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.
Find direction on terminology and other tips for written communications concerning COVID-19 and campus health and safety protocols.
The following video series is available for use on websites, social media and digital displays across campus.
Customize this template for conference rooms, shared spaces and other areas inside your building. Please be aware that University Facilities will distribute elevator capacity signage.
Download this customizable PowerPoint template for your presentations, which includes health and safety visuals, campaign statements and various slide formats. Some slides may also be used as a signage template to display unit-specific messages.
Please use the template below to provide on-campus students, faculty and staff with information, instructions and office hours for your office. Once completed, feel free to print and post where appropriate. In addition, please upload your file to the UBBox folder below so that it can be included in the SEAS Safe Start Status page, a web-based database of research lab and office space information.
If you have questions about department announcements or the SEAS Safe Start Status page, contact Holly Evert.
Signage Starter Kits have been provided to all UB units. Additional signs may be purchased by an FPMO for their spaces. Please use the form below to purchase additional COVID-19 signage for your unit.
Together, we can keep the university community healthy and safe. This library of assets for use on UBCMS sites makes it easy to communicate a unified message.
The SEAS Safe Start Status page is where the SEAS community can find the current status of SEAS labs, offices and community spaces, as well as office hours, room capacity limits and more. This is not a complete list of SEAS spaces (yet), and it will be added to and updated as the fall semester unfolds. Sujata Rawal, Assistant Dean of Facilities, Planning and Management and Holly Evert, Assistant Director of Communications, are working closely to ensure the accuracy of this information. If you need to make any updates or additions to this page, please email both Sujata and Holly. Digital signage that can also be used as a printed poster for the SEAS Safe Start Status page is available under Digital Signage.
Add the words "Cancelled" or "Postponed" to individual event landing pages. We recommend using the Callout component with a yellow background and caution sign to match the yellow banner already included on all UB websites. Be sure to include contact information for the event organizer or a link to their contact information as well as a link to the UB COVID-19 Information Website.
SEAS Communications has developed some flexible shared content in the UB CMS that the SEAS web community can take advantage of including two "Events Caution Callouts." We recommend adding these callouts to pages that include lists of upcoming events. These callouts can be embedded on CMS pages using the Shared Content Reference component. There is a large and small version available depending on the format of your pages. Visit the SEAS COVID-19 Toolbox folder in Shared Content (CMS login required) to see everything that is available.
Social media cards and animated videos are available on the brand website to supplement your health and safety communications in various channels.
Please remove digital signage that advertises events that are cancelled or postponed. Contact James Friedman to coordinate. Feel free to advertise the SEAS Coronavirus Website on your digital signage by downloading the slide below.
Download and display these COVID-19 safety posters on screens and monitors where necessary. You can also use the Health and Safety Videos on digital signage.
Below are QR codes that you might find helpful to include on your department's signage. If you need a QR code created, please contact Holly Evert to request a trackable png file.
To cancel or postpone an event on the UB Events calendar, contact James Friedman.
Remember — we’re all in this together. If you see a student violating health guidelines, here’s what you can do:
UB has printed Compliance Cards that explain the health and safety guidelines. Any UB student, faculty or staff member can give a card to someone who is not following the guidelines. Cards are available from:
Last updated: January 8, 2021
If you are not comfortable talking to the other student, ask for help from another student, any faculty or staff member, or your resident advisor. Please do not utilize emergency services to report non-compliance.