Buffalo State to allow resident students to stay on campus during Spring Break


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Natalie Maloy, CURVED Editor

Spring break is usually a time for students to travel with friends or go back home and spend time with their family.

However, with the recent outbreak of coronavirus, resident students who are from downstate may want to consider staying on campus during that time.

As of Tuesday afternoon, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced there are 173 cases of coronavirus, all of which are in New York City or other areas downstate.

That’s why SUNY Buffalo State is allowing resident students to stay on campus during spring break for free.

“Additionally, any resident student who wishes to remain in his or her residence hall throughout the break will be accommodated,” President Katherine Conway-Turner said in an email to students on March 3.

In a message to The Record, VP of Student Affairs, Dr. Timothy Gordon, says resident students have until Friday at 10 a.m. to request to stay on campus over spring break.

Applications can be found online in banner or at Residence life.

According to the school’s website, over 2,000 students come from the metro New York City area alone. It is not clear exactly how many live on campus.

So far, Gordon says there are currently no plans to provide food to resident students who stay on campus over break, however he said “the campus will try their best to accommodate each student’s needs.”
The Campbell Student Union will be open throughout the week from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.