, and other choices you can make to feel better.
Both smoking and vaping substances (including cannabis and tobacco/nicotine) can make you more susceptible to viral infections such as COVID-19, as well as put you at higher risk for more severe symptoms.
If you currently smoke or vape any substances, stopping or reducing use (temporarily or permanently) is strongly advised.
For help reducing nicotine use (smoking or vaping), Health Promotion offers a Quit Smoking/Vaping Drop-In Clinic.
For help reducing cannabis use, appointments can be scheduled with a Harm Reduction Specialist from Health Promotion by calling 716-645-2837 ext. 5.
If choosing to use:
Alcohol use can weaken your immune system. Even moderate amounts of alcohol or occasionally occurrences of binge drinking can impact immune responses.
If you are healthy:
As you start classes, think about your goals for the year — and know that Student Life is here to help support you. From getting involved and staying connected, to being prepared for change, you’ll find ideas and advice on the Student Life Gateway and by following us on social media.
Whether virtual or in-person, connecting with others at UB is essential.
Get organized, take charge of your learning, and use your resources.
We’re here to help you make the most of your senior year, from your last “first day” through commencement.
Join our student hosts, Lily and Lauren, as they ask university leaders your most frequently asked questions.
Last updated: August 21, 2020
The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases at UB is staying relatively low. Please keep doing what you can to help stop the spread, as we work together to help keep everyone healthier and safer.
Helping you have a great fall semester.
Help our community stay safer and decrease the spread of COVID-19 by making these behaviors part of your routine.
Here are some simple ways to keep a safe physical distance (at least 6 feet) between you and others.
UB Parking & Transportation has implemented several practices to ensure passengers of buses and shuttles can be safely spaced apart.
Rear-Door Boarding on the UB Stampede
Temporarily, all passengers riding the UB Stampede buses will enter and exit from the rear door for the safety of our drivers until such time as protective barriers can be installed on each bus.
Here are some tips for preventing the spread of COVID-19 from touching potentially contaminated surfaces.
1. Wash hands frequently for at least 20 seconds.
2. Use hand sanitizer when handwashing is not possible.
3. Be mindful of touching commonly touched surfaces or shared items such as:
We all need to do our part to stop the spread of COVID-19. Here are some quick tips for keeping your personal spaces disinfected:
It is important to understand how to effectively put on, take off, clean (as applicable) and discard face coverings.
Put On Your Face Covering
Take Off Your Cloth Face Covering Carefully
New information about COVID-19 symptoms is being confirmed often. As of this writing, common COVID-19 symptoms include the following. Symptoms may appear two to 14 days after exposure to the virus. Please be sure to check the CDC website for the latest known COVID-19 Symptoms.
People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
Make sure you’re taking care of your mental health and wellness, too. See the Keep Thriving tab for more information.
UB’s goal is to continue to deliver the best educational and research programs possible while protecting the health and safety of our university community from COVID-19. View campus-wide announcements: