SPPS Forward

The School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is committed to protecting the health and safety of our SPPS community while remaining focused on our academic, research and community service mission.

The following university and school guidelines have been established to help ensure the health, success and well-being of our students, faculty, staff and guests. New information will be posted here when available, so please check back often.

Latest Updates from UB

UB Definition of Fully Vaccinated

Having received the Johnson&Johnson/Janssen single dose vaccine and a Johnson&Johnson/Janssen or mRNA booster, or having received two doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines and a mRNA booster.

See UB Health and Safety Guidelines for detailed information on vaccination requirements.

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UB Student Guidelines and Updates

Return To Campus: Spring 2022

Guidelines for students in advance of the start of the Spring 2022 semester, in accordance with new guidance issued by SUNY. 

Mandatory Vaccination for In-Person Students

  • Return to Campus Vaccination and Booster Requirements. Students must be in compliance with SUNY’s COVID-19 vaccination requirement for the spring semester. 
  • *NEW* booster requirement. All students who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 are required to obtain a booster and submit documentation. You must obtain your booster and submit your documentation within one week of becoming eligible.
    • If you received your booster dose in New York State, UB Health Services may already have received this information from the New York State Immunization System (NYSIIS).
    • To view the COVID-19 vaccination information that UB Health Services currently has on file for you or to upload your documentation, go to the UB Health Services Patient Portal.


  • Surveillance testing requirement. Random surveillance testing will be conducted among all those with a regular physical presence on campus who have not received a booster shot. More details will follow.

UB Health and Safety Protocols

UB's public health behavior expectations on all UB campuses.

UB's mask optional and social distancing guidelines.

Additional Resources

Feeling stressed? Here are ways UB can help!

Policy guidance for F-1 & J-1 students.

Consistent access to nutritious food is a necessary part of being a successful, healthy student. Should you experience an unanticipated hardship, we can help connect you to groceries.

Keeping your body and mind as healthy as possible will help you achieve all of your goals. Make sure you know about the resources available here at UB.

This guide will help you understand what to expect from on-campus housing and learn more about what role you will play in keeping our community healthy and safe.

SPPS Student Guidelines and Updates

Illness and COVID-19 Exposure Guidelines: