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Wednesday, February 01, 2023
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A UB student holds a vaccination syringe. UB is offering the flu vaccine for members of the university community through Nov. 18.

UB opens on-campus flu clinics

UB is offering the flu vaccine free-of-charge (with insurance, which all students are required to obtain privately or is provided by UB) for members of the university community, the school said in an email.  

UB’s Honors College is whiter and more female than the university’s general population, according to university admissions and enrollment data.

Honors College is whiter than undergraduate student body

Female students made up 52.7% of Honors enrollees last fall, compared to just 44.2% among non-Honors students. Females were a minority in the incoming Honors classes of 2018 and 2019, but each of those cohorts was still more female than the university at large.  

Students, faculty and staff — regardless of vaccination status — will be required to wear face masks inside all campus buildings this fall.

Students return to campus for in-person learning

Students can expect to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with their peers at football games and walk around the Academic Spine maskless this fall, but a recent surge in COVID-19 cases may leave administrators weighing additional health and safety measures this semester.

Students, faculty and staff — regardless of vaccination status — will be required to wear face masks inside all campus buildings, effective Tuesday.

UB reimposes indoor mask mandate

UB is updating its indoor masking policy for the fall semester following a surge in nationwide COVID-19 cases and new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks to students at UB's 2017 Commencement ceremony.

UB to hold in-person commencement for Class of 2020

UB will host the Class of 2020 for an in-person commencement celebration on Friday, Oct. 1. The festivities, which were initially pushed online last May due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will potentially bring thousands of students, along with their friends and families, to campus.

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