Updated: March 30, 2020
No. Buffalo State has moved to remote instruction through the remainder of the semester. The college will remain open.
Students experiencing flu-like symptoms such as a fever, shortness of breath, coughing, or chest pain should call (716) 878-6711 for advisement on proper management.
Students who suspect that they are experiencing coronavirus symptoms, should isolate themselves and call the Weigel Health Center immediately at (716) 878-6711. Please call before going to the clinic.
For evenings and weekends, please call our after-hours nurse line at 1-866-710-1002. Call University Police at (716) 878-6333 for any emergency situations.
Faculty or staff members experiencing symptoms should stay home and contact their personal health-care provider. Please call before going to the provider’s office or clinic.
Yes. Weigel Health Center is open for its normal hours of operation (Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.) now and when the school switches to remote instruction. This includes the Counseling Center.
Yes. Buffalo State custodial services has enacted revised cleaning and sanitation protocols, including a heightened focus on disinfecting high-touch surfaces and high-volume areas.
Yes. After receiving notification from the Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) of confirmed cases of COVID-19 among our community, Buffalo State will alert all students, faculty, and staff of the positive test and assist the ECDOH in their investigation.
Faculty or staff members who are confirmed positive will stay home in quarantine.
Resident students who are confirmed positive will be placed in mandatory quarantine in a campus residence hall.
Buffalo State is following New York State Department of Health Guidance on the Contacts of a Close or Proximate Contact of a Confirmed or Suspected Case of COVID-19.
If you (Person B) came in contact, close or proximate, with an individual who is diagnosed with COVID-19 (Person A) you would be subject to mandatory quarantine or precautionary quarantine. Any individual (Person C) who is a contact of Person B is considered a contact of a contact. Person C is not considered at risk for infection and would not be subject to quarantine unless Person B had or developed symptoms, or tested positive for the virus causing COVID-19.
Buffalo State will work closely with Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) to communicate with any students, faculty, or staff members who may have come into direct contact with an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19.
Any person identified who had close contact with an individual who tests positive will be directed by ECDOH to self-isolate and monitor symptoms for 14 days.
If you have general questions about the novel coronavirus, call the New York State novel coronavirus hotline at (888) 364-3065.
If you have questions about student health services, please contact the Weigel Health Center (716) 878-6711.
Based on new guidance from the CDC and local health officials, the Residence Life Office has moved students out of corridor-style housing and into suite-style housing.
Residents of Porter, Bishop, Neumann, or Cassety Halls have been moved to the Student Apartment Complex (STAC).
Please note there is no additional charge for moving from your current hall to STAC.
If you are still currently in the residence halls, we ask that you reconsider and urge remaining residents to make a socially responsible decision to limit density and, if feasible, return home.
Resident students who left campus housing this semester will receive a prorated adjustment for their housing—effective on the date of exit but no earlier than March 20, 2020—through the end of their remaining housing contract.
We do fully understand that some students may not have the ability to return home. We intend to keep residence halls open for those who meet any of the following criteria:
DO NOT RETURN TO CAMPUS
Based on updated guidance from the CDC regarding the rapid spread of COVID-19 in downstate New York, students who left for spring break are no longer permitted to return to the Buffalo State campus or your residence hall.
We will communicate with you when it is safe to return to get your remaining items.
Based on new CDC guidance, any students currently on campus will not be allowed to have any off-campus individuals (friends, family, etc.) come to campus to assist them with moving out.
Your items will remain secure during this time.
Please contact the Residence Life Office at email@example.com to inform us of your situation and to let us know that you left belongings in your room.
Residence Life staff will share information with you about a coordinated item pick up at a later date. Additionally, we will be in contact regarding any refunds or credits that are due.
Yes. Bengal Kitchen will be closed and Buffalo State Dining is operating under a delivery-model service.
Lunch deliveries will be 11:00 a.m.–noon in residence hall lobbies.
Dinner deliveries will be 4:00–5:00 p.m. in residence hall lobbies.
Buffalo State Dining will release a daily Dining Order Form for students to complete for the following day.
No. In accordance with CDC guidance, the Fitness Center, Kissinger Pool, and Ice Arena will be closed until further notice.
Yes. The Campbell Student Union will be open during spring break, March 16 through March 29, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily.
Yes. The shuttle is running; please check the University Police website for updates.
On March 11, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced plans to move all SUNY and CUNY instruction to distance learning for the remainder of the semester.
Classes moved to remote instruction on Monday, March 30, through the end of the spring semester. Further communications are forthcoming regarding individual classes and support strategies.
Staff and faculty members from Academic Affairs and Information Technology are working vigorously on options and technology to ensure academic continuity and flexibility for our students and faculty in all types of courses. Faculty may use multiple platforms and alternate methods for remote instruction. Further communications are forthcoming regarding classes and support strategies.
Campus support services and offices will be open to assist students throughout the break and semester. Our teams are working on plans to support students virtually.
Yes. The telecommuting program can be applied to student employees (student assistants, work-study students, and graduate assistants). In some cases, student employees may be given alternate assignments. Students employees should communicate with their supervisors for guidance regarding any modifications to regular duties and work with them to complete the alternate work arrangement/flexible schedule request form.
Yes. We are following guidance from New York State and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention which urges all Americans to avoid non-essential gatherings of individuals of any size.
You should maintain a six-foot distance in public. Students, faculty, and staff members are encouraged to explore virtual options for any meetings or events moving forward.
Yes. In conjunction with the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC), Buffalo State Athletics has canceled its spring seasons, effective immediately.
Spring 2020 Commencement ceremonies have been postponed and will be rescheduled for a date and format yet to be determined.
Rest assured, if you are on track to complete your degree this spring, you will graduate.
All college-funded travel, both international and domestic, is generally prohibited until further notice. Limited exceptions for travel to non-affected areas (see CDC guidance) may be considered with the approval of the appropriate cabinet member.
As per the president’s March 12 announcement to the campus community, all college-funded travel, both domestic and international, is generally prohibited until further notice.
It is the sole responsibility of the traveler to cancel all travel arrangements regardless of the method of payment used. Please notify Bonnie Heim and Mary Taylor regarding all cancellations. Contact Latisha Robinson or Sherrie Manka in the Sponsored Programs Office regarding Research Foundation sponsor funded travel.
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