GSE remains focused on our academic, research and community service mission. Ensuring the safety of the campus community is paramount as we evolve our response to the COVID-19 pandemic and return to campus. We are taking proactive and prudent measures at the direction of university leadership to ensure the health and safety of the GSE community in accordance with the guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the NYS Governor, the New York State Department of Health, and the Erie County Department of Health. Our priority is to support the health and safety of our community and maintain quality and continuity in our academic and research programs.
During this challenging time, we understand there are questions about how the coronavirus (COVID-19) is impacting the admissions process. For those planning to enroll in a Graduate School of Education program in 2021 or 2022, a helpful FAQ specific to applying has been developed and is updated as additional changes arise.
Q: How will courses be offered?
A: UB plans to resume regular in-person instruction in the fall 2021 semester. University-wide planning will follow best public health practices to ensure the health and safety of our university community.
Q: How do I make an advising appointment?
A: Contact your advisor directly to make arrangements.
Q: How can I access student support services?
A: All academic and other support services are available to you. For general inquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: I have questions about grading and other changes in academic policies. Where can I access the most up to date information?
A: The Student Academic Resources page is being updated regularly. We recommend bookmarking this page and checking back frequently as policies change. We also encourage you to contact your academic advisor for program specific questions.
Q: Are University Libraries open?
A: University Libraries have had to make adjustments to hours and capacity during this time. Check their COVID-19 FAQ page for current changes in service.
Q: Where can I print materials for my courses?
A: The Silverman Library in Capen is open for limited weekday hours and has self-serve print stations for students to use. Further details are available here. The only open UB Library at this time, the Silverman Library also has some computers that adhere to social/physical distancing requirements.
Follow UB's COVID-19 Information dashboard for updates on the university's response and quick links to common questions.
Individuals who have experienced hate crimes and bias-based incidents are encouraged to call the New York State Attorney General Office's Hotline at 1-800-771-7755 or email Civil.Rights@ag.ny.gov.
Contact UB's Health Services at 716-829-3316
Contact Counseling Services at 716-645-2720
Visit UB's Blue Table pantry webpage to order.
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Sometimes students experience unexpected or emergency circumstances and/or food insecurity for which they need assistance. The GSE student emergency fund is designed to provide limited financial assistance to GSE students who, due to circumstances beyond their control, encounter an emergency situation or unforeseen expenses. The student emergency fund is designated to off-set short-term financial need and is not intended to replace or supplement financial aid or scholarships. UB offers Blue Table, a virtual food pantry service for UB students who do not have access to food in partnership with the Student Association.
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