Julie Frey is an assistant news/features editor for The Spectrum.
Roughly 800 students — approximately 8.2% of the graduating Class of 2020 — walked the Alumni Arena stage Friday for UB’s first in-person commencement ceremony since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Students looking to visit Canada in the near future will face restrictions due to Canadian COVID-19 requirements. Canada requires all visitors be fully vaccinated and present proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken 72 hours before entering the country.
Starting in October, students who live on campus and test positive for COVID-19 will be quarantined in South Campus’ Clement Hall.
A UB Alert was sent out at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday reporting a dumpster fire in the Ellicott Tunnel near Wilkeson Quadrangle. Wilkeson, the Academic Center and part of Spaulding were evacuated.
UB has begun construction on five ground-mounted solar panel sites around North Campus, which officials expect to be completed by fall 2021.
UB President Satish Tripathi released a statement Friday acknowledging the trauma experienced by members of the UB community during the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.