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.

UB COVID-19 Information


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

Student Support Services

- UB Health Services provides info on services including mental health support
- UB info on emergency funds
- UB info on food resources
- Check the UB Food Lab Facebook page for real-time food-related resources

Individuals Who Have Experienced Hate Crimes and Bias-Based Incidents
Are Encouraged to Call the New York State Attorney General Office's Hotline at 1-800-771-7755, or Email Civil.Rights@ag.ny.gov  

International Student Support

Please visit UB's Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page for information on visas, travel and other critical questions. We encourage you to contact Samina Raja, our associate dean for inclusive excellence, for additional support as we work through this time of uncertainty: sraja@buffalo.edu or 716-829-5881.

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Student Emergency Fund

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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. The School of Architecture and Planning's Student Emergency Fund helps to meet these basic needs. See how to apply or donate to support our students.

Sustaining social cohesion

Two students presenting their work at final reviews.

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 rallying to support one another in this time to recreate collaborative learning experiences in virtual spaces and maintain our sense of community. Distance learning for hands-on programs like ours is far from ideal - but we're finding creative ways to get it done, take care of each other, and still have fun. 

Help us document and share your stories of resilience and adaptability by tagging photos, videos and posts on your Instagram feed: #UBuffaloStrong #ubuffaloarchplan. Contact Rachel Teaman, assistant dean for communications, with any questions and ideas: rmansour@buffalo.edu