Campus Guidelines

The State of Connecticut and the Connecticut Council of Independent Colleges provided institutions with significant guidance for a phased return to on-campus operations. Colleges and universities are empowered to draft their own plans that must comply with regulations at the local, state, and national agency levels. These regulations are in place to safeguard the health of all employees and students. Please read the information below carefully as some policies and procedures have changed for efficiency and safety purposes.

COVID-19 Guidelines for Residential Life

Guidelines for Residential Life

If you live, or intend to live on campus, please familiarize yourself with this list of requirements and COVID-related changes.

Vaccinations are required for residential students and athletes.

Tests/vaccination cards should be submitted here.


Individuals should observe three feet of physical distance from others, including in student housing, classrooms, and meeting spaces on campus.

Contact tracing is critical to prevent the spread of COVID-19 to members of the UB community. All unvaccinated students must submit a daily health assessment form via LiveSafe and Student Contact Information Sheet via the portal.

All unvaccinated UB employees and students are required to wear masks inside all campus buildings, except in private offices and research labs when others are not present.

All UB employees and students are expected to uphold policies, procedures, and standards that ensure the health and safety of the community. Departmental and program administrators will monitor employee compliance and policies will be enforced by Human Resources. New policies related to students will be added to the Key to UB. The Division of Student Affairs is responsible for ensuring students’ compliance with safety policies and protocol.

What to Do If You Become Ill

If you experience fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, stay home and contact a healthcare provider for guidance—do not go to a healthcare facility before you have called your doctor or a hospital emergency room for instructions.

  • We encourage students who are concerned that they may have had close contact with an ill person who is experiencing flu-like symptoms to call UB Student Health Services at (203) 576-4712, or come into the Health Sciences Center to see someone in Student Health Services from 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. When Health Services is closed, students should contact AMR through Campus Security at 203-576-4913.