SEAS COVID-19 Information

Together, we are stopping the spread.

Social Distance. Wash Your Hands. Wear a Face Mask. Feel Sick? Stay Home.

The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences cares deeply about the health and academic progress of our students, as well as the safety of our faculty, staff and their families. We are committed to supporting the SEAS community during this transition to online learning while working together to take the necessary precautions to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

For campus-wide updates, visit the UB COVID-19 Information site.

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General Student Guidance & Support

Student Emergency Funds

Some of our most vulnerable students—those who rely on the university for food, income or housing—are experiencing significant hardship due to the current crisis. Student emergency funds are available to help ensure these basic needs are met.  

Food Support

Blue table.

Through a partnership with the Student Association, UB offers Blue Table, a virtual food pantry service for UB students who do not have access to food.

Healthy Engineers and Scientists

As we navigate this time of great uncertainty, SEAS faculty and staff remain committed to not just your academic success, but also your emotional and mental well-being. 

UB's Office of Health Promotion and Wellness also offers many ways to reduce stress. 

SEAS Safe Start Status

To find the current status of SEAS labs, offices and community spaces, as well as office hours, room capacity limits and more, visit the SEAS Safe Start Status page.

Counseling Services

As you learn more about the spread of COVID-19, you may feel increased levels of anxiety and stress. To help you manage your anxiety, UB Counseling Services has developed some tipsUB Counseling Services remains open and here to help remotely.

Career Services

Career Services has created an Ask Me Anything (AMA) virtual collection of new ways to talk about your concerns and plan for what’s next after COVID-19.

Library Services

We will be opening the collections and providing access to print materials on 8/17. All materials will be self-checkout. There will be a self-service holds shelf. Returns will be in book drops only.

Library Hours:

Silverman will maintain its current hours (M-F 10:00-4:00) until 8/31.

Lockwood will open on 8/17 M-F 10:00 – 4:00 and maintain that schedule until 8/31.

Hours between 8/31 and 12/21 (end of the semester) will be as follows:




(South Campus)

Monday - Thursday

8:00 am – 10:00 pm

8:00 am – 10:00 pm

8:00 am – 10:00 pm


8:00 am – 5:00 pm

8:00 am – 10:00 pm

8:00 am – 10:00 pm


Noon – 4:00 pm

Noon – 4:00 pm

Noon – 4:00 pm


Noon – 8:00 pm

Noon – 8:00 pm

Noon – 8:00 pm

Library questions?

If you need library research help, or have any questions related to the Libraries, we encourage students to contact Erin Rowley or Jill Hackenberg.

Tips for First-time Online Learners

  • Set daily goals for studying
  • Create a dedicated study space
  • Schedule time to study on your calendar
  • Keep yourself accountable
  • Actively take notes just like in-person sessions
  • Be active in class discussions
  • Prioritize and do one thing at a time
  • Take breaks
We are all in this together.

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