Updated: July 9, 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.
Throughout the fall semester and until further notice, all members of the campus community will be required to wear face coverings or masks when adequate physical distancing is not feasible.
Masks will be provided to every student, faculty, and staff member upon their return to campus.
In accordance with guidance established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the New York State Department of Health, testing and tracing protocols will also be in place for students, faculty, and staff members. CDC and state guidelines will also inform our cleaning of campus spaces, building ventilation, protective barriers, and foot traffic patterns.
The campus community may park in any legal staff, student, or metered space on campus without displaying a parking permit on their vehicle at this time.
Note: This does not include reserved or handicap spaces on campus.
Move-in will happen August 24–30.
More information will be provided to students via their Buffalo State email in the coming weeks.
One friend, parent, or family member will be allowed in the residence halls to help students move in.
All students and their guests must where a face covering at all times.
You will need to quarantine on campus in advance of the start of the fall semester.
Please monitor your Buffalo State email and expect an email with detailed information during the week of July 13.
Housing assignments will be available beginning the week of July 13.
Unfortunately, roommate- and single-room-requests are closed.
Please email email@example.com 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:
Students should check Banner to confirm the status of their classes. Some students will need to take courses that have in-person components.
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.
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 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.
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.
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