Need to Know: COVID-19 Issue 9. Notices and Updates for CAS.

Official UB Covid-19 Information

Information for Faculty and Staff

  • Student Registration: Continuing students are required to maintain their enrollment each term. Students who are not registered for at least one course for credit on July 26, 2020 will be charged a $40 late registration fee. Please encourage continuing students to register as soon as possible to avoid late fees. For more information, visit the student accounts website.
  • CAS Student Emergency Fund: Give to the College of Arts and Sciences student emergency fund to help students during the pandemic.


  • Research Ramp-up Guidance and Resources
  • No faculty in CAS may restart their research and scholarly activities until:
    • Faculty have received approval of their research restart plan
    • The university enters Phase Two of reopening
    • Faculty requesting permission to reopen under the expanded definition of essential research must have an approved reopening plan prior to requesting permission from VPRED.
    • When research resumes, the templates and guidance plans by the VPRED about social distancing and sanitization procedures need to be adhered to.

Online Training and Support

Resources for Students

  • Student Life Information: Summer 2020 Student Life Services
  • Universal Emergency Funds: Students can apply for "Universal Emergency Funds" through UB Academic Works. These resources are available through the generosity of UB's donors and not resources from the CARES Act. UB Guidelines for distribution of CARES Act resources are not yet available.
  • Student Academic Resources: Academic Affairs has an extensive FAQ listed on their website for students with questions in relation to the transition 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.

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

The College wants to hear about how you are teaching or working remotely. Please submit your photos or a few short sentences about the ways you are staying connected to students or colleagues so we can share them with the rest of the College and the UB community.

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