University at Buffalo to start spring semester on February 1st under a modified in-person format

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Posted at 5:34 PM, Dec 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-17 17:34:28-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The University at Buffalo announced on Thursday that the college will begin its spring semester on February 1st with under a modified in-person format.

According to the school, this means there will be a mix of in-person and remote learning.

“We remain very grateful for our university community’s dedication to advancing our research mission and providing transformative academic experiences for our students as we continue to navigate the pandemic," said President Satish K. Tripathi and Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs A. Scott Weber in an email sent out to members of the UB community. "As always, we are here to support each of you in your academic, research, scholarly and professional endeavors.”

The following measures will be in place to reduce the amount of people who are on campus

  • Occupancy rates in residence halls and campus apartments will be at approximately 60 percent, with the number of residential students on campus between 4,500 and 4,700.
  • UB has also limited in-class student instruction to 25 percent capacity to help maintain a safe level of density on campus.
  • The in-person workforce on campus has been reduced by at least 50 percent. As such, there will be approximately 3,000 or fewer faculty, staff and vendors on campus daily.

You can read the entire spring semester plan by clicking here.