A return to campus
The Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering's first concern is the physical and mental health of our students, faculty and staff. We welcome our University community back to campus in accordance with state guidelines, and will strive to provide a safe environemnt.
The University and School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have already taken steps to keep the UB community safe.
While the Department is encouraging students, faculty and staff to take steps aimed at maintaining physical health, we also want to remind you to keep your mental health in mind as well. UB Counseling Services remains open and are here to help. Although Counseling Services are not taking in-person appointments, students can speak to mental health professionals by calling (716) 645-2720. The Student Life Gateway also provides some information on self-help resources
We will update this section weekly as new questions are asked.
According to University guidelines: If students or employees feel sick, they should stay home and seek health advice. It is each member of the UB community’s responsibility and shared duty to comply and act responsibly, to help ensure the health and safety of everyone on campus.
If you think you have been exposed, please contact Student Health Services. If you are tested positive, the ECHD will provide further information on what you need to do. Please let the Chair of the Department know if you are in quarantine and if you need additional help.
Neither the CDC nor the ASHRAE recommend additional cleaning of air handling systems, air handler, ductwork or any other comnents due to the Coronavirus. There are currently no known cases of COVID spread from HVAC ductwork. Facilities will continue to assess the risk for building occupants and optimize HVAC system performance for each individual building system.
CSEE chair Joseph Atkinson is a resource for students during this transition. Please submit your questions or comments directly to him via the form below.
These responses will help us answer your questions and generate a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Section