SUNY Compliance Requirements

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Published January 20, 2022

Important SUNY requirements for semester start in detail - take action now.

A Message from Vice President for Student Life Brian Hamluk

Dear Students,

We are all looking forward to your return to campus for the start of the spring semester.

Spring Semester Start-Up Details

Last week, you received an email detailing revised SUNY COVID-19 return-to-campus protocols. As a quick reminder, you will need to follow these steps before your arrival on campus:

STEP 1. Comply with *NEW* SUNY vaccine booster requirement.

(Submit proof by Jan. 31, 2022, or within one week of your eligibility date.)

STEP 2. Submit spring semester start-up testing proof.

(Complete within 72 hours prior to your campus arrival.)


  • Face coverings are required at all times when on campus. This includes UB buildings, classrooms, labs and facilities, as well as crowded outdoor spaces. Face coverings should be high-quality, tight-fitting and offer high filtration.
  • If you experience symptoms of illness, contact your primary health care provider or Health Services (available 24/7 for medical advice). 
  • Students who need to miss class due to COVID-19 illness, isolation or quarantine are responsible for contacting their instructors to make arrangements.
  • Campus community members who are not fully vaccinated are required to participate in mandatory weekly surveillance testing.

About the New SUNY Mandate

The new SUNY mandate, issued on Dec. 31, stipulates that all students who live, work or attend classes on campus or who will be on campus regularly must comply with the COVID-19 vaccine booster and pretesting requirements.

Noncompliance with the SUNY mandate: Students who do not comply with the COVID-19 booster requirement will be dropped or resigned from all classes with an in-person component. Please note: You are financially liable for all courses from which you are resigned due to noncompliance with the COVID-19 booster requirement. You should understand that being dropped or resigned from a course may impact financial aid, medical insurance eligibility, sequence of required courses and/or time to graduation.

Wishing you the best for a successful spring semester, and thank you for doing your part to keep our campus safe.


Brian F. Hamluk
Vice President for Student Life

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