SEAS COVID-19 Information

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

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.

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.  

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. 

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.

Congratulations #UBClassof2020!

The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences celebrated commencement virtually on Saturday, May 16th.  If you missed it, you can still view the ceremony on the SEAS commencement site.

Library Services

Libraries remain open and operational at this time. Walk-up library research services are not currently available but subject librarians are still available for research consultations via email, telephone, and through virtual consultation sessions.

SEAS students can continue to search the UB Libraries collection through the Everything SearchEngineering & Computer Science Research Guides are available for subject specific resources. Course reserve items are being reviewed to determine if an electronic version (e-book) can be purchased. If your course has an item currently on Course Reserve, contact your professor to see if they are aware if an e-book version of the item has been purchased.

Delivery+ will continue to delivery items to you electronically to your UB account.

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.

Help us document and share your stories of resilience and adaptability by tagging photos, videos and posts on social media using #UBuffaloStrong #UBSEAS #covid19 #coronavirus

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