COVID-19 Information

The Graduate School of Education is monitoring the COVID-19 (the disease caused by the novel coronavirus) situation carefully and is 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), NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo and 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.


Mandated quarantine for travel to high-COVID-19 areas
Individuals must quarantine for 14 days if they traveled to U.S. states that have a high-test rate for COVID-19 and were there longer than 24 hours. More info is available from UB Human Resources.

View list of restricted states

Important Contacts and Quick Links

Follow UB's COVID-19 Information dashboard for updates on the university's response and quick links to common questions.

Help Keep UB Healthy

Display posters and digital signage in public spaces to encourage the entire community to follow proper safety protocol. | Download posters

Social distancing. Do not gather in groups. Stay out of crowded places.
Washing your hands. Washing your hands is one of the most effective ways to reduce the risk of spreading disease.
Wear a face mask: it's required. You must wear a face mask that covers your nose and mouth while on campus.
Feel sick? Stay home and contact your health care provider.

Visit UB's Frequently Asked Questions page for information on visas, travel and other critical questions. We encourage you to contact Janina Brutt-Griffler, our associate dean of international education, for additional support as we work through this time of uncertainty: or 716-645-4066.


Return to Campus

Student Emergency/Hardship and Food Insecurity Resources

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.

UB community’s resilience shines in tough times

Message from the provost on distance learning

UB's Response to COVID-19

Share Your Stories

Help us document and share your stories of resilience and adaptability by tagging photos, videos and posts on your Instagram feed: #UBuffaloStrong #UBGSE #COVID19 #coronavirus

Contact Amber Winters, assistant dean for communications and marketing, with any questions and ideas: or call 716-645-4590.