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.
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.
If you need assistance adding callouts or making any website changes, please complete the Request to Modify SEAS Websites and User Permissions form to have SEAS Communications add it for you. This is the quickest way for SEAS Communicaitons to process requests.
It is recommended that all UB social media accounts only post "essential business" and communications relating to COVID-19 until March 30th or further notice.
This change in scope will empower everyone to focus on communicating the information our UB community needs to navigate these difficult times, as well as help us avoid sounding “tone deaf” to the fear, anxiety and frustration based on what’s happening around us.
Essential information means posting about core business activities that, if not communicated during this period, will negatively affect your unit’s operations. Consider the following:
Continue to post messages that are considered essential business, including:
Non-essential information refers to information that, if posted at a later time, will not negatively affect your unit’s operations. Examples of this might be:
Keep in mind, all of our comments on official university channels can be considered university statements and we cannot intentionally or unintentionally give any information that would change our institutional or unit-level message. This is a situation that is creating great stress and anxiety and we do not want to appear to be insensitive to how our stakeholders may be feeling.
Please continue referring individuals to UB’s COVID-19 website for the most up-to-date information.
Please remove digital signage that advertises events that are cancelled or postponed. Contact James Friedman to coordinate.
To cancel or postpone an event on the UB Events calendar, contact James Friedman.
For events that have already been advertised that will now be cancelled or postponed, the organizers should contact everyone who received an invitation or registered for the event to update them on the status. Refer to the UB COVID-19 Information website for the latest information. Review to web communication guidance on this page to learn about adding web banners and updating web landing pages.