Updated: March 25, 2021
Spring classes begin on Monday, February 1.
Spring recess is canceled.
The final day of the spring 2021 semester is Thursday, May 13.
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.
Isolation occurs when a person tests positive for COVID-19.
Quarantine occurs when a symptomatic person or close contact of an infected person is awaiting testing or test results.
Any resident student who tests positive for COVID-19 will be isolated in North Wing, which has been designated as an isolation residence hall.
Commuter students, faculty, or staff members who test positive will isolate in their off-campus homes.
The college partners with the Erie County Department of Health on contact tracing efforts, and any close contacts with positive individuals will be notified directly and asked to quarantine as appropriate.
Yes. Weigel Health Center is open for its normal hours of operation (Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 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.
All campus community members, regardless of their vaccination status, are still required to wear a face mask that covers their mouth and nose at all times while on campus, both indoors and outdoors, including in classrooms, conference rooms, and other public spaces, even when 6 feet of physical distancing is maintained.
Although the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is beginning to offer new guidance for vaccinated individuals with regard to face masks, Buffalo State College will continue to adhere to its existing mask mandate until further notice.
Exceptions to mask wearing exist only (1) when students are in their private residence hall room or personal space or (2) when eating a meal in an on-campus facility while seated and appropriately physically distanced. Faculty and staff members are likewise exempt only (1) when alone in their personal office or other space or (2) when eating a meal in an on-campus facility while seated and appropriately physically distanced.
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.
The following safety practices will be employed for dining services:
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.
Yes. Although we allowed students to terminate their housing due to the move to online classes, we expect students to complete the residency requirement in fall 2021.
This decision will continue to be examined throughout the spring and summer in consultation with SUNY and the NYS Department of Health.
Students are required to completely move out of residence halls 24 hours after their last final or no later than Saturday, May 15, at noon.
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