COVID-19 Information

The School of Architecture and Planning is monitoring the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation carefully and taking proactive and prudent measures at the direction of university leadership per guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Department of Health, and the Erie County Department of Health. Our priority is to support the health and safety of our community and maintain quality and continuity in our academic and research programs.

The School of Architecture and Planning's COVID-19 dashboard highlights key UB resources and policy guidelines and details on the School's implementation of UB policy.

UB COVID-19 Information

Follow UB's COVID-19 Information dashboard for updates on the university's response and quick links to common questions

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Health and wellness

IT Support

International Student Support

Please visit UB's Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page for information on visas, travel, academic advising and other critical questions. Please also contact Samina Raja, our associate dean for inclusive excellence, for additional support: or 716-829-5881.

Student Emergency Fund

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Some of our most vulnerable students are experiencing significant hardship due to the current crisis. The School of Architecture and Planning's Student Emergency Fund helps to meet basic needs such as food and housing. See how to apply or donate to support our students.

Additional support for students

- Deadline to apply for Higher Education Economic Relief Fund (HEERF) has been extended to August 10, 2020. Apply today through the UB Scholarship Portal. (HEERF provides financial aid grants to students eligible for federal financial aid and have incurred educational expenses related to the disruption of campus operations during the COVID-19 pandemic).
- UB info on food resources
- Check the UB Food Lab Facebook page for real-time food-related resources

News related to COVID-19

Sustaining social cohesion

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As architects and planners, we continually strive to create spaces and places where people belong. Today we draw on those values, principles, and disciplines to find ways to maintain a sense of community and cohesion in an extraordinary time.

Our faculty, staff, and students are working together to sustain collaborative learning experiences and our sense of community.

We are #UBuffaloStrong

Help us document and share your stories of resilience. Contact Rachel Teaman, assistant dean for communications, with your ideas: or tag us on social media: #UBuffaloStrong #UBuffaloArchPlan