GSA Winter Break Schedule

The GSA Winter Break Schedule will be as follows:

  • GSA open through Monday, December 13th
  • GSA closed Tuesday, December 14th until Monday, January 3rd
  • GSA on Summer Hours Monday, January 3rd – Friday, January 28th
    • Open Monday – Thursday 8:30am – 4:00pm, closed on Fridays
  • GSA closed Monday, January 17th for MLK Jr. Day (University Closed)
  • Regular Business Hours resume Monday, January 31st with the start of the Spring semester

Free UB Tickets to Graduate Students over Winter Break

The Division of Athletics would like to make a limited number of complimentary tickets available for graduate students to attend UB Basketball games over the winter break.

Each graduate student can request 2 tickets to each game while supplies last.

Click on this form:   https://UBBulls.formstack.com/forms/grad_student_tickets

Complete and submit form and the UB Bulls ticket office will text your tickets to your smartphone.  When you arrive at the Arena on game day, simply show the ticket on your phone to enter.  (Please be aware that we are adhering to all government and campus covid guidelines. You will need to show proof of vaccination and wear a mask to enter the event)

Deadline to request tickets is Monday, January 17th.

We hope to see you at a game.  GO BULLS!

Winston Duke Lecture Cancelled

Dear guests,

We regret to inform you that the Distinguished Speakers Series lecture featuring Winston Duke scheduled for Thursday, November 4, at 7:00 p.m. has been cancelled due to a conflict with Mr. Duke’s filming schedule.

Ticket refund information can be found below:

  • Guests who paid with a credit card will be automatically refunded within 30 days.
  • Guests who paid with cash should email ubcfatickets@buffalo.edu, or visit the Center for the Arts Box Office during office hours to initiate your refund. Office hours are Tuesdays and Wednesdays from noon – 6:00 p.m. When requesting your refund, please be prepared with your order information and ID.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions about this update, or the series overall. We look forward to seeing you at a future Distinguished Speakers Series event; please visit our website for more details about each speaker.

Thank you for your continued understanding, flexibility, and support of the series.

Office of University Events staff
University at Buffalo

(716) 645-3414
ub-speakers@buffalo.edu

Graduate and Postdoctoral Student Centers Survey

Dear Graduate Students,

We seek your input regarding UB’s plan to build Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Scholar Centers, in centrally located spaces on the North and South Campuses. We invite you to watch a brief video and participate in a survey to provide input on this initiative, by Nov. 3, 2021.

Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Scholar Center Concept Video

Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Scholar Center Survey

The creation of these centers seek to build community, promote interdisciplinary interactions, support professional development and enhance wellness/mental health among graduate students and postdoctoral scholars.

Thank you for your participation.

Graham Hammill
Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
Dean of the Graduate School

Updated: Regulations for In Person Meetings and Events

Dear Club Officers, Representatives and Students,

As noted in the GSA COVID Memo 2021 that was sent out to all clubs with their club activation email on August 2nd, all in person activities/meetings/events, both on and off campus, require prior approval from both the University and GSA.  Please follow the detailed instructions listed in the memo.  The highlights are listed below.  Any club found to have violated these procedures will have their club derecognized and will lose all of the benefits of university-wide recognition for the year, such as the ability to reserve space, fundraise, and spend your club budget.

We will be relying very heavily on UBLinked this year in order to help us all comply with the various rules and regulations.  A representative from UBLinked gave a tutorial on the site at the GSA Board of Directors meeting on September 8thHere is that portion of the meeting for everyone’s future reference.

Highlights for planning an in person activity:

  1. Submit an event request through your club’s UBLinked page.  Make sure to include the link to the GSA Liability Waiver in the event description.  The GSA Liability waiver has been made into a digital form and has been pre-loaded on every GSA club’s UBLinked homepage.  Make sure to cap the maximum number of RSVP spots allowable accordingly based on the occupancy limitations of the space and the current capacity guidelines at the time of your event.
  2. Once the event has been approved by the University and EH&S, requisition requests can then be submitted to GSA for review and approval (if necessary).
  3. If you will be charging admission for your event, make sure to contact the UB Ticket Office to set up the sale at least 7 days in advance.  Clubs are NOT allowed to collect money from students or community members without utilizing the UB Ticket Office for any reason.
  4. Have students RSVP and complete the GSA Liability Waiver via UBLinked if they plan to attend a free event.  Note that they will need to be logged into UBLinked and registered as a club member to access this information.  For paid events, the GSA Liability Waiver will be posted by the UB Ticket Office as a requirement for purchasing a ticket online.
  5. Officers and/or event organizers will need to verify that every participant has RSVP’d/purchased a ticket in advance and completed a GSA Liability Waiver before they can admit them to an event.  The UBLinked Event Pass App must be used to check students in at each event.  GSA will be checking these attendance lists against liability waiver lists for all in person events before releasing any payments/reimbursements.

If you have any questions about the new policies or guidelines, please reach out to the GSA office for assistance well in advance.  The process for getting an in person event pre-approved can take several weeks, so please make sure to plan accordingly!

Thank you for your attention in this matter.