Updated: August 17, 2020
Classes will begin as scheduled on Monday, August 31.
In-person instruction will conclude before the Thanksgiving holiday and the final three weeks of the fall semester (including final exams) will be held exclusively online.
Fall recess is canceled.
The college intends to prioritize on-campus instruction for courses, labs, studios, and practicums where in-person interactions and hands-on experiences are critical to student learning.
Core and signature experience courses will also be targeted and prioritized for in-person instruction, while other classes may be offered in a true hybrid format—online with supplemental in-person instruction in smaller groups.
Many classes that can be effectively delivered 100 percent online will remain remote to help reduce density on campus.
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.).
The Counseling Center remains open but has temporarily suspended in-person services. Counseling is available via telehealth services. To schedule a phone screening with a counselor, students can call (716) 878-4436.
Family Justice Center SafeLine at (716) 558-SAFE (7233)
For free emotional support, consultation, and referral to a provider, call 1-844-863-9314.
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.
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.
Yes! When inside all campus buildings, classrooms, labs and facilities, all Buffalo State College students, faculty, staff, and visitors are required to wear a face mask at all times.
A face mask must also be worn in all outdoor public spaces on campus (when six feet of physical distancing cannot be maintained), to further reduce the risk of transmission as people travel from place to place.
Masks are not necessary when an individual is in their own residence hall room alone or with a roommate, alone in a fully enclosed private office, or within a private vehicle.
Individuals in Bengal Kitchen and other dining areas must wear face masks until seated at least six feet apart from any other person, and then may remove their masks by necessity when actively eating or drinking.
Mask usage is strongly encouraged inside the dining area when individuals are not actively eating and drinking. Masks must be worn when entering and exiting the dining area.
All students received an email on July 27, 2020, with specific and detailed move-in information.
Please check your Buffalo State email for that message.
Quarantine for Resident Students
Out-of-State: Students coming to campus from states on the New York State Restricted Travel List will need to quarantine on campus for 14 days and will need to arrive on August 17, 2020.
All other students will need to quarantine on campus for 7 days and will need to arrive on their assigned date August 19–22, 2020.
One friend, parent, or family member will be allowed in the residence halls to help students move in.
All students and their guest must where a face mask at all times.
Students should check Banner to confirm the status of their classes. Some students will need to take courses that have in-person components.
If a student has a fully remote schedule, does not wish to visit campus, and has the technology and space to study safely and effectively, they may cancel on-campus housing.
Alternately, if a student with a fully-remote schedule wishes to experience on-campus classes, their adviser can identify in-person courses to include in their schedule.
Students with a fully remote schedule are welcome to live on campus.
Students who wish to cancel their housing license can do so without penalty and will receive a refund if they already paid the application fee.
Please note: If the pandemic continues into the spring semester and students have spring semester courses in-person we cannot guarantee that there will be on-campus housing available at that time.
Unfortunately, single-room and roomate requests are now closed.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be placed on a waiting list for a single room.
The following safety practices will be employed for dining services:
Although we cannot guarantee housing for future semesters, we will do our best to accommodate everyone.
Housing costs are fixed for the academic year. Students living on campus next semester will pay the same rate.
Students will not completely move out in November. Given guidance from the CDC, New York State, and SUNY we will do our best to assure that students have the same accommodation from August to May.
Students will need to move out of their residence hall space by Wednesday, November 25, at noon.
Students should take all necessary course materials, textbooks, and supplies (e.g., musical instruments, paints, sewing machine), medications, valuable/important items, computers, clothing, and any items you might need from November to the start of the spring semester with them at that time.
Students should then pack their remaining personal items, label them, and leave them in their room/bedroom.
Students will be provided with limited boxes and labels, so please keep boxes and bins that you use to move in.
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