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

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April 30, 2021: UB updates outdoor masking guidelines

The CDC recently released a set of new interim public health recommendations, and the university is updating its Health and Safety Guidelines accordingly.

Effective immediately, individuals who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (i.e., those who are two weeks past their final dose of an authorized vaccine) no longer need to wear a mask outdoors on campus while alone or in small outdoor groups and gatherings. Masks are still required in crowded outdoor settings and venues (e.g. commencement ceremonies), as well as inside all UB buildings, classrooms, labs and facilities and on campus transportation.

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UB Student Guidelines and Updates

UB launches website to find COVID-19 vaccine appointments


WNY Vaccine Hound is a critical community resource that serves as a one-stop website that lists vaccination appointment openings in Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Niagara and Erie counties.

Additional Resources

The place to go for all campus-based information

Everything you need to know for a safe spring semester.

The University at Buffalo is a community, like your hometown, and as a community all members will need to adhere to public health guidance as it relates to the prevention of the spread of COVID-19 infections. 

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.

Weekly digest with COVID-19 and other important news updates and resources for faculty, staff and students.

There are many sources of support for students experiencing stress or anxiety, including counseling services and crisis resources.

Academic Success and Remote Learning Support

Find answers to common questions and to access resources you’ll need throughout the semester.

Touchdown spaces are temporary workspaces for students on the go. Use UB’s touchdown spaces if you need a place between remote and in-person classes, want to get your work done on campus or like the structure of an organized workspace. UB’s touchdown spaces are equipped with desks, chairs, outlets and internet access.

Students can now print from kiosks that are more convenient, environmentally friendly and touch-free!

SPPS Student Guidelines and Updates

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