Need to Know: COVID-19, Week of August 17th. Notices and Updates for CAS.

Official UB Covid-19 Information

Health and Safety

UB has launched an important new tool as part of the comprehensive Health and Safety Guidelines to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 on campus. The Daily Health Check is a virtual screener based on the latest scientific research that uses advanced chatbot technology to detect potential cases of COVID-19 infection early and provide users with need-to-know information tailored to their situation.

Effective immediately, all UB faculty, staff and students are required to complete the Daily Health Check every day, whether or not they plan to visit campus, including on weekends and holidays. Additionally, visitors to campus who are otherwise not affiliated with UB will also be required to complete the virtual screener prior to their visit.


  • Introducing UB Print Anywhere: powered by Wepa
    • Students can print without touching a printer using a mobile app to release printouts at one of 40 new kiosks around campus using their UB print quota. 
  • Update on 2020-2021 tuition and fees:
  • Classroom snacking: Please be advised that eating and drinking will not be permitted in classrooms and labs per UB and NYS health guidelines. As a reminder, all UB students, faculty, staff and visitors are required to wear a mask at all times.
  • Conference for Graduate Teaching Assistants
    • This online conference will help TA's adapt to the current teaching and learning environment; excel in formal and informal instructional roles; explore resources at UB that can help navigate the ever-changing environment of higher education; and learn from UB TAs, faculty and staff. Free registration. 
      • Aug. 28, 8:30 a.m.- 12 p.m.

Information for Faculty and Staff

  • CAS Student Emergency Fund: Give to the College of Arts and Sciences student emergency fund to help students during the pandemic.

Online Training and Support

  • Tip of the Week: Do-it-yourself recording and livestreaming in UB classrooms. 
    • This is a great resource if you are teaching in-person and online (hybrid).
  • UBIT August workshops: Virtual and in-person sessions
  • Online Exams, Assessment and Proctoring in UB Learns workshop
    • For CAS faculty and TAs only (last session closed out)
    • Sept. 9, 10 - 11:30 a.m. | Pre-register today
  • Semester Start Up Workshop - Are you ready? 
    • Aug. 18, 9-10 a.m. (Password: 695587)
    • CAS Online Learning hosted with the School of Management
  • The Teach Anywhere website will help you navigate the comprehensive resources that UB has, helping to ensure your success in teaching anywhere.
  • New updates and resources have been added to the CAS online learning web pages for Students and Faculty
  • All CAS faculty may contact Jay Stockslader, director of online learning, for assistance with CAS specific online course building and university supported tools.

Resources for Students

  • Student Life Emergency Funds: Funds are available for students through the student life website. 
  • Student Life Guide Fall 2020
  • Student Academic Resources: Academic Affairs has an extensive FAQ listed on their website for students with questions in relation to online learning.
  • Blue Table: students experiencing food insecurity can get support through Blue Table.
  • Health and Wellness: a variety of services are available to help students with their physical and mental health needs. Please refer students to counseling and health services.

UB Seen: College Edition

Explore photographs, slideshows and videos capturing activities the of the College. UB Seen: College Edition

The bronze buffalo at Coventry Circle outside Slee Hall and the Center for the Arts is complying with UB's Health and Safety Guidelines by wearing a face covering.

The bronze buffalo at Coventry Circle outside Slee Hall and the Center for the Arts is complying with UB's Health and Safety Guidelines by wearing a face covering. Photo: Meredith Forrest Kulwicki 

Let's show our students and the entire UB community that "Together, we are UB."  Snap a photo wearing your mask, or create a short video message to help welcome students back to UB.

Dean Robin G. Schulze wears her face covering to model proper UB health and safety practices.

All previous issues of "Need to Know" are available on the CAS COVID-19 website.